Wednesday, October 24, 2018

new festival in Lithuania and further tour

Long time no post, but busy times of course, especially since september. During this month I had 10 shows in Lithuania as a part of annual educational project "Garso architektūra" (eng. Sound architecture) and then played some gigs in Germany and Poland, including "Transgresje" festival in Torun. Oh and did a collaboration with spanish performer Lorena Izquierdo.

Now back in Lithuania and working a lot on the new festival for the sound art, and sound performances, which is called "Garso teatras" (eng Sound theatre) and will be held in J. Miltinis drama theatre in Panevėžys city on 9-10th of November. I'm organizing it together with a partner Tadas Stalyga. We have invited artists from the USA, Spain, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. And we are planning to make it annual event. Below poster and links to facebook events. 



Right after the festival going further on tour and will finish this year in Southeast Asia. The plan is to stay there until February, and then to stay at least one month in the UK, mostly in Scotland. 
Currently tour schedule looks like this: 

26.10.18   Kaunas, Lithuania, Godo
27.10.18   Kėdainiai, Lithuania, Namukas
10.11.18   Panevėžys, Lithuania, Garso Teatras festival
13.11.18   Warsaw, Poland, Mlodsza Siostra
14.11.18   Bucharest, Romania, tba
16.11.18   Varna, Bulgaria, Hale 3
17.11.18   Istanbul, Turkey, A.I.D.
21.11.18   Seri Iskandar, Malaysia, Kapallorek
22.11,18   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Klex festival
25.11.18   Manila, Philippines, Noisebath
??.11.18   Baguio, Philippines, tba
14.12.18   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Intunnation

------

photos from the recent show with Lorena Izqueirdo in Wroclaw, Academy of arts






Wednesday, May 16, 2018

20 years in the underground tour


Currently i'm on a really big tour. I left home on 4th of April and will come back on 8th of June. So in these two months i'm gonna have around 30 shows all over Europe and also Canada. It's been really hard and I'm seriously thinking to slow down, stay more at home and maybe do other things instead of only playing and traveling. We will see. But till then you can find me here:

18.05.18   Toronto, Canada, Owls club
19.05.18   Gatineau, Canada, Triple Seven
25.05.18   Paris, France, Le Non Jazz
26.05.18   Rennes, France, L'ancienne poste
30.05.18   Lyon, France, Superposition
31.05.18   Clermont-Ferrand, France, Relax
02.06.18   Barcelona, Spain, Magia Roja
03.06.18   Valencia, Spain, Sufre
06.06.18   Poznan, Poland, TAK
07.06.18   Krakow, Poland, Tworzywo

and here's video from the show in Debrecen, Hungary, few weeks ago




Sunday, March 18, 2018

new tape & further tour dates


this is how new tape looks like when you look to the light

Just recently released a new tape called "I". It's 3 tracks with almost 23 minutes of audio material. You will hear some new, sometimes unexpected things. Feedback is always welcome.
Edition of 100 copies, all covers are hand made. You can hear it on bandcamp below and order through there (-update - sold out).



"20 years in the underground" tour is gaining speed. With great experiences in Paris festival "Sonic Protest", Barcelona festival "A love supreme" and some smaller but not forgettable shows, I go further. And next week 4 shows in a row - Brno, Wroclaw, Dortmund and Berlin. See ya!      

Wroclaw poster
      21.03  Brno, Rumište
22.03  Wroclaw, Wyspa
23.03  Dortmund, Mex
24.03  Berlin, West Germany



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Agharta 2009 - 2018



Agharta (active 2009 - 2018) was a promoter from Lithuania devoted to adventurous music and noise. We organized irregular concerts in different towns of Lithuania. We had a few hundreds of artists and bands from all over the world. (see the list below).



In 2018 we did shows for (in alphabetical order):
Cassini, Waterflower.

In 2017 we did shows for (in alphabetical order):
Arma Agharta, Arnas Mikalkėnas, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Chrs Galarreta, Darius Čiuta, Don Vito, d.n.s, Erik Alalooga, Gana 2, Kacper Ziemianin, Kelyje, Les Spritz, Morrigun, Morken, Noise LadderPatris, Seht Zhan, Sciardac, Tatsuru Arai, Toms Auninš.

In 2016 we did shows for (in alphabetical order)
6P3S, Achim Zepezauer, Aerobica, Andrea Pensado, Arma Agharta, Autoknack, Duke S, Ensync, Florian Walter, Holzkopf, Juozas Milašius, Klaus Legal, Kojos Sopa, LCDD, MAG, MuozikPatris Židelevičius, Refusenik, Sajjra, Sheep Got Waxed, Toms Aunins, Weld Mignon, Will Mars.

