BIOGRAPHY

Antanas Jasenka. Sound studio | 2017            ...       Photo by Tomas Petreikis

Antanas Jasenka is a famous composer both in the contemporary music composers’ academic community and in the experimental music scene. A. Jasenka began his artistic career by writing concert pieces for acoustic instruments.

Antanas Jasenka is ambassador of "Kaunas 2022" European Capital of Cultute, associate professor at Kaunas Technology University of Humanities and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Music works written by Jasenka are played in Lithuanian and international contemporary music festivals. The composer is also involved in various publishing and multimedia projects abroad with such famous artists as Ralf Wehowsky, The Hafler Trio, William Basinski, Anton Lukoszevieze, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Zenial, Piotr Kurek, Stereo Hypnosis, Artemiy Artemiev, Jacek Malinowski and with Lithuanian artists: Eimuntas Nekrošius, Oskaras Koršunovas, Yana Ross, Birutė Letukaitė, Olga Lapina, Giedrė Brazytė, Džiugas Katinas, DIISSC Orchestra and others.

His works are published by publishing companies in Russia, the USA, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, England, France, Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania. Since 2008, he has been a member of the electronic music band, “Diissc Orchestra”. During 2010-2015, he was the art director of the largest Baltic country electronic music festival, “Young Music”.

The works of this composer have received a lot of awards both in Lithuania and abroad. In 1994, a work of the composer called “Āryas” received the “Tyla” award. In 1995, he received a Musical Foundation Prize for his work “Ancient Songs”. In 1998, he received a prize at a contest for new works organized by the Schubert Society. In 2002, the composer won a prize for the best electro-acoustic work (“Deusexmachina”) at the competition for the best works of the year organized by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union. Antanas Jasenka was awarded a “Golden scene cross” in 2010, 2012, 2018, and received “Fortūna” statuettes for opera and theatre music in 2015 and 2016. Among other famous Polish artists, such as director Krystian Lupa, playwright Marta Gusniowska, actress Dorota Segda and more, Antanas Jasenka was named the best composer of 2015 in Poland.

There is a great demand for his electronic and electro-acoustic music both in the Lithuanian scene and abroad. The composer is also interested in collective work platforms, interdisciplinary collaboration with other audio artists, visual artists and writers.

Find Antanas Jasenka on SoundCloud. For more information and music, please visit Music Information Centre Lithuania website.

 

 

 

CONTACT

• tel. :  + 370 620 380 97

• e.mail: antanas.jasenka@gmail.com

 

 

Antanas Jasenka | National Kaunas Drama Theatre. Photo by Tomas Petreikis 2017

Antanas Jasenka | National Kaunas Drama Theatre. Photo by Tomas Petreikis 2017

NEW EVENTS

PREMIERE - OPERA - MYSTERY

Antanas JASENKA  | "GOD  FREQUAENCY is 50HZ"

March 19 Vilnius, 19 pm / St. Catherine Church, VILNIUS, LITHAUNIA

 

"...March 19 Hommage à Eimuntas Nekrošius awaits an exclusive evening dedicated to one of the most amazing Lithuanian theater personalities of all time.

Composer Antanas Jasenka, who has had the opportunity to collaborate with E. Nekrošius on the theater stage, gives him the premiere of the opera-mystery (text by Gintaras Grajauskas) "God's frequency is 50 Hz".

 

The following impressive forces were collected:

director Vesta Grabštaitė

scenography Giedrė Brazytė

costumes Sandra Straukaitė

soprano Gunta Gelgotė, Joana Gedmintaitė

tenor Rafailas Karpis, Kestutis Alčauskis

actors Darius Meskauskas, Eglė Mikulionytė

instrumentalist Paulius Vaicekauskas and State Choir Vilnius (Artūras Dambrauskas), string orchestra St. Kristoforas (artistic director and chief conductor Modestas Barkauskas).

Premiere: March 19 Vilnius, 19 pm / St. Catherine Church, VILNIUS, LITHAUNIA

TICKETS:
https://www.bilietai.lt/lit/renginiai/koncertai/kristoforo-orkestras-hommage--eimuntas-nekrosius-310102/?fbclid=IwAR2FfauXlFqL4ZoROHtO0kdgpmdrGsKFlHpQIhiXSKMThsqEo4U3zP-EhOs

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SPRENDIMAS | GAME CHANGER


CHOREOGRAPHY Birutė Letukaitė

COSTUMES Guda Koster (Netherlands)

MUSIC | Sound Designe Antanas Jasenka

VOICE Ilja Gun

LIGHTS Vladimiras Šerstabojevas

 

2020 March 3-7 | BERLIN 

DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 BERLIN, 18.00 pm

 

DANCERS: Arno Verbruggen (Belgium), Hayleigh Smillie (Scotland), Hueng Won Lee (South Korea), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Lin van Kaam (Norway), Marine Fernandez (France), Matthew Livingston (US), Natsuho Matsumoto (Japan), Thibault Rousselet (France) PREMIERE DANCERS Blake Seidel (USA), Chiara Corbetta (Italy), Clara Giambino (France), Erik Zarcone (Italy), Evgenii Kalachev (Russia), Jasper Narvaez (Philipins), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Matthew Livingston (USA), Marine Fernandez (France), Mei Chen (China) DURATION 60 min.

