Between Music and Ritual album cover. Graphic design Liudas Parulskis

Between Music and Ritual album cover. Graphic design Liudas Parulskis

Between Music & Ritual (2021)

Posted on February 7, 2021

Designation & Expulsion (2018) was 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. Album’s curator Vítězslav Mikeš chose works that demonstrate “the ritual quality of music” to a certain extent:

“I endeavoured to make an album that would feature composers across the age spectrum and works across a variety of genres including instrumental and vocal, orchestral and chamber, acoustic and electronic, improvised and folk music combined with contemporary writing. In other words, my intention was to show Lithuanian contemporary music as a diverse, vibrant and stimulating scene, which is truly is.”

Read the curator’s interview in Lithuanian on Music Information Center‘s website.

Beautifully shot presentation of Designation & Expulsionwhere performers Justina Gringytė (mezzo-soprano), Nerijus Masevičius (bass), and Andrius Rekašius (percussion) talk about their experience while rehearsing.

Listen to Designation & Expulsion from Bandcamp:

Enjoy the radioshow Sound expedition where Rasa Murauskaitė holds an interview with the curator Vítězslav Mikeš and project manager from Music Information Center Radvilė Buivydienė presenting the album. Singers Justina Gringytė and Nerijus Masevičius speak about recording of Designation & Expulsion.

Between Music and Ritual back cover.

Between Music and Ritual back cover.

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Designation & Expulsion was composed in 2018 for Voix Nouvelles academy and 1st performed by mezzo-soprano Lucy Goddard, bass Jimmy Holliday and percussionist Philipp Lamprecht at the Royaumont Abbey.