Armantas Gečiauskas aka Arma is the sound performance artist and curator from Lithuania active since 1998. His musical activities began from zine publishing and running record labels. Currently he is performing as "Arma Agharta" and organizing events under "Agharta" (since 2009). Also, since 2016 Arma is the member of Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists' Association. 

His live shows stands between musique concrete and DIY shamanism. Odd costumes and gestures work along with serious live electronic soundscapes improvised with soviet vintage electronics, acoustic objects and circuit bent gear.

The sound performances of Arma Agharta span a broad territory between unbridled eruptions of chaotic noise and hypnotic psychedelic ritual to dadaist humor, odd bodily movements, spontaneous improvised games and the voice, detached from meaning and turning into unintelligible glossolalia.

Arma is also one of the most widely traveling Lithuanian sound artists. This mobility brings about both new influences, which become evident after each intense tour, and openness to all kinds of collaborations with other sound artists.

Since 2007 he did more than 250 performances in the USA, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Norway, Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Participated in these festivals and special events: 

2016: Gogbot (Netherlands), Jauna Muzika (Lithuania), Sonic (Denmark), Destroy Vancouver (Canada), 
Construction (Ukraine), 9 Jahre Golden Shop (Germany), Garso Architektūra (Lithuania), Ausys stačios, akys plačios (Lithuania).
2015: Construction (Ukraine) 
Aposition (Russia), Hamselyt (Ukraine), Other Worlds (UK), MEM (Spain), Noise & Fury (Russia), Garso Architektūra (Lithuania), Speigas (Lithuania), Camera Obscura (Lithuania).
2014: Sonic Circuits (USA), Experi-mental (USA), Sonic (Denmark), SOTU (Netherlands), Sound Around (Russia), Garso Architektūra (Lithuania), Sūpynės (Lithuania), Satta Outside (Lithuania), Speigas (Lithuania), Camera Obscura (Lithuania).
2013: Cocart (Poland), Porin Juhlaviikot (Finland), Mėnuo Juodaragis (Lithuania), STRCamp (Lithuania), Centras (Lithuania), Creature (Lithuania), Dezintegracija (Lithuania).
2012: Speigas (Lithuania) Dezintegracija (Lithuania), Camera Obscura (Lithuania).

2011-2010: Speigas (Lithuania).

His music has been released exclusively on cassettes. 
Currently Arma collaborates with Greek improviser Tasos Stamou and Lithuanian improvisers Arnas Mikalkėnas and Marijus Butkevičius. Previously he worked with Arturas Bumšteinas, Ramunas Jaras, the bands Laisva Struktūra, Disforija, P.K.I.K.T. and in various local and international collaborations.


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