a detail from Sturnus vulgaris

Sturnus vulgaris cohibitus

Posted on August 1, 2022

Sturnus vulgaris cohibitus (2020) for a pianist and transducers inside the piano.

Justina Repečkaitė · Sturnus vulgaris cohibitus

Marco Riccelli (ensemble  der/gelbe/klang ) played the composition on the 17th of June at Villa Waldberta, Germany. Recorded by Asparuh Tashev.

Composition Sturnus vulgaris cohibitus reflects on the idea of confinement. The impact of the lockdown on nature was pronounced, as people were confined at home, (more…)

Duo Dubois

Ciclo Continuo

Posted on August 2, 2021

Ciclo Continuo (2021) for soprano saxophone & percussion:
prepared snare drum, singing bowls, tuning forks, crotale.

Justina Repečkaitė · Ciclo Continuo

Performed by Duo Dubois. Project More with less

Composition Ciclo Continuo seeks to achieve a hybrid organic timbre while associating atypical instruments to complement each other. A snare drum is used as a resonating body for the objects. (more…)

The initial 'V' from the manuscript on vellum.


Posted on February 8, 2021

Vellum (2020) for Symphonic Orchestra.

Justina Repečkaitė · Vellum

Commission of the festival Gaida. Performed by Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anu Tali on the 30th of October in the Congress Hall, Vilnius.

Vellum is a “membrane” or animal skin, – a parchment to write on, widely used in the medieval ages. Vellum material represents the membrane of the drum (more…)

Opus 333


Posted on March 2, 2020

Encierro (2019) for saxhorn quartet

Encierro was created for and recorded by the saxhorn quartet Opus 333 at the studio 104, Radio France for the radio show Création Mondiale (Alla Breve)in 2019. Listen to the podcast with more music and an interview on Radio France website. (more…)

1410 - The Book of the Queen - building of the Cité des Dames - by Master of the Cité des Dames. British Library.

La Cité des Dames

Posted on September 15, 2019

La Cité des Dames (2019) for 6 Sopranos.

Performed by singers: Adriana Aranda, Louise Leterme, Kanae Mizobuchi, Andrea Conangla Fernandes, Mathilde BarthelemyEsther Rispens and directed by Donatienne Michel-Dansac at Abbey of Royaumont on the 7th of September. Commission of Fondation Royaumont. (more…)

15th century tile from Vilnius Lower Castle

Designation & Expulsion

Posted on April 3, 2019

Designation & Expulsion (2018) for mezzo-soprano, bass and percussion.

Performed by mezzo-soprano Lucy Goddard, bass Jimmy Holliday and percussionist Philipp Lamprecht at the Royaumont Abbey, France on the 8th of September 2018.

Compare with a different recording of Designation & Expulsion from Bandcamp:

Recorded by mezzo-soprano Justina Gringytė, bass Nerijus Masevičius and percussionist Andrius Rekašius for the album Between Music and Ritual published by Music Information Center.

Designation & Expulsion (2018) uses the text of pagan Lithuanian charms from the book Lithuanian Verbal Healing Charms (2008) compiled by Daiva Vaitkevičienė. The author apply a classification of charms, two of them being Designation and Expulsion. (more…)

Grimoire for baritone and big ensemble

Posted on February 3, 2019

Grimoire for baritone and big ensemble was performed by Einar Þór Guðmundsson and orchestra de ereprijs.

Composition uses the multilingual text from a medieval grimoire Ars Notoria. (more…)


Posted on October 27, 2018

INCANTA (2018) a preview of chamber opera for Soprano, Performer, Clarinet-Bass Clarinet, Trombone, El.Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Double bass, Electronics.

Text by Douna Loup. Performed by ensemble Asko/Schönberg conducted by Joey Marijs, soprano Eduarda Melo, performer Aurélie Turlet, electronics Justina Repečkaitė at Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon, 2018.

“The obstruction of a vessel that carries blood to the brain breaks the optimal blood circulation system of the brain and synaptic space. Knowing that the radius of the whole dendritic tree is about a millimetre… the continued prolongation of the axon terminates in a star-like arborization and is lost in the cerebellar night, the lateral hemisphere is bathed in liquid. <…>”




Posted on November 30, 2017

Cosmatesque (2017) for Symphonic Orchestra.

Commission of the festival Gaida. Performed by Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee, at Vilnius Philharmonic the 30th of November, 2017.

Cosmatesque term refers not only to a medieval style of geometric decorative inlay stonework but also to a developed symbolical system, which represents concepts and ideas of a universe structure thanks to the coded geometry.


The Unicorn in Captivity


Posted on June 22, 2015

Tapisserie (2015) for Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Violoncello.

Performed by Court-Circuit ensemble conducted by David Hurpeau.

Tapestry – a polychromic fabric, was an inspiration for the title of this piece of music, which has a decorative and repetitive character. (more…)



Posted on June 7, 2015

Toro (2015) for Euphonium & Electronics.

Dedicated to and performed by Vianney Desplantes.
Unusual expression of euphonium fulfils the need of an animalistic sounding. (more…)



Posted on January 22, 2014

Acupuncture (2014) for Flute (Piccolo and Alto), Clarinet (both in Bb and Bass), Piano, Violin, Alto, Cello.

Performed by Spectra Ensemble conducted by Filip Rathé. In memory of Dalia Baroniene, the acupuncture master.

This composition explores attacks of sounds, it’s continuity and motion connecting this material in a metaforic way with Acupuncture. (more…)

Pulsus Flatus Vox

Pulsus Flatus Vox

Posted on January 22, 2014

Pulsus Flatus Vox (2014) for Flute-Alto Flute, Clarinet-Bass Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone.

Performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain during Manifeste festival at Le Centquatre, 2014.

The title Pulsus Flatus Vox (Latin – Rhythm Blow Voice) is derived from the use of musical material. (more…)

plate tectonics

Plate Tectonics

Posted on January 22, 2013

For Accordion and Cello.

Plate Tectonics is a scientific theory describing the colossal motions of Earth’s lithosphere. (more…)

Chartres Cathedral south rose


Posted on January 22, 2012

Chartres (2012) string orchestra (9 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, double-bass).

Performed by St.Christopher Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karolis Variakojis.

The inspiration of Chartres is an insight into Chartres Cathedral south rose, which depicts the Apocalypse according to Saint John. XIIIth century glass window is dominated by images of old-men holding string instruments. (more…)


Posted on January 22, 2012

For Ensemble: Flute, Trumpet, Mezzo Soprano, Harp, Double-bass