Juta Pranulytė writes concert pieces, theatre music, takes part in projects with folk and jazz musicians, and visual artists. Many of her compositions are slow but vibrant in texture, manifesting the composer’s interest in sonoristic systems. Her large-scale works are often site-specific, exploring both acoustic properties and symbolic meanings of a particular place (e.g. Waters, 2018, composed for the old underground water storage facility space in Vilnius). These include prominent features of spatial music as well, with multiple changes in placement of performers and even listeners as the work progresses, or by letting the latter move freely around the space of the performance.
Far Away but Ever Closer: Young Lithuanian Composers Abroad - intus
Anthology of Lithuanian Art Music in the 21st Century - Octo 716
Juta Pranulytė (b. 1993) has graduated from the choral singing school Liepaitės with specialisation in musicology and then studied composition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as art history and theory at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She attended composition masterclasses, among them International Summer Courses for New Music ind Darmstadt, Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, Synthetis International Summer Course for Composers, Cheltenham Composers Academy. She is curating the vocal ensemble Melos and running the school of music creation for young people called Musikalkė, in 2019-20 curated the new music festival Druskomanija.
Janulytė’s composition “Octo 716” for chamber ensemble and electronics was selected for the CD compilation “Anthology of Lithuanian Art Music in the 21st Century” curated by the American composer and music journalist Frank J. Oteri. Her music has been performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, The Glasgow New Music Expedition, Les Métaboles choir as well as Vilnius municipality choir Jauna Muzika, among others.
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