Friday, August 25, 2006

Artist Profile: Arturas Bumšteinas

Arturas Bumšteinas (Lithuania): NanoHz No. 1

Arturas Bumšteinas works as sound and visual artist. In sound field Bumšteinas has completed number of musical scores for different instrumental ensembles and orchestras, released 9 albums of electroacoustic music (in Lithuania, USA, Denmark, Ukraine, Canada, Spain, Netherlands), directed multicollaborative project Antiradical Opera with writer Jesse Glass and more than 20 persons from all over the world, curated collective mix event titled Mixthemixthemix, founded laptop quartet 20/21 which is devoted to performances of graphical notation scores and many more activities… Bumšteinas appears in festivals and concerts of experimental music all over the Europe where he performs his sound works via the electronic sound medias. As visual artist Bumšteinas started to work together with artist Laura Garbštienė. In the fall of 2002, during the exhibition Parallel Progressions 3 in Vilnius‘ Contemporary Art Center they founded G-Lab duo, which was devoted to video art, audiovisual installations and performances. From the year 2002 Bumšteinas participated in a number of exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, represented Lithuanian contemporary art together with other active artists from several generations. Besides of continuous artistic work in G-Lab, Bumšteinas also did collaborations with such artists as Simon Wickham-Smith, Borut Savski, Jesse Glass, Max Reinhardt, Rytis Mažulis, Antanas Jasenka, Antanas Kučinskas… Bumšteinas is an organizer of the first-ever serie of experimental music events in Lithuania based on the concept of open mixer and simultaneous participation. Lives and works in Vilnius and Warsaw.

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