Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991, LT) is an Armenian-Lithuanian composer and sound artist based in the Netherlands. His music explores various histories through their sonic artefacts, often dealing with identity, sonic appropriation and thresholds of signals and noise. 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 ensembles or performers, installations and multimedia works, as well as live electronic and audio-visual performances.
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), MO Museum (LT), and MAZE festival (NL); as well as 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).
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 and is currently a guest tutor at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, where he teaches new sonic practices at the Master Artistic Research department. Since 2016, he is also a sound researcher at the Sedje Hémon Stichting.