Rytis Ambrazevičius

Vilnius / Lithuania

He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2005. Professor at Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Member of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM), European Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) and Advisory Board of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies. Expert collaborating with several Lithuanian and European funds for scientific research. He graduated from the Vilnius University (1984, physicist). During a number of grants and residency programmes, he conducted scientific studies in Sweden (1995, 2001) and Norway (1997). He wrote two books entitled “Notation and Transcription of Ethnic Music” (1997) and “Psychological Aspects of Musical Scales” (2008). He is the author of more than 60 scientific papers. He presented his speeches at over 90 national and international conferences (USA, Japan, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Finland, UK, France). He gave lectures and conducted workshops in Finland, Norway, Poland, Italy, Estonia and Latvia. His research interests cover such fields as ethnomusicology, acoustics and psychology of music; performing traditional music (Lithuanian and other; presentation, styles, perception, transcription, transmission); cognitive psychology of music, speech acoustics, computational musicology. He is the leader of the Intakas folk music ensemble and Atalyja folk rock band. He has collaborated with the “Muzyka Kresów” Foundation since 1992.

During the OLDEST SONGS OF EUROPE FESTIVAL 2018, Rytis Ambrazevičius will conduct a workshop on traditional Lithuanian songs. Workshop participants: Zofia Bernad, Anna Jakowska, Barbara Kusińska, Zuzanna Lelek, Hanna Linkowska and Zuzanna Pastuszenko will then perform together with Rytis Ambrazevičius during the concert on 6th October 2018.

Rytis Ambrazevičius
© Crossroads Centre 2018
Photo: Roman Reinfuss (from the collection of Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok)