FLUX. Lithuanian Art Festival in Rome

Low Air Fine dei Giochi (2016)
Photo Laura Vensevičienė

 

On the occasion of the FLUX. Lithuanian Art Festival, Fondazione Musica per Roma (Italy), Apartment House (United Kingdom), Lithuanian Culture Institute (Lithuania) present ANTON LUKOSZEVIEZE AND APARTMENT HOUSE in GEORGE MACIUNAS. MUSIC FOR EVERYMAN. Tonight at 9pm at Teatro Studio Borgna.

In the early sixties fluxus co-founder and iconic artist, the Lithuanian born Fluxus-icon George Mačiūnas (1931-1978) created a series of radical avant-garde compositions utilizing different scoring systems. The ‘ne plus ultra’ of this series was Music for Everyman, composed in 1962. A definitive DIY work, with a grid form to be filled in with chosen sounds and durations by the performers. The resultant piece is a mammoth work of chaotic, concrete sounds, underpinned by a strict logic and construction.

Apartment House is the award winning British group for experimental music, founded and directed by Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995.

From May 4th to 14th, the Fondazione Musica per Roma together with the Institute of Lithuanian Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Italy will present FLUX a festival dedicated to Lithuanian art. Produced in collaboration with Comune di RomaMAXXITeatro di Roma and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and with the media partnership of NERO, the project aims at conveying an overview of the Lithuanian contemporary art scene.

This year, Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of Independence. On February 1918, the  sovereignty of the Lithuanian state was reconstituted as democratic and independent republic. This event marked the beginning of Lithuanian modern history. As 2018 symbolises the threshold to the new century, this anniversary is an occasion to present the modernity and creativity of Lithuania today, as well as the future vision.

The festival will last for 12 days and will be enriched by video art shows, performances, exhibitions and experimental music.

For more info and tickets