Mistery of Senses "LANGUAGE OF MUSIC IN THE DARK" (dir. Karolina Žernytė)
Director: Karolina Žernytė
Composer: Enrikas Slavinskis
Music director: Laurita Peleniūtė
Sound director: Dovydas Kiela
Musicians: Gediminas Žilys (chordophone), Laurita Peleniūtė (vocal, percussion), Gediminas Stankevičius (percussion), Enrikas Slavinskis (guitar, bouzouki), Tadas Dešukas (violin), Kęstutis Kaupas (gongs)
Singers: Gražvydas Sidiniauskas, Jūratė Vizbaraitė, Irma Jokštytė, Grigas Sakalis , Deividas Monkevičius.
Actors of the “Theater of Senses”: Aistė Jančiūtė, Raminta Šniaukštaitė, Artūras Lepiochinas, Jaunius Pisaravičius.
Premier: 8th of November, 2016, Vilnius
Project is prepared by: PI Republican Center of the Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped (LABVH)
Idea and leader of the project: Lina Puodžiūnienė
Project is supported by: Lithuanian Culture Council, Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Duration: 60 min.
Place: Hall of Klaipeda Castle’s Eastern Rampart (Pilies str. 4)
Mystery of senses “Language of Music in the Dark“ is a show of sounds, scents and music of different ethnic groups encopassing all space of the hall. The essence of libretto – nature elements: fire, air, water, earth, ether, and Life, being born within them. Listeners are led by their imagination: they listen to pulsation of the earth, smell the scent of fire, feel freshness of the water or breeze of the wind. Participants of the mystery become part of nature. Mystery of senses – is a road to yourself, inner search of real values; it promotes harmony and unity with yourself and the world. Artistic expression, being born during creative process of two different worlds (sighted and the blind), deletes the limits, widens perception of the world, breaks the stereotypes and attitudes.
In 2016 a group of young professional artists came together for the joint creative activity. The idea drove them to create a Mystery of different senses excluding sight. The mystery of senses is felt by audience being blinfolded (special spectacles were made only for this performance). It is a live concert, where all nature sounds are being created “here and now“. The imagination of listeners is aditionally provoked by smells, sounds and tactile elements.
Photos from the archyve of PI Republican Center of the LABVH