antanas jasenka

antanas jasenka

"Jasenka moves from slow melancholy passages to futuristic bleeping cosmic engine rooms, all the while dabbling in avant-garde ambient and noise constructions. ... Excellent spacey sounds, some ambient and many quite harsh, make for a menacing sci fi soundtrack and sometimes fast action upside-down video game chaos." — Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations


Antanas Jasenka (b.1965)
1986: graduated from the J.Gruodis College of Music in Kaunas, piano.
1994: graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music, composition.
1992-1995: organized the new music festival "Jauna muzika".
1993-1995: presented the broadcasts "Nauja muzika" (New Music) on Lithuanian Radio.
Antanas Jasenka's works could be heard at Lithuanian contemporary music festivals ("Jauna muzika", "Gaida") as well as abroad: at the Second International Youth Music Forum in Kiev (1993), Eurocarillon Music Festival in Lion (1993, 1996), MaerzMusik in Berlin (2003), artacts in St. Johann (Austria, 2003), etc etc...
In 1994 Jasenka was honoured with the prize "Tyla" (Silence) for the work "Aryas". In 1995 - the second prize of the Music Foundation for the work "Ancient Songs". In 1998 - the second prize for the work "Ambient" at the competition organized by the Lithuanian F. Schubert Society. In 2002 he was awarded the prize for the best electro-acoustic work ("Deusexmachina") at the composers' competition arranged by the Lithuanian Composers' Union.


Major works

Articles:
Antanas Jasenka and Arturas Bumsteinas in the Experimental Borderland by Tautvydas Bajarkevicius
Antanas Jasenka Makes Noise Abroad by Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre


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