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On February 19 at 18:00, Kyiv Contemporary Music Days — a platform for new music currently based between Kyiv and Berlin — invites curators of music festivals, musicians, and organizers of cultural events to Acker Stadt Palast to spend time together, talk about the challenges of the profession, and listen to live music by emerging contemporary composers from Ukraine.
The mixer will feature a panel discussion with festival curators from Kyiv, Berlin and New York, a Q&A session, and an electroacoustic set by composer Yana Shliabanska. There are many things we’d like to talk about, serious and not, so everybody is welcome to join our informal conversation over a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
The evening of acquaintances and trustful conversations will begin with a panel discussion that will address the influence of current political and social reality on our methods and decisions. We will get acquainted with the principles and practices of the organizations taking care of Ukrainian new music in times of war, as well as touch on the problematic issues of supporting artists who are going through the difficult experience of social and political unrest in their homeland.
Leah Batstone — musicologist specializing in the intersections of art music, philosophy, and politics in fin-de-siècle Austria and 20th-century Ukraine, REWIRE Postdoctoral Fellow at Universität Wien and artistic director of Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival in New York.
Julian Rieken — artist, curator and artistic director of IMPULS Festival, Germany, working at the intersection of sound culture, artistic research, ecological and social action.
Albert Saprykin — composer, curator, co-founder and head of Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, Ukraine.
The discussion will be moderated by Hanna Grześkiewicz — independent curator, writer and researcher working with sound and words, board member of Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (BGNM).
ELECTRONIC LIVE SET
After the discussion, our guests will be treated to an electronic live set by Yana Shliabanska — composer and sound artist from Ukraine, author of chamber and orchestral music, interactive sound installations, music for theater and dance performances, and electroacoustic music. Yana is currently an artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des arts (Paris).
Yana will perform works by herself and Boris Loginov (composer, Ukraine).
Acker Stadt Palast
Anete Colacioppo, Micaela Trigo
Kyiv Contemporary Music Days
Albert Saprykin, Daria Vdovina,
Dmytro Babenko, Les Vynogradov,
Maria Tytova, Mykhailo Chedryk,
New music communities mixer project is created within Daria Vdovina’s and Boris Loginov's Weltoffenes Berlin fellowships
The event is supported by
Initiative Neue Musik Berlin / field notes
and Acker Stadt Palast