“Lengvai / 60 x one minute audio colours of 2kHz sound” reviewed by The Wire

On this double CD containing two separate but related works, sound artist Gintas Kraptavicius organises dry moments into neat sets. Lengvai is a sequence of four tight compositions that allow complexity to emerge from small things but in a precise order. Working with a simple rangle of clicks, sinewaves, silences and repeated effects, Kraptavicius shows a remarkable facility for arranging the largest number of changes over the shortest periods of time. The accompanying work, composed entirely of a single 2kHz tone changing its time once every 60 seconds for an hour, follows a similar behavioural line. Even when hidden by the dirtiest hues, the time retains a luxurious gleam. You can only imagine how tidy this guy’s bathroom looks.

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