GAIDA 2011

Gaida” is the biggest and most renowned festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. Held in Vilnius every year since 1991, it is one of the most important forums of new music in Central and Eastern Europe. In the last ten years the festival has become a prestigious event not only for audiences from Vilnius and Lithuania but also for foreign audiences, who attend the festival concerts in increasingly large numbers. One exceptional feature of “Gaida” Festival is its embrace of music from all traditions and geographical sources. The concerts are typically organized with the cooperation of the most relevant musical centers, foundations and cultural institutions in Europe and the world. This festival covers and presents a broad sweep of the latest musical tendencies, fashions, and creative processes in Lithuania, Europe and the world.

Concerts at the CAC

October 23, 19:00

Quatuor DIOTIMA (France)

One of the world’s best string quartets here, in Vilnius!

Toshio Hosokawa, Alberto Posadas, Steve Reich “Different Trains”

October 25, 19:00

Chamber choir BREVIS

Conductor Gintautas Venislovas

Rytis Mažulis, Ričardas Kabelis, Iannis Xenakis

October 26, 19:00


Special programme of minimal music

Alvin Lucier, Mindaugas Urbaitis, Marc Sabat, Remigijus Merkelys, Thierry de Mey, Frederick Rzewski

October 26, 21:00


Michael Vorfeld (Germany)

October 27,19:00


One of the best ensembles in Germany present a programme of maximalist music

Iannis Xenakis, Marius Baranauskas, Helmut Lachenmann

October 28, 19:00


World famous elitist French group, well known for its exceptional sound, subtlety and elegance

Iannis Xenakis, Gerard Pesson, Francesco Filidei, Raphael Cendo, Franck Bedrossian

October 28, 21:00

reMIX | reMAX

Gediminas Gelgotas New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NI&Co

Egidija Medekšaitė, Marius Salynas, DJ Partyzanai, Rüt Rüt

Remixes of maximalist and minimal music:

Iannis Xenakis, Olga Neuwirth, Brian Ferneyhough ir kt.

Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Adams, Arvo Part, Bronius Kutavičius etc.