EVENTS

CONCERT “WITHOUT LETTERS”

October 7, 2016, 10 pm at Urban Spree

One of the most promising Lithuanian electro bands, “Without Letters“, will perform their electronic inspired, guitar-driven music at a vibrant live show.

The five-piece band “Without Letters” (members: Jonas Denapas, Tomas Narkevičius, Adomas Narkevičius, Artūras Barkus, Karolis Valiauga) gained an international audience with their extraordinary, mostly instrumental music which is inspired by different genres like techno, post-rock and krautrock, resulting in a distinct, modern sound which combines their musical roots in guitar- driven indie rock with danceable electronic influences. Formed in 2008, when they were still in high school, the group developed into one of the best electronic bands in the Baltics. With their strong live shows, they convinced audience and critics at some of the most important Baltic musical events like the Positivus Festival (Latvia) and the Tallinn Music Week (Estonia) as well as outside Northern Europe at The Great Escape Festival (UK).
In 2014, the band released their first vinyl debut, the “Self-titled” EP, after having released several songs online in the years before. The band was nominated in the categories “Alternative“ and “Newcomer of the Year“ at the Lithuanian Music Award M.A.M.A in 2015. On September 28, “Without Letters” will release their new EP “Unfollow”.

OPENING PARTY WITH DJs TACTIC SIGNALS, ARCANE ONDE & RUGILĖ

October 7, 12am at Urban Spree

The exciting sounds of Berlin and Vilnius meet, you can look forward to thrilling DJ sets with techno, synthesizer music, hip hop & tribal sounds!

TACTIC SIGNALS

Tactic Signals is a collaboration of two DJs & producers from Vilnius and Berlin – DJ JM & Tuan:Anh. They play in clubs around the world and perform monthly radio shows on London’s Radar Radio. Being influenced by hip hop and tribal sounds, they however never bind to one genre or style, making their DJ sets an always exciting new journey.
https://soundcloud.com/tactic-signals

ARCANE ONDE

A selection of mesmeric synthesizer music from different ages, including a lot of d.i.y productions and unreleased works. Geistlich für den Geist et arcane undae.
www.soundcloud.com/andreanoce

RUGILĖ

Young in age, but reckless in style, Rugilė delivers better than DHL with an psychodelic approach to EBM, synthronized electro and weirdos internacionales. Rugilė makes your high momentum closer to feeling uplifted and illuminated.
https://soundcloud.com/rug1le

EXHIBITION “STORYBOARD OF SPOTS” & “REMINISCENCES ABOUT LOST TIMES”

Opening on October 8, 6pm, Sputnik Kinobar

The selection of graphic designs “Storyboard of Spots” by Mantas Povilaika emphasizes the strength and originality of Lithuania’s visual arts and explores the narrative quality of compositions that dots and lines can have.

Film program “Reminiscences About Lost Times” (in loop):
Anthology of the Plot/Suokalbio antologija (Documentary, D: Artūras Jevdokimovas, 26′, LT, 2015)
The Victory of Amusement/Spektaklio pergalė (Documentary, D: Vytautas Tinteris, 15′, LT, 2013)

TALK “THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL: THE GAME OF LIFE AND DEATH IN IGNAS JONYNAS’S FILM ‘THE GAMBLER’” BY KRISTUPAS SABOLIUS (free admission)

October 9, 2016, 1 pm at Sputnik Kino

Renowned Lithuanian writer, philosopher and screenplay author Kristupas Sabolius will give a talk titled “The Winner Takes It All: The Game of Life and Death in Ignas Jonynas’s Film ‘The Gambler’”. The drama was the Lithuanian entry for the category Best Foreign Language Film of the 87th Academy Awards® and was very well-received in Lithuania by audience and critics alike. In 2014 it received five awards at the Lithuanian Film Award “Sidabrinės gervės“ (“Silver Crane“).

The Gambler” tells a story about a ER doctor who starts to gamble on the death of his patients. Vincentas, the main character of this film, is a hybrid person. He belongs to the two conflicting systems. Balancing between death and life at work and trying to pay back his debts, he creates a game based on human life. Thus, the world-view of the post-Soviet conformist and the capitalist winner converge. This is an explosive mix for any moral system.

This film is an attempt to understand what happens when one such human-gambler is placed in a borderline situation, confronting life and death. With only a slight change of coordinates, passion for life turns into lust for death. Or is it the same? After all, Freud had something like this in mind talking about Todestrieb.

Vincentas is the man that is steered by post-apocalyptic morale – for him the world has already collapsed, so all that remains is to play the game for the last time. Thus the banal phrase “Life is a game” becomes its own ironic paraphrase: “Death is also a game”.

http://losejas.lt

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