CRRNT is a concert series dedicated to new live contemporary music and musical improvisation. On 19 September, 8 pm Kaunas Artists’ House will host an improvisational duo from Berlin: Nina Guo (vocals) and Augustė Vickunaitė (reel-to-reel tape recorders). This duet’s music features noise and repeating fragments. Using these elements and their interactions, the performers improvise their compositions in the here and now.
About the artists
Nina Guo is a high soprano currently based in Berlin and Boston. She prefers singing contemporary and new works, particularly those that use extended technique and theater. When she isn’t experimenting with her instrument and learning music, she reads essays, listens in parks, and eats bread.
Augustė Vickunaitė uses reel-to-reel tape recorders to play and create sounds what contain diverse field recordings and malfunctions of the old technology itself. Through manipulation, the organic sound of the tape recording loops becomes unrecognizable and dependent on the hand movements of the player.
Duet recordings: https://soundcloud.com/skyg1/sets/by-nina-guo-and-auguste
Tickets can be purchased on the door before the concerts or at “Tiketa”, both in person and online. Tickets cost 3 €.