May 19th, 2017
Creative residency at Djerassi Resident Artist Program in California.
March 4th, 2017
“The Blue of Distance” is performed by the choir VOLTI (San Francisco) as a part of their spellbinding program “Mantras, Miracles, Meditations” at St. Mark’s Lutheran, San Francisco California.
March 4th, 2017
“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado.
March 3, 2017
“The Blue of Distance” is performed by the choir VOLTI (San Francisco) as a part of their spellbinding program “Mantras, Miracles, Meditations” at St. Mark’s Episcopal, Berkeley, California.
February 25th, 2017
“Anthology of Lithuanian Art Music in the 21st Century” presentation in Vilnius, Lithuania during the Vilnius Book Fair. This CD was curated by composer Frank J.Oteri. “The Blue of Distance” is a part of this anthology!
January 19th, 2017
The first showing of a collaborative project “Vanishing Lands” at Harvestworks, New York. “Vanishing Lands” is an immersive sound and video installation for 10 speakers and 2 video projections.
January 8th, 2017
“Impulses” is performed by pianist and radio host Marvin Rosen as a part of the concert “Contemporary Piano Miniatures By Women Composers” at the Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
December 21th, 2016
“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, WA as a part of her intriguing program “Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity on Winter Solstice”.
November 25th, 2016
“Ode to Joy” is performed at the festival “Muzikos ruduo” in Vilnius, Lithuania by Vytautas Sriubikis (flute), Robertas Bliškevičius (viola) and Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė (harpsichord).
October 27th, 2016
Premiere of “Sort Sol” for 2 string quartets. Performed at the festival GAIDA in Vilnius, Lithuania by the Čiurlionis and ArtVio Quartets.
October 6th, 2016
Premiere of “In Search Of Beauty…” for violin, cello, piano, electronics and video at the Piano.Lt concert hall in Vilnius, Lithuania. Performed by the ensemble “FortVio” - Indrė Baikštytė (piano), Ingrida Rupaitė-Petrikienė (smuikas) and Povilas Jacunskas (cello)
This 65-minute long project started in Paris, France during my residency at the“Citè des Arts” and took a year to realize.
September 28rd, 2016
September 22nd, 2016
“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at the festival “Music of Changes” in Klaipėda, Lithuania
June 23rd, 2016Premiere of “Gridlock” for clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. Performed at the “DoubleBill Series: Lithuania/NYC” by TRANSIT ensemble at The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY.
May, 2016“Flashes of Illumination” (2016) won the Piano Works competition organized by the Lithuanian Composers Union and Music Information Center.
May 8th, 2016
Premiere of “When the blue hour…” for piano trio. Commissioned and performed by Armonų Trio at the Museum of Applied Art in Vilnius, Lithuania.
April 30th, 2016
“Driving Force” performance at the “Look + Listen” festival, BRIC House, Brooklyn. Performers Mike Lormand, Ryan Muncy and Art Bailey.
February 13rh, 2016
“Impulses” for piano solo were performed by Mary Jane Cope in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the concert “Women of Notes” to benefit NewMexicoWomen.org.
Video of “Serenity Diptychs” is available to watch here.
December 11th, 2015
Premiere of “Aires de Ugnis” for guitar in Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Performed by Esteban Colucci.
November 17th, 2015
“Horizons” performance by The University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Conductor - Nicolas Waldvogel. The concert “Remember November: Orchestra Invasion!” takes place in The First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA
Details of the concert can be found Here.
November 7th and 8th, 2015
“The Blue Of Distance” performances by “Volti”. November 7th at Piedmont Center for the Arts, Oakland, California. November 8th at St.Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
Details of the concert can be found at the Volti Website.
November 7th, 2015
“Horizons” performance in Fay Spanos Concert Hall, University of Pacific in Stockton, CA
Details of the concert can be found Here.
Creative residency at the Blue Mountain Center, NY
Institute Français laureate for a creative residency at Cité Internationales des Arts in Paris, France
June 27th, 2015
“The Blue Of Distance” was selected among the winners in the 2015 ORTUS International New Music Competition. The concert will take place at Saint Anthony of Padua Church in the Soho neighborhood, Manhattan.
June 12th, 2015
Premiere of “Osmosis” for brass sextet. Commissioned and performed by the TILT Brass at University Settlement, Lower East Side, New York.
May 7th, 2015
Premiere of “Serenity Diptychs” for violin, electronics and video at Estonian Academy for Music and Theater in Tallinn, Estonia. Performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick.
October 2014Creative residency at Wildacres, North Carolina
October 4th, 2014Premiere of “Incessant” Confluences” at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Performers: Corinna Nash-Wnuk, flute and Gabriel Sanchez, piano
May 9th, 2014
Premiere of the piece “Louder-Quieter” at the festival “Druskomanija” (Lithuania) performed by the Brass Trio: Tomas Karka (alto trombone), Valentas Marozas (tenor trombone), Sergijus Kirsenka (tuba)
April 22nd, 2014
The piece “Horizons” received the Lithuanian Composers Union Award as Best Orchestral Performance for 2013.
October 18th, 2013
Premiere of my new orchestral piece "Horizons" at Gaida festival in Vilnius, Lithuania. Performed by The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Martins Ozolinš (Latvia)
October 17th, 2013
I was a part of a collective composition in dedication to the 100th birthday of John Cage. The exhibition of the scores and the premiere of "Cage100 Party Pieces Project" takes place at Miller Theater, New York performed by Either/Or ensemble, conductor Richard Carrick
May 10th, 2013
"Inhabited Silences" was performed by Ensemble Pi at APNM's concert at Tenri Cultural Institute, New York. featuring the winners of the 2013 Call for Scores Competition.
