Zoom In 12: New Art Music from Lithuania (2018)Posted on November 17, 2018
“Zoom in 12 is a promotional CD presenting the compositional music from Lithuania. The current compilation features seven live recordings from concerts and festivals, made between 2015 and 2017. The album is charged with intellectual intensity; it presents a meticulous ‘acupuncture’ of sound, embracing the clarity of the New Simplicity, the post-minimalist aesthetic, and the science of spectralism, and highlighting the individual practices within a diverse Lithuanian music landscape.”
Music Information Center of Lithuania, www.mic.lt
“ Among other pieces featured in the CD, Repečkaitė’s “Tapisserie” stands out; by the way, it has been selected for the ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing this year. A young composer who lives in Paris and is rapidly developing an international career thoroughly, to the detail computes the musical construction, in which nothing is accidental, and therefore when listening, a clear structure and process are always heard. “Tapisserie” for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (ensemble „Court-Circuit“) depicts a pattern of a fabric, starting with sharp piano phrases, while pointillistically enveloping it with other instruments. This music also reminds of acupuncture as if it was stabbing something with sonic needles or a fierce debate in which the voices of instruments constantly interrupt each other. “
Raimonda Žiūkaitė, Lithuanian composer and musicologist, from www.mic.lt
“Justina Repečkaitė and Marius Baranauskas demonstrate a great intellectual rigour with their elegant constructions, masterfully built, and highlight a remarkable poinancy in their intensity. The energetic and playful nature of Justina Repečkaitė’s Tapisserie is interlaced with elegant virtuosity and drive that makes the work quite the tour de force.”
Ben Lunn, British composer and musicologist, from the album.