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GINTAS K. Variations in a-moll for a granular synthesis 2019. If there are rock stars in the universe of experimental music, Gintas K is one of them

Another great album of one of the most interesting composers of experimental music Gintas K. This time, it’s about granular synthesis of microsounds. 6 track album lasts 68 minutes and was created during an art residency in MoKS (moks.ee), Estonia in 2016. All music was played live then. Cover art and design by Harco Rudgers. His label Esc.rec (escrec.com) from The Netherlands has released this CD.

Mindaugas Peleckis
2020 m. Sausio 25 d., 11:10
Skaityta: 46 k.
GINTAS K. Variations in a-moll for a granular synthesis 2019. If there are rock stars in the universe of experimental music, Gintas K is one of them

The album is very interesting even if you do not know (as me) what a granular synthesis is. It uses a classical variation form in a-moll and is an extremely overpowering listening experience. Stunning and surprisingly melodic harmonies keep emerging from the granulated and continuously shifting computer generated sounds.

To tell it in my words, i find it to be a perfect form of a meditation. The sound which, to say it simple, reminds noise/wall of sound, is a marvelous journey to concentration. If you follow the sounds, they can bring you both happiness and joy and various other (it depends) feelings. For me, long, lasting from 8 to almost 15 minutes, compositions fantastically fit into a possibility to grasp some inner peace.

It’s one of my favorite Gintas K’s albums, being as concept as it could be. If there are rock stars in the universe of experimental music, Gintas K is one of them.

Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavičius) is a Lithuanian sound artist and composer living and working in Lithuania. He has been a part of the Lithuanian experimental music scene since 1994 and was a core member of the first Lithuanian industrial electronic music band MODUS. Later Gintas K became known for his sound actions, theatrical performances and conceptual art in the manner of Fluxus. Nowadays Gintas K is working in the field of digital experimental and electroacoustic music, making music for films, sound installations. His compositions and lives are based on granulated sounds, improv, new hard digital computer music, small melodies. Collaborations with sound artists @c, Paulo Raposo, Kouhei Matsunaga, David Ellis and many others. He has released numerous records on labels such as Cronica, Baskaru, Con-v, Copy for Your Records, Bolt, Creative Sources, Sub Rosa and others. Winner of the II International Sound-Art Contest Broadcasting Art 2010 in Spain, winner of The USF New-Music Consortium (NMC 2019) International Call for Scores / electronic composition category, 2019, USA.

More info:

https://gintask.bandcamp.com/album/variations-in-a-moll-for-a-granular-synthesis-esc-rec-2019
http://gintask.puslapiai.lt
https://gintask.home.blog
https://www.facebook.com/Gintask
https://www.youtube.com/user/gintaskr/videos

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