Lina Lapelytė is a multi-dimensional artist who captures her creative ideas in many forms. Although she is a composer, sound artist, music performer and performance artist, she explores various forms of performance and examines social issues such as displacement, otherness, aging and gender. In this podcast we discuss her current projects, her creative process, ideas around her cultural identity and how she challenges concepts of engaging with her performers. We are in conversation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York City.
Podcast intro: Bronius Kutavičius Anno cum tettigonia from (Music Information Centre Lithuania, 2011), Silesian String Quartet: Marek Moś (violin), Arkadiusz Kubica (violin), Łukasz Syrnicki (viola), Piotr Janosik (cello). Compositions by Lina Lapelytė: The Trouble With Time, Lina Lapelytė, Pirouette, solo show at Rupert, Vilnius, 2017; Sunscreen Bossa Nova I from the album Sun & Sea (Marina) (Skira, 2019), Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė; Song of Exhaustion, Workaholic’s song I from the album Sun & Sea (Marina) (Skira, 2019), Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė; Hunky Bluff, Act I, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, 2014 (DAATA editions 2015); Vacationers’ Chorus I from the album Sun & Sea (Marina) (Skira, 2019), Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė; Turn Me On, Lina Lapelytė (music), Eglė Budvytytė (text), 2013; Mother Earth, Lina Lapelytė, live at Roberts Institute of Arts, London, 2014; Touch Me from Study of Slope, Lina Lapelytė, installation at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2021; Mute, Lina Lapelytė & Leafcutter John, live at Jauna muzika festival, 2011; Have a Good Day! choir from the LP Have a Good day! (Operomanija, 2018), Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė.