December 17th, 2020

Žibuoklė was a guest on the radio show/podcast “Garso ekspedicija” dedicated to her music.

December 5th, 2020

“Nunc fluens. Nunc stans” premiere at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, Lithuania. Performed by Pavel Giunter (percussion) and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Vilmantas Kaliūnas. Concert is streamed at 12 PM EST through the Digital Hall of the National Philharmonic.

October 30th, 2020

“Flashes of Illuminations” premiere by the pianist Max Lifchitz as a part of a program “Women of Note!”. The concert will be streamed at 4PM EST here.

October 27th, 2020

“Chiaroscuro Trilogy” performance at the “Gaida” festival at the Lithuanian National Philharmonie. Performed by Petras Geniušas (piano) and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Karolis Variakojis. POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 8th

October 17th, 2020

“Solastalgia” premiere at the fesitval “Muzikos ruduo” at the Energetikos ir technikos muziejus, Vilnius, Lithuania. Performed by the ensemble “Synaesthesis”, conductor Karolis Variakojis.

October 14th, 2020

“Driving Force” performance at the fesitval “Muzikos ruduo” at Energetikos ir technikos muziejus, Vilnius, Lithuania.

September 23rd, 2020

“In Search of Lost Beauty” is performed at the festival “Permainu Muzika” in Klaipėda by the ensemble FortVio.

July 18th, 2020

“Sielunmaisema”, Part I “Spring” is performed as a part of the program “Esamasis Laikas” for live musicians and dancers at the festival “Klaipėdos muzikos pavasaris” in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Performers: Mindaugas Bačkus (cello) and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, choreography by Aušra Krasauskaitė.

July 11th, 2020

Žibuoklė participated in the online project “The Art of Virus” and composed a short piece “On the Threshold”. Listen to the performance by Canadian violinist Atis Bankas.

July 10th, 2020

“Heights and Depths of Love” is performed by pianist Sarah Cahill as a part of the online event  “The Future is Female: In Conversation and Performance”.

June 14th, 2020

“Abyssal Zone” premiere by Bang On A Can All Stars with contrabassist Robert Black at the Bang On A Can Marathon. The Marathon is streamed live and “Abyssal Zone” will be performed between 4 PM to 5 PM EST.

May 31st, 2020

KALBA premiere for viola and electronics. Performed by Karen Bentley Pollick via live streaming event “New Works for Violin/Viola and Electronics” at Stanford University, CCRMA.

April 21st, 2020

“Sielunmaisema” was awarded as the best piece of 2019 in the orchestral category by the Lithuanian Composers Union.

April 9th, 2020

Žibuoklė was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation! 

March 22nd, 2020

"Sort Sol” premiere of the string orchestra version by the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, conductor Chris Whittaker, at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

March 21st, 2020

“Sort Sol” premiere of the string orchestra version by the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, conductor Chris Whittaker, at the Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran in New York.

March 16th, 2020

“Flashes of Illumination” premiere by pianist Max Lifchitz as a part of his program “Women of Note” at the National Opera Center in New York.

March 9th, 2020

Žibuoklė receives the Lithuanian Government Award at the ceremony at the Palace of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in Vilnius.

February 29th, 2020

“Chant des Voyelles” performance by Volti, conductor Robert Geary at the Hillside Club, Berkley, CA.

February 28th, 2020

“Chant des Voyelles” performance by Volti, conductor Robert Geary at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco, CA.

January 2020

“Millefleur” for symphony orchestra was released on the CD “Zoom in 13” by the Lithuanian Music Information Center. The CD is available to listen online.

December 2019

“Driving Force” for accordion, trombone and tenor saxophone was selected by the Score Follower for their Youtube Channel.

December 2019

“Louder-Quieter” for brass trio was released on the CD “Louder-Quieter” by the Sonum Brass Trio. CD is available here.

