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Muzikos Festivalis „Gaida” 2010

Šiu metu spalio 22-20 dienomis Vilniuje vyko 20-asis aktualiosios muzikos festivalis „Gaida”. Tai vienas didžiausiu šiuolaikines muzikos festivaliu Lietuvoje kasmet susilaukiantis ivairiu diskusiju ir dažniausiai nepaliekantis abejingu šiuolaikines muzikos megeju ir profesionalu tarpe. Jau antra dešimtmeti šis festivalis pateikia lietuviu ir pasaulio menininku šiuolaikines muzikos opusus, kuriu pasirinkimas iš dalies atskleidžia kulturos kaita, vienija tam tikra menininku rata ir liudija šiuolaikines muzikos sklaidos raida Lietuvoje. Po dvidešimties metu festivalio gyvavimo isitikiname, jog galvos kraipomos visaip ir i ivairias puses. Kaip ir kiekvienas reiškinys, šis renginys susilaukia daug diskusiju, vieni nusivilia, kiti vis dar atranda, taciau ir nusivyle ir atrade sudaro ta pacia bendruomene, kurie ši festivali laiko vienu svarbiausiu Lietuvos meniniame gyvenime.

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GAIDA festival – 2010

The Gaida festival, one of the biggest contemporary music festivals in Lithuania, took place in Vilnius from the 22nd to the 29th of October this year. An intense week of rarely performed contemporary music, Gaida featured compositions both very clearly Lithuanian and those very clearly not, both showing the change of culture over time: the festival links together different artistic circles and is clear evidence of contemporary music dispersal in Lithuania. The attempt to find coherence among these 43 pieces (21 of which were Lithuanian, 22 of which were from around the world) distinguished the individuality of Lithuanian music in the context of the festival. Indeed, the atmosphere of the festival was distinctly “Lithuanian”

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