Pulsar

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by Eduard Klena

Sounds lost in the passage of time. Scattered and collected in Ukrainian countryside for decades remain recorded from long past. They capture moods, life, colors of everyday life sung by the local people. They were collected as a pulsing warm and cold universal planetary light memory and not to be completely forgotten in the vast space of time.

I have joined the residency nevertheless I have no understanding in Ukrainian language nor the song themes and I was about to use it as an advantage for preparing a color scheme algorithm using tonnage of music for capturing the general melancholic atmosphere I sensed in the audio archive while playing some of the reels and tapes by dadaistic approach.

 

10 facts about the life of Vladimir Perzhil

  • He was born in Oleszychi, in the territory of modern Poland in 1938
  • At the age of 8, during Operation Vistula he and his family were deported to Lviv region.
  • He graduated from the Lviv Music and Pedagogical School named after I. F. Colessi
  • He studied at two faculties of the Lviv Conservatory - conductor and vocal.
  • He started collecting folklore in 1968 when he first met with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora on the banks of the Volga (Nadvolzhya).
  • Throughout his life he wrote music, worked with various music groups, was a soloist of the choirs of Trembita and Boyan, and directed the Anthem Choir and the Quartet Quartet.
  • In 1970-90 he made several field folklore-ethnographic expeditions to the East (Volgograd, Astrakhan, Saratov regions).
  • He recorded more than 240 Ukrainian place names - names of settlements on the banks of the Volga.
  • He created and published in Lviv a map of the settlement of Ukrainians by the Volga under the name "Yellow Wedge", which was included in the series "Cathedral Ukraine".
  • He has published several collections of books, including "The Forgotten Branch of the Ukrainian People" (Lviv, 2010), and "The Evening of St. Nicholas: Essays" (Lviv, 2012).