May 1st, 2013
"Ambiguities" was performed by Raimondas Sviackevičius at Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music, UK
Boston Metro Opera 2013 International Composers Competition - The piece "7 Solitary Songs" received the BMO Merit Award which recognizes works that demonstrate unusual content and a unique voice. It will be performed as a part of BMO regular season.
The piece "American Hodgepodge" received 3rd Prize - Lithuanian Composers Union Awards.
Creative residency at Millay Colony For The Arts (NY)
Barlow Endowment for Music Composition granted a commission to write a piece for The Harvard Trio.
March 1st and 3rd, 2012
"The Blue Of Distance" for a cappella choir is performed in New York by C4, The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective. Thursday, March 1st at 8 PM at The Church of St Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street. Saturday, March 3rd at 8 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
November 11th, 2011
Ping Pong Concerto for chamber orchestra and ping pong game was premiered in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Performers: St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Donatas Katkus, and ping pong players: composers Rytis Mažulis, Ričardas Kabelis, Mindaugas Urbaitis, Marius Salynas and soprano Sigutė Trimakaitė.
October 3rd, 2011
"Ab Initio" version for contrabassoon and tape was performed by Artūras Mykoliūnas at The Userdom Musik Festival, Germany
June 17th, 2011
Premiere of miniatures for piano solo "Impulses" (2007-2008) at Old First Church, San Francisco, CA performed by Lino Rivera.
June 5th, 2011
"The Blue of Distance" (2010) for choir a cappella is performed at The First International Contemporary Music Festival of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki in Krakow, Poland. Performers: The Silesian Philharmonic Choir, conductor Jaroslaw Wolanin.
"American Hodgepodge" (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and tape is now available for listening at radiOM.org.
May 21th, 2011
"Driving Force" was awarded the "Look&Listen" Composers Competition Prize (NYC). It will be performed at Chelsea Art Museum, NYC.
April 29th, 2011
Premiere of a collaborative piece with composer True Rosaschi "1+1=∞" for 2 cellos, piano, live electronics, tape and audio cubes. Performed by Neringa Butkutė (piano), Duo Violoncellissimo (Olga Veselina & Vadim Larchikov, Ukraine), True Rosaschi (live electronics and Audio Cubes) and Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (live electronics) during "Jauna Muzika" festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Žibuoklė Martinaitytė received the Other Minds Composer Fellowship. As a part of it, she premiered the piece "American Hodgepodge" on March 2nd at Meridian Gallery performed by Jill Heinke (flute), Jeffrey Anderle (bass clarinet), Elizabeth Choi (violin) and Hannah Addario-Berry (cello).
January - February 2011
Creative residency at MacDowell Colony for Artists in New Hampshire.
The piece "A Thousand Doors To The World" received the Lithuanian Composers Union Award as Best Orchestral Performance for 2009.
June - August 2010
Žibuoklė Martinaitytė takes part in the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's new commissioning initiative: Project 440. Find more information and read comments on the WQXR website.
July 18th, 2010
Performance of "Inhabited Silences" at the North Tahoe Music summer series (California) by the New Pacific Trio (Sonia Leong, Nina Flyer, Ann Miller)
"Driving Force" for accordion, trombone and tenor saxophone is released on a new CD "acCORPUS simulacrum" (Lithuanian new chamber music for accordion).
Watch this video of CD presentation.
June 13-20th, 2010
"Ambiguities" for solo accordion is one of the recommended pieces at the Val Tidone International Music Competition
June 11th, 2010
The USA premiere of "Completely Embraced by the Beauty of Emptiness" (2006) at the New Paths in Music festival
in New York City performed by The New Paths Chamber Ensemble, conductor David Allan Miller.
7: 30 pm on Friday, June 11 in Elebash Recital Hall, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, Manhattan. Preconcert talk starts at 6: 30 p.m.
March 23 – April 23, 2010
Žibuoklė Martinaitytė received an award for a creative residency at Aaron Copland house in Cortland Manor, NY. During the residency she worked on an upcoming new orchestral piece.
February 16th, 2010
Premiere of "Inhabited Silences" (2010) in Old First Church, San Francisco, CA by the New Pacific Trio (Sonia Leong, Nina Flyer, Ann Miller)
February 14th, 2010
Performance of "Continuity-Discontinuity (11:11-11:22)" (2008) in Trakai Castle, Lithuania by "Vilnius Bassoons" (Šarūnas Kačionas, Robertas Šidiškis, Arūnas Zujus, Artūras Mikoliūnas)
September 26th, 2009
Premiere of the orchestral piece "A Thousand Doors To The World" (2009) at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic by
The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Juozas Domarkas.
"A Thousand Doors To The World" was broadcast by the following radio stations:
Lithuanian National Radio, Saarländischer Rundfunk (Germany), Spanish Radio RNE (Radio Clasica, Sociedad Mercantil Estatal Radio Nacional de Espana), Croatian Radio HRTR (Hrvatska Radiotelevizija – Radio) (Croatia), Bulgarian Radio BNR (Balgarsko Nationalno Radio), Danish Radio DR, Polish Radio PR (Polskie Radio), Romanian Radio ROR (Societatea Romana de Radiodifuziune), Finnish Radio YLE 1, Swedish Radio SR (Sveriges Radio), Latvian Radio LR (Latvijas Radio), Estonian Radio (Eesti Raadio, Klaasikaraadio), Holland Radio NPO (Nederlandse Publieke Omroep), German Radio Deutschlandradio Kultur APM (American Public Media, SAINT PAUL, MN), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Classic FM)