In this conversation, we take a deep-dive into the compositional process, the experience of rehearsals and the inner dimensions of cross-cultural perspectives on a deeply fascinating musical life. Working at a world-class level, Šerkšnytė shares her personal views on accessing a meaningful intention that spans a broad range of emotions from meditation to dramatic expression. Her main artistic inspiration is the universal rules of harmony in nature with its metaphorical comparison to the archetypical states of the human mind. Working with distinguished orchestras and conductors, she searches for the coexistence of archetypes from both Western and Eastern cultures and the fusion of major and minor resulting in a special one-of-a-kind beauty.
Podcast intro: Bronius Kutavičius Anno cum tettigonia from Lithuanian Music in Context II. Landscapes of Minimalism (Music Information Centre Lithuania, 2011), Silesian String Quartet: Marek Moś (violin), Arkadiusz Kubica (violin), Łukasz Syrnicki (viola), Piotr Janosik (cello). Compositions by Raminta Šerkšnytė: Fires from the album Zoom In 10: New Music from Lithuania (Music Information Centre Lithuania, 2010), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor - Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; De profundis from the album Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Going for the Impossible - A Portrait (Deutsche Grammophon, 2019), Kremerata Baltica, conductor - Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Iceberg Symphony from the album Vortex (Music Information Centre Lithuania, 2007), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor - Robertas Šervenikas; Songs of Sunset and Dawn from the album Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Going for the Impossible - A Portrait (Deutsche Grammophon, 2019), Lina Dambrauskaitė (soprano), Justina Gringytė (mezzo-soprano), Tomas Pavilionis (tenor), Nerijus Masevičius (bass-baritone), Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor - Giedrė Šlekytė; Fantasia from the publication Fantasia (Music Information Centre, 2015), Raminta Šerkšnytė (piano); Sheep from Fairy-Tale of the Little Prince (2007), St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor - Donatas Katkus, St Catherine’s Church, 2007.