CV

Identity

Gailė Griciūtė
b. 05.06.1985 Kaunas, Lithuania

Education and degree

2014 Staedelschule Art Academy Douglas Gordon film class, Frankfurt, Germany
2014 – 2016 Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater
Master’s degree – Composition
2009 – 2012 Sibelius Music Academy/Helsinki (Prof.Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Ilmo Ranta)
Bachelor of Music – The Art of Performance – Piano
Master’s degree – The Art of Performance – Piano
2010 – 2012 composition studies at Sibelius Music Academy with Finnish composer Tapio Tuomela.
2010 Norwegian Music Academy (Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg) Nordplus exchange program
2004 – 2007 Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (Assoc. Prof. Aleksandra Žvirblytė)

Projects and performances

2016

A sound installation Wormhole at annual land art exhibition Laikas at Vilnius University Botanical Garden.
Composer and performer of children’s play Venevajan asukkaat, directed by Reeta Tuoresmäki, Mustamaa Island, Helsinki.
Contemporary music performance with Varjo ensemble in Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland.Griciūtė‘s piece Thangtong Gyalpo for symphony orchestra was premiered at the Druskomanija Festival, performed by the Lithuanian Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ričardas Šumila.
Performance at the Sound Around Festival in Kaliningrad. Performed a work by Gailė Griciūtė – Onomatopoeic Not I (for 4 speakers and prepared piano) and a work by Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas – Brothers K. (for organ, gongs, clay whistles and 4 speakers).
Performance at the Counterflows Festival in Scotland of own band Weld Mignon (Antanas Dombrovski – electronics and synthesizers, Gailė Griciūtė – piano and tapes).

2015

A sound installation Intergrade Hole made in collaboration with German-Vietnamese artist Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, exhibited in  Otobong Nkanga exhibition Crumbling Through Powdery Air at Portikus gallery, Frankfurt, Germany.
Performance at the Mama Jazz Festival with Vladimir Tarasov  and the Lithuanian Art Orchestra – Gobelenas.
Composer of a dance/performance art piece Rohto. Linda Priha – choreographer, dancer,  Inari Virmakoski- performance artist, Ada Halonen – lighting designer.
Festival Druskomanija, performed 2 new works of composed music: Brass Trio and an electroacoustic piece with video installation, Conatus.
Staedelschule annual student exhibition Rundgang in Frankfurt, where 3 works by Gailė Griciūtė were presented:
– sound installation – performance,  a_gape
– sound installation made in collaboration with British artist Mark Walker: Clean that wax out of your ear my dear lad, my dear lad get out of your sorry state
– sound installation made in collaboration with German/Vietnamese artist Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi: Anamika.

2014

Performance in collaboration with German/Vietnamese artist Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi of a performance  art piece: Technologoes of The Non/Self.
Free improvisation solo piano performance at The Sounds of The Underground festival in Jonava, Lithuania.
Free improvisation performance prepared piano and drums (Arūnas Periokas) at the Homo Ludens festival in Kėdainiai, Lithuania.
Performance at the Sumirimas festival, in A. Bumšteinas’s work: Avis Polonus for piano, playback and tape.
Performance with the Varjo Ensemble (Aikainen, an opera composed by Miika Hyytiäinen and directed byJaakko Nousiainen–), Arcola theater, London, UK.

2013

Performance with the Varjo Ensemble (Pierrot Lunaire and Drei Schattenträume – musical theater  ) in the Tokyo Contemporary Art Festival.
Performances in the Kingdom of Bhutan with free improvisation group Drigram Namza: Neten   Chhetri-percussion, Daisuke Yamane – dance, movement, Utsav Khatiwara Sharma – bass guitar,  Gailė Griciūtė – keyboard.
Soundtrack for a short animation made by Kewa studio (Bhutan), awarded ‘best short animation’ in the short film festival Beskop Tshechu , 2013, September (Thimphu/Bhutan).

2012

Member of Research Group in Interdisciplinary Improvisation. Performance of an inter-disciplinary work by Marek Pluciennik involving video and film, performative video, and projection performance at the Group’s exhibition, The Center of Arts, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland.
Member of the Motion Improvisation Research Group in Helsinki  –  Sound & Motion is an artistic research project initiated by the Improvisation Research Group, based at the Centre for Music & Technology at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Performances at: MUTEFEST 2012 festival, Black Box, Center of Music and Technology, Ptarmigan.

2012

Pierrot Lunaire and Drei Schattenträume – musical theater project : Miika Hyytiäinen – composer,  Jaakko Nousiainen – theater director, Annika Fuhrmann-soprano, Taavi Oramo – clarinet, Kari Olamaa – violin, Johanna Tarkkanen – cello, Turkka Inkilä – flute, performing A. Schoenberg’s composition Pierrot Lunaire and Miika Hyytiäinen’s Drei Schattenträume. Performance on the 4th of April in the Conservatory of Helsinki and on the 15th and 16th of September in the Turbine Hall of the Cable Factoryin Helsinki. Repeated in 2012 with aperformance in the chamber music festival of Kamarikesa, , at the House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), Helsinki.
Performer in a project by Greek visual artist Panagiotis Balometos and Canadian composer James Andean, a making and installation based on L. Cherubini’s opera Medea. Performed in the Night of Arts Festival, Design Museum, Helsinki.

Releases

2016

Yoshimoto/Griciute/Mikalkenas, Sculdubuldu records.
Organ Safari Lituanica, Intonema records.
During the summer of 2015, Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas visited 20 Lithuanian towns with Gailė Griciūtė, who improvised on a church organ in each. Arturas has made three compositions based on the recordings of these improvisations and research  into the sonic details and specificities of the different organs along with their sonority in the space.