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Jauna Muzika 2020 “Collectibles#1” September 3‒6, 2020 Arts Printing House, Vilnius Jauna Muzika Festival presents artists working with sound and music as a form of experimental art. It is one of the oldest and most changed music festivals in Lithuania, founded in 1992. As the concept of music changed, maintaining its relevance so did the


Ellipses for string quartet (2003) Referring to an ellipse as a mathematical or geometrical term, the title denotes a certain trajectory, which is consistently reflected in the work’s macro- and microstructures, thereby affecting most of its musical parameters. It also alludes to yet another, linguistic, term of an ellipsis – a rhetorical omission of words


Intention to Remember is one of Laura Stasiulytė’s performative video artworks, in which the artist tries to retrieve her memory of the songs and sings them here and now, sitting in the kitchen, without any preliminary rehearsals or scripts, but with all lost words, stanzas, and abundant pauses – her attempts to remember. The duration


Eye Gymnastics is a stage name of Viktorija Damerell and Gailė Griciūtė. The artists collaborate in creating experimental music performances, which often feature verbal instructions used in eye gymnastics and mindfulness meditation, as well as verbal healing charms. In their vocal explorations, sensual timbres merge with mental voyages, hypnosis and the echoes of pop music.


Clockwork Giuseppe (aka Ignas Juzokas) is a Lithuanian sound designer, techno producer and theatre composer. At the festival he will improvise on modular synthesizer.


Sholto Dobie was born in Edinburgh and lives in Vilnius. He works with sound, music and performances as well as organising events and exhibitions. Recent audio works include Preambula, Amplify Festival: quarantine (2020) and House Flood, WEST, Den Haag (2020), and performances at Counterflows Festival, Glasgow (2019) and Hoolie-gool-ooo-ooo, Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2018). He has


Sravati is a Sanskrit word that is related to Lithuanian verb ‘srovena,’ which means ‘it is flowing / running.’ The structure of this piece is a flow – from one section to another, interchanging between small and narrow, wide and powerful currents. Those currents are of mind, or sound and air (and there is a


Collection #2 (2020) is an acousmatic composition for which sounds were sourced from the composer’s collection of synthesizers. All the synthesizers, heard in this piece, were made in the post-Soviet Eastern Bloc. Jonas Jurkūnas (b. 1978) is a composer keen on discovering and exploiting very different layers of musical creativity, from academic to pop and


“Pareidolic Bodies” (2020) is an art research project touching on the issues of electromagnetic pollution, radiation, sonic weapons, and sound healing. In his work, the composer employs mind-altering structures of sound frequencies, various scientific and technological methods borrowed from research on the magnetic fields emanating from organs of the human body, such as the heart


Canons for female voices by Lithuanian composer Rytis Mažulis will be performed by New Music vocal ensemble Melos. The girls‘ vocal ensemble Melos was formed in 2014 and performs contemporary music often collaborating with artists from various fields and initiating unconventional creative projects. The ensemble has collaborated with choreographer Giedre Jankauskienė, theater director Saulė Degutytė,


Edgars Rubenis’ composition “Durations of Objects” (2020) prescribes an investigative setting for exploration of possible links between the worlds of everyday and music. Guided by unconditional curiosity, the piece develops both nature and duration of its sound materials in close dialogue with everyday objects. Arising from a series of experimental study-pieces for solo performer, the


“Ready When You Are” (2020). “Our every conscious action or experience is based on movement,” claims Jūra Elena Šedytė. “Intentional action is also necessary for the production and propagation of sound, for which we use our bodies.” In her solo performance, which combines music, movement and visuals, Šedytė explores human body – primarily, her own


In his electroacoustic work, Alanas Gurinas uses various ready-made objects in combination with DIY instruments and manipulates the sound material arising from this junction. At Jauna Muzika he will perform live on his DIY instrument ‘Concordesonic’, which is an electronically prepared bicycle.


I have been active in the field of sound art and field recordings for more than fifteen years but it was not until 1994 that I became involved with more ‘conventional’ music. Among the groups, with which I played at that time, there was a free-form performance collective called SALA, with which we have made


Vilniaus energija is a duo of avant-garde rap and interactive poetry performer Žygimantas Kudirka-Mesijus and experimental jazz and electronic music creator Adas Gecevičius. The visual part is taken care of by visual artist Asta Ostrovskaya. Taking advantage of legal loopholes, this group of creators has officially registered the name of the famous Lithuanian energy corporation


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