About

The Jauna Muzika Festival that brings together sound art and performativity, visual art and experimental practices of new music returns on September 3‒6, 2020, and offers fifteen events, inviting to explore the theme of “Collectibles.”

The festival roster features artists whose work is conceptually related to the practices of sonic experiences, memory, documentation of corporeal gestures and their translation into sound. They will present works, in which various means of knowledge accumulation become rethought in the context of a musical work conceived as a subjective archive. Conventional concert appearance gives way to theatrical stage presence; gestures are perceived through the medium of sound; and the sounds reach us not only from the outside world but also from our echoic memory. The festival audience will have yet another opportunity to collect aural experiences together with the featured artists whose collections of physical and virtual storage formats will be showcased in performances, concerts and video screenings.

The theme of this year’s edition invites us to explore the multitudinous diversity of experimental music, without drawing distinctions between electronic and acoustic music, and introduces our carefully selected collection, albeit somewhat limited due to the quarantine, of some of the most adventurous, searching artists working in the world today. The four-day-long festival will be held at the Arts Printing House, each night filling different combinations of spaces with individual visions of music.

EYE GYMNASTICS (LT)

VYTAUTAS V. JURGUTIS (LT)

CLOCKWORK GIUSEPPE (LT)

AUGUSTĖ VICKŪNAITĖ (LT)

RŪTA VITKAUSKAITĖ (LT)

Contacts

Festivalis Jauna Muzika 
Lietuvos Kompozitorių Sąjunga
Mickevičiaus g. 29, LT-08117, Vilnius

Kuratorius

Arturas Bumšteinas
bumsteinas@gmail.com
Tel. +370 689 19228

Ko-kuratorė

Indraja Vaitkūnaitė
indraja.vaitkunaite@gmail.com
Tel. +370 620 76507

Sponsors

Programme

 

2020 09 03

LAURA STASIULYTĖ (LT)

Intention to Remember (video, 1999)

EYE GYMNASTICS (LT)

Experimental song duo

VYTAUTAS V. JURGUTIS (LT)

Elipses for string quartet (2003) performed by the CHORDOS QUARTET (Lithuania)

CLOCKWORK GIUSEPPE (LT)

Modular live improvisation

 

2020 09 04

AUGUSTĖ VICKŪNAITĖ (LT) AND NINA GUO (USA)

have got so much to tell you but I just don’t know how to begin for reel-to-reel tapes and recorders (Lithuania / Germany), performing with soprano NINA GUO (USA)

RŪTA VITKAUSKAITĖ (LT)

Sravati for computer organ (world premiere / festival commission, 2020) performed by DAINIUS SVERDIOLAS (LT)

JONAS JURKŪNAS (LT)

Collection #2, acousmatic piece for synthesizer collection (world premiere / festival commission, 2020)

JOKŪBAS ČIŽIKAS (LT)

Pareidolic Bodies for Kala Sound System (world premiere / festival commission, 2020)

 

2020 09 05

SEBASTIAN BUCZEK (PL)

Solo performance, using DIY records and a humanoid partner

EDGARS RUBENIS (LV) & LAIVO TROUPE (LT)

Durations of Objects (2020)

BASTARD ASSIGNMENTS (UK)

Performing:

THICK AND TIGHT „A Happy Birthday

TIM CAPE „Sugar Cage

CAITLIN ROWLEY „Quiet Songs

JOSH SPEAR „Feed

2020 09 06

ALANAS GURINAS (LT)

Performative sound art

SALA (LT)

Radios and table-top electronics

JŪRA ELENA ŠEDYTĖ (LT)

Ready When You Are (world premiere / festival commission, 2020, Lithuania / Denmark)

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL (PL)

Performing:

REMIGIUSZ MAZUR-HANAJ Silent Prayer

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Geranoi I / Γερανοί I (Hommage à Zygmunt Krauze)

TADEUSZ SIELANKA Mazurka in C

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Geranoi II / Γερανοί II

TADEUSZ SIELANKA Tiers Monde

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Geranoi III / Γερανοί III

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Il Combatimento di Gaca e Meto

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Viglid

RADICAL POLISH ANSAMBL Union Mazurka