Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991, LT) is an Armenian-Lithuanian composer and sound artist. His practice is based on sound and hybrid forms of media, with a particular interest in identity, technology and sonic artefacts. Sonic appropriation and repurposing, as well the use of new technologies and media all form an important part of Arutiunian’s practice.

Andrius Arutiunian, photo by Tomas Terekas © 2018

Arutiunian’s works comprise of pieces for ensembles, installations and multimedia works, as well as live electronic and audio-visual performances. His work has been recently performed or shown at Documenta 14, Parliament of Bodies (DE), Stedelijk Museum (NL)Contemporary Art Centre (LT)Melos-Ethos (SL), Gaudeamus (NL), deSingel (BE), MO Museum (LT), and MAZE festival (NL); in 2019 he was taking part in the artist-in-residence program at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (UK). His pieces have been performed or commissioned by Ensemble Adapter, MAZE, Ensemble Modelo62, Nadar, Slagwerk Den HaagSynaesthesis, 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 Netherlands, 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.

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