composer

Arutiunian, Andrius

Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991, Vilnius) is an Armenian-Lithuanian composer and sound artist. His works comprise of installations and multimedia works, as well as live electronic and audiovisual performances. Arutiunian’s music explores ...

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Deserted Steps : for ensemble, live electronics and video / Andrius Arutiunian

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: fl(picc) cl-b tpt g-elec perc vn vc db electronics

The Arrest : for ensemble, soundtrack and videotext / Yannis Kyriakides

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: vln pf g-elec mar cl/cl-b db soundtrack

Glyptos 2 : for tape, flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin and bass / Zaid Jabri

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: fl cl tpt pf vn bass tape

Heroneya : for violin, cello, bassoon, piano and electronic recording / Alla Zagaykevych

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: vln vc fg pf tape

 

composition

Atomic B : for small ensemble, electronics and video / Andrius Arutiunian

Publisher's number: 18917
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: cl-b sax-a pf g-e db perc tape
Remarks: [036]. Commissioned by Ensemble Synaesthesis, and its production was supported by the Fonds Podiumkunsten (the Netherlands) and Council for Culture (Lithuania). The piece was premiered at the Melos-Ethos festival in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2017.
Duration: 45'00"
Number of players: 6
Year of composition: 2017
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Atomic B for ensemble, electronics and two video screens, is connected to nuclear power issues and various histories that nuclear energy has accumulated since its beginning. The work takes its starting point at Visaginas – an “atomic” town built in 1975 as part of a newly constructed power plant in the Lithuanian territory of the former USSR. The town was designed to host the engineers, scientists and military personnel working in the power plant, and therefore it was considered a strategic and high-security zone. Taking post-soviet urbanistics and ecology as its starting point, the multimedia piece Atomic B explores the topics of both nuclear power and unstable utopian ideas.
The piece is based on two closely intertwined narratives. The work uses excerpts from a 1984 documentary film by G. Skvarnačius about the construction of the town of Visaginas and its nuclear power plant. This footage, using a typical soviet documentary style, documents the construction and the daily life of the town and its new inhabitants. While the film has a strong political agenda to present the effects of urbanisation and nuclear power in positive light, a certain uneasiness emerges from the cinematic aesthetics and various unnerving camera angles used.
In Atomic B this footage is reconstructed and recomposed, exposing its visual qualities and focusing on the camera movement as well as peripheral details and shots. The recomposed footage is juxtaposed with the text material constructed from various found texts, such as retold memories of various "atomic cities" inhabitants, shuffled with excerpts from texts on utopian cities and their architecture.

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