Artists 4 Ukraine, Extreme Chill and Space Odyssey in Collaboration with Musicians Defend Ukraine Charity Present Palindrome and Pyrih I Batih from Ukraine with Guests Petur Ben(IS) & Kateryna Mysechko(UA) tonight 29th of december 21:00 – 01:00 at Húrra in Reykjavík.
Show your support tonight by attending to this concert event in support of Musicians Defend Ukraine. 100% of ticket sales go to the work of Muisicians Defend Ukraine Charity Foundation.
Maryan Pyrozhok (Pyrih) – musician, poet and artist, together with his fellow musicians (Batih), presents the musical and poetic project “Pyrih and Batih”. The goal of this project is to raise the Ukrainian poetic layer to the next level, socially canonizing poets and popularizing the Ukrainian language through various musical genres. Pyrih also interprets Ukrainian translations of folk songs from around the world, in particular the Icelandic saga “Song of Asbern”.
In the concept of the project, Batih (Eng. Translation – ”Whip”) acts as an artifact of the dramatic past and cultural heritage of Ukraine. At the same time, in the hands of musicians, the Whip turns from an instrument of punishment into an instrument of enlightenment, and in such a way that a mark remains in the memory.
The visual style of the project (made by Maryan Pyrozhok) is presented in the language of symbols and signs, and is an integral part of it. This coded writing and anonymous antisocial slang imposes allusions to the mystical interpretation of the world.
Palindrom is a prominent music project of Stepan Burban from Lviv, Ukraine. Stepan Burban (born September 1, 1994, Lviv) is a Ukrainian rapper, singer, composer, director and music producer. He is often presented as one of the most talented and critically acclaimed artists of the new wave of Ukrainian music.
Stepan plays with his childhood friend Igor Khorkavyy (artist Montesquieu) in the Palindrom live band. In 2021, Palindrom performed at numerous Ukrainian festivals in Kyiv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Lviv.
Due to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Stepan could not release his new album at the intended time. Instead, he published several songs as a “War Diary” and performed at charity concerts in Lviv and Dnipro. The new album “Invented in a Queue” was released on September 1, 2022. The album became a kaleidoscope of meetings and topics that fill Stepan’s life and radiate hope. The album “Invented in a Queue” is now being presented in a concert tour in the cities of Ukraine.
Kateryna Mysechko is a Ukrainian violinist.She was born in Kolomyia, Ukraine. She performed with concerts in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America as member of chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles and as soloist. Worked with classical music and pop, rock, electronic music styles as well.
From 2019 till 2022 she had been working in the National Chamber Ensemble “Kyiv Soloists” as member of ensemble and as soloist. On February 23, 2022, she went to the concert tour with “Kyiv Soloists” to Italy. Few hours later russia started brutal invasive war against Ukraine. Ensemble changed the concept of concert tour and transformed it into charity concerts, with the entire ticket income going to the charity foundations, which help Ukraine. After Italy, Kateryna as member of “Kyiv Soloists” performed with concerts solidarity for Ukraine in 10 European countries.
From May 2022 till October 2022 Kateryna had been working in Arctic Philharmonic (Bodø, Norway). Since November 2022 she has been working with Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
Kateryna worked with established performers of different styles like Maxim Rysanov (conductor/viola, Britain), Christian Kluxen (conductor, Denmark), Kirill Karabits (conductor, Ukraine-England), Anna Maria Helsing (conductor, Finland), Oleh Krysa (violin, Ukraine/USA), Francesco di Rosa (oboe, Italy), Bjarte Eike (violin, Norway) and Barokksolistene, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Dance Company, Benny Anderson (ABBA), Ukrainian soul singer Jamala, Norwegian pop singer Sondre Justad.
Pétur Þór Benediktsson is an award winning composer and singer songwriter hailing from Reykjavik. His album Wine For My Weakness won the Icelandic Music Award for Best Rock album. Gods Lonely Man his second album received rave reviews and landed the Kraumur award and was nominated for best album at the Icelandic music award. His work for director Ragnar Bragason’s Metalhead(2013) and Fangar(2017) both won the Edda Award for best film score. His music ranges from delicate minimal folk songs to Black Metal.
He has written music for chamber ensembles and choirs and is a founding member and former conductor of KLIÐUR the notorious choir/art collective of Reykjavik creatives. Working as producer, arranger and guitar player his list of collaborators include Shahzad Ismaily, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Mugison, Efterklang, Oyama, Slowblow, Valdimar, Sóley, Amiina, Lay Low and Emiliana Torrini. Pétur is currently working on his next solo album with Helgi Jónsson,
B.O.X.(Baroque Orchestration X) and other celestial beings.
Tickets to the event cost 21 euros which equals 3.000 Isk.
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