Nakties muzika. Sutartinių pynės. Lithuanian multipart songs (sutartinės).
Participants: “Trys keturiose” and Abraham Brody
May 25th (Friday) 21.30
St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus g. 30)
"Sutartinių pynės" is the result of a creative cooperation of "Trys keturiose" and violinist, composer Abraham Brody lasting for several years. The roads of the singers of Sutartinės and A. Brody crossed in 2015 already, when the musician arrived in Lithuania, fell in love with its nature and became deeply interested in Lithuanian ethnic music. Although A. Brody especially admires the songs of Dzūkija region and interprets them in a subtle way, many of his works are inspired by Sutartinės as well. When the singers of “Trys keturiose" performs various songs, some of them immediately attract the musician's attention. A special connection is created, inspiring different musical interpretations. According to A. Brody, when listening to folk songs, the soul of a human being is touched, the wisdom of ancestors accumulated for centuries is transmitted. Therefore, Brody’s music translates a special respect for the original traditional song, his interpretations do not undermine the harmony and the beauty of the songs, and do not violate their natural particularities.
Crashing boundaries between classical and folk music, creation and interpretation, showing particular interest towards Sutartinės and Lithuanian ethnic music in general, the American musician searches for his own identity. In these times of globalization, the boundaries between countries and traditions rapidly disappear, so it is very easy to lose identity, which is an important part of every human being. This will be the main theme of the acoustic musical event, "Sutartinių pynės".
A. Brody has collaborated with Marina Abramovich, a neo-folklore group "Pletai", performed with Iva Bittová, Martynas Levickis, Ieva Narkutė and other great musicians.
A. Brody and "Trys keturiose" have performed in the famous world art halls with the program "Ancestors": Barbican Centre in London, Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepaja, National Sawdust Centre and Sla307 Art Space in New York, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Naktinės dūzgės. Traditional dances
May 26th (Saturday) 23.00
Lithuanian National Culture Centre (B. Radvilaitės str. 8)
One cannot imagine festival “Skamba skamba kankliai” without dancing all night long. Saturday night will be dedicated to traditional Lithuanian and foreign dances. As the event will continue all night long, everyone will get a chance to dance as long as one wants to or to play some tunes.
Šoksva mudu abudu. Traditional European dances
May 23rd (Wednesday) 21.00
Courtyard of Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum (Vilniaus str. 41)
“Šoksva mudu abudu” is a concert for folk dance musicians and enthusiasts happening for the first time in Festival‘s history. The repertoire will include dances traditionally coming from Lithuania, our neighbor countries, France. The event will also introduce creative variations of folk dance melodies and will invite everyone willing to join.
Sudie, Tėvyne mylimoji. Songs of exiles and partisans
May 26th (Saturday) 14.00
Vilnius Teachers’ House (Vilniaus str. 39)
Songs of exiles and partisans sung by Vilnius Teachers’ House folklore ensemble “Tyklė” (led by V. Brazaitienė) and folklore ensemble “Kankleliai” (led by D. Čičinskienė).
Dai lakštava lakštuote. Folk ensemble “Dijūta”
May 25th (Friday) 17.00
St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus str. 30)
Folk ensemble‘s “Dijūta” concert will represent archaic pieces recorded in 1908-1909 by Eduards Volters, the researcher of Baltic folklore. The pieces performed to a bourdon or bagpipe accomagnement have reborn in the repertoire of “Dijūta”.