Sandglasses

Four cellists are shrouded in transparent columns. As they play, traces of light flit down the columns like grains of sand in an hour glass. The music and visuals become increasingly powerful, and the viewer becomes submerged, slowly losing their sense of time and space.

Created in collaboration with Italian video artist Luca Scarzella and performed by the Gaida Ensemble, Sandglasses is a three-dimensional, audio-visual exploration of the acoustic, visual and symbolic meaning of sand-timers.

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A production by Gaida Festival Vilnius, supported by Réseau Varèse – European Network for the Creation and Promotion of New Music, with funds from the European Union’s “Culture” Programme. Supported by the Lithuanian Culture Fund.

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