We are happy to announce Kintai.Kitaip, a sound art project starting on the 18th of July, co-produced by Kintai Arts and Music Information Center Lithuania inviting two sound artists, Marija Rasa Kudabaitė (LT/BE) and Audrius Šimkūnas (LT) to spend two weeks in Kintai arts residency during which, while using using various recording and sound processing techniques, they will create quadrophonic sound sculptures, exploring natural and cultural landscape of Kintai.
The works will be presented in two public events:
30.07.2022, 20h00, Kintai Lutheran Church,
01.08.2022, 19h00, Composer’s Union, Vilnius. Invited guest for the concert in Vilnius – experimental and acousmatic music composer Yiorgis Sakellariou.
Marija Rasa Kudabaitė is a musician and sound artist from Lithuania, living and working in Brussels. Her music centers around her interest in sound spatiality, as well as in sonic fragility and structure that arises out of textural subtleties. Currently, she is continuing working on series of acousmatic pieces for multichannel speakers system that she has begun to develop during her studies at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. These fixed media pieces - sonic landscapes emerging out of delicate noises, electronic sounds, and field recordings from the extremely quiet places, attentively put together by using a micro montage technique.
Audrius Šimkūnas (aka Sala) has been working in the field of sound art for more than 15 years. He is interested in sound, recorded outside recording studio, or, in other words, field recordings. Audrius Šimkūnas is the founder of the free-form performance ensemble “Sala”, initiated in 1994. In his solo work Audrius Šimkūnas is interested in quiet sounds, also sounds inaudible without special technical means. In addition to collecting sound from the environment, local sounds and the documentation of sound maps, the artist organizes sound walks, sound art workshops, and conversations about acoustic ecology. A special place in his practice is devoted to sounds, inaudible to human ears, but those heard using non-traditional technical means: underwater microphones, contact microphones, seismic sensors, electromagnetic field antennas. All this helps to reveal the inaudible world around us.
Project is sponsored by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Partner: Lithuanian Composers’ Union.