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Category: Ukraine

Tuesday, October 8th

more sounds of Ukraine

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Requiem for Larissa (1997-1998, written for the composer’s wife); National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National Academic Choir of Ukraine, live, Kiev, 2000

In this world of too much, too fast, too loud, something slow and deliberate can seem subversive.

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, October 4th

sounds of Ukraine
day five

Gurt [0] (AKA rypt [0]), “Мушечки,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, October 3rd

sounds of Ukraine
day four

How about something quiet, delicate, beautiful?

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Post-scriptum (1990); Movses Pogossian (violin), Alexei Lubimov (piano), live, Los Angeles, 2016

 

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reading table

Floating on a Marsh
by Wang Wei (701-61), translated from Chinese by David Young

Autumn
the sky huge and clear
the marsh miles from farms and houses

overjoyed by the cranes
standing around the sandbars

the mountains above the clouds in the distance

this water
utterly still
in the dusk

the white moon overhead

I let my boat drift free tonight
I can’t go home.

Wednesday, October 2nd

sounds of Ukraine
day three

Bichkraft, “Didn’t Know,” 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, October 1st

sounds of Ukraine
day two

Jamala, “Шлях Додому,” 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 30th

sounds of Ukraine
day one

Here’s the latest from this kindergarten teacher turned rapper.

Alyona Alyona, “Завтра,” 9/27/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, September 21st

what’s new

Greatest, ever, Ukrainian kindergarten teacher turned rapper?

Alyona Alyona, “Булінг,” 9/9/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, June 28th

She’s on to something—what, I’m not quite sure.

Alyona, Alyona, “Залишаю свій дім,” 2018

 

the song is about the fact that she leaves her home and parents in the province and moved to the capital (Kiev)

—YouTube comment

(More? Here.)

Tuesday, May 28th

sounds of Ukraine

Attitude needs no translation.

Alyona Alyona, “Голови,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

. . . all news feels foreign today . . .

—Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

Monday, April 17th

sounds of Ukraine

The only thing better than one cello is two.

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Hiéroglyphes de la nuit; Anja Lechner (cello),  Agnès Vesterman (cello), Valentin Silvestrov (piano), live, Paris, 2015

 

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