Aronia Overture

The Aronia M. Overture is the human attempt to assist the Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) in expressing its essence and relations to its ambient environment: an abandoned State-run plantation on the edge of a shrinking town.

Part of the Overture is the “Unchoir”, a constellation of berry sounds produced by humans. In a 3-hour workshop guided by composer/musician Ruta Vitkauskaite participants explore and discover new sounds within themselves – pushed by Aronia m.

By & With: Ruta Vitkauskaite (Composer, Lon/LIt), Karl Heinz Jeron (Sound artist, Ber) and Bartaku (Artist, Bru)
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Partners: Serde Arts Center (; Q02 workspace for experimental contemporary music and sound art (

Special Thanks to the Aronia Unchoir members; Varis Sants (winemaker); Vizma (Aronia Power Plantation Aizpute); Idea House (Aizpute)

– Dec. 7, 2014: QO2 Festival “Interpretations / Winter School” symposium/festival with performance, talks, discussion and publication. Dec. 4-7, 2014, QO2, workspace for experimental music and sound art – Brussels
– Sept. 13th: Abolu Festival, Aizpute (Serde Arts Center).
– Sept. 6th: Freedom Garden (Serde) / White Nights, Riga Cultural Capital. Vidzemes Market, Riga
– May 4, 2014: Post-residency presentation. QO2, workspace for experimental music and sound art, Brussels –