Primary Instrument: Percussion
Arkady Gotesman is one of the most versatile Lithuanian drummers. In addition to playing jazz, the percussionist performs contemporary academic music, writes scenarios for performances and installations, composes, records and performs music for theatre productions, performs as a silent film taper, collaborates with dancers. He is a founder and a member of Vilnius Klezmer Orchestra, and organiser of Klezmer Music Festival. Gotesman’s percussion can be heard in Oskaras Koršunovas’ theatre productions, and Anatolijus Šenderovas’ ballet Desdemona, as production To Disobey . Theatre enthusiasts were dazzled by Gotesman evocation of poetic visions of Wislawa Szymborska. This year the percussionist presented his first solo theatre production The Story of a God’s Man. Inspired by J. Brodsky’s poetry Gotesman recorded solo album J. Brodsky in memoriam; his music is also featured on a CD of Rolandas Rastauskas’ poems.