Nachtmusik is an ambitious programme of contemporary music that was presented at the Culture and Art Festival Culture Night. According to conductor Karolis Variakojis, ‘the orchestra has never done anything like this before, and the performance will resemble a sound installation’. Through the synergy of space, light and sound, the audience will be immersed in the compositions of the American avant-garde classics by Morton Feldman and John Cage, bound together by a common aesthetic denominator. The musical term Nachtmusik describes the musical atmosphere that will be conveyed by pieces with slow changes and subtle timbral shifts, as if they were cell-sized items observed through the lens of a microscope.
Conductor Karolis Variakojis
The premiere took place on 24 September 2021 (Friday), 21:00, at the National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos Ave. 22, Vilnius)