Multimedia Travel to Baltics with Titas Petrikis in Germany

2005 / 11 / 17

Titas and Irma are inviting to participate in Multimedia travel to the Baltics, on 29th November, 2005!

Multimedia evening begins at 18.00 and takes place at the Erich-Brost-Institute of Journalism in Europe, Otto-Hahn-Str. 2(Campus Nord), 44227 Dortmund, Germany.

"A lot of people ask me, where is my country, what is so special about Lithuania besides Sabonis? My country is famous not only for basketball, but for theatre and music all over the world” - says Irma Astrauskaite, who is an Erasmus student at the University of Dortmund in Germany. “I can not bring our entire heritage, but I am happy to present Lithuanian culture together with Titas. I think that the compositions by Titas can better explain us about the Baltic culture. Twenty-five year old composer is a part of the creative Lithuanian generation. With the help of video installations, he tells multimedia stories about the most beautiful places in Lithuania, reveals his Baltic identity, or just explores and searches for silence in 'never sleeping city' of New York".

Titas Petrikis:

"I am very excited about the performance in Dortmund. Germany is the leading country for multimedia technologies. I feel honored to have an opportunity to show my compositions there. Moreover, the concert will take place at well-known Erich-Brost-Institute of Journalism in Europe. The performance for an academic audience is always of particular satisfaction, because it allows evaluating your works in global perspective".

Assoc. Prof. Aukse Balcytiene, Head of the Department of Journalism at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania

Multi-media and interactive technologies are powerful tools to "revisit" culture and challenge existing views.

Designing cultural heritage multi-media representations has become a challenge for both creators and audiences offering new instruments for cultural explorations and adaptations.

It also offers possibilities for localization and globalization of future and one can notice that multimedia infer multicultural explorations are becoming both more appealing as well as possible.

I want to congratulate Titas for pursuing this challenge to produce and analyse multimedia audiovisual art in both cultural and artistic as well as academic terms.

Gediminas “Skrandis” Banaitis, Chief of Information sector of National M.K.Ciurlionis art museum and Chief of Information center for contemporary art, Lithuania

Titas has been revealed not only as an admirable and friendly countryman who is able to join for many people hardly combinable narrative ideas. He also is full of creative strength and ability to find new ways in his artistic expression.

Titas employs images to communicate his works to audience. On the other hand, visualization becomes a significant part of the performance in contemporary music. Although Titas is more a composer rather than video artist, the critics would hardly decide the preference of music or picture in his last album “Identity”. It is because he balances in between them and finds a smooth way to devote himself to sound as well as images.

In this way, the artist just confirms the theory, that Lithuanian electronic music composers are always accurate in any style and can find the golden middle between expression of emotions and the quality of technical performance.