Andrius Arutiunian

Andrius Arutiunian is a composer and sound artist based in The Hague. He is Armenian-Lithuanian and his music explores the socio-cultural aspects of specific histories through their sonic artefacts, often dealing with ideas of identity, sonic appropriation and thresholds of noise and sound. His works comprises electro-acoustic pieces for chamber ensembles, along with sound installations and multimedia pieces, such as his composition for the decommissioned Visaginas Nuclear Power plant in Lithuania, and his re-composition of NASA’s 1977 Voyager Golden Record.

In 2016 Andrius began a collaboration with artist Marianna Maruyama, on the work and legacy of Dutch composer and artist Sedje Hémon. This piece, 600 Notes, became part of Documenta 14, Parliament of Bodies (2017).  Arutiunian’s Armenian-Lithuanian background is a strong influence on his work, compelling him to look into the layers of personal and shared histories through his music. Andrius is a graduate of the composition department of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. 

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