20.06 - 21.06.2014, 21:00-00:00
Program: [SOUND AROUND]
Project «SOUND SALUTE»
In the framework of “Cultural Night in Vilnius»
20th June, 2014
In the framework of “Cultural Night” event which will be held on June 20-21st in Vilnius Baltic Branch of National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad) and Centre for Contemporary Arts in Vilnius will present audiovisual installation “Sound Salute”.
Location: Center for Contemporary Art / Šiuolaikinio meno centras, Vilnius, Vokieciu 2
Organisers: Baltic branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad / Russia), Center for Contemporary Art (Vilnius / Lithuania)
Curator: Danil Akimov (BB NCCA, Kaliningrad)
Participants: Konstantin Trashenkov, Andrey Kolomytzev, Danil Akimov (Kaliningrad, Russia), Antanas Dombrovskij, Armantas Geciauskas, Ramunas Jaras (Vilnius, Lithuania), Yiorgis Sakellariou (GR/LT) Jonas Vandenbossche (BE)
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Kaliningrad region
Information about artists
Born in 1986 in Kaliningrad. Lives and works in Svetlogorsk. Konstantin is an artist, musician-percussionist, founder and member of a music group “Est nastroyenie”, “Temnoyamsk” project and a group of artistic initiatives L.E.S.
Born in 1959. A composer / sound artist in the field of experimental electronic music and multimedia. Developes mixed media approach combining digital technologies, musique concréte, self made electronic instruments and legacy analog synthesizers.
Born in 1976 in Kaliningrad. Sound artist, curator, DJ. Works in interdisciplinary fields of contemporary art, focusing on audio-visual installations and performances. One of the founders of the Membrana/Membranoids sound-art group since 1997.
Antanas Dombrovskij (aka Gana2)
In the scene of sound art and experimental music Antanas Dombrovskij is known for his numerous activities in different roles, various musical approaches, frequent and continuous collaborations. Because of extensive, masterly use of various digital and analogue equipment – from a sole and only laptop to a bunch of broken synthesizers, which have already become his stylistic trademark – Antanas’ performances bear an expressive lively character. In different musical contexts his sonic styles vary from ambient to drone, from abstract collages of glitchy electronica to savage electroacoustic impro patterns or something one could call noise – usually elements of these genres merge together in his compositions, shaping unique sonic textures. This is why his solo project Gana2 is always intriguing and never predictable.
The artist and curator from Vilnius, Lithuania. Armantas Geciauskas started in 2007, made over 80 shows in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Poland,Finland, Czech republic and Baltic states and released music on cassettes. Lo-fi aesthetics, sound adventures, drone mystique, outsider noise, hermitic moods and a ritualaction of Nature unknown – these are the key words that lead to his unique world that is shown on stage and in the music.
Yiorgis Sakellariou (aka Mecha/Orga)
A sound artist and composer working in the fields of electroacoustic music and phonography. In 2003 he launched the project “Mecha/Orga”, a vehicle for sonic exploration and research. Since then he has been active internationally being responsible for solo albums, having composed music for short films and theatrical performances, leading workshops and ceaselessly performing his music around the globe. His practice is founded on the digital manipulation of environmental recordings. His palette of sounds is all encompassing; from vibrating rail-tracks to refrigerators' static, and from noisy waterfalls to the humming of insects. He only performs in absolute darkness, fostering an all-inclusive and profoundly submerging sonic experience. Yiorgis Sakellariou is a member of the Athenian Contemporary Music Research Centre (founded by I. Xenakis) and the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. Since 2004 he has curated the label Echomusic. He had been recently living and working Klaipeda, Lithuania, for several years.
A Lithuanian performer, who is active in different arts, which are often considered as folk or tradtional, but in Ramūnas' interpretation they become something of a different nature. He produces various types of art and music, which are often tragically funny or intentionally bad. In any case, many people hate Jaras Ramūnas because he's not as good as them. Come to his "concert" or check out his site jaras.lt to make it sure.
Jonas Van den Bossche
Born in 1978. A guitarist currently based in Ghent, Belgium and Tallinn, Estonia. He tends towards minimalism (in life and music) and tries to use as few pedals as possible. He has been exploring noise, free jazz, and improvised music for well over a decade.