Bumšteinas has taken these ideas into this evening’s concert as a launch pad for a piece involving 15 short sound-objects for an improvising group, played against an electronic soundtrack. Bumšteinas has been fascinated by Henning Christiansen ever since he set eyes on the Danish artist’s green violin in a Fluxus exhibition in Vilnius. In 2016 he produced wood glue copies of Christiansen’s record Fluxorum Organum and used them in a performance on Henning’s native island of Møn in Denmark; in 2021 Arturas used the same records in his piece Double Life of Pipe Organ.
‘Unlike the complexity of musical modernism so far, my vision tends towards extreme simplicity. But, as I perceive it, it is a multi-track simplicity; after all, not everyone experiences a note or a line in a same way.’ – Henning Christiansen