International Performing Arts Festival
2022
08.01–21
LT
Events
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

Signal at Kaunas Lagoon

Netherlands
The presentation of the performance at ConTempo Festival is supported by Performing Arts Fund NL.
Duration: 70 min
August 18 (Thursday)
20:00
August 19 (Friday)
20:00
August 20 (Saturday)
20:00
August 21 (Sunday)
20:00

“Signal is subdued and overwhelming at the same time.” – AD (Dutch national newspaper) 

Dutch-based sound artists Strijbos & Van Rijswijk transform everyday places, objects, and spaces. They explore the relationship between sound and space and the role of the audience in experiencing these. For ConTempo Festival they transformed their landscape opera “Signal”, especially for the Kaunas district and its environment. With 24 long-throw speakers – an instrument they developed for their compositions – Strijbos & Van Rijswijk will immerse the landscape in sounds and music. The devices will get support from live sopranos, which will constantly dialogue between visitors, sounds, and surroundings. Moreover, the surroundings of Kaunas will become the unique backdrop for the performances and projects that each in their way invites you to walk, think, and (re)discover the landscape.

Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk have worked together for over twenty years. As they state: “We inspire imagination through sound. Our installations and compositions transform everyday locations, objects, spaces, and people. Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by sound”. As sound artists, they propose an approach that corresponds to how people usually experience their environment in spatial sound and imagery. Therefore, creating an interactive experience for the audience, incorporating the existing context and environment, is as important as a musical composition. In the last few years, artists made an impressive oeuvre ranging from landscape operas and walk escapes to live performances in a more ‘classical’ setting and performing in the international and national audiences.

August 18 (Thursday)
20:00
August 19 (Friday)
20:00
August 20 (Saturday)
20:00
August 21 (Sunday)
20:00
  • Directors and composers
    Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk
  • Sopranos
    Els Mondelaers, Michaela Riener, Mijke Sekhuis, Linde Schinkel
  • Studio sopranos
    Daniëlla Buijck, Kathelijn van Twisk - van Dongen, Els Mondelaers, Michaela Riener
  • Production
    Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

Tickets are available at Kakava.lt.

For pupils, students, seniors and people with disabilities ticket costs 13 Eur. At the entrance please show the document with your ID for this price category.

Use our special shuttle ticket and don’t worry! For your convenience, the official bus “Kaunas 2022” will take you directly to the performance site as well as take you back to the city centre afterwards. Choose a “Performance Plus Shuttle” festival ticket for 30 EUR (pupils, students, seniors and the disabled for 15 EUR). On the day of the event, the bus will depart from Kaunas bus station at 19.30 (look for the ConTempo flag in the departure area) and return you to the same location by 22.00.

  • Jazminu st. 63, Palemonas
    Kaunas
    The event will begin and end at different locations. If you arrive by your own transport, volunteers will accompany you back after the performance. If you take public transportation, you can get there by buses 17, 19, and 39 (arrival at Jazminu st.), and leave from the departure stop at Mariu st. (15-minute walk from the performance site). If you purchase the festival’s ticket with a shuttle service, the bus “Kaunas 2022” will bring you to the location where the event starts, and afterwards pick you up when the performance finishes. To make sure you don’t get lost, follow the ConTempo signs, and don’t forget comfortable shoes and a flashlight.