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“Sleepy Music” by A. Zahaikevych, S. Luniov, M. Shalyhin and O. Retyns’kyi

 | 2012-09-28 23:59 | indie-music Stage

28 September, Friday, 23:59 - 4:00

Sleepy Music
Alla Zahaikevych, Sviatoslav Luniov, Maksym Shalyhin and Oleksii Retyns’kyi

Sleepy Music is a special kind of electroacoustic music, which cannot be performed in the
context of the ordinary concert. This is the music of sound and silence borderline, as well as of
attentive listening and meditation ... It is the music of immersion into dreams or “diving into the
dream’s depths”.

Sleepy Music will last four hours. Please take sleeping mats/pillows with you.

Alla Zahaikevych (Ukraine) combines academic work in concert genres with contemporary
multidisciplinary projects (audio-visual installations, performances and film music).
Collaborating with musicians of experimental electronic music, she performs in electroacoustic
performances with the authors presenting new improvised music.

Sviatoslav Luniov is a winner of the All-Ukrainian Rachmaninov Contest of Young Composers
(Kyiv, 1992), as well as of the “Gradus ad Parnassum” All-Ukrainian Contest (Kyiv, 1993).
Sviatoslav is also a laureate of L. Revutsky Prize of the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine
(1997), as well as member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine (since 1994). He is
famous for his symphonic, chamber, choral, vocal, electroacoustic and film music.

In 2004, Maksym Shalyhin (Ukraine/the Netherlands) trained at the Rimsky-Korsakov State
Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia). In 2010, he graduated with a Master Degree from the
Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2011, he graduated with a Master
Degree from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (the Netherlands).
Maksym currently lives and works in the Netherlands.
Among the composer’s works, there is chamber, vocal, symphonic, electroacoustic music,
as well as performance, ballet and film music. Maksym took part in various Ukrainian and
international contests. At the moment, he is a finalist of the “Gaudeamus Competition 2012”.

Oleksii Retyns’kyi (Ukraine/Switzerland) was born in Simferopol in a musical family. After
graduating from high school, since 2000 to 2005 he has studied at the Simferopol Music College
of P.I. Tchaikovsky as a trumpeter (trumpet class of D. Kniazhyts’kyi), and graduated from
college as an oboist (class of G.A. Retyns’kyi) and saxophonist (class of N.H. Bekirov). His first
musical experiences were connected with playing wind instruments. Simultaneously, he began
learning composition. In 2010, Oleksii graduated from the National Music Academy of Ukraine
with a degree in composition (class of Prof. I.V. Shcherbakov). Since 2009, he has studied
electroacoustic composition at the Zurich Graduate School of Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der
Künste) (class of Prof. B. Karrer). Oleksii Retyns’kyi is the author of symphonic, chamber and
instrumental works, as well as electroacoustic compositions.

Oleksii is an autodidact painter, author of pictures painted in various techniques, and one of the
founders of the artistic movement entitled “Birds”.

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