PREMIERE January 26th, 2018

Kaunas SHOWS 2020: LITHUANIA - Kaunas, Utena UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai 2019: LITHUANIA - Kaunas, Vilnius ISRAEL - Tel Aviv (“Lithuanian Story. Culture Festival in Tel Aviv 2019”, Suzanne Dellal Centre) GERMANY - Chemnitz (International festival TANZ|MODERNE|TANZ) 2018: LITHUANIA – Kaunas, Rokiškis, Marijampolė, Mažeikiai, Anykščiai, Vilnius, Klaipėda. GERMANY - Potsdam (International Theatre Festival UNIDRAM'25)| 

 

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PAŠALINIAMS DRAUDŽIAMA | PROHIBITED BOARD  

Playwright Gintaras Grajauskas

Director by Oskaras Koršunovas

Music by Antanas Jasenka

Scenography & Costumes by Giedrė Brazytė

 

2020 April 11 | 18.30 pm

2020 February 21 | 18.30 pm

 

PLACE |  RENGINIO VIETA: Klaipėda drama theater

Adrress | Adresas -  Teatro str. 2, Klaipėda, Lithuania 

 
Live music play by: Gintaras Grajauskas (bass), Antanas Jasenka (keyboard), Matt Teichmann (electric giutar), Arvydas Jakubėnas (saxophones, percussion), Kęstutis Bublys (Drums).

KALĖS VAIKAI | BIRCH CHILDREN Playwright Saulius Šaltenis Director by Eimuntas Nekrošius Music by Antanas Jasenka Scenography by Marius Nekrošius Costumes Nadiežda Gultiajeva Live electronic music play by: Antanas Jasenka, Edvinas Vasiljevas. --- 2020 March 01 | 18.30 pm PLACE | RENGINIO VIETA: KLAIPĖDA DRAMA THEATRE Adrress | Adresas - Teatro str. 2, Klaipėda, Lithuania Tickets- htttp://kldt.lt/renginiai/kales-vaikai/ music exerpt- https://soundcloud.com/…/antanas-jasenka_kales-vaikai_2018-2

KALĖS VAIKAI | BIRCH CHILDREN

Playwright Saulius Šaltenis

Director by Eimuntas Nekrošius

Music by Antanas Jasenka 

Scenography by Marius Nekrošius

Costumes Nadiežda Gultiajeva

Live electronic music play by: Antanas Jasenka, Edvinas Vasiljevas.

 

2020 March 01  | 18.30 pm

 

PLACE |  RENGINIO VIETA: 

KLAIPĖDA DRAMA THEATRE

Adrress | Adresas -  Teatro str. 2, Klaipėda, Lithuania


Tickets- htttp://kldt.lt/renginiai/kales-vaikai/        

music exerpt- https://soundcloud.com/…/antanas-jasenka_kales-vaikai_2018-2

SOUND | MUSIC | LIVE | PERFORMANCE

ANTANAS JASENKA / 'Faux Bourdon' / Live at Klaipėda drama Theatre, Lithuania / 2019.05.08
Sound engineer- LAURYNAS MILINIS
Camera/editing- ERNESTAS LYLAUS, PAULIUS ŠLAMIŠKIS, GERDA ŽEMAITYTĖ

Idea / concept & electronic music by Antanas Jasenka.
Animation by Džiugas Katinas.
Poetic subtitles by Robertas Kundrotas & Algimantas Lyva.
Text translation from Lithuanian to English by Rudy Carrera & Robertas Kundrotas.
Boarding Pass is a two part digital audio-video-text media art piece.

NYC_001 is a score written for any instrument of sound transmission or formation by which it is possible to create audiovisual space in real time. Three colors: black, red and white are used in a graphical score for each instrument/device. All three parts are performed by watching and following the virtual cursor. Various ways of performance and sound creation are used in the parts of the composition. While performing this score a whole range of different and non-standard sounds are created. In this way the achieved effect is of a non-ordinary play of sounds and sound dance which one can admire in the whole composition or different parts of it. The composition is dedicated to its interpreters who created their own dance- E. and A. Strimaiciai. Video- Džiugas Katinas.

Antanas Jasenka & Antanas Kučinskas: Out of Čiurlionis_2007

Live play Antanas Jasenka, Martynas Bialobžeskis & string quartet in Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music - Washington, DC, 2010

Antanas Jasenka_EXE.RPM_2009
All sound/music composed, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered at private sound studio in Vilnius by Antanas Jasenka.

Full album:
https://archive.org/details/exe.rpm

Antanas Jasenka_ SONIC MACHINE 2006
All sound/music composed, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered at private sound studio in Vilnius by Antanas Jasenka.

Full album:
https://archive.org/details/ntt036a

Visual minus.log
Sound by Antanas Jasenka

Italia | 2015

SCORES

 

 

 

 

https://www.mic.lt/en/database/classical/composers/jasenka/

DISCOGRAPHY

https://www.discogs.com/artist/75394-Antanas-Jasenka

 

 

 

The Vilnius Chamber Orchestra* , Conductor Donatas Katkus - A. Corelli* / A. Jasenka* / T. Albinoni* / O. Balakauskas* - Classical Music And Contemporary Lithuanian Music ‎(Cass, Album) Tembras 002 1994

Antanas Jasenka - Lietuvos Fortepijoninė Muzika 2 / Lithuanian Piano Music 2 album art Birutė Vainiūnaitė - Čiurlionis*, Jakubėnas*, Juzeliūnas*, Bartulis*, Virkšas*, Povilaitis*, Jasenka*, Montvila* - Lietuvos Fortepijoninė Muzika 2 / Lithuanian Piano Music 2 ‎(CD, Album) Vilniaus Plokštelių Studija VSCD-092 2001

Antanas Jasenka - Deusexmachina album art Deusexmachina ‎(CD, Album) Electroshock Records ELCD 025 2002

Antanas Jasenka - Boarding Pass - In-Out album art Boarding Pass - In-Out ‎(10xFile, MP3, 320) EARLabs LM036a 2004

