MORESTATE LAB, United Kingdom
MorestateLab is an audiovisual collective providing Interactive installations, video mapping projections and live performances in a new and exciting way. With their wide range of skills and each of them having unique qualities they make a very effective team spanning a wide range of activities all of them within the AV world, such as site specific audiovisual installations, video mapping projections and lighting sculptures.
Always an I, never a one
A group of visual artists, architects, musicians and sound composers that during collaboration at Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, a non profit organisation run by Kirsten Dehlholm, have produced the installation ‘Always an I, never a one’. With this installation we intend to invite the public to participate and to explore the perception of intimacy.
Noise Ladder is art project created by Nicolas Lafay in 2015. It explores the field of noise music through performances which confront body with technology and cassette records. The name was inspired by Jacob’s ladder, the famous moog filter technology as well the chimney sweeps. Nicolas Lafay is a sound artist and electronic designer born in Savoy, France. He studied fine art in the Art school of Grenoble (France) and has run many music projects from experimental music to breakcore/hardcore since 10 years. In 2012 he started to develop his own electronic instruments and currently he is performing with a home made modular synthesizer. He released in 2016 a cassette tape designed by Marija Laura Balčiūnaitė call ‘“LYA” on the label Electron Emitter: http://www.electronemitter.net/releases/noise-ladder-ilya/ Nicolas divides his time in making noise, teaching video to the kids, reading philosophy and studying Torah. He is working and living in Vilnius.
30-minute performance Hereafter prepared for the special space by butoh dance theatre OKARUKAS has elements of science fiction. It tells an abstract story about a small group of people here and now. It is unclear where they came from; they have no memory of who they are, what happened, why they are here, why they cannot remember anything and, most importantly, what will happen next…
Electron Emitter Records, Lithuania
Eksperimental electronica creating hypnotic soundscapes. live performance, using different kinds of vintage and modern electronic music devices to create a unique alchemic sound. Throuh their music the whole Concept stage idea and body was born.
Baletas JUMS is a group of professional ballet dancers working in the National Opera and Ballet Theatre who joined their talents to realise as many new projects as possible. The main goal is to demonstrate classical ballet in different locations outside the limits of a theatre stage, promote this art form and make it available to a wider audience. All dancers have been dancing for the main part of their lives. They love and respect ballet, create their own choreography and adaptations of the most famous parts of various spectacles.
start Fm, Lithuania
Audio theatre, third time attending Yaga festival. Young and professional theatre artists creates a unique sound and literature experience. The project was born in Start FM radio in 2014. “Bilietų nėra” team is actively taking part in international sound art and radio drama festivals such as “Prix Marulic”, “Prix Nova”, “Float”. In 2016 radio drama “Metamorphosis” was awarded the II place prize at international radio drama festival “Another part of the island” (UK). In 2017 radio drama “Bread” had received the II place prize at international radio drama festival “Let us listen to the moon” (UK).
Auren is a project of Lithuanian based atmospheric music composer. He uses organic samples and electronic textures to tell stories with his sound
Electron Emitter, Lithuania
Vytautas Juozėnas is a Vilnius-based media artist who named himself after the Soviet vacuum radio tube 6P3S. The artist prefers deep techno rhythms enriched with a round bass sound and synthesized using modular synthesizers of his own making.
Julija Skudutytė ir Mindaugas Skudutis
The main material used for the kinetic installation is mirror. Its shapes are clean-cut and geometrical. The installation integrated outdoors creates dissonance. Its constant motion and rotation in circles creates distorted space for the viewer. Reflections and light, smooth surfaces, precision shapes and their integration with the environment give rise to inspiration and constant interest.
“Cosmonautication project” pradėjo vystytis susitikus dviems elektroninės muzikos DJ entuziastams kosmonautams Ma Banga ir Ted_d. Jie lyg iš skirtingų elektroninio skambesio galaktikų. Ma Banga senas reiveris, skraidantis Techno acid, Detroit techno, o kartais ir IDM platybėse. Ted_d senas Dub, Drum&Bass, Jungle, Break Core stilių pasekėjas ir lūžtančių ritmų platintojas. Abu atlikėjai senai degė noru ne tik išreikšti save grodami kitų kurtą muziką, bet ir realizuoti savas muzikines mintis, bei idėjas. Įdomybė buvo sujungti skirtingus skonius, skirtingas manieras, skirtingus stilius ir muzikinį charakterį. Rezultatas labai įdomus, labai kitoks. Nieks netiki, kad galima sujungti Acid melodijas su Drum&Bass ir Break core ritmika. O visgi galima, ir labai sėkmingai muzikos visatoje. Todėl jų kūryboje juntama įvairių stilių jungtis, orientuota į judesį, į šokio meditaciją, į skrydį skirtingomis galaktikomis.
