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The Birth and Life of Ukrainian Electroacoustic Music

Please join the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevych. Moderated by Yuri Shevchuk.

In her lecture, Zagakevych will discuss the emergence of the Ukrainian electroacoustic music in the 20thcentury, how it was influenced by futurism, the collaboration between Ukrainian and European avant-garde artists (Luigi Rusolo and Eugène Deslaw), early Ukrainian cinema, and European electroacoustic music. She will also discuss the development of the first synthesisers by artists of Ukrainian origin (optophonic piano by Baranov-Rossine, 1916, Max Brand synthesiser, 1957), the Khrushchev Thaw and Kyiv Musical Avant-Garde, Ukrainian electroacoustic music “musique concrete,” the emergence of Ukrainian algorithmic composition in the works of Leonid Hrabovskyi. She will conclude by examining electroacoustic music since 1991, modern genres of electroacoustic music, works by Ukrainian composers, and sound artists during the Russian war against Ukraine.

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Feb 21 2024


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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