Linas Baltas (Balčiūnas) is one of the more active composers of the young generation, who has been working in quite diverse genres. In his work the composer devotes a great deal of attention to the structural aspect of composition; however, his music is characteristic for its effective sound and is 'democratic' in its own way. One of the most distinct opuses by the composer is “Arc” for a string orchestra, not once performed by the St. Christopher’s Chamber Orchestra.
Linas Baltas began to compose in 1993, with music for choirs and theatre performances. His first more significant works appeared in 2000-2003: the mystery-play "Incantations", "CV", "Cinema" and others. According to musicologist Viktorija Gurska, one of his most important works - "Arc" for chamber orchestra - reflects the young composer's most recent creative tendencies: minimalist treatment of form, rotational development of material, tonal scheme frequently based on circle of fifths, and predominantly homophonic polyphony. In some of his compositions, Linas Baltas uses a variety of symbolic formulas - e.g., the magic square "sator arepo tenet opera rotas" in the mystery-play "Incantations", and the BACH theme in "Rhythm Progression". In 2004-20012 he composed some compositions for chamber and symphony orchestras, exploring the areas of orchestral colour and searching for individual sound.