arma


Arma is the sound performance artist and curator from Lithuania active since 1998.
Since 2016 - the member  of The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists' Association.
He is organizing events in different places in Lithuania and performing as "Arma Agharta". 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, as solo or a part of collaborative projects, he did more than 250 shows in USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Norway, Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Participated in these festivals and special events: Jauna Muzika (Lithuania, 2016), Destroy Vancouver (Canada, 2016), Garso Architektūra (Lithuania, 2016-2014), Aposition (Russia, 2015), Construction (Ukraine, 2015), Hamselyt (Ukraine, 2015), Other Worlds (UK, 2015), MEM (Spain, 2015), Noise & Fury (Russia, 2015), Sonic Circuits (USA, 2014), Experi-mental (USA, 2014), Sonic (Denmark, 2014), SOTU (Netherlands, 2014), Sound Around (Russia, 2014), Cocart (Poland, 2013), Porin Juhlaviikot (Finland, 2013), Mėnuo Juodaragis (Lithuania, 2013), Sūpynės (Lithuania, 2014), STRCamp (Lithuania, 2013), Centras (Lithuania, 2013), Creature (Lithuania, 2013), Speigas (Lithuania, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010), Dezintegracija (Lithuania, 2013, 2012). 

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

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