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Arvydas Malcys

Photo: Laurynas Malcys

Arvydas Malcys’ music stems from the idea of “poetics of music”. The composer sees originality not as a need to be different or “innovative”, but rather as an attempt to grasp his own roots and origins of different phenomena surrounding him. The composer is not interested in contemporary art tendencies proclaiming elitism, distance and abstraction. He does not attempt to create a “new listener”. On the contrary, he turns to those realms, which the surrounding counterculture tends to annihilate. His artistic language is undisguised and understandable; it ignores vague and distorted rules of artistic games. The composer does not want to turn his music into mathematics or grammar, he seeks his music to address the most important issues: human passion, struggle, rise and fall, love, death and friendship, loneliness, evanescence and eternity. “In my music the listener should feel a certain cultural milieu, and discern the commonalities between musical signs and accents. That shouldn’t make him obliged or distressed that he lacks knowledge or understanding, or make him come to conclusion – if there is something I don’t understand, that means it is art...”, says the composer.

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