November 22th, 2019

“Sielunmaisema” performed by cellist Mindaugas Bačkus and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, conductor Normunds Šne at the festival “Iš Arti” in Kaunas, Lithuania.

November 18th, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” performance by pianist Sarah Cahill at the University of Iowa as a part of the program “The Future is Female”.

November 16th, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” performance by pianist Sarah Cahill at the Carolina Performing Arts in Chapel Hill, NC as a part of the program “The Future is Female”.

October 26th, 2019

US premiere of “In Search of Lost Beauty…” at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Studio in Oakland, California. Performers: Karen Bentley Pollick (violin), Monica Scott (violoncello), Marja Mutru (piano). Ticket info.

October 25th, 2019

US premiere of “In Search of Lost Beauty…” at the CCRMA Stage(Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford University, California. Performers: Karen Bentley Pollick (violin), Monica Scott (violoncello), Marja Mutru (piano).

October 25th, 2019

“Incessant Confluences” performed by Laura Falzon (flute) and Nathan Buckner (piano) at the festival “Sound of Change” at the Churcill College, University Of Cambridge, UK.

October 19th, 2019

“SAUDADE” for symphony orchestra premiere at the festival “Gaida” in Vilnius, Lithuania. Performed by the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karolis Variakojis.

September 20th, 2019

“Sielunmaisema” premiere at the festival “Permainų muzika” in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Performed by Mindaugas Bačkus (cello) and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hartmut Rohde.

August 3rd, 2019

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs "Heights and Depth of Love" at the 16th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival, California.

July 14th, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” performance by pianist Sarah Cahill at the “Flower Piano”, Botanical gardens, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

June 21st, 2019

The CD “In Search of Lost Beauty…” was awarded 2 gold medals for Best Composer and Best Album at the  “Global Music Awards”.

June 21th, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” performance by pianist Sarah Cahill at the “Garden of Memory”, Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, California

June 12th, 2019

Žibuoklė participates for 2 1/2 hours on the radio show “Lithuania Reprise” on “Classical Discoveries” with Marvin Rosen on WPRB, Priceton, NJ. Listen to the show here.

April 27th, 2019

“Millefleur” for symphony orchestra was awarded as one of the best pieces of 2018 by the Lithuanian Composers Union. The award had a poetic wording “for chiaroscuro in orchestral music”.

April 26th, 2019

The choral piece “The Blue of Distance” was released as a part of the VOLTI CD “the color of there seen from here” on the Innova label. It is available on all major platforms including Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

April 27th, 2019

“Attention! High Tension” was performed by the 5th Wave Collective as a part of the concert “Shatter the Heavens: A Response to Gun Violence in Chicago” in Curtiss Hall, Chicago.

April 14th, 2019

Žibuoklė was interviewed by Sarah Cahill for the “Revolutions Per Minute” at KALW, San Francisco public radio.

April 12th, 2019

Žibuoklė was interviewed by John Schaefer for New Sounds at WNYC. #4225.

April 10th, 2019

“Louder-Quieter” was performed by Sonum Brass Trio in Klaipėda, Lithuania

April 2019

Žibuoklė was awarded a residency at the Aaron Copland House in NY.

March 25th, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” (1st movement) is performed by the pianist Sarah Cahill at Bowling Green State University, New Music Festival as a part of the program “The Future is Female”.

March 22, 2019

“Heights and Depths of Love” (1st movement) is performed by the pianist Sarah Cahill at the Detroit Institute of Arts as a part of the program “The Future is Female”.

March 18th, 2019

“Stay where you are”, a collaboration with the filmmaker Anna Pasztor will be premiered at the Experimental Intermedia in New York.

March 7th, 2019

The CD “In Search Of Lost Beauty…” release party at The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York.

March 1st, 2019

The CD “In Search Of Lost Beauty…” has been released on Starkland Records. It is available on Amazon.

February, 2019

Žibuoklė was awarded a fellowship for the residency at the MacDowell Colony.

January, 2019

Starkland records announced the CD “In Search of Lost Beauty” release. Watch a video and pre-order CD here.

