Baltic Sea Festival: Talk with Juste Janulyte and Berta Tilmantaite

2019 / 08 / 26

Venue of event:

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania Conference Hall (no. 501).

Time of event:

2019 / 08 / 26, 7:00 hours

The international Baltic Sea Festival starts on 24 August. During seven festival days, world class classical music is combined with seven livestreamed conversations in which some of our region’s most interesting personalities meet. In Lithuania, the talks are held with one of Europe’s brightest composer stars Juste Janulyte and award-winning multimedia journalist Berta Tilmantaite. After the conversation, a concert from the Berwaldhallen will be broadcasted live on a big screen. Moderator: Fredrik Wadström, Swedish Radio

The conversation will be held on 26 August 7 pm at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania Conference Hall (no. 501).

Duration of the event: 45 min., with 15 min. break between the talk and the concert.

Registration to the event:

Juste Janulyte

Juste Janulytė has been hailed one of Europe’s most prodigious young composers. Her award-winning music typically features only one type of instrument, producing long, slow, gradual transformations in texture and register. This unique approach sucks time into itself, making it feel both flitting and eternal. Justė Janulytė first came into public view in 2004 when her graduation work was awarded as the best chamber piece of the year by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union. In 2009 she won the 1st prize (in the category of composers under 30) at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. In 2011 she was awarded the Young Artist’s Prize by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and in 2017 the Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize, the highest artistic distinction in Lithuania. The majority of her works, written for dense monochromatic ensembles (only strings, only winds or only voices), explore musical time/space perception through large-scale multilayered textures and extremely gradual metamorphoses. Justė Janulytė currently teaches composition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, lives between Vilnius and Milan.

Berta Tilmantaite

Berta Tilmantaite is a Lithuanian award-winning multimedia journalist, photographer and videographer. Her visual stories from different parts of the world often emphasis the connection between human and nature. Berta has BA in Journalism from Vilnius University (Lithuania), also took a course in Photojournalism at Danish School of Media and Journalism. She holds MA in International Multimedia Journalism (University of Bolton/Beijing Foreign Studies University). Currently Berta works as a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer. She is, together with Artūras Morozovas, founder of multimedia production studio Nanook, focusing on digital storytelling and exploring social, environmental, cultural and other contemporary issues. Her work has been published all over the world, in websites and magazines such as National Geographic, Al Jazeera, Geographical, GEO, Rhythms Monthly, China Green, China daily, and others. She also occasionally lectures at Vilnius University and VGT University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Festival’s talks are broadcast live for viewers in the Northern Europe and the Baltic states.

About the festival

The Baltic Sea Festival is an international music festival founded in 2003 and organized by Berwaldhallen Concert Hall, one of the Swedish Radio’s most important cultural institutions. In the seven festival days it offers world class classical music as a platform which opens up cross-border dialogues in order to create a sustainable future for the Baltic Sea region. This year the festival has a consistent water theme.
Berwaldhallen is Swedish Radio’s concert hall. All concerts in Berwaldhallen are broadcast live in Sweden’s Radio P2 and several of them also in Europe within the EBU collaboration.