Jakob Riis/Liudas Mockūnas duo (DK/LT)2023/3/15

Liudas Mockūnas - saxophones, clarinets
Jakob Riis - laptop
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
19:00 - 20:30
MAMA studios
Mickevičiaus 29
Vilnius, Lithuania

The collaboration between Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas and Danish laptop musician Jakob Riis dates back to the year 2000. Together they played in groups such as Toxikum, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Rød Planet, Konvoj Art Ensemble feat. Evan Parker and Sten Sandell et al.

Liudas Mockūnas and Jakob Riis released 6 albums together, including their duo album "Uncertain Statistics". Jakob Riis is a Danish/Swedish musician and composer of electro-acoustic music, here playing laptop doing real-time processing on an improvised creative axis.

Jakob's track record and extensive discography reveals collaborations with a wide variety of artists in the most unexpected formats. He started his career as a jazz trombonist, later became fascinated with contemporary music as well as free jazz and European improvisational music, and even later delved into the art of arranging and composing, which organically led him to experimental electroacoustic music.

For the past two decades, Jakob Riis has been known as a laptop-playing improviser collaborating with a whole host of European improv stars. As a composer, he writes music for chamber ensembles, orchestras, big bands and loudspeaker-orchestras, creates sound installations and works with spatial music.