Antanas Jasenka - An Artist And A Plane album art An Artist And A Plane ‎(CD, Album) Electroshock Records ELCD 039 2004

Antanas Jasenka - Johnny, One Note Drone And Polydrone Tone / Sonic Machine album art Arturas Bumsteinas / Antanas Jasenka - Johnny, One Note Drone And Polydrone Tone / Sonic Machine ‎(CDr, Album, Ltd) Cohort Records CRCD 116 2005

Antanas Jasenka - Boarding Pass - Out-In album art Boarding Pass - Out-In ‎(12xFile, MP3, 320) EARLabs LM036b 2005

Antanas Jasenka - Sonic Machine album art Sonic Machine ‎(12xFile, MP3) Entity Records (3) NTT036 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Boarding Pass / Various Artists - Remixes album art Boarding Pass / Various Artists - Remixes ‎(DVD + CD) Not On Label (Antanas Jasenka Self-released) none 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Point.exe album art Point.exe ‎(9xFile, MP3) Enough Records ENRMP069 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Ancient Songs album art Ancient Songs ‎(CD, Album) Bôłt BR 1005 2009

Antanas Jasenka - Point | Circle album art Point | Circle ‎(CD, Album) Electroshock Records ELCD 059 2010

Compilations

Antanas Jasenka - Live_Art Action & Boarding Pass album art Live_Art Action & Boarding Pass ‎(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Sadnoiss 001 2007

Miscellaneous

Antanas Jasenka - EXE.RPM album art EXE.RPM 2 versions Timbrico 2006 Antanas

Jasenka - Linija album art Linija ‎(7xFile, MP3) Digitalbiotope db019 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Car Music album art Car Music ‎(7xFile, MP3, 320) Nishi NSH097b 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Zacheta album art Zacheta ‎(8xFile, MP3) Nishi NSH097a 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Ultra Z album art Ultra Z ‎(7xFile, MP3, 320) Audioactivity AA08 2006

Antanas Jasenka - Art Action album art Art Action 2 versions Mixthemixthemix 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Black Box Music: Tangophonia album art Black Box Music: Tangophonia 2 versions Share My Wings 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Black Box Music: Cut-Off album art Black Box Music: Cut-Off ‎(3xFile, MP3, 320) Recycling Records rr003 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Giip (Live In New York, 2007) album art Giip (Live In New York, 2007) ‎(5xFile, MP3, 320) Clinical Archives ca088 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Two Live Sets album art Two Live Sets ‎(2xFile, MP3, 320) Addenda 47 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Black Box Music: nAJmix'95 album art Black Box Music: nAJmix'95 ‎(8xFile, MP3) AudioTONG tng1024 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Black Box Music: Repeat album art Black Box Music: Repeat ‎(5xFile, MP3, 320) Clinical Archives ca026 2007

Antanas Jasenka - Boarding Pass: Live In Festival Jauna Muzika, Lithuania album art Boarding Pass: Live In Festival Jauna Muzika, Lithuania ‎(9xFile, MP3, 320) Clinical Archives ca194 2008

Antanas Jasenka - Water album art Water ‎(7xFile, MP3, 320) La P'tite Maison maison 23 2008

Antanas Jasenka - Metal Alloy album art Metal Alloy ‎(5xFile, MP3, 320) Entity Records (3) NTT056 2009

EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC

 
Link: 
audio
 
 
 
 

MUSIC FOR DRAMA & OPERA THEATERS

Antanas Jasenka. At home sound studio | 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 Boschas (rež. Jurij Popov, Lietuvos rusų dramos teatras)

1998 Lesia Ukrainka Girių giesmė (rež. Gytis Bernardas Padegimas, Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras)

1998 Robertas Kundrotas, Algis Lyva Princas Triukšmutis (rež. J.K. Skomantas, B. Dvariono dešimtmetė muzikos mokykla)

1999 William Butler Yeats Žodžiai lango stikle (rež. Gytis Bernardas Padegimas, Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras)

1999 Žemiškų geismų sodai (rež. Jurij Popov, pagal Svetonijaus knygą „Dvylikos cezarių gyvenimas“, Lietuvos rusų dramos teatras)

2001 Marguerite Duras Meilužis (rež. Birutė Marcinkevičiūtė, Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras)

2002 Alan A. Milne Mikė Pūkuotukas (rež. Saulius Mykolaitis, Keistuolių teatras)

2003 Batuotas katinas (rež. Vytautas Kupšys, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2003 Fiodor Dostojevskij Idioto mišios (rež. Rolandas Atkočiūnas, VšĮ „Teatro projektai“)

2003 William Shakespeare Įstabioji ir graudžioji Romeo ir Džuljetos istorija (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, OKT)

2004 Molière Skapeno klastos (rež. Rimantas Teresas, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2005 Mara Zalytė Margarita (rež. Albinas Kėleris, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2006 Mara Zalytė Žemės mokestis (rež. Albinas Kėleris, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2006 Molière Tariamas ligonis (rež. Rimantas Teresas, Liepojos dramos teatras, Latvija)

2006 Dovilė Zelčiūtė Kūno vartai (rež. Agnė Dilytė, Kauno kamerinis teatras)

2006 Torvaldur Torsteinson Ir Bjork, žinoma... (režisieriai Velta ir Vytautas Anužiai, Klaipėdos universiteto teatras)

2007 pagal Beatrix Potter Dvi padūkėlės pelytės (rež. Ewa Piotrowska, Kauno valstybinis lėlių teatras)