November 30th, 2018

Žibuoklė participates in the Composers Now Dialogues No. 4 with composers Courtney Bryan and Felipe Lara at the Steinway Hall, New York.

November 9th, 2018

Premiere of orchestral piece “Millefleur” at the festival “Iš arti” in Kaunas, Lithuania. Performers: Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martynas Staškus.

October 14th, 2018

Premiere of “Heights and Depths of Love” (1st movement) at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks performed by pianist Sarah Cahill.

July 2018

2 video clips by filmmaker Mikas Žukauskas for the CD “Horizons” released by the Lithuanian Music Information Center. Read press release here. Watch interview with Žibuoklė and the official CD trailer.

July 3rd, 2018

“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by Karen Bentley Pollick at CINETic in Bucharest, Romania.

June 3rd, 2018

“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at the Female Composers’ Festival at SPECTRUM, Brooklyn.

May 2018

“Chiaroscuro Trilogy” was released as a part of a promotional CD “Zoom 12: New Art Music from Lithuania”.

May 6th, 2018

Premiere of the “Chants des Voyelles” by VOLTI at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), CA.

May 4th, 2018

Premiere of the “Chants des Voyelles” by VOLTI at Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco, CA

April 2018

Creative residency at the Willapa Bay Artist residency program in Washington State

February 24th, 2018

CD “Horizons” release presentation at the International Book Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania

February 24-25, 2018

“The Blue of Distance” is performed by the Inversion Ensemble as a part of a program “Colors Harmonic” in Georgetown and Austin, Texas

January 2018

My first solo CD “Horizons” is released by the Lithuanian Music Information Center. Read press release, more information about it and order here.

January 30th, 2018

The premiere of the collaborative project with Ami Yamasaki at the Composers Now Festival. The Jazz Gallery, New York City.

December 2017

“The Blue Of Distance” was awarded the Sylvia Goldstein Award by the Aaron Copland House.

October 21st, 2017

The premiere of “Chiaroscuro Trilogy” for piano and string orchestra at the “Gaida” festival at the National Philharmonic. Performed by pianist Gabrielius Alekna and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Robertas Šervenikas

October 16th- November 16th, 2017

The collaborative installation “Vanishing Lands (M-Islands)" was chosen by the Human Impacts Institute as a part of their Creative Climate Awards exhibition at the Taipei Economic and cultural Office in New York.

June 2017

“Serenity Diptychs” is released as a digital single and available for purchase or streaming on all major platforms including Amazon, Google play, Spotify, Tidal and iTunes.

May 19th, 2017

Premiere of “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” for 2 pianists and 2 percussionists at the “Look+Listen” festival     BRIC House, Brooklyn. Performed by "Yarn/Wire".

April 11th, 2017

“Serenity Ditpychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick as a part of a program “Visonuality” at CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, Stanford University.

April 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 Lost 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. 

Watch preview

September 28rd, 2016

“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at SPECTRUM, New York as a part of her intriguing program “Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity 2016”.

September 22nd, 2016

“Serenity Diptychs” is performed by violinist Karen Bentley Pollick at the festival “Music of Changes” in Klaipėda, Lithuania

June 23rd, 2016

Premiere 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.

January, 2016

My collaborative project “Vanishing Lands” with True Rosaschi was a recipient of the New Works Program residency at Harvestworks, New York. The project will be realized in early 2017.

December, 2015

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.

October, 2015

Creative residency at the Blue Mountain Center, NY

July-September 2015

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 2014

Creative residency at Wildacres, North Carolina

October 4th, 2014

Premiere 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

February 2013

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.

October 2012

The piece "American Hodgepodge" received 3rd Prize - Lithuanian Composers Union Awards.

September 2012

Creative residency at Millay Colony For The Arts (NY)

August 2012

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.

June 2011

"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.

March 2011

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.

October 2010

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)

June 2010

"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
in Italy.

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)


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