In 2015 we did shows for:
Pierre Bastien, Puce Mary, Gnod, Maaaa, Don Vito, C-drik, Purgist, Awott, Adam Bohman & Tasos Stamou, Ensemble Economique, Mikko Savela, Olivia Neutron-John, Deafault, Zifferblatt, Upfall, Cutthroats, Pogrom, Vidinė Ramybė, McKaras, Re-drum, Noise Ladder, Big Debbie, Andris Indans, Vilkduja, LYS, Gana2, Atrac, Astma, S13, Darbo Džiaugsmai, Unheimliche, Hìldå, Antanas Dombrovskij, Toms Aunins, Dubna, Gailė Griciūtė, Orlandas Narušis, Arma Agharta, Dovydas Stalmokas, Antireality, Patris Židelevičius.

In 2014 we did shows for:
Sudden Infant. Natten, Batalj, Barberos, Umberto, Voyvoda, Staer, Kaseciarz, Alpha Strategy, Traps, Poino, Liudas Mockūnas, Onderstroom, Sic, Yumiko Yoshimoto, Any, C_C, Al doum & the faryds, Maan, Gas of Latvia, Oorchach, Obšrr, Los Turbos, Beyt Al tapes, Tiese, Arma & Refusenik, Sovijus, Plattetozti Noise Orkestra, Arma Agharta, Antireality, Gaute Granli, Core of the Coalman, Bruzgynai, Vyazkiy Sharab, Tasos Stamou, Miglaukas, Schelvis en de Pelvis, Faršas, Negative sex bed, Gailė Griciūtė, Patricia Kokett, S13, Flesh flash, Zifferblatt, Raguvos, cutthroats, Hassokk, Studio Maruko, Transactions, Audrius Ramuva, Donatas Tubutis, Mws, Groja Magas, Patris Židelevičius, Grįžulo ratai, QQ, ne_.

In 2013 we did shows for: 
Felix Kubin, Z'EV, Cut Hands, Buvette, Natten, Saigon!, Tonstartssbandht, Kodek, Asian Women On The Telephone, PAS/Brandstifter, Staer,  Driezhas, Jaakko Vanhala, Girnų Giesmės, Grunt., Talbot. Maaaa, Sala, Sovijus, Girių Dvasios, Oorchach, Pogrom, Vihr, Nüm Nüm, Danil Akimov, Alexander Markvart, Darius Čiūta, Gintas_K, Holzkopf & Botfly, Wouter Jaspers, Ivars Arutjujan and Edgars Rubenis, Jiku55, Dorcelsius, Lys, Flesh Flash, Public Enema,, Moon Disco, Assassid,  96wrld, Jikuuuuuuuuu, arma, Helved Rum, Los Heraldos Negros, Hassokk, Vidinė Ramybė, Bruzgynai, Obšrr,  Gana2, Tiese, S13, Forget me nots, Marburg,  Aerobica, Vdts, Working Hobo.


In 2012 we did shows for:
Nadja, Ni, Aspec(t), Buvette, Natten, Container, Girnų Giesmės, Oorchach, Alpha Strategy, Zack Kouns, Andrea Pensado, Jaras Ramunas, Stefano Ferrian, Simone Quatrana, Diskrepant, Btong, The Grand Astoria, By Haruo, Voyvoda, Crimes, Jonny Teardrop, Daina Dieva, Galm Quartet, Sovijus, Sebastian Wesman, Jelena Glazova, Angelanina, Vilkduja, Rumunija, Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, Scant Intone, The Picturesques Episodes, Moemlian, Umiko, Flesh Flash, Laser Poodle, Unicorn Hard-on, Killorgiveup, Lava Larva, Keira Is You, Bruzgynai, Arturas Bumšteinas, Dominykas Vyšniauskas, audio_z, vtol, Gana2, Patris, Lys, Lapot, Vrr, Tytia Mina Teremina, atrac, Skeldos, TCH, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, Rokas Kašėta, Laisva Struktūra, Raimundas Eimontas, Spiral, Without Letters, Pichismo, Ingra Miller, Rose Staff, Kimberly Bianca, Zaizras X Kudirka, Outsider, 96wrld, Java Delle, Tiese, Archilear, Ersha, Devita, Company Fuck, Borovik Eralash, Sheep Got Waxed, Gražvydas Kardokas, Yranti Gazele, Lukas Petraitis, Betoniniai Triušiai. 


In 2011 we did shows for: 
Z‘EV, PAS, Tesa, 9 Horizon, Liberez, Ilia Belorukov, Laisva Struktūra, Pogrom, Body Cargo, Bruzgynai, Christien Galarreta, Lost Harbour, Raimundas Eimontas, Tobias Faar, C.J. Boyd, Patris, A_g, Lys, Vidinė Ramybė, Holzkopf, Benas Šarka, Antanas Dombrovksij, Lafidki, kIRk, Flesh Flash, Re-drum, Flesh Flash, Umiko Kotori, Edgars Rubenis, Tiese, Die 7.te Krawallerie, Oorchach, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, Pogrom, Branduolinis Aš, The Ceramic Hobs, Massive Ejaculation, Rajfajh, Pichismo, Woodpecker Wooliams, Golden Cup, Cikados, Okean Ognya, Sala, Alkis Įšalusiai Aušrai, Arma Nada, d.n.s., Girnų Giesmės, Manifesto, Rovar 17, Ganzer Maschine, Lys, Jaras Ramunas & band, In Embero, Delchia, Serdnation, Surdr, Volksmorg, Zack Kouns, Rory Hinchey.