2007 Hily Simone Paskutinysis iš aistros kamuojamų meilužių (rež. Albinas Kėleris, Šilutės kamerinis dramos teartas)

2007 pagal Andzejų Maleszką Kastingas_1 (rež. Sergejus Paciukas, Šilutės kamerinis dramos teatras)

2007 Vladimir Nabokov Ašigalis (rež. Ewa Piotrowska, Bialystoko lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

2007 pagal Šatrijos Raganą Mamatė (rež. Vytautas Kupšys, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2008 Merė Popins (rež. Artūras Žukauskas, Vilniaus teatras „Lėlė“)

2008 Marta Guśniowska Pinokis (rež. Ewa Piotrowska, Opolės A. Smolkos lėlės ir aktoriaus teatras, Lenkija)

2008 Hamletas (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras)

2008 Sankirta su pagrindiniu keliu, arba Pasaka apie auksinę žuvelę (rež. Sergejus Paciukas, Šilutės kamerinis dramos teatras)

2009 pagal Rudyardą Kiplingą Džiunglių knyga (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Bialystoko lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

2009 Love & Peace, arba Mums Bankrotas (rež. Mantas Verbiejus, VšĮ „Jungtinis meno centras“)

2009 Vieną vasaros dieną (rež. Albertas Vidžiūnas, Šiaulių dramos teatras)

2009 Józef Ignacy Kraszewski Paparčio žiedas (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Baj“, Varšuva, Lenkija)

2009 Agnė Dilytė Lauros kosmosas (rež. Agnė Dilytė, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2009 Bolesław Leśmian Sindbado Jūreivio nuotykiai (rež. Jacek Malinowski, „Teatr lalek Banialuka i. J.Zitzmana“, Bielsko-Biała, Lenkija)

2009 Vytautas Balsys Žmogus medyje (rež. Vytautas Balsys, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2009 pagal Eriką Umbrasaitę Vienos krūties istorija (rež. Artūras Žukauskas, Vilniaus teatras „Lėlė“)

2010 Barbara Kościuszko Nenuorama drambliukas (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Hanso Christiano Anderseno teatras, Liublinas, Lenkija)

2010 Dmitrij Lipskerov Jelena ir Šturmanas (rež. Sergejus Paciukas, Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras)

2010 Laura de Weck Mylimiausi (rež. Vytautas Balsys, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2010 Alisa Veidrodžio karalystėje (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Maska“, Rzeszówas, Lenkija)

2010 Mara Zālīte Visi žmonės katinai (rež. Albinas Kėleris, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2010 Maksim Gorkij Dugne (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras)

2010 Barbara Kościuszko Nenuorama drambliukas (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Maska“, Rzeszówas, Lenkija)

2010 Peter Shaffer Meilės eliksyras (rež. Arvydas Lebeliūnas, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2010 Jean Dell, Gérald Sibleyras Tegyvuoja Bušonas (rež. Ričardas Vitkaitis, Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras)

2011 Marta Guśniowska Aksombaravykis (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Baj Pomorski“, Torūnė, Lenkija)

2011 Eleonora Matulaitė Bitė (rež. Vytautas Kaniušonis, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2011 pagal Ingmarą Bergmaną Persona (rež. Agnė Dilytė, Menų spaustuvė) 2011 Medėjos (režisierė ir choreografė Birutė Letukaitė, Kauno šokio teatras „Aura“)

2011 pagal Williamą Shakespeare’ą Miranda (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras)

2011 Mika Myllyaho Chaosas (rež. Yana Ross, Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras)

2011 Gregory Burke Gagarino gatvė (rež. Vytautas Balsys, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2011 pagal Lewisą Carrollą Alisa stebuklų šalyje (rež. Ewa Piotrowska, Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras)

2011 Marta Guśniowska Pasaka apie lietaus lašelį ir vaivorykštę (rež. Jacek Malinowski, lėlių teatras „Guliwer“, Varšuva, Lenkija)

2012 Mario Fratti Sesuo (rež. Artūras Žukauskas, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2012 Henrik Ibsen Peras Giuntas (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, Nacionalinis teatras, Oslas, Norvegija)

2012 Juozas Grušas Meilė, džiazas ir velnias (rež. Albertas Vidžiūnas, Panevėžio teatras „Menas“)

2012 Justinas Marcinkevičius Katedra (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras)

2012 pagal Jeremį Przyborą Medėja, mano simpatija (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Wierszalin“, Supraslis, Lenkija)

2013 Sarah Ruhl Euridikė (rež. Yana Ross, Suomijos nacionalinis teatras, Helsinkis)

2013 Herkus Kunčius Jaunas vynas (režisierė ir choreografė Eglė Mikulionytė, aktorių ansamblis „Degam“)

2013 Marta Guśniowska Apie Coliukę, mažą mergaitę (rež. Ewa Piotrowska, „Rabcio“, Rabka-Zdrój, Lenkija)

2013 Tadeusz Słobodzianek Mūsų klasė (rež. Yana Ross, Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras)

2013 Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler Amelija, bebras ir karalius ant stogo (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Olsztyno lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

2014 Eric Elice, Roger Rees Antrininkas (rež. Sergėjus Paciukas, Šilutės kamerinis dramos teatras)

2014 pagal Vladimirą Zabalujevą ir Aleksejų Zenzinovą Gražuolės (rež. Agnė Dilytė, Šiaulių dramos teatras)

2014 Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler Kaip Matolušas išvyko ieškoti Milžino (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Bialystoko lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

2014 pagal Isaacą Singerį Berniukas ir laimė (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Lėlės ir aktoriaus teatras, Lomža, Lenkija)

