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Sound installation-performance "OLYMPIAN MACHINE"
World première

Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Arts Printing House, Black Hall (Šiltadaržio str. 6)


"Olympian Machine" is a work for 12 voices, presented as a radiophonic sound installation consisting of 12 loudspeakers and synchronous text projection. During the recording, the participants of the piece were invited to the sound studio for one hour. Each individual was read a brief summary of famous classical text, after which each participant was asked to comment on what (s)he remembered from the story that (s)he had heard. Various personal deviations from the text were welcome, but not encouraged in any way, seeking to preserve the spontaneity of the subjective associations. This piece presents to the audience a polylogue of voices that review issues of history, memory, and communication.

"<...> In addition to every myth ever told, there is one more, the not nameable, untold one. The other, which keeps waving from the shadows, emerges only in the form of allusions, fragments, and coincidences, without anyone who would dare to tell it as a single story." (Roberto Calasso, "The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony")


Author of idea and sound editing Arturas Bumšteinas 
Sound recording director Ramūnas Jasutis
Video projection Ervinas Gresevičius
Sound director Julius Aglinskas
Producer OPEROMANIJA

Participants: Darja Lyzenko, Daumantas Ciunis, Domas Raibys, Eglė Strackaitė-Kalendra, Greta Grinevičiūtė, Karolis Vyšniauskas, Kristina Agintaitė, Marija Simona Šimulynaitė, Marius Povilas Elijas Martynenko, Mindaugas Urbaitis, Rūta Junevičiūtė, Žilvinas Andriušis


Duration: 60 mins.

In Lithuanian. English translation will be distributed before the performance.

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