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Vytautas V. Jurgutis

Vytautas V. Jurgutis (*1976) has perfected his craft at the Matrix SWR Academy in Freiburg, New Music Courses in Darmstadt, Alpha Studio in Gotland, and in master classes given by Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Mark Andre, Vinko Globokar, and others. Jurgutis was the principal organizer and artistic director for the Druskomanija (1997–1999) and Jauna muzika (2004–2009) festivals, and since 2006 he has been one of the organizers of the Gaida Festival. His works have been performed by the Arditti Quartet, IceBreaker, and others, and many of his works were released in various CD compilations, and the solo album recording Garso kaukės (Sound Masks) was released by Caprice Records in Sweden. In recent years, Jurgutis has been performing his audiovisual work Metroscan during solo concerts in Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, Taiwan, USA and Europe.

His music incorporates pop music elements, utilizes multimedia possibilities, and delves into experimental electronic music and sound programming techniques. He has created sophisticated electronic compositions that established him as one of the most prominent figures in the panorama of Lithuanian electronic music. Jurgutis is truly an exponent of a new type of multi-faceted artist. He is a mathematician, thinking in the sophisticated routines of programming languages. He is an artist, presenting his works in multimedia settings, creating the multiple real-time video projections himself, or as in his interdisciplinary dance performance Time Line (2006), generating a multidimensional artistic language, which involves human body movements, kinetic scenography, ultraprecise laser projections, and digital visuals.