"With no strings attached, it's more important to be oneself, than to be understood," claims composer Feliksas Bajoras. Even at this venerable age, he remains unpredictable and surprises listeners with his original takes on traditional genres and forms, and unique blend of folk music and contemporary expression. Suite of Stories for voice and piano, Vilnius Quartet-Diptych, Sonata for violin and piano Years Gone By, oratorio The Bell Raising, the opera Lamb of God, Missa in musica for ensemble, and Exodus I and II for symphony orchestra – in these and many other distinctive works, the composer reached the pinnacle of his consistent style. As befits a typical figure of an uncomprising outsider, Bajoras gives utmost tasks both to himself and to the performers of his music. "In my music, one phrase seems to end, but before it does, another sprouts up," says Bajoras. "Only a performer unfettered by routine, can catch this moment."