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EM-VISIA is an international project of electroacoustic, experimental electronic music, and media art curated by composer Alla Zagaykevych. It was founded in 2005 in Kyiv.
EM-VISIA is closely related to the activities of the first Electronic Music Studio in Ukraine, created in 1997 at the National Music Academy of Ukraine by Alla Zagaykevych with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. EM-VISIA’s spiritual predecessor was the ELEKTROAKUSTYKA project launched in 2003 and curated by Zagaykevych.
EM-VISIA’s programs of concerts and master classes cover a wide genre spectrum of contemporary electronic music—concert works by composers of electroacoustic art music, audio-visual performances, sound installations, performances by musicians of experimental electronic music, and video art.
In 2019, EM-VISIA in cooperation with the Polish Association of Electroacoustic Music and with the support of the House of Europe launched an international project of algorithmic composition and media art Pandemic Media Space.
Concerts of EM-VISIA and ELEKTROAKUSTYKA featured the works by composers Luc Ferrari, Jean-Claude Risset, and Christian Zanési of the INA GRM institute (France); composers Suguru Goto (Japan), Elisabeth Schimana (Austria), Serge Provost (Canada), Roderik de Man (Holland), Šarūnas Nakas (Lithuania), Jon Appleton (USA), Lidia Zielińska, Marek Chołoniewski (Poland); musicians of new improvisational music Oleksandr Nesterov, Natalka Polovynka, CAT Trio, Electroacoustic’s ensemble, Serhiy Okhrimchuk, Petro Tovstukha (Ukraine), and others.
The project became a professional electroacoustic platform for Ukrainian composers Danylo Pertsov, Maksym Abakumov, Sviatoslav Krutykov, Igor Stetsyuk, Kateryna Olenych, Ivan Nebesnyy, Ludmila Yurina, Lubava Sydorenko, Serhiy Pilyutykov, Anastasia Komlikova, Julia Gomelskaya, Olexij Vojtenko, Karmella Tsepkolenko, Ivan Taranenko, Sergii Leontiev, Svyatoslav Lunyov, Alexey Retinsky, Maxim Shalygin, and others. EM-VISIA cooperates with artists of the Ukrainian experimental scene Ujif_notfound[UN2114], V4w.enko, KOTRA, Dunaewsky69, Andrii Pushkar, Andrii Kyrychenko.
Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. goethe.de
Project team: Les Vynogradov, Albert Saprykin, Mariia Tytova, Polina Horodyska, Daria Vdovina, Dmytro Babenko, Olha Sauh