2014 Anton Čechov Dėdė Vania (rež. Yana Ross, Uppsalos miesto teatras, Švedija)

2015 Mathias Malzieu Mechaninė širdis (rež. Artūras Areima, Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras)

2015 pagal Vytautę Žilinskaitę Robotas ir peteliškė (rež. Agnė Sunklodaitė, Bialystoko lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

2015 pagal Fiodorą Dostojevskį Pažemintieji ir nuskriaustieji (režisieriai – Velta ir Vytautas Anužiai, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2015 pagal Uptoną Sinclairį American Dream (rež. Albertas Vidžiūnas, Alytaus miesto teatras)

2015 William Shakespeare Miranda (teatras „Poreia“, Atėnai, Graikija)

2016 Vytautas Kupšys Išgelbėkime kengūriuką (rež. Vytautas Kupšys, Juozo Miltinio dramos teatras)

2016 Sarah Kane Apvalytieji (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras)

2016 Dior in Moscow (choreografė Agnija Šeiko, „Identity Move“, šokio teatras „PADI DAPI Fish“)

2016 Godos (choreografės Birutė Letukaitė, Anne Ekenes, Pia Holden, Kauno šokio teatras „Aura“)

2016 William Shakespeare Dovis už dovį (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, Dramos teatras, Varšuva, Lenkija)

2016 Labirintas (choreografė Birutė Letukaitė, Kauno šokio teatras „Aura“)

2016 Mattias Andersson Bėgikas (rež. Olga Lapina, Valstybinis jaunimo teatras)

2016 Gintaras Grajauskas Pašaliniams draudžiama (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, Klaipėdos dramos teatras)

2017 Vytautas Balsys Dirbtinis įkvėpimas (rež. Vytautas Balsys, Kauno mažasis teatras)

2017 pagal Herkų Kunčių (Ne)vaikų žaidimai (rež. Albertas Vidžiūnas, Alytaus miesto teatras)

2017 Maurice Maeterlinck Žydroji paukštė (rež. Vaidotas Martinaitis, Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras)

2017 Teklė Kavtaradzė Apie baimes (rež. Olga Lapina, Valstybinis jaunimo teatras)

2017 Marta Guśniowska Po grybuku (rež. Jacek Malinowski, Vilniaus kamerinis teatras)

2017 Marta Guśniowska Jijis (Ony) (rež. Agnė Sunklodaitė, Jacekas Malinowskis, Vilniaus kamerinis teatras)

2018 Marta Guśniowska Miegalių šalis (rež. Jacek Malinowski, teatras „Miniatiūra“, Gdanskas, Lenkija)

2018 Sprendimas (choreografė Birutė Letukaitė, Kauno šokio teatras „Aura“)

2018 Laikini šešėliai (choreografas Vangelis Legakis, Kauno šokio teatras „Aura“)

2018 pagal Saulių Šaltenį Kalės vaikai (rež. Eimuntas Nekrošius, Klaipėdos dramos teatras)

2018 Marius Ivaškevičius Rusiškas romanas (rež. Oskaras Koršunovas, Lietuvos rusų dramos teatras)

2018 Herkus Kunčius Laisvės arena (rež. Albertas Vidžiūnas, Antanas Jasenka, Alytaus miesto teatras)

2019 Virginia Wolf (rež. Gintarė Radvilavičiūtė, Baltstogės lėlių teatras, Lenkija)

MUSIC FOR DANCE THEATER

Antanas Jasenka / Klaipėda City, Lithuania  2017

 

International dance theatre „Aura“

2018 EPHEMERAL SHADES

Choreography: Vangelis Legakis

Music: Antanas Jasenka

Costumes: Kristina Sviderskaitė

Lights: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas

Dancers: Blake Seidel (USA), Chiara Corbetta (Italy), Clara Giambino (France), Eric Zarcone (Italy), Evgenii Kalachev (Russia), Jasper Narvaez (Philipins), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Matthew Livingston (USA), Marine Fernandez (France), Mei Chen (China) 

Premiere:  February 25th, 2018,  Kaunas.

Performance is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian  Council for Culture. 

 

2018 SPRENDIMAS | GAME CHANGER

Choreography: Birutė Letukaitė

Costumes and idea: Guda Koster (Netherlands)

Music: Antanas Jasenka

Lights: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas

Dancers: Blake Seidel (USA), Chiara Corbetta (Italy), Clara Giambino (France), Eric Zarcone (Italy), Evgenii Kalachev (Russia), Jasper Narvaez (Philipins), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Matthew Livingston (USA), Marine Fernandez (France), Mei Chen (China) 

Premiere:  January 26th, 2018,  Kaunas.

Performance is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian  Council for Culture.

 

2017 SEKRETAS

Choreography: Birutė Letukaitė and dancers
Live music: Antanas Jasenka
Costumes: Kristina Čyžiūtė, Birutė Letukaitė
Lights: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Dancers: Abel Hernandez Gonzalez (Spain), Aime Sanchez (Mexico), Antonia Koluiartseva (Russia), Evgenij Kalachov (Russia), Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė (Lithuania), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Juan Madero (Mexico), Mei Chen (China), Marine Fernandez (France), Niels Claes (Belgium), Oksana Griaznova (Lithuania), Rūta Kavaliauskienė (Lithuania), Saulius Kavaliauskas (Lithuania)
Duration: 50 min.
 January 31, 2017., Drama Theatre of Žemaitė, Telšiai


 

The world is full of secrets. Some of them we carefully keep, some we reveal. Sometimes we even don‘t know about their existence or cautiously hide them under the shatter of glass, as a piece of ourselves.

