Workshop of Creative Technologies “Digital Sutartines”*
Gedimino pr. 42
(Music Innovation Studies Centre,  Lithuanian Music and Theatre  Academy)

28 – 30 September

The Workshop of Creative Technologies is built to meet the needs of those interested in the creation of sample based virtual music instruments and their adaptation in the artistic creation process of composers, sound artists, and students.

The practical part of the workshop will be carried out in collaboration with:

During the practical part of the workshop, a library of folk polyphonic audio samples and a virtual musical instrument “Digital Sutartinės” will be created. In addition, demo musical compositions will be created, which will integrate sutartinės music into computer games, telephony, MIDI and other areas of electronic music or media. Workshop participants will also have a theoretical course in the Lithuanian traditional polyphonic singing and the basic course in creation of sample based musical instruments.

The Workshop will result in a creative project presented during the conference “Music and Sound Design in Film / New Media”. It is expected that participants will gain practical knowledge and will use it in the areas of academic music, entertainment and educational activities. The virtual instrument created during the workshop will serve as a new innovative form of cultural dissemination and a way of enhancing the contemporary media sound design.

Workshop tutors:
Prof. Antanas Kučinskas, PhD, composer
Lectr. Vytis Puronas, sound designer
Lectr. Mantautas Krukauskas, composer

Prof. Daiva Vyčinienė, PhD, Ethnomusicologist
Lectr. Vytis Puronas, sound designer
Lectr. Mantautas Krukauskas, composer

For more information about workshops please contact Mantautas Krukauskas (

* Sutartinės – traditional Lithuanian multipart songs. About Lithuanian polyphonic singing:


                                                   WORKSHOP PROGRAM

28 September 2015 (Monday)

9:00-9:30 Registration of participants / Introduction

9:30-11:30 Lecture. Prof. Dr. Hab. Daiva Račiūnaitė – Vyčinienė’s
“Sutartinės – Lithuanian multipart songs”

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Lecture. Vytis Puronas “Introduction to Sampling Audio”

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-17:00 Practicum I

17:00-20:00 Recording session (folk ensemble Three in Four)

29 September 2015 (Tuesday)

9:00-10:30 Lecture. Vytis Puronas “Introduction to Algorithmic Music Composition”

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:30 Practicum II

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-18:00 Practicum III

18:00-20:00 Individual work

30 September 2015 (Wednesday)

9:00-10:30 Lecture. Mantautas Krukauskas’ “Introduction to Spherical Audio Composition”

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:30 Practicum IV

13:30-14.30 Lunch

14:30-19.00 Individual work

19:00–20.00 Conclusion / Presentation of results

30 September 2015 (Wednesday)

12:30–13:30 Public presentation of sound installation “Digital Sutartinės”


Adomas Koreniukas  (Vilnius, Lithuania) 

Andrius Šiurys (Vilnius, Lithuania) 

Arman Isojan (Vilnius, Lithuania) 

Deividas Gnedinas (Kaunas, Lietuva) 

Dominykas Čivilis (Vilnius, Lietuva)

Ganna Iuferova (Kiev, Ukraine)

Ieva Vaitiekūnaitė (Vilnius, Lithuania-United Kingdom)

Kipras Dominas (Vilnius, Lithuania) 

Nick Cherny (Minsk, Belorus)

Tetiana Tuchynska (Kiev, Ukraine)