LTMKS radio / field recording series / Arturas Bumšteinas
“The title “Vitebsko str. 23” indicates the address, where in the corridor on the third floor of the building the piece was recorded. I asked Kristupas Gikas to pass through the corridor very slowly, four times, playing the same full-tone sonic material on a bass flute, but each time a small sixth interval higher. Everytime Kristupas could decide which of the given four tones to choose. We discussed in general terms how each passage should differ, the frequency of repeating overtone sounds, the listening to the microtextural differences of each sound and the relation between sound and pause. I suggested the performer to imagine each passing as a very simple, but up to 15 minutes long melody. All four recordings made in the corridor were combined together in a single track, removing the flute sounds here and there. There wasn’t much intervention in the randomly overlapping sound verticals, but there still was some. I used a very quiet shortwave radio frequency noise, just to hide the traces of a crime against nature.”
Arturas Bumšteinas (b. 1982) graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with an MA in composition. He taught at the Aldeburgh Young Musicians Creative Lab at “Snape Maltings” art centre in 2009, and Universitat der Kunste in Berlin in 2017. He is currently a lecturer, teaching sonic expression at Vilnius Academy of Arts. The artist has organized seven solo exhibitions and participated in more than thirty group exhibitions and festivals in Europe and the US. Bumšteinas’s discography features records released both in Lithuania and abroad. He was also awarded the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) prize at the “Palma Ars Acustica” Competition in 2013, and spent the year 2017 at the DAAD residence in Berlin. Bumšteinas was awarded with the Borisas Dauguvietis Earring for integrating sound experiments into new forms of theatre in 2019.
During the show you will also hear excerpt from Annea Lockwood’s album “A Sound Map of the Danube”.
Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association
Curated by Gailė Griciūtė
In partnership with “Start FM 94,2”
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture
Visual design by Marek Voida
Photo by Arturas Bumšteinas