Audio-visual project Metroscan will pulse in the arteries of Asian metropolises

  • May 13, 2015

Metroscan is an audio-visual postindustrial performance created by 2 leading Lithuanian sound and video artists Vytautas V. Jurgutis and Vaclovas Nevčesauskas. Special extended version of Metroscan created for tour in Asia including live performances at the OCT-LOFT in Shenzhen, China on May 15th and at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in Hong Kong on May 17th. The first performance of Metroscan will become a part of the non-mainstream music event Tomorrow Festival which covers various styles of music, including experimental, rock, avant-garde, free jazz and world and implies the longing for new things and more possibilities. While the second performance will be held during the audio-visual performance series Subliminal Lounge #03: SONICITY that explores the depth of our cities with sound and moving images.

The title of the work has derived from Metro, Metropolis, Metronome and similar meanings. These many-sided concepts are digitally objectified and originally developed in the Metroscan. The project is based on a purely digital aesthetics where specially generated visual structures and diligent images interflow and interact with sophisticated electronic music. Endless layers and textures of purely digital sound balanced on the edge of audibility, peculiar and diverse rhythms – all that represents so-called neogard style of Vytautas V. Jurgutis’ music which is easily recognized in this project.

Both artists, working in different fields of the art and with different materials, managed to obtain solid, entirely integral and all-in-one artistic result in this project. Inspired by digital era, the project truly reflects post-urban spirit of nowadays.

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