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Skylė

Skylė

Skylė


"Skylė" ("Hole") was found in autumn of 1991. It started as a student rock group playing it's own original music which was a mixture of different styles ranging from punk to folk to art-rock. It received a very warm welcome during the first concerts in student festivals. However, the five people playing guitar, bass, keyboards, violin and drums didn't want to confine themselves within the narrow frame of a rock group. "Skylė" turned into a circle of open-minded people. Read more on Last.fm
"Skylė" ("Hole") was found in autumn of 1991. It started as a student rock group playing it's own original music which was a mixture of different styles ranging from punk to folk to art-rock. It received a very warm welcome during the first concerts in student festivals. However, the five people playing guitar, bass, keyboards, violin and drums didn't want to confine themselves within the narrow frame of a rock group.

"Skylė" turned into a circle of open-minded people. They started to organize underground art exhibitions and festivals, like "Free Tibet" in 1995, involving a lot of young people with different talents. During the period of 1994-1995 four issues of a zine "Balsas is rusio" ("Voice from the Cellar") and an almanac of alternative art and poetry "Plysys" ("Cleft") came out. In 1995 "Skylė" started to work with a "fire, music and puppets" theater "Miraklis".

Rokas Radzevičius, the leader of "Skylė", composed music for two plays of "Miraklis". "Skylė" recorded the music and then all seven members of the band tried themselves as actors in performance of "Sv. Stepono 7 pro memoria" ("In the memory of St. Stephen's street 7") dedicated to the story of one destroyed building of Vilnius old town. In 1996 a very talented singer Aistė Smilgevičiūtė joined "Skylė".

The girl with a very specific strong voice later represented Lithuania in the international TV song contest Eurovision ’99). In 1998 "Skylė" was officially recognized as a center of creative initiatives. In 1998 and 1999 two impressive pacifistic festivals "Geliu naktis" ("The Night of Flowers") were organized paying tribute to the ideas of peace and love of the 70's. In summer of 1998 "Skylė" played in World Youth Festival in Portugal.

In 1999 the end of summer and the beginning of autumn "Skylė" spent in Germany. It took part in international music and theatre project against racism "Dialog - This is a Lock". The same year leader of "Skylė" Rokas Radzevičius created and recorded with "Skylė" music for another "Miraklis" show "Zmogus ir Ausrine" ("The Man and Ausrine") dedicated for the celebration of the New Year 2000. Soon after, the soundtrack of this performance was released.

In the very beginning of 2000, "Skylė" together with Aistė Smilgevičiūtė released one of the most successful album - "Babilonas" ("Babylon"). In summer 2000 "Skylė" initiated and organised international youth creative camp in Lithuania. During 2,5 weeks young people from 10 different countries of Europe created and performed musical "Uniforms". Musical was very successful and was repeated at the end of the year as a video conference the same time in Lithuania (Vilnius) and Germany (Magdeburg).

Beside all other activities the main thing in life of "Skylė" always was and still remains creating and performing music. At present "Skylė" is: Rokas Radzevičius – guitar, vocal; Aistė Smilgevičiūtė – vocal; Kęstutis Drazdauskas – flute; Mantvydas Kodis – keyboards; Gediminas Jakutis – guitar; Gediminas Andriškevičius – bass; Skirmantas Kunevičius – percussion. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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