Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991, LT) 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 uses of new technologies all form an important part of Arutiunian’s practice. His works comprise of electroacoustic pieces for various ensembles, sound installations and multimedia works, 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 is a guest tutor and teaches new sonic practices at the Master Artistic Research department (KABK), and is a researcher-in-residency at the Sedje Hémon Stichting.
Arutiunian’s work has been recently performed or 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), and he has been an artist-in-residence at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (UK). His pieces have been performed or commissioned by Ensemble Adapter, MAZE, Ensemble Modelo62, Nadar, Slagwerk Den Haag, Synaesthesis and other contemporary music groups. He is a recipient of the “Young Artist of 2017” award by the Lithuanian Composers Union. Andrius Arutiunian’s works are published by Donemus (NL).
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