In the Composers On Air episodes, T. Rosaschi will seek to bring deeper insights into the lives of composers and is committed to showcasting new perspectives on innovative Lithuanian music, hoping to break the conventions of listeners and perhaps inspire them to open up to something new, engaging and meaningful. The pilot episode features excerpts from Ž. Martinaitytė's recently released CD Saudade, which gained critical acclaim and reviews in The New York Times, Gramophone, BBC Music and Stereophile. The composer was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship granted the prestigious government award for her creative achievements. During the 2021-2022 season, The New York Philharmonic will be presenting her work.
Composers On Air, a new podcast presented by the Music Information Centre Lithuania has just been launched on various platforms. The podcast will seek to introduce Lithuanian composers to foreign audiences and tell more about the subtleties of their work. In the first episode, the host of the podcast, True Rosaschi, interviews composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė. The episode features her recent works that gained critical acclaim, while the author shares her experience of musical life in New York and Lithuania, tells about her work methods and charming moments of the inner world.
‘The format of podcasts has been a great relief. I remember the days of television talk-shows where the interviews were in depth. With podcasts we can bring back the details and the thought-provoking ideas that inspire us to develop and enrich our lives. I have fallen in love with Lithuanian music and the aesthetics that reflect its cultural identity and history. I am also grateful to get insights into the creative process and the complexities of self expression’, says True Rosaschi, curator, sound designer and composer, professor of The Digital Sound Workshop at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.
True Rosaschi is passionate about discovering the inner processes of his creative subjects. As a sound designer and composer, he is also a professor of The Digital Sound Workshop at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He brings deeper insights into the lives of composers and is committed to showcasing new perspectives on innovative Lithuanian music hoping to break the conventions of listeners and perhaps inspire them to open up to something new, engaging and meaningful.
'The idea of creating a podcast has been maturing for us for some time. When we can’t really meet our colleagues, journalists, event organizers and music lovers from abroad for a really long time, the podcast becomes almost the only format through which we can reach the most remote corners of the world and tell about our most interesting composers and present their work in detail. I want to believe that this webcast will unlock many new doors for them, and Lithuanian music will reach the ears of record collectors and listeners', comments Radvilė Buivydienė, the head of the Music Information Centre Lithuania.
The activities of the Music Information Center Lithuania are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. You can listen to Composers On Air on Spotify, Google Podcasts, PodBean, Amazon Music platforms