Collecting data for 2010 - 2009


More about the main events: 


SPEIGAS festival - (eng. "Frost") the main event, which was started in 2010 and finished on 2015. It took part each February in Vilnius and Kaunas. The festival is quite dynamic type - mixing genres, changing spaces, but it's mostly  about rough experimental and noise music. Format: concerts, lectures and workshops.

SOTU festival Lithuania -  ("sounds of the underground") joint festival with Amsterdams' SOTU. This one and only edition of this festival took part in September 2014. It included alternative and experimental music concerts, lectures and workshops. Events held in Vilnius, Kaunas, Ukmergė and Jonava.

  

Outermost - were the series of concerts held in Kirtimai culture house in Vilnius. The idea was to present cross genre music in the furthest venue of the city. Four editions took place during the year 2014.



Meno trikampis - ("eng. "art triangle") was the art project in central Lithuania. Started in 2012, and finished in 2014. Ukmergė, Jonava, Kėdainiai - these three towns are in geographical triangle, and the idea was about the cultural collaboration between these towns in forms of exhibitions, concerts and workshops. Information about the events can be found here and here.



Sūpynės festival - the annual summer open-air festival held in beautiful Lithuanian woods. Agharta had a showcase there, presenting experimental music in a broad way. Here's the showcase program: 20142013.






Monday, January 29, 2018

20 years in the underground tour

Yep. It's gaining speed. With 3 performances in January, including amazing All Ears festival in Oslo, also OTO cafe project space in London and Yucatan Extension - underground venue in Vilnius I enter February with 3 shows in southern Italy, starting this week (info below)

live in Yucatan Extension, Vilnius, 2018
But first let me say about this anniversary a bit. In the year 1998 I got involved into the worldwide underground by publishing my first paper fanzine called "Sperm oil" (this is not what you think, check the dictionary!:) ). The zine was about punk, grindcore and anarchism in english language. Of course now it looks silly but, I was only 16 years old, so you can't expect much from such a kid. Anyway I got super enthusiastic about entering this underworld and no surprise i'm still here even if activities and the taste has changed. How else?! My biography section tells a bit more about the evolution, but yeah I'm still happy to be here and more as never seeing and hearing lots of interesting sounds and art in different parts of the world. So, no surprise this tour is all about that. To get even more connected is the aim of this tour and firstly with Europe. There are still so many places in Europe I haven't performed, like some smaller cities in Hungary or Romania or Italy where I go this week. 
Also looking forward to meet friends and people I know in places I've already been. Later this year I plan to go to Canada, South America and maybe even Asia by the end of the year - so I can basically call it a world tour...again ; )... the third one. 

The schedule of the tour can be found here, for any questions contact me via email or facebook.

  
poster of Naples show
      _______________________________

      Italy shows for the beginning of February:

     02.02.18   Naples, Spazio Anarchico 76A, fb
     04.02.18   Messina, Dalek studio , fb
     05.02.18   Altamura, Muzic plus

     this mini tour is supported by
     Lithuanian culture institute


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 videos

December 14th | Spatif | Warsaw | Poland


December 10th | Volta | Mexico city | Mexico


December 7th | Terapia Auricular | Guadalajara | Mexico


December 1st | FIME festival | Queretaro | Mexico


October 18th | Yucatan | Vilnius | Lithuania


August 9th | CAMP festival | Potsdam | Germany

July 28th | documentary clip release about me | Lithuania


July 5th | clip release of the band cutthroats featuring me | Lithuania


February 14th | Kapallorek artspace | Seri Iskander | Malaysia


January 26th | Ruthless | Quezon | Philippines | from 00.56'


January 25th | Green Papaya | Quezon | Philippines




Monday, January 1, 2018

photos from 2017

September 24th | SSI: Noiseroom | Rostov on Don | Russia

July 26th | Sodų 4 | Vilnius | Lithuania

June 28th | Supynes festival | Lithuania

May 13th | Menų zona | Klaipėda | Lithuania

 May 12th | Kauno menininkų namai | Kaunas | Lithuania

 April 19th | Jauna muzika festival | Vilnius | Lithuania 

February 9th | Artistry | Singapore

February 4th | Suniyragi #4 | Cirebon | Indonesia

January 13th | XX gallery | Panevėžys | Lithuania