185-2022 (Crónica, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (26 April 2022)
℗ 2022 Crónica
© 2022 Crónica
Main country of recording: Lithuania
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Lėti published on 27 April 2022
Gintas K is back, sixteen years after his first release in Crónica, the now classic 'Lengvai / 60 x one minute audio colours of 2kHz sound' and after several other encounters in compilations, collaborations, and four albums. 'Lėti', Lithuanian for slow, is a set of eleven short pieces created from recording and improvising in studio followed by extensive mixing and editing using software. Further details on Gintas K's creative process are as usual scarce, but 'Lėti' can be seen as expressing his affectionate side, and as fitting in a corpus of albums with similar emotional undertones, with 2016's 'Low' (Opa Loka), 2013's 'Slow' (Baskaru) and 2009's 'Lovely Banalities' (Crónica). Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavičius) is a Lithuanian sound artist, composer living and working in Lithuania. Gintas has been a part of Lithuanian experimental music scene since 1994. Nowadays Gintas is working in the field of digital experimental and electroacoustic music, making music for films, sound installations. His compositions are based on granular synthesis, live electronic, hard digital computer music, small melodies. Collaborations with sound artists @c, Paulo Raposo, Kouhei Matsunaga, David Ellis and many others. He has released numerous of records on labels such as Cronica, Baskaru, Con-v, Copy for Your Records, Bolt, Creative Sources, Sub Rosa and others. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Lithuanian Composers Union. He has presented his works, performed at various international festivals, conferences, symposiums such as Transmediale.05, Transmediale.07, ISEA2015, ISSTA2016, IRCAM forum workshop 2017, xCoAx 2018, ICMC2018, ICMC-NYCEMF 2019, NYCEMF 2020, Ars Electronica Festival 2020. NYCEMF 2021, Artist in residency at DAR 2016, DAR 2011, MoKS 2016. Winner of the II International Sound-Art Contest Broadcasting Art 2010, Spain. Winner of The University of South Florida New-Music Consortium 2019 International Call for Scores in electronic composition category.