"More Music for Jonas" by Arturas Bumšteinas performed by ensemble C Barré

“More Music for Jonas” musical performance by Arturas Bumšteinas with the ensemble C Barré at the Camargo Foundation

Musical performance for chamber ensemble, electronics and voice recording of Jonas Mekas. This performance is an arrangement of a voice recording of Lithuanian-American experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas. As a basis for this music the voice-over from Mekas’ 1972 film “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania” was used. The film tells the story of Mekas’ short return to his native village in Lithuania after 27 years of absence and narrates the memories and impressions in the author’s own voice.

Arturas Bumšteinas is Lithuanian sound artist and interdisciplinary composer working in various ways of materializing the sonic domain, as well as was resident at the Camargo Foundation.

More information on this event can be found here.

 

NU Arts and Community festival in Novara

Screening of “As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty” at NU Arts and Community festival in Novara

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Mekas, the newly restored version of the 4-hour feature film “As I was moving ahead occasionally I saw brief glimpses of beauty” presented in 2000 at the London Film Festival will be presented, reconstructing the Lithuanian director, poet and artist’s filmic activity of over 30 years.

The screening is introduced by Andrea Lissoni, curator of the “Moving Images” project for NU.

For more information visit the link here.

Live musical performance based on Jonas Mekas’ silent film “Mysteries” in Biržai

The concert-performance “Mysteries” will take place in Kaunas Town Hall square and, two days later, June 24th, in the territory of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Biržai. The church is related to Jonas Mekas, since his uncle Povilas Jašinskas served there as a priest, and both, Jonas and his brother Adolfas, resided in the attic of its clergy house. Fortunately, the building remains to this day.

Jonas Mekas’ film “Mysteries”, which has never been screened in Europe before, will be performed live by the band “Rocket Sci & Friends”. Jonas Mekas’ friends from America, with whom he used to perform together, are coming to Biržai: Dalius Naujokaitis, Kenny Wollesen, Tony Scherr, Jonathon Haffner, William Shore. They are joined by Mekas’ Italian friend Giuseppe Zevola and Lithuanian Eugenijus Varkalis. 

After the performance, the musicians will leave the premises of the event and continue to play in the nearby streets. The event combines live sound, cinema, improvisation and street art. 

Live musical performance based on Jonas Mekas’ silent film “Mysteries” in Kaunas

The performance will take place in Kaunas Town Hall square and, two days later, June 24th, in the territory of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Biržai. After the film performance, the musicians will leave the premises of the event and continue to play in the nearby streets.

Jonas Mekas’ film “Mysteries”, which has never been screened in Europe before, will be performed live by the band “Rocket Sci & Friends”. Jonas Mekas’ friends from America, with whom he used to perform together, are coming to Kaunas: Dalius Naujokaitis, Kenny Wollesen, Tony Scherr, Jonathon Haffner, William Shore. They are joined by Mekas’ Italian friend Giuseppe Zevola and Lithuanian Eugenijus Varkalis. 

After the performance, the musicians will leave the premises of the event and continue to play in the nearby streets. The event combines live sound, cinema, improvisation and street art.