Music, as a storm or river sea-bound,
inhabits a world without borders.
This album is dedicated to all those who pray for rain.
Haivka (Spring Song) is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Ukrainian music. The project features four leading Ukrainian guest artists and a major new commission from composer Alla Zagaykevych – Sounds of Signs, which was inspired by the ancient Irish Ogham alphabet and the traditional folk singing culture of the northern Polissia region of Ukraine.
Recorded in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Haivka is the latest development of the Yurodny SciLens Project – incorporating the design and build of new analog and virtual sensor interfaces that map physical gestures in real time and creating new possibilities for responsive live electroacoustic environments.
Iryna Klymenko - voice
Susanna Karpenko - voice
Olesya Zdorovetska - voice
Alla Zagaykevych - electronics
Dan Trueman - electronics
Emma O’Halloran - electronics
David Collier - electronics
Rachel Ní Chuinn - electronics
Alex Dowling - electronics
Oleg Ponomarev - violin
Adrian Hart - violin, electronics
Cora Venus Lunny - violin, viola
Kate Ellis - cello
Nick Roth - soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, electronics
Colm O’Hara - trombone
Francesco Turrisi - piano, accordion, keyboards, percussion
Dave Redmond