In the performance “Sekretas” the dancers of AURA Dance Theatre are creating choreographic pictures, changing as the view in kaleidoscope and whispering their secrets with the bodies. What a huge pleasure to blow away the snow of feathers and gasp from astonishment, isn‘t it?

Attention for allergic persons – the feathers are used during the performance.

Shows
2017 LITHUANIA — Telšiai, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Mažeikiai, Radviliškis, Švenčionys

Photos – Svetlana Batura,  video – Marius Paplauskas

  
2016 LABYRINTH

Author of paintings: Sigi Gabrie (Sigitas Gabrijolavičius, Australia)
Choreography: Birutė Letukaitė
Music: Antanas Jasenka
Costumes: Olesė Kekienė
Dancers of “Aura”: Ema Nedobežkina, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Julija Mintautė, Gerda Butkutė, Oksana Griaznova, Abel Hernandez Gonzalez, Aime Sanchez, Juan Madero, Antonia Koluiartseva, Evgeniy Kalachov, Haruka Suzuki, Kyrie Oda, Mei Chen, Love Hellgren, Niels Claes, Marine Fernandez.
Partner of the exhibition and visualizations: Kaunas biennial 
Artist: Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė
Video animator: Šarūnas Vyštartas
Duration: 1-3 hrs
Premiere: October 6th, 2016


The performance “Labyrinth” was created to remember Danute Nasvytyte, who was a pioneer of expressive dance in Lithuania. The performance premiere was presented during the opening of the International Dance Festival AURA 26.

During the premiere the space of Kaunas modernistic architecture – “Pienocentras” palace – was filled with unseen and strange vitality. The united team of movement, fine arts, animation and music invited the audience to the mystic artistic action and to the rooms full of secrets. “Labyrinth” is a dance piece based on a series of 8 paintings of Sigi Gabrie (Sigitas Gabrijolavičius), the son of Danutė Nasvytytė. The choreographer Birutė Letukaitė collaborating with creative team of Kaunas biennial, settled down the dancers of AURA Dance Theatre in the spaces of “Pienocentras” where all together were invited to travel not only with our bodies, but also in our minds. To travel in time, in our consciousness and unconsciousness, in the past and in our memories where the audience met symbolic, metaphorical figures, images and characters.

The paintings of Sigi Gabrie tell the story of a small child, as yet unknown journey through life using mythologies of the Labyrinth. Her mother spins the clothes line to start her journey, and follows behind her watching the pathway… In this story the idea of a Minotaur is not the fear of a monstrous bull, but the fear of the unknown. The paintings are based on the physical concept of a rotating clothes line, from which various images and symbols are hanged like painted illustrated sheets. The characters (dancers) haunt the passages through the labyrinth. A photographer follows the child through the labyrinth taking photographs of encounters with the various mythical figures, and then leaves the photo records behind as memories. The photographs represent memory of the experience from art, legends and fables. The dancers in each choreography interpret and improvise on the theme of each visual metaphor seen in the paintings.

The project is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kaunas City Municipality.
Project partner for spaces – Kaunas Technology University.

Shows
2016 LITHUANIA — Kaunas (October 6th in the International dance festival AURA 26; October 14th)

 

 

2016 GODOS

Choreography: 1st part – Anne Ekenes, Pia Holden (Panta Rei, Norway), 2nd part – Birutė Letukaitė (Aura, Lithuania)
Composer: Antanas Jasenka
Dramaturgy assistant: Silvija Čižaitė-Rudokienė
Light designer: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Costume designer: Coal Studio, Thom Bara
Author of video projections: Saulius Paliukas
Dancers (premiere cast): Ema Nedobežkina, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Haruka Suzuki, Kyrie Oda, Laura Witzleben, Love Hellgren
Now dance Chiara Corbetta, Clara Giambino, Ema Senkuvienė, Marine Fernandez, Mei Chen, Eric Zarcone (or Julija Mintautė)
Duration: 50 min. (two parts, 25 min. each)
Premiere: February 17th, 2016 


Performance GODOS*, created by famous Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Letukaitė and two Norwegian choreographers Anne Ekenes and Pia Holden, reveals the world where the past, the present and the future intertwist, where feminine sensuality, secret mythological creatures and futuristic visions meet.

What is the importance of history to any individual? How does the past shape our identity? Godos, considered to be a Lithuanian feminine narrative, takes one of the starting points in this double bill dance performance. Godos is an old Lithuanian word that is usually defined as wistful dreams, feelings, hopes, nostalgic thoughts and unfulfilled expectations. What does Godos mean today and how do we experience Godos?

Panta Rei takes its inspiration from the interpretation of Godos as the song of the heart. Meanwhile, the inspiration for the Lithuanian choreography is the elemental past and its reflections in the people of today. What is hiding in the fur of a bewitched werewolf? What spells do contemporary hags use? Who brings the luck if we don‘t believe to brownies anymore? With subtle reference to the Lithuanian myths and legends, the dancers move in patterns, forms and the rhythm that reminds the clattering of weaving looms. A contemporary man sits down at these looms and weaves a band which is as colorful as our life: full of thoughts about who we are today and who we will become tomorrow.

About PANTA REI Dance Theatre

Panta Rei Dance Theatre (PRD) is based in Oslo, Norway. The company is known for its high paced and colourful dance theatre performances accessibleto a wide audience. PRD has an extensive outreach program and involve themselves in audience development projects while on tour. The Artistic director Anne Ekenes established Panta Rei Dance Theatre in 2000. The company has since created nine productions and led numerous dance projects.
Panta Rei Dance Theatre has also received a five million NOK project grant from the Savings Bank Foundation Sparebankstiftelsen DNB. This is the foundations largest support and commitment to dance ever.
Panta Rei will collaborate with three regional theatres in Norway over the period of 2015-2017, and produce three dance theatre productions for touring together with Scenekunst Østfold, Teater Innlandet and Brageteatret.
Panta Rei Dance Theatre´s productions go right to the heart of pressing social and personal issues. GODOS is no exception, offering a view on women as the gatekeepers of the soul. Furthermore the collaboration with AURA allows for the artistic expression of PRD to develop in juxtaposition to and in dialog with Lithuanian culture, the culture of women that is different and yet baring similarities to Norwegian history of women.

