Big thanks to Lina for donating three of her LPs!
The winning bidder will receive:
1 x Sun & Sea (Marina) LP - Rugil Barzdžiukait, Vaiva Grainyt, Lina Lapelyt - signed by all 3 artists
The Biennale's Golden Lion award winning show on LP:
"Imagine a beach—you within it, or better: watching from above—the burning sun, sunscreen, bright bathing suits, sweaty palms and legs. Tired limbs sprawled lazily across a mosaic of towels. Imagine the occasional squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. The musical rhythm of waves on the surf, a soothing sound (on this particular beach, not elsewhere). The crinkling of plastic bags whirling in the air. Their silent floating, jellyfish-like, below the waterline. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. Then a chorus of songs: everyday songs, songs of worry and of boredom, songs of almost nothing. And below them: the slow creaking of an exhausted Earth: a gasp."
1 x Have a Good Day! LP - Vaiva Grainyt, Lina Lapelyt, Rugil Barzdžiukait - signed by all 3 artists
Vinyl of the opera "Have a good day!"
Opera for 10 cashiers, supermarket sounds and piano
Librettist Vaiva Grainyt
Composer and music director Lina Lapelyt
Have a good day! focuses on the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping centre: showing what lies behind their mechanical “Good a afternoon!”, “Thank you!” and “Have a nice day!”. Their secret thoughts and biographies are turned into brief personal dramas. Embodying universal archetypes, the characters of the different sales clerks convey the predominant social landscape. The libretto is a revealing mosaic of spoken literary language and documentary.
1 x Twentytwentyone + Diissc Orchestra – Split LP
The album presents two parts on the two different sides, each divided into 4 tracks, all about 5-6 minutes long. The listening starts with the A side, that includes the productions of Twentytwentyone, an ensemble of chamber laptops specialized into interpretations by non-classic tradition. The talented group preferably works on unplanned scores, exploring the 20th century classics inspired mostly by a visual writing. The cosmopolitan combo, whose members live in Vilnius, Warsaw and London, was founded by Artras Bumšteinas, later joined by Antanas Dombrovskis, Lina Lapelyt and Vilius Šiaulys. Together they chose a 1967 graphic score by Cornelius Cardew, “Treatise”. Every member worked independently and recorded some elements inspired by that work. Then the sequences were collectively reedited on studio. It’s the typical electroacoustic style, we may define it “vintage”, with some retro-futurist influences, ticking and beatings, rough dissonances, but also with some organic digressions and melodic passages. On the B side, “Tinohi” immediately hits us, full of harsh and jagged audio elements, granular and synthetic. “Venta lebewohl” by Jonas Jurkunas is noisy and industrial, with organ chords and iterated drones. The same treatment is in “MY DO” by Martynas Bialobzeskis. The split LP is closed by “exe.rpm” by Antanas Jasenka, the most rhythmical track of the album. The track is contemporary and propulsive, inspired by sci-fi themes but with the electronics on close-up. It’s not the first time the Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre people have focused on modern experimental classical music, on the edge between avant-garde tradition and the new trends of research, institutionality and lack of conformism. They always show an attention to the new aesthetic developments and to the spectacular shots which later become effective audio hybrids, under the forms of concerts-shows or live-cinema by high profile sounds. Gail Gricit had the idea to put together, in the same release, the Twentytwentyone and the Diissc Orchestra, the musicians on the B side. In the first case his creative strategy was based on graphic scores and images on movement. The leit-motiv of the other compositions is the connection between high and low technology, thanks to the use of such elements as the timer, the record player, an old Venta synthesizer and different hardware disturbances.
Online bidding ends at 11:59pm BST on 13th April 2020. There will no longer be a live room auction. We will contact anyone who has won on the 14th of April. Winners can either collect in person or have their item posted to them, though unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to do this immediately. We will be in touch as soon as OTO is open again and we are able to post items or arrange a collection. Thank you.