Ultra dinamica, a series of sound events presented by “Agharta”, is focussed on electronic and electro acoustic music, based on improvisation. Self-made electronics, vibrating acoustics, jerking strings, broken toys are just a few of the tools employed by the performers of this event series, inviting to delve into unique sound worlds.
Project space “Sodų 4” invites to the second event of this series, introducing sound artists Laurens van der Wee (project “Kelyje”, Utrecht, the Netherlands), Antanas Dombrovskij (project “Gana 2”, Vilnius, Lithuania) and Armantas Gečiauskas (project “Arma Agharta”, Panevėžys, Lithuania).
“In spring 2011, we rented a furnished apartment at Savičiaus gatvė. The title of Jack Kerouac’s book, that I found there, seemed appropriate to describe my attitude towards my music. I have a soft spot for Vilnius and Lithuania in general, and I’m really happy to return to this city to play something new and completely different.”
Laurens van der Wee operates between harsh noise and good odour, combining all kinds of tech-involved music projects, ranging from improvised music (Galm Quartet) via electronics (Tjong Pow) to installation art (Zoodio) and from building apps (Close Call) to music for dance (27), with presenting handmade soap on Lithuanian ceramics (Werfzeep).
„Gana 2“, http://antanasdombrovskij.tumblr.com
Antanas Dombrovskij is a sound artist who creates edgy and unpredictable sound structures while manipulating samples and modified synthesizers. The result is somewhere between noise, glitch, drone and musique concrete. His performances are based on broken rhythms and with every passage you are facing fresh and unexpected soundscapes. Antanas Dombrovskij’s music requires concentration, only through active listening his musical chaos proceeds into the solid, well-thought and surprising sound avalanche. It is common for the sound artist to drift among various genres and concepts, playing many roles in experimental electronic music scene from solo project “Gana2” to joint projects “Betoniniai Triušiai”, “Tiese” and “Twentytwentyone” (source: www.mic.lt).
„Arma Agharta“, http://www.arma.lt
Arma Agharta is the sound performance artist and promoter from Lithuania devoted to improvised and experimental music. Since 2006 he has organized more than a 100 events in Lithuania and did more than 300 performances all around the world: from Brazil to Philippines, from Siberia to California, from Greenland to Moldova. He has a versatile performing style which focuses on exploring the boundaries of sound and body, and his live shows mixes these two elements as well as surfs between a spontaneous farce and the performance with a ‘concentrated face expression.’ Electronic sound experiments are embroidered with noise, lo-fi, vintage synth music and heavy usage of vocals, which all becomes a part of ritualistic, weirdly performative action in which the artist embodies outer space creatures, armed with props recalling Soviet times (source: www.mic.lt).
This event is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association in collaboration with “Agharta”, with kind support by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and bar “Dėvėti”.