Shows
2017
TURKEY — Trabzon (18th International Balck Sea theatre festival)
GERMANY — Bielefeld (Tanzfestival Bielefeld), Cologne, Muenster
INDIA — Kolkata (Dance Bridges Festival)
ITALY — Turin
POLAND — Krakow (dance festival “BalletOFFFestival”) , Lublin (Lublin international Dance Theatres Festival)

 

2016
LITHUANIA — Kaunas, Vilnius, Klaipėda, Švenčionys, Mažeikiai, Neringa, Rokiškis (International festival of professional theatres “Vaidiname žemdirbiams”)
NORWAY — Oslo (“Musikal-i-teten” festival), Moss, Fredrikstad
ITALY — Florence
USA — Seattle International Dance Festival

 

2014 MAKE THE SWITCH FROM ME

Idea, music, sound design – Antanas Jasenka
Choreography – Birutė Letukaitė
Costumes: Olesė Kekienė, Birutė Letukaitė
Lights — Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Dancers (premiere list): Antonia Kuluiartseva (Russia), Ema Nedobežkina, Gabija Blochina, Gintarė Ščavinskaitė, Gotautė Kalmatavičiūtė, Indrė Puišytė, Maciej Beczek (Poland), Paulius Prievelis, Roberta Leščinskaitė, Robin Ivarsson (Sweden), Salim Ben Mammar (Algeria).
Dancers: Anna Karen Gonzalez Huesca (Mexico), Ema Nedobežkina, Oksana Griaznova, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Israel Ismael Infante Salazar (Mexico), Kyrie Oda (Japan), Paulius Prievelis, Niels Claes (Belgium).
Technology: MOTUS – by TZM Creative Lab
Texts: extracs from “Verità Parallele” by Leonidas Donskis, George Orwell “Animal Farm”, Daniel Kahneman “Thinking, Fast and Slow”
Premiere: February 27th, 2015. Work in progress was presented on April 22, 2014 in Vilnius, the festival “Young music”.
Duration: 60 min.


Daily research of copula: with yourself, with the other, with God. Yet connections are broken, remade. Shattered sexuality, the relation between man and woman, various -isms – all surpass one another, thrust new truths and proclaim the era of new gods. In this era the value of a human being is determined not by us, but by the system which we either match or not. We are complying with the dimensions measured in centimeters, with brands and purchasing capacity. The system prefers (uni)sex, (uni)you and (uni)him, because I hardly obeys.

Inspiration source of the performance is MOTUS – creative motion enhancer. MOTUS is a wireless performance controller that collects data about dancer’s motions and coverts it to gestures and control parameters for sound synthesizers and audio effects. The space around dancer becomes a touchless surface, a canvas that dancer can interact with and hear the sound feedback immediately.

Technology developed by TZM Creative Lab, more info at http://tzm.lt/motus.

TZM Creative Lab is the place where technocrats meet artists, where the synthesis of art and technology happens, where the new ways of expression are born, where the devices that provoke senses and emotions are being created.

Awards

Golden Stage Cross (the most prestigious national theatre award given by The Ministry of Culture) to Gotautė Kalmatavičiūtė as the best dancer of 2014 in performances “Make the Switch from Me” and “Apollo”;

Fortune statuette (the main award given by Kaunas Theatre Alliance) to AURA Dance Theatre for the best dance performance of 2014;

Fortune statuette to Antanas Jasenka for the best music composition;

Young Theatre Critics’ award to AURA Dance Theatre Make for “Make the Switch from Me” as the best performance of 2014 and to choreographer Birute Letukaite for the development of the best creative activity;

Young Theatre Critics’ award to composer Antanas Jasenka for the best music of 2014 in “Make the Switch from Me”.

Shows
2017 – JAPAN, Tokyo (festival “International Dance Bridges“, 30-minutes duet version)
2017 – INDIA, Kolkata (Dance Bridges Festival 2017, 12-minutes solo version)
2016 – LITHUANIA, Kaunas
2015 – LITHUANIA, Vilnius, Kaunas (International dance festival AURA 25), Šiauliai, Radviliškis, Alytus, Varėna
2015 – POLAND, Tarnow-Moscice, international dance theatre festival SCENA OTWARTA
2015 – ITALY, Turin (dance season IPUNTIDANZA 2014/2015)
2014 – LITHUANIA, Vilnius (festival “Youth music”)

 

2011 MEDEAS

Idea, direction & choreography: Birute Letukaite

Music: Antanas Jasenka

Scenography: Birute Letukaite

Lightning design: Tadas Valeika, Vladimiras Serstobojevas

Costume design: Ruta Biliunaite

Interpretation and performance: Skaidra Jancaitė (Soprano, Medea), Liza Baliasnaja, Riikka Ihalainen, Gotaute Kalmataviciute, Ruta Lelyte, Jokubas Nosovas, Marius Pinigis, Indre Puisyte, Mantas Stabacinskas, Andrius Stakele, Ieva Navickaitė and pupil of theatre studio

Duration: 60 min.

Premiere: 7 May, 2011

Sponsored by: Lithuanian Culture Support Foundation.

