XV FESTIVAL THE LAND OF DISOBEDIENT: MUSIC AND ECOLOGY

XV FESTIVAL THE LAND OF DISOBEDIENT
NIDA 2019 MUSIC AND ECOLOGY
Festival “The Land of Disobedient” comes to Nida for the 15th time. This year festival will be presenting concert programs, holding creative ecological sessions and other events between July 6th and July 12th. As every summer, Disobedient team knits together intriguing musical narratives with cultural insights and ecological subtext, promoting ideas of harmonious coexistence in various contexts and different spiritual levels.
Musical landscape of the Festival this year historically spans over four hundred years of music history, blending quite different stylistic worlds such as folk song and techno music, baroque and jazz. Seven very different musical stories will be related. Each of them ponders on modern identity, as if rising the existential question “who am I?” and looking at it from various aspects, thus challenging the listener to reflect on his or her personal level and place in a contemporary fleeting world, full of uncertainties, fizzy responsibilities and constantly changing values.
July 6, 18.30
The first program is dedicated to Lithuania’s Statehood Day, July 6th, the day of crowning of the only Lithuanian King Mindaugas. The programme ,,Užtrauksim naują giesmę?” (“Will We Sing a New Song?”) invites to stop for a second and ponder on what is our relationship with our own state today, what could be “the new song” of today, what would the future call be that would encourage everyone of us to get involved into the building of the future Lithuania.
Where: Amphitheatre of Nida Blessed Virgin Mary’s Christian Help Church, after church service
(Taikos st. 17, Nida)
Programme:
Juozas Naujalis, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Anatolijus Šenderovas, musical scene from a tavern somewhere in Lithuania, Juozas Gruodis, Juozas Naujalis
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Vytautas M., Monika, Mindaugas, Sonata, Rokas
Free admission
July 7, 20.00
The second programme celebrates the musical world of Charlie Chaplin. It is not widely known, that the great film genius also composed music for his films. Songs written for his silent films and music for the film “Circus”, performed together with the film, will lead the listeners into the magical world of early silent film, again reminding how Chaplin commented his own comedies: “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear.”
Where: Nida Community House (Taikos st. 17, Nida)
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Monika, Mindaugas, Sonata, Rokas
July 8, 20.00
The third programme “The Whispering of the Spheres” is devoted to the music of the night. What is awaiting us in the bosom of the night? Dancing Shadows? Midnight prayers? Loneliness? Love? The world of the nocturnal sky, as the great philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras suggested in a theory, known as the Harmony of the Spheres, that the Sun, Moon and planets all emit their own unique hum based on their orbital revolution, and that the quality of life on Earth reflects the tenor of celestial sounds which are physically imperceptible to the human ear.
Where: Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pamario st. 37, Nida)
Programme:
Ernest Bloch, Olivier Messiaen, Pēteris Plakidis, Max Bruch, Modest Mussorgsky, Luigi Boccherini, Igor Stravinsky, Guillaume Connesson, Samuel Barber, Jeff Manookian
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Vytautas M., Monika, Mindaugas, Thomas, Sonata, Rokas

July 9, 20.00
The fourth programme marks the mid point of the festival. It is a musical frolic, performed by three exceptional musicians. Taking inspiration for their improvisations from various cultural backgrounds, they will lead the audience on the unforgettable journey into unpredictable and joyous world of invention.
Where: Amphitheatre of Nida Blessed Virgin Mary’s Christian Help Church (Taikos st. 17, Nida)
Performers:
BSM trio
Mindaugas Bačkus, cello
Raimondas Sviackevičius, accordion
Vytautas Mikeliūnas, violin
July 10, 20.00
The fifth programme “The Machine Stops” was built by Thomas Collingwood, a British cellist at this year’s festival. The programme combines very different stylistic works by composers from various national schools, with one unifying element: the music that in our very tumultuous world is in search of peace and silence.
Where: Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pamario st. 37, Nida)
Programme:
Brian Wilshere, Zita Bružaitė, Vidmantas Bartulis, Gabriel Faure, Jurgita Mieželytė, Osvaldas Balakauskas, John Cage
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Vytautas M., Monika, Thomas, Sonata, Rokas
July 11, 20.00
“Für Clara, meine Liebe, Robert” celebrates the 200th anniversary of pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Made up from works of Robert and Clara Schumann and their dear friend Felix Mendelssohn, the programme brings out one of the most passionate love stories of the history of classical music.
Where: Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pamario st. 37, Nida)
Programme:
Robert Schumann, Felix Mendessohn, Clara Schumann
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Vytautas M., Monika, Thomas, Sonata, Rokas
July 12, 20.00
The festival’s closing programme brings together the work of the participants of the ecological creative workshop and concert program “The Story of Forest”. Romantic programme not only celebrates the magical powers of forest, but also puts forward questions what is our position in today’s ecological situation...
Where: Nida Community House (Taikos st. 17, Nida)
Programme:
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Felix Mendessohn, Jurgita Mieželytė, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Antonin Dvořák, Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performers:
Stein, Vytautas S., Žilvinas, Rasa, Vytautas M., Monika, Thomas, Sonata, Rokas
Ecological creative workshop:
July 6 – 12, 15.00 – 18.00 at the Amphitheatre of Nida Blessed Virgin Mary’s Christian Help Church (Taikos st. 17, Nida)
“The Stories of Forest”
Guides:
Vaida Kunigėlytė, artist
Jolita Sabaliauskaitė, artist
Silvija Kurienė, artist
Emilija Sidaravičiūtė, artist
Participants of the Festival:
Stein Skjervold, baritone (Norway/Lithuania)
Vytautas Sriubikis, flute
Žilvinas Brazauskas, clarinet
Rasa Vosyliūtė, violin
Vytautas Mikeliūnas, violin
Monika Kiknadze, viola
Mindaugas Bačkus, cello
Thomas Collingwood, cello (UK)
Sonata Zubovienė, piano
Rokas Zubovas, piano
Vaida Kunigėlytė, artist
Jolita Sabaliauskaitė, artist
Silvija Kurienė, artist
Emilija Sidaravičiūtė, artist
Jūratė Vansk, stage director
Giedrius Kriūnas, sound/lighting design
Laura Mažuknaitė, public relations
Organisers of the Festival [Impetus & Agila logotipai]
Partner of the Festival [Thomo Manno muziejus]
Sponsors of the Festival [Lietuvos kultūros taryba; Smiltynės Perkėla; Neringos miesto savivaldybė]
Tickets 8 € at the concert venue