Mockūnas / Mikalkėnas / Windfeld
In October 2014 the trio played a 2week tour with concerts in Lithuania, Estonia, Norway and the Czech Republic. The tour included a festival concert at Vilnius Jazz Festival, which was recorded digitally by the Lithuanian state radio. The recording resulted in the CD ”Plunged”; an honest and accurate documentation of the trio’s work.
Liudas Mockunas has been active on European Jazz scene as a leader and co-leader of bands Mockuno Nuclear, Pasborg – Mockunas Toxikum, Saga Quartet, Red Planet, Kablys, duos with Marc Ducret, Barry Guy, Ryoji Hojito, William Hooker and Petras Geniusas. He is a member of Pasborg’s Odessa 5 and Stefan Pasborg‘s ”Free Moby Dick“, Mikko Innanen’s Inkvisitio, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Konvoj Ensemble feat. Evan Parker and Sten Sandell, Lithuanian New Music ensemble Gaida and Lithuanian Music Network Ensemble. The creative interests of Mockūnas are focused on improvised music and experimental jazz stage. In 2004 Liudas received the ”Danish Music Award” for there album ”Toxikum”. Mockunas also has received ”Vilnius Jazz Prize 2006”, Birstonas Jazz 2008, Lithuanian Musicians Union prize ”Golden Disc” 2008 and the ”Golden Cross” for the best Lithuanian drama theatre composer 2011. As a soloist of new academic music he played with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kralovy Hradec Symphony Orchestra, St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra and string quartet Chordos. As a composer he has been commissioned to write music for Copenhagen Art Ensemble in 2006, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra in 2008 and 2013 and string quartet ”Chordos”. He is one of the founders of Lithuanian Jazz Federation and Vilnius based independet record label NoBusiness Records which focuses on releases of experimental jazz music.