Agnė Dūkštaitė

Sound trajectories made by bellows

9 Oct. 2021 | 11:30

Sofia Gubaidulina’s Sonata Et Expecto has a wide range of artistic expression made by bellows. The idea of the presentation seeks to highlight sound trajectories as the result of bellows’ control made by the performer. That is why different parts or fragments of Sonata were chosen to give the listener as much sound diversity as possible. In this case, the space of the Church not only reinforces the sacral context for the religious ideas of this work, but also provides new acoustic forms. This video is the invitation to the listener to immerse himself in a pure sonic experience instead of looking for the form of the piece.

Agnė Dūkštaitė (born in 1991) is Lithuanian accordionist and artistic doctorate candidate at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. From 2014 to 2016 she earned her master’s degree, in the class of proffesor Raimondas Sviackevičius. During master’s studies in 2015 the artist also studied in University of the Basque Country in Spain, in the class of professor Iñaki Alberdi. In 2020 her international experience increased in University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria, in the class of professor Janne Rättyä. Agnė Dūkštaitė improved her skills in master classes with world-famous performers and professors: Geir Draugsvoll, Stefan Hussong, Mika Väyrynen and many others. Currently, doctoral student is preparing an artistic project “(Un)conventional Sound Forming Techniques in the Late 20th – Early 21st Centuries Works for Accordion”.

For her creative and performance abilities Agnė Dūkštaitė was awarded prizes in national and international festivals and contests. Usually, artist performs contemporary music as a soloist and with ensembles (“Classic+” and “ContemporAcco”). A. Dūkštaitė, as one of her activity areas, has chosen performance of new premieres by Lithuanian composers. The doctoral student is also a lecturer in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2019 she released a methodological book called “The Little Accordionist’s Book. The first steps”.