Research

Dr Titas Petrikis is a part-time Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University and Vilnius University. He lectures on a range of subjects at Undgraduate level from Music Composition through Film Music History, Composition for Film, TV and Theatre.

His research is mainly practice-based and is focused on composition for the moving image. His interdisciplinary experience in History and International Relations also brings interest in research the links between music and social science, politics and culture studies.

Titas has made presentations of his research at international conferences and master classes at European and American universities. If you are considering undertaking a postgraduate research in a related area, or simply would like to cooperate on joint research programs, do get in touch at infoattitasmusic [dot] com

Here below is the bibliography of his main publications:

  1. Petrikis, T., 2010 (2008). Contemporary Changes in Treating Music and Sound in Films // Before and After Music. Proceedings from the 10th International Congress on Musical Signification. Ed by Lina Navickaite-Martinelli. – Acta Semiotica Fennica XXXVII, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Teatre, Umweb Publications, International Semiotics Institute: Vilnius, Helsinki, Imatra, 2010, p. 500-506. ISBN 978-9986-503-93-4.
  2. Petrikis, T., 2014. Music Textbook for 9th Grade// Interactive Timeline, Sviesa: Kaunas. ISBN 978-5-430-06367-2.
  3. Petrikis T. ‚Creating a New Sound World for Dracula (1931)‘, in Phillip Drummond (ed.), The London Film and Media Reader 3: The Pleasures of the Spectacle, London: The London Symposium, 2015, ISBN 978-0-9573631-5-1.
  4. Petrikis, T., 2015. ‘Creating a New Soundtrack for Dracula (Browning 1931) in The New Soundtrack, Vol 5 No 1, p35-54, Edinburgh University Press, Sept 2015 

Testimonials

Titas is an imaginative and skilled composer who possesses a wide range of musical styles combined with a real understanding of how music and images come together.  His energy and talent are put to good use in any project her undertakes.

Prof. Stephen Deutsch

The music is an organical part of this excellently done short film. Patrikis masters the connection between picture and sound in a highly sensitive way. The orchestral score produces a strong atmosphere and draws the audience into the film, being an essential part of the narrative. We'd love to hear this composer's music performed by a real orchestra.

Jury's statement (Peer Raben Award, 2009)

We have worked with Titas on several films together, and I enjoyed his creativity, committment, and ability to achieve cohesion between music and visuals. The music by Titas enhance the film and find the right dramatic moments in the plot, therefore it is my pleasure to promote this composer for various type media projects.

Film Director Nick Calori (London)