Next week's theme is Design Week! It's going to be about CEE design. I need to get better about announcing these at the beginning of the week.
|Mariana Sadovska (borderlandmusic.de)|
I love this photo of Mariana because her necklace is so fantastic. Her website is in the caption and it has four of her songs available for listening; there is also this unofficial website which has great information on her. I found this YouTube playlist for anyone who is interested in hearing more of her music. Interestingly, she lives in Cologne, Germany (hence the .de domain) and not in Ukraine. She's a fascinating musician because she has conducted numerous ethnomusicology expeditions (be still, my anthropological heart!) to collect traditional music. She takes these songs and transforms them into modern sounds. Her main interest is bridging the past and present and in both directions. If you listen to the tracks, they are inherently folkloric, but she also uses unique sounds and instruments (most notably, her vocal manipulation). Her music is not specifically Ukrainian, but she put out an album entitled "Songs I Learned in Ukraine", which you can download in Real format in the "Discography" section of the unofficial website. Check out the websites and hear some of her music!
|Roman Turvosky (polyhimnion.org)|