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On August 19-20 days of year 2005 the third open-air festival “Kulturos tvartas 2005” will take place in Lentvaris. The participants came to festival not only from Lithuania, but from UK, France, Finland, Latvia as well.

Same as last two year festivals this “Kulturos tvartas” will pass in a state of ruin of the count Tiskevicius castle that is situated between the castle of Lantvaris and the lake. The festival’s stage will be installed between ex-cotes of castle (only red brick walls are left from this buildings).

Already for the third time in this extraordinary place Lithuanian and foreign professional artists, DJs, VJs and others will show a glorious two days long programme of sounds, visuals and light.

The main theme of the festival is cover. Or in other words re-creation of original works. The phenomenon of cover still seems topical and problematical issue. Arising questions “what is cover?”, “why is cover?”, “when is cover?” are difficult and sometimes impossible to answer. It depends on different conceptions and circumstances.

So, how could you define a cover? Creative or pirate plagiation, computer transformation and mutation of the source, piss-take of original, destruction of original, sampling, mixing and scraching, remixing, conceptual karaoke, copy&paste techniques, etc. And what is really important to the festival – cover gives inspiration and freedom to the process of creation.

Cover is protection, pretext and package. It’s the way, style, inspiration of creation in one. The phenomenon of covers is older than music itself. Covers are time machines, the way of manipulation of old works, unique possibility of renovation. Sometimes cover is the one which booms the original version or at least do not surrender to it.

We all know how much money record companies gain from copyrights, but what is original if we talk about originality? One of latest row about copyrights happen when unknow DJ Danger Mouse mixed Jay-Z’s – The Black Album” and The Beatles – White Album”. The new album was called “The Grey Album” and thousand promo copies were send to different producers/companies.

DJ Danger Mouse got cautionary letter from The Beatles record owner EMI. But it was really enough for DJ Danger Mouse to became popular and get lots of music awards. Hurrah!

The festival programme shall to be started on Friday afternoon and without long pauses will continue till Sunday early morning. During the festival the various arts types will be harmonized: DJ and jazz bands improvisations, video arts projects will illustrate the musical one, the special light effects will highlight and change the architectural ensemble spirit.

The festival can be named as Lithuanian “Woodstock”. Non commercial music, harmony of various arts this is the ambiance where the professional artists and arts lovers could to get to know with new trends of visual and sound arts and to spend creatively the last summer days.

Two days long festival invites all art and music lovers, who likes to spend time in the open country and who looks for new feelings.

Here are some of top acts of this festival – The King (UK), Louie Fontaine (LV), Ejectes “Clash cash” (FR), DJ Kevin Marncuso (IT) and others. For complete artists list and the programme of “Kulturos tvartas 2005” take a trip to a website of the festival.

Kulturos tvartas 2005
Date: 19th – 20th August, 2005
Place: Lentvaris, Lithuania

Text: Emanuelis Ryklys from RUT RUT
Photos: Courtesy of Kulturos tvartas

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