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Fantasticus

Stylus fantasticus and the Art of Variation in the 17th Century
September 7, 7pm, Palace of the Grand Dukes, Katedros a. 4

Ūla Kinderytė – violin (Lithuania / United Kingdom)
Vilimas Norkūnas – harpsichord, organ (Lithuania)

Stylus fantasticus is a popular early Baroque instrumental music style that emerged in Italy in the late 16th century, later becoming widespread throughout all of Europe. It is the most liberal method of composition from the time, unrestricted by words, melody, form or any other musical characteristics. It is typified by short, contrasting episodes, rich effects and an improvisational character. The intention behind this style is to reveal the creative potential of the composer and performers, not holding them to any strict rules concerning harmony or counterpoint.
Having completed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and continuing them at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, violinist Ūla Kinderytė together with organ and harpsichord player Vilimas Norkūnas, who studied in Graz, invite audiences to dive into the depths of the instrumental style where they’ll find plenty of chaos, sensations of vertigo, animal sounds and free-form drive.