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Annual Report

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    In 2009 Vilnius has become the European Capital of Culture. This year was exceptional for Lithuania: taking part in the programme European Capitals of Culture the country also celebrated the Millennium since the historical mention of Lithuania. The goal of the programme was entitled Culture live declaring art as permanent change and stream that involves each and all. Naturally, the contemporary music events had a distinguished place in the VECC 2009 programme. One of the highlights of introductory programme was the ISCM festival/World Music Days 2008 which took place from 24th October to 8th November 2008 in Vilnius and received the acclaim as largest contemporary music event in Lithuania’s history. The programmatic ideas of the World Music Days 2008 has been continued by Gaida festival in 2009: its theme was City thus focusing on musical compositions which elaborate sonic ideas of the city. Another special project of the Gaida festival included into the VECC 2009 closing programme was Soundscape inspired by the ideas of urban interaction with music (27th – 29th December 2009). Austrian sound artist Georg Nussbaumer created a special composition Organopolis and the howl of the iron wolf devoted to Vilnius which was performed by seven Lithuanian organists simultaneously in seven city’s churches and broadcasted in real time into city’s square. Soundscape also presented a legendary composition by Brian Eno Music for Airports performed by Gaida Ensemble in Vilnius airport.
    It should be mentioned that the VECC 2009 programme hosted a number of the contemporary music events implemented not only by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union and Vilnius festivals, the organisers of the ISCM World Music Days 2008, but also by other cultural institutions such as National Philharmonics, National Opera, public institution Banchetto musicale, choir Jauna muzika et al. in the frames of large scale festivals Viva Music Via Baltica, Opera festival, Musica Sacra and others. In addition, Culture live programme featured young artists initiating European School of Arts programme. The contemporary music was represented by the Music Laboratory Network The Process which united young artists from Lithuania and other countries of the world in a single creative space and provided them with opportunities to refine their self-expression, thus encouraging the emergence of new and original music collections and the art of managing high quality sound systems. Initiated by Youth Section of Lithuanian Composers’ Union, in partnership with Music Information and Publishing Centre, Public institution Operomanija, Contemporary Music Stage Performers, ARCO group, Association of Young Composers from Serbia, a packed programme of The Process included six laboratories and three festivals (NOA/New Opera Action, Druskomanija and Vilniaus veidai) in four Lithuanian cities and towns (Vilnius, Trakai, Druskininkai, Palanga).
    Besides developing the big international projects, the Lithuanian Composers’ Union and its branch – the ISCM Lithuanian section – is aimed at spread of contemporary music in regions and promotion of interregional collaboration. In cooperation with music festival Muzikos ruduo, a series of chamber music concerts were organised in Klaipėda (Concert Hall), Kaliningrad (Philharmonic Hall) and Warsaw (F. Chopin Music University) commemorating the Millennium of Lithuania and the Day of Independence of Poland (10–13 November 2009). Chordos string quartet and Lithuanian pianist Aidas Puodžiukas presented the compositions by Lithuanian composers Ričardas Kabelis, Vytautas Germanavičius, Vytautas V. Jurgutis, Polish composer Pawel Mykietyn and Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. The concerts was supported by Lithuanian Embassy to the Republic of Poland, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaliningrad, Klaipėda Concert Hall, Kaliningrad Philharmonics, F. Chopin Music University in Warsaw.
    The activities of the ISCM Lithuanian Section are coordinated by Vytautas Germanavičius (chair) and council (Rūta Gaidamavičiūtė, Ričardas Kabelis, Rytis Mažulis, Jurgita Mieželytė, Linas Paulauskis, Rūta Stanevičiūtė).

    Vytautas Germanavičius
    Rūta Stanevičiūtė