Join us for a musical companion to our exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985–1993, which highlights an explosion of styles, rediscovered histories, and newly found freedoms that blossomed against the economic scarcity and ecological calamity that marked the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The concert features Ukrainian compositions from the 1980s and early 1990s, recreating the cultural atmosphere of this time. Musicians include: Valeriya Sholokhova (cello), Margarita Rovenskaya (piano), Carrie Frey (viola), Sabina Torosjan (violin), and Lauren Cauley (violin).
Selected with the assistance of musicologist Dr. Leah Batstone from Vienna University, the compositions reflect the trying and transitional times of perestroika and the burst of creativity they engendered. The program includes:
- Volodymyr Runchak, Homo Ludens III (1991) - cello
- Ivan Nebesnyy, Dialogue with My Own Reflection (1992) - string quartet
- Valentyn Silvestrov, Postlude No. 3 for Cello and Piano (1981-82)
- Yuri Laniuk, Anticipation Sonata (1993) - cello, piano, and tape
A curator-led exhibition tour follows the concert.