MPD-Aum is a project of graphic artist Sigita Meslinaitė – creation of decorations and installations open to innovation and different technological solutions. Bright fluorescent colours, interesting lighting, projections or luminous installations are all in the pieces created by MPD-Aum.
A melomaniac dj that will present his unique vinyl collection as a DJ and will create an instalation. A secret fairytale house with old vinyl fairytales.
Mixing various types of electronic music. Through mixing techniques and selection he is trying to make a unique atmosphere for the listener.
Robis Balčiūnas is a new and very curious enthusiast of light objects, lost in the infinity of mirrors and on a path toward a unique light solution. Once you are under his spell, expect illusion and confusion but fear not as all roads lead to light.
Rees Archibald is an artist, born in Australia and currently living in Lithuania. Originally a saxophone player, he spent several years in Japan studying traditional Zen music. Later, working with composers Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila and David Behrman, he studied electronic music composition. He is interested in how complex simple things can be, and in trying to hear the inner essence of objects.
Sent to warn people of an impending storm, the Thunder Goat (lat. Gallinago gallinago), harnesses the currents of wind creating vibrations with its outer tail feathers and making bleating-like sounds. But… If you listen more carefully, the Thunder Goat’s vibrating feathers hide much more subtle electronic wave signals entwined by analog threads and in them we discover the state of weightlessness. A bird is an intermediary, thus I see these shows as a dialogue between Being and Nothingness. There is no story here – just Abstraction, a state, a colour, a dot and a dash – emotional things. The law of chance is a motive that fascinates and surprises me as we are immersed in the indefinite wave caused by the vibrations of the Thunder Goat’s feathers. The bleating sound of the vibrating Thunder Goat’s feathers is the volume of the pauses between daily occurrences. The fragments of the moments during which waves of varying frequencies pass through our bodies. That which fills the space. In terms of both thoughts and emotions. It is the magnification and exploration of the segment of time. Each flight is very individual: our vibrations ranges from industrial / techno / dark to ambient/electronic/ sound collage/storytelling/ drone styles. Sonic flights observer and pilots.
Electron Emitter Records
Electron Emitter Records, Lithuania
Electron Emitter is a Lithuanian label promoting electronic music of various experimental styles and encouraging artists to create. Their philosophy is to be free from predefined genres – we are encouraging new, unexpected ideas, mixing and blending of existing genres and inventing new ones.
Pioneers of psychodelic phylosophical witch hop in Lithuania. Their musical alchemy started outside the city, near the Green Lakes, in a place with camp fires and witchcraft rituals, in sleet with slushy vibrations as well as in spring or sole-tickling summer. The lyrics are sharp, open texts without any lies, spontaneously broadcast by humbly smiling ŽALIUKAI, bringing together mystic electronics, groovy guitar reefs, sometimes uncontrollable frenzy of a bagpipe, and the hum of percussion. When their hands touch the instruments, the soul rejoices.
DAD Mo’ai was born when three artists Dominykas Kaukėnas, Aurelijus Čiupas and Domantas Jurevičius united their abilities into one creation. Confrontation with this ancient talking head will remind your roots and deepest values of a human being.
Jora’s creative personality has travelled across the countries and continents for 15 last years. This summer she is back in her native land Lithuania debuting as a performative writer where she invites the audience to hear, feel and live some of the encountered experiences together with her.
Nada Soul Experiments
The purpose of the project is to create something beautiful transcending the mundaneness of everyday life. The performer’s understanding of the importance of aesthetic beauty in music has become the basis for his musical dreams. The author has left his mark in the world of jazz and classical music, and is now following his intuition to express himself in ambient, chillout and experimental electro-acoustic arena. By combining live instruments with analog synthesizers and sound effects he creates an innovative ritualistic and relaxing sound.
Electron Emitter Records, Lithuania
An experimental music project, usually associated with a heavy form of IDM, accompanied by sound-reactive visualisations. Each sound has an attributed image, element or shape. The black and white space allows plunging into the environment created by the performer, which greets the listeners with a complex, broken and chopped, yet scalpel-precision rhythms.
Visual instalation. Light mandala.