Audrius Simkunas (1967) is a sound artist, experimental music performer and sound archivist / activist. He started his carrier more than 30 years ago as a rock musician and went through many self transformative stages, however environmental attention was / is always an important aspect of his work. In his published composed sound releases (mainly going under a moniker Sala) and sound documentation activities, Simkunas takes special attention to the acoustic phenomena that may not be heard without help of unconventional recording techniques and devices, including hydrophones, contact microphones, electromagnetic fields antennas, VLF receivers, etc. It is used to reveal the inaudible layers of world that surrounds us.
Besides solitary field practices and investigations I am running field recording workshops and sound walks, actively promoting non-invasive listening culture and acoustic ecology ideas in Lithuania.