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#ulyssesforukraine – Gaudeamus

09/2022 Gaudeamus – NL


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Curious Ears LIVE: Celebrating Ukrainian music

Since Corona time, Gaudeamus has had its own podcast series: Curious Ears. A podcast with musicians and composers from different backgrounds, from different cultures, who introduce the experience of the music from their culture in a personal, intimate way. During this live edition of Curious Ears, Jonás Bisquert hosts three ‘podcasts’ on the spot with three musicians: singer Maryana Golovchenko (currently working on a regular episode of Curious Ears about Ukrainian polyphony), pianist Antonii Baryshevskyi and pianist and soprano Kateryna Ziabliuk. More information here.

KOLYSKA (Part of Curious Ears LIVE: Celebrating Ukrainian music)

KOLYSKA is a special collaboration for this occasion. The project takes Ukrainian folk music as the starting point for musical adventure. Featuring Ukrainian folk singer Maryana Golovchenko, Belgian improvising cellist Thomas van Geelen, Ukrainian jazz pianist/soprano Kateryna Ziabliuk, and Turkish/Dutch woodwinds and modular synthesizers player Cengiz Arslanpay, the quartet creates a sound that comes from everywhere and nowhere. By breathing new life into songs that are sometimes 1,000 years old, the quartet shows how old and resilient Ukraine’s music and culture are. Read more here.

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022

Involved partner-institutions: Culturele Zondagen and ConcertLab



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KOLYSKA (Part of Curious Ears LIVE: Celebrating Ukrainian music)

KOLYSKA is a special collaboration for this occasion. The project takes Ukrainian folk music as the starting point for musical adventure. Featuring Ukrainian folk singer Maryana Golovchenko, Belgian improvising cellist Thomas van Geelen, Ukrainian jazz pianist/soprano Kateryna Ziabliuk, and Turkish/Dutch woodwinds and modular synthesizers player Cengiz Arslanpay, the quartet creates a sound that comes from everywhere and nowhere. By breathing new life into songs that are sometimes 1,000 years old, the quartet shows how old and resilient Ukraine’s music and culture are. Read more here.

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022

Involved partner-institutions: Culturele Zondag

 



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Antonii Baryshevskyi, Ihor Zavhorodnii & Olya Zhukova

The war in Ukraine was not only a political and social landslide but also a blow to the old and rich Ukrainian culture. The war paralyzed the lives and careers of countless musicians, composers, and artists. In this concert, three Ukrainian musicians perform pieces by their young, composing compatriots. Including music by three composers that was commissioned by the European music network Ulysses. Listen to a sample of Ukrainian music today: a tribute to a thriving scene that will be resurrected one way or the other.

PROGRAMME
Valentyn Silvestrov – Post scriptum
Alexey Shmurak – Commissioned piece for violin, cello, and piano (worldpremière)
Ihor Zavhorodnii – Commissioned piece for violin, cello, and piano (worldpremière)
Boris Loginov – Commissioned piece for piano solo (worldpremière)
Anna Korsun – Aqua Sonare 
Anna Arkushyna – All and immediately (Miniatura – Caprice)

Read more here.

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022

Involved partner-institutions: Culturele Zondag

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Gaudeamus - NL, HfMT- DE, IEMA - DE, impuls - AT, Ircam - FR, Mixtur - ES, Royaumont foundation - FR, Time of Music - FI, Ultima - NO, Warsaw Autumn - PL