Media says that each year 6-8 infants are killed in Lithuania. But these data are not announced publicly and this makes to believe that real numbers are much bigger. 
According to the Department of Statistics, more than 27 thousands unborn infants were killed during these 3 years.

Performance is supported by Lithuania Republic Culture Support Foundation and Kaunas City Municipality.                                                                                                                             

TOURS

2013 - ITALY Trento, festival “Oriente Occidente”

2012 – LITHUANIA Kaunas, Vilnius

2011 – LITHUANIA Kaunas, Vilnius

 

AWARDS

2012 – statue of “Fortunes”

 

 

 

 

Idea, direction, music, sound design – Antanas Jasenka
Choreography – Birutė Letukaitė
Costumes: Olesė Kekienė, Birutė Letukaitė
Texts: extracs from “Verità Parallele” by Leonidas Donskis and George Orwell “Animal Farm”
Duration: 50 min

Idea, direction & choreography: Birute Letukaite
Music: Antanas Jasenka
Scenography: Birute Letukaite
Lightning design: Tadas Valeika, Vladimiras Serstobojevas
Costume design: Ruta Biliunaite
Duration: 60 min

PRESS

Erika Drungytė. GĖRIS IR BLOGIS – JAU NE ŠIO AMŽIAUS SĄVOKOS

http://www.nemunas.press/straipsniu-archyvas-2017/2017-06/antanas-jasenka/

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Laura Pačtauskaitė.  Antanas Jasenka – apie „Rusiško romano“ tonus ir pustonius

https://www.7md.lt/teatras/2018-09-07/Antanas-Jasenka--apie-Rusisko-romano-tonus-ir-pustonius

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LRT Klasika / interviu

https://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/1013692453/muzikinis-pastisas

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Edita Grudzinskaitė: Kuriant premjerą šokio teatre AURA rankomis sukirto geriausieji

https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/renginiai/kuriant-premjera-sokio-teatre-aura-rankomis-sukirto-geriausieji-29-915106

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Agnė Kairiūnaitė: Muzika kavinėse- šiukšlių kibiras pilamas ant galvos

https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/muzika/antanas-jasenka-muzika-kavinese-siuksliu-kibiras-pilamas-ant-galvos-284-489571

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Padaryk iš manes jungiklį | Make the swich from me

https://www.15min.lt/video/padaryk-is-manes-jungikli-make-the-switch-from-me-by-aura-dance-theatre-32673

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Valentina Žigienė: A. Jasenka: muzika teatre – tai dar vienas personažas

http://klaipeda.diena.lt/naujienos/klaipeda/menas-ir-pramogos/jasenka-muzika-teatre-tai-dar-vienas-personazas-interviu-785105

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Rūta Oginskaitė: Nepašaliniams

http://www.menufaktura.lt/?m=1025&s=61332

 

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TV

 

Lithuanian National Radio and Television - Interview

http://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/158116/kelias-i-namus#.WFxSv9sQCy8.google_plusone_share

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Documentary film by Džiugas Katinas | Dream Atlas / Sapnų Žemėlapis 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnmP3R71wYE

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Lithuanian National Radio and Television - Teatras / interview

http://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/52969/teatras#.UzEQgfrTJwU.google_plusone_share

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS

Antanas Jasenka. photo by exe.rpm | 2019

Antanas Jasenka (Lithuania), Ija Gun (Lithuania), Clara Giambino (France), Jasper Narvaez (Philippines),        Matthew Livingston (USA), Chiara Corbetta (Italia), Erik Zarcone (Italia), Birutė Letukaitė (Lithuania),                 Guda Koster (The Netherlands), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Mei Chen (China), Marine Fernandez (France),       Blake Seidel (USA), Evgenii Kalachev (Russia).                        Kaunas Business Center Hall 2018.01.26/27

Director Eimuntas Nekrošius & Antanas Jasenka | Klaipėda drama theater, Lithuania, 2018

Antanas Jasenka in the process, | Spain, Tenerife, 2017

Playwriter, poet Marta Guśniowska (Poland) & Antanas Jasenka, Vilnius chamber Theater, 2017

Antanas Jasenka & scenography Giedrė Brazytė | Vilnius chamber theater, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017

Director Jacek Malinowski & Antanas Jasenka | Theater Pupit, Bialystok, Poland, 2017

Choreographer Birutė Letukaitė & Antanas Jasenka | Festival “International Dance Bridges“, Tokyo, JAPAN       2017

Choreographer Birutė Letukaitė & Antanas Jasenka | Festival “International Dance Bridges“, Tokyo, JAPAN     2017

www.royce.lt | Ilja Gun & Antanas Jasenka | The Port Klaipėda, Lithuania, 2017

Antanas Jasenka & writer Marius Ivaškevičius at Russian drama theater, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017

Arūnas Gelūnas & Antanas Jasenka | Meeting of Ambassadors of the European Capital of Culture to be held     in Kaunas, 2017

Antanas Jasenka, director Oskaras Koršunovas & writer poet Gintaras Grajauskas  at a press conference,        2016

Premiere, Klaipėda drama theater, Lithuania, 2016

Premiere, Klaipėda drama theater, Lithuania, 2016

Director and choreographer Sebastián Cortés (Hungarian) & Antanas Jasenka | Anykščiai, Lithuania, 2016

Antanas Jasenka | Live in Torino, Italia / MAKE THE SWITCH FROM ME, 2015

Director Oskaras Koršunovas & Antanas Jasenka | Poreia drama theater, Athens, Greece, 2015

Director Yana Ross & Antanas Jasenka | Sweden, Stockholm, 2014

Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music - Washington, DC, 2007