JAUNA MUZIKA FESTIVAL 2020

  • Aug. 3, 2020

Collectibles
3-6 of September
Arts Printing House | Šiltadaržio 6, Vilnius

The Jauna Muzika Festival that brings together sound art and performativity, visual art and experimental practices of new music offers fifteen events, inviting to explore the theme of Collectibles. 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 corrected by the quarantine, of some of the most adventurous, searching artists working in the world today. 


PROGRAMME

September 3

7pm Black Hall
VYTAUTAS V. JURGUTIS (LT)
“Elipses” for string quartet (2003) performed by the CHORDOS QUARTET (LT)
Performers: Ieva Sipaitytė (1st violin), Vaida Paukštienė (2nd violin), Robertas Bliškevičius (viola), Vita Šiugždinienė (cello)
LAURA STASIULYTĖ (LT)
“Intention to Remember” (video, 1999)
EYE GYMNASTICS (LT)
Experimental song duo. Performers: Gailė Griciūtė, Viktorija Damerell

9pm Cafeteria
CLOCKWORK GIUSEPPE (LT) (aka Ignas Juzokas)
Modular live improvisation

September 4

8pm Studio III
SHOLTO DOBIE (UK)
Improvisation for self-built pipe organ
RŪTA VITKAUSKAITĖ (LT)
“Sravati” for computer organ (world premiere / festival commission, 2020) performed by DAINIUS SVERDIOLAS (LT)

9pm Black Hall
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)

September 5

7pm Black Hall
RYTIS MAŽULIS (LT), canons for female voices
Karolis the King
Self-portrait
How Could I Possibly Know That?..
Open the Gate of Souls
The Dazzled Eye Lost Its Speech
Tranquility
Performed by New Mucic vocal ensemble Melos. Performers: Gabrielė Bilevičiūtė, Karolina Šaltmirytė, Karolina Macytė, Gabija Adamonytė

8pm Studio III
EDGARS RUBENIS (LV) & LAIVO TROUPE (LT)
“Durations of Objects” (2020).
Performers: Edgars Rubenis (electric guitar), Kazimieras Jušinskas (saxophones), Kristupas Gikas (flute, saxophone), Simonas Kaupinis (tuba), Dominykas Norkūnas (electric guitar, electric bass), Domantas Razmus (drums)

9pm Black Hall
JŪRA ELENA ŠEDYTĖ (LT)
“Ready When You Are” (world premiere / festival commission, 2020, LT/DK)

September 6

7pm Black Hall
ALANAS GURINAS (LT)
Performative sound art

8pm Studio III
SALA (LT)
Radios and table-top electronics

9pm Black Hall
VILNIAUS ENERGIJA (LT) audio-visual set
Performers: Žygimantas Kudirka, Adas Gecevičius
Video: Asta Ostrovskaja


The Jauna Muzika festival is organised by the Lithuanian Composers' Union, curated by Arturas Bumšteinas together with Indraja Vaitkūnaitė. The festival is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Vilnius City Municipality. Partners - Menų spaustuvė, WDR3, Vilniaus diena, and Caffeine.

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