Andrius Arutiunian is an Armenian-Lithuanian composer and sound artist based in the Netherlands. His music explores the socio-cultural aspects of specific histories through their sonic artefacts, often dealing with identity, sonic appropriation and thresholds of noise and sound. Ideas of sonic re-arrangement and re-composition all form an important part of Arutiunian’s practice. His works comprise of electroacoustic pieces for various ensembles, a/v installations and multimedia pieces, as well as solo electronic and audio-visual sets.
Based in The Hague, Arutiunian works, performs, and teaches within both contemporary music and contemporary art contexts. He obtained his BA and MA degrees at the Royal Conservatory The Hague under Yannis Kyriakides and Peter Adriaansz. He teaches new sonic practices and composition course at the Master Artistic Research department (KABK), and is a researcher-in-residency at the Sedje Hémon Stichting. Arutiunian’s pieces have been commissioned or performed by MAZE, Ensemble Modelo62, Nadar, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Klang, Synaesthesis and other contemporary music groups. His work has been recently shown at documenta 14 Parliament of Bodies (DE), Contemporary Art Centre (LT), Melos-Ethos (SL), Gaudeamus (NL), deSingel (BE), The Deep Splash (LT) and MAZE festival (NL). Andrius Arutiunian’s works are published by Donemus (NL).