Commissioned by the IX M.K. Čiurlionis International Piano and Organ Competition
Sukurta IX M.K. Čiurlionio tarptautinio pianistų ir vargonininkų konkurso užsakymu.
There is hardly anything that provokes one's creative imagination more than reading the dictionary. As it often happens in my creative life, I found the idea for this piece when encountering a definition of the word. The term phantasmagoria has several meanings that indicate a quick and constantly shifting succession of fantastical things such as optical effects and illusions. Here is a definition most relevant to this piece: Phantasmagoria is a series of real or imagined events that change quickly, one following the other as in a dream..."
This constant rapid shifting of elements became the main focus of the piece.