ARTIST TRANSIT #3
IEVA STARDUST & ARMA AGHARTA (LITHUANIA)
13 – 15 FEBRUARY 2017
ARMA AGHARTA is a sound performance artist from Lithuania. His work 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 the eruptions of chaotic noise and hypnotic psychedelic ritual to dadaist humour, odd bodily movements, spontaneous improvised games and the voice, detached from meaning and turning into unintelligible glossolalia.
Arma is one of the most widely travelling Lithuanian sound artists. This mobility brings 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 shows in USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Norway, Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech republic and Baltic states.