Newsletter December 2022
Dear friends, colleagues and supporters,
I would like to inform you about my news and upcoming events.
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03/ & 04/12/2022| KIYV DISPATCH
18:00 - 22:00 Theaterhaus/Musik der Jahrhunderte (P1), Stuttgart
Kyiv Dispatch is a two-day festival featuring four concerts and six audiovisual installations/sonic interventions around Stuttgart, co-curated by Kyiv-based Ukho Music and InterAKT Initiative of Stuttgart. The concert program aims to showcase some of the key Ukrainian composers and performers of contemporary classical and electroacoustic music, while installations primarily delve into the sonic images of Kyiv. Many of the participants had to flee Ukraine after Feb 24, 2022, due to the Russian war of aggression, which made the collective work impossible for duos and ensembles. The project is their first opportunity to reunite this year. Kyiv Dispatch is presented by the InterAKT Initiative and UKHO Music in cooperation with Musik der Jahrhunderte. Read more
04/112/2022 | HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2022
11:00 Deutsches Theater, Berlin
Ceremonial presentation of the GERHART AND RENATE BAUM FOUNDATION Human Rights Award to Katja Petrowskaja. Music by Luigi Nono. Read more
15/12/2022 | WINTERAVONDEN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
20:15 Uilenburger Sjoel, Amsterdam
Song recital feat. Viktoriia Vitrenko (soprano) and Alexei Liubimov (piano) with music by Valentin Silvestrov, Igor Strawinsky, Vardapet Komitas, and Kurt Weil. Read more
19/12/2022 | CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
20:00 Piano Salon Christophori, Berlin
Song recital feat. Viktoriia Vitrenko (soprano) and Alexei Liubimov (piano) with music by Valentin Silvestrov and Franz Schubert. Read more
Viktoriia Vitrenko will receive an eight-month residency fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2023.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude is an international and transdisciplinary artist residency. Its unique model provides artists and scientists with valuable freedom to develop their work and conduct research in both physical and digital space. The Akademie Schloss Solitude's wide-ranging fellowship program promotes the interweaving of art and science in all disciplines and fields of practice. Thematic focal points are set through changing special programs. With a wide range of public events, the Akademie Schloss Solitude provides access to artistic thought and action for a broad public. Read more
Ce NOX est un mini-opéra mettant en scène ces musiciens sonorisés ainsi que la soprano ukrainienne Viktoriia Vitrenko dont toute l'intervention soliste est enregistrée et projetée. Sa voix, visiblement captée via un micro plutôt proche d'elle, suggère l'intimité surréaliste d'un rapport aux éléments. Les conditions de captation sonore ne permettent pas de pousser la dynamique de son chant, mais son vibrato moyennement large compense la contrainte technique et lui donne un peu de relief, tout en rendant le texte en français compréhensible, racontant comme une déambulation du personnage dans un espace naturel, en quête d'une compréhension de la nature. Les artistes des chœurs de la maison lorraine ponctuent la courte dramaturgie par des interventions parfois syllabiques, en octaves et unissons, parfois un peu plus dynamiques, mais toujours avec beaucoup de retenue et peu de vibrato. Read more
INTER A K T Initiative NEWS
Design: Katya Libklind & Valentyn Radchenko
Ukho Music - InterAKT Initiative - Musik der Jahrhunderte
“Kyiv Dispatch” is a two-day festival featuring four concerts and six audiovisual installations / sonic interventions around Stuttgart, co-curated by Kyiv-based Ukho Music and InterAKT Initiative from Stuttgart. The concert program aims to showcase some of the key Ukrainian composers and performers of contemporary classical and electroacoustic music, while installations primarily delve into the sonic images of Kyiv. Many of the participants had to flee Ukraine after February 24th, 2022 due to the Russian war of aggression, which made the collective work impossible for duos and ensembles. The project is their first opportunity to reunite this year.
Put together by Sasha Andrusyk of Ukho, the program touches the work of three generations of Ukrainian composers, by featuring rarely performed early works of Valentyn Silvestrov, along with the pieces of Alla Zagaikevych, Maxim Kolomiiets, Alexey Shmurak, Oleh Shpudeiko, Maxim Shalygin, Alisa Zaika, Igor Zavgorodnii. It also presents Ukrainian performers whose work has been pivotal for the new music scene in Ukraine, including Ukho Ensemble Kyiv, Yevhen Gromov, Alexey Shmurak, Viktoriia Vitrenko, Dmytro Pashinsky, Dina Pysarenko, and others.
The project, hence, features:
a presentation of Valentyn Silvestrov’s chamber music written throughout his avant-garde period (1961-1971)
Ukho Ensemble performing the pieces of young Ukrainian composers along with Grisey’s masterpiece “Vortex temporum” under the baton of Luigi Gaggero, conductor of Kyiv Symphony Orchestra
a premiere of a new song cycle by the duo of Alexey Shmurak (voice, piano) and Oleh Shpudeiko (electronics)
and a sonic journal of 2022 presented through a set of installations and an electroacoustic performance by Ian Spektor and Max Werner
an audiovisual installation by Kyiv-based Studio Radar on Viktoriia Vitrenko’s (voice, piano) recent project “Limbo” with music by Alla Zagaikevych, Agata Zubel, Sven Ingo Koch, and others.
“Kyiv Dispatch” is presented by InterAKT Initiative and Ukho Music in cooperation with Musik der Jahrhunderte.
The Music fund Ukraine is a project of Goethe-Institut incorporated into a comprehensive package of measures for which the Federal Foreign Office provides funding from the 2022 Supplementary Budget to mitigate the effects of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and which is supported by the Ernst von Siemens-Musikstiftung. Sponsored by the city of Stuttgart.
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Theaterhaus Stuttgart/ Musik der Jahrhunderte (P1)
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