Michał Mendyk – curator
Arturas Bumšteinas (1982) Great Improvisation (2013)
Antanas Dombrovskij pusė tilto (2015)
Vytautas V. Jurgutis (1976) Vilnius Metro (2010)
Curated by Michał Mendyk with support from Lithuanian Music Information Centre
City of the borderland, transit route between East and West, between ancient and futuristic. This feeling is also reflected in the music made in Vilnius – spreading between the archaic sutartinės tradition and the utopia of electronic minimalism born at the turn of the century. The first journey to Vilnius is of spiritualist nature: Arturas Bumšteinas evokes the spirit of Miron Białoszewski – Miron Białoszewski evokes the spirit of Adam Mickiewicz. Does the famous monologue – as EVP – still resonate in the cell occupied by Konrad in Vilnius? The second journey has a more realist, or even brutalist dimension: Antanas Dombrovskij presents a modernist landscape of Vilnius viewed from the perspective of the White Bridge, completed in 1995. The third journey is a trip on the Vilnius subway – a dream that never came true, but materialized sonically in the installation by Vytautas V. Jurgutis.