Alla Zagaykevych is a pioneer of electronic music in Ukraine. After studying composition in Kiev and courses at IRCAM in Paris she founded the Electronic Studio at the Ukrainian National Conservatory in 1998. Together with her student Yana Shlyabanska she will devote this evening concert to Ukrainian futurism. This artistic movement of the 1920s formed an aesthetic bridge between the avantgardes in Western and Eastern Europe until the latter was violently suppressed by the Satlinist regime. Inspired by the poetry of Mychail Semenko, Les Kurbas’s new theatre and the visual artist Oleksandra Ekster, their sets imagine what Ukrainian futurist music might have sounded like – transposed with soundscapes from modern Kiev.
MaschinenHausMusik at the Gebläsehalle
The cult concert series continues – in 2021 at the Gebläsehalle in Duisburg. Here the free jazz legend Peter Brötzmann will celebrate his eightieth birthday together with his trio Full Blast, while on drums solo performer Fritz Hauser will even inspire ghosts to start dancing. The American trumpeter and improvisation artist Peter Evans and the Serbian multimedia composer Svetlana Maraš will meet for the first time in an electro-acoustic duo. And with the founder of the Electronic Music Studio in Kiev Alla Zagaykevych and her one-time student Yana Shlyabanska, two generations of Ukranian enelctronic music enter a dialogue.