|Year of Composition: ||2006|
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1. First Rays of Sun in the Early Spring
2. The Feeling of the Last Spring
3. Almond Blossom
Commissioned by the New Music Concerts (Canada).
30 April 2006 at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto (Canada)
Performers: New Music Concerts Ensemble, artistic director and conductor Robert Aitken
CD zoom in 6: new music from Lithuania. - Vilnius: Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD048, 2007
One of the last paintings by Vincent van Gogh – Almond Blossom – was the direct inspiration for this piece. Though most of his paintings are of dark, gloomy mood, Almond Blossom is distinguished by its incredibly light impressionist colours and subtle Oriental flavour.
My piece is also based on hearing music 'in colours,' trying to achieve the 'chords' of 'light' and 'dark,' 'warm' and 'cold,' balancing between simplicity, clarity of Oriental music and Occidental concert music tradition.