Algis Kizys

Algis Kizys is sound artist/composer/musician/director residing in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed with bands such as Swans, Foetus, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Glenn Branca, Of Cabbages And Kings, Pigface, Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus, amongst others, as well as with visual artists such as Eve Sussman, Simon Lee, and Matthew Barney with Jonathan Bepler. His film credits include Gus Van Sant’s “Finding Forrester” , Eve Sussman’s “The Rape of the Sabine Women” and “whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir”, David Jacobson’s “Tomorrow You’re Gone”, and Jonathan Bepler and Matthew Barney’s “River of Fundament”. He has co-directed, with Simon Lee, a film interpretation of Ted Hughes’ “Crow, the Life and Song of the Crow” entitled “Where Is The Black Beast”, which has shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival, The Berlin Poetry Festival, at IFC in New York as part of their “Short Attention Span Cinema” series, and as a 4 screen installation in unistereo. He has directed, for stage, Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” and Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” at the Wallabout Oyster Theatre, Brooklyn. He is currently involved in a bouzouki trio, several improvisational music projects, The Hallicrafters, a shortwave radio duet, and the Triangles, a collective who are composing/performing an ongoing comedy and ambient broadcast installation for the Electric Eclectic Festival, Ontario. Upcoming projects include a film of “Krapp’s Last Tape” set in rural Maryland.