Sandglasses - Justė Janulytė

Image Philippe Stirnweiss
Image Philippe Stirnweiss


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Four cellists are shrouded in transparent columns. As they play, traces of light flit down the columns like grains of sand in an hour glass. The music and visuals become increasingly powerful, and the viewer becomes submerged, slowly losing their sense of time and space.

Created in collaboration with Italian video artist Luca Scarzella and performed by the Gaida Ensemble, Sandglasses is a three-dimensional, audio-visual exploration of the acoustic, visual and symbolic meaning of sand-timers.

A production by Gaida Festival Vilnius, supported by Réseau Varèse – European Network for the Creation and Promotion of New Music, with funds from the European Union’s “Culture” Programme. Supported by the Lithuanian Culture Fund.

Justė Janulytė studied composition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Milan and in the masterclasses under Bronius Kutavičius, Osvaldas Balakauskas, Helena Tulve, Luca Francesconi, Alessandro Solbiati and others.
Her music has been performed internationally, by several high profile ensembles and at a variety of festivals including La Biennale di Venezia and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Awards include Best chamber and Symphonic Piece by the Lithuanian Composers' Union (For White Music for 15 strings (2004) and Textile for orchestra (2008)) and First Prize at the International Rostrum of Composers, Paris (For Aquarelle (2009)).
Following the performance at Tramway for Sonica 2012, Sandglasses will tour to The Lincoln Centre in New York.

Please note ticket offers are only available through Tramway Box Office  (phone or in person) - 0845 330 3501

About Sonica 2012
sonic art for the visually minded
A ten day international celebration of world-class sonic art and music to ravish the senses. Sonica is delighted to present seven incredible works, exploring the potential of sonic art through music, visual art, opera, film, theatre and new media.
Produced by Cryptic in association with hcmf//. Full Glasgow-wide programme available at . Sonica is supported by Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Glasgow City Council, The National Lottery Fund through Creative Scotland, The PRS Foundation for Music & Glasgow Life.  Part of The Year of Creative Scotland 2012.