Arturas Bumšteinas

Year of publication: 2019
Record company: Operomanija
Record company contacts:, +370 616 30814

Duration: 96′35″
Price: 25.00 €
Media: LP

The audio performance Audiokaukas by a Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas (b. 1982) was inspired by books published by Eridanas Publishers in the Science Fiction Golden Series and the programme “Videokaukas” broadcast on Lithuanian TV in 1990. The author of the performance devoted several years to reading the books from the series and watched the films demonstrated in the programme “Videokaukas”. He drew the inspiration for the script from more than a hundred books read and films watched.   

The script of the Audiokaukas is a peculiar concentrate of fantasy literature in the form of a story combined using collage principle. It is an episode of several days and nights in the life of a young talented chef, Denisas. At the beginning, the protagonist’s everyday life is depicted in fragments, presenting his extrovert, hedonistic character (Denisas = Greek Dionysos). The defining moment in the story occurs when Denisas, cooking one of his dishes, suffers food poisoning caused by false morel (Lat. Gyromitra esculenta). However, the effects of poisoning do not manifest at once; they are gradually revealed to the listeners of the performance. 

Script, music and mixing by Arturas Bumšteinas.

Voice actors:
Vytautas Tinteris (Denisas Denisovas)
Šarūnas Nakas (Apolonijus Polonskis)
Svetlana Bagdonaitė (Narrator)
Birutė Mar (Narrator’s daughter)
Karina Metrikytė (Host of the radio show)
Irmantas Jankaitis (Gyromitra Esculenta)
Benas Šarka (Fuzzy)
Armantas Gečiauskas (Ambassador)
Mikas Žukauskas (Ambassador’s interpreter)
Aušrinė Benedikt (Jūratė)
Vidmina Stasiulytė (Justė)
Marija Rasa Kudabaitė (Jurga)
Šalnė Bučiūtė (Cita)
Audrius Pocius (Friend)
Žilvinas Andriušis (Librarian)
Nick Bastis (Commander)

Eglė Janauskaitė (flute)
Dovydas Stalmokas (saxophone)
Dominykas Vyšniauskas (trumpet, horns)
Laimonas Masevičius (tuba)
Gailė Griciūtė (piano)
Arnas Mikalkėnas (accordion)
Tadas Žukauskas (violin)
Kęstutis Pleita (viola)

Singers: Svetlana Bagdonaitė, Gabrielė Griciūtė
Choir: Aušrinė Benedikt, Vidmina Stasiulytė, Šalnė Bučiūtė
Foley performer Benas Šarka

Recorded at the Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator in 2014
Recording engineer Ramūnas Jasutis
Mastering by Arūnas Zujus

Sleeve notes by Edvardas Šumila
Lithuanian proofreading by Aušra Gapsevičienė
Translation into English by Martynas Aleksa

Design by Vytautas Volbekas

Produced by Operomanija


Disk #1

  1. A 1376′



  2. B 1387′

Disk #2

  1. C 52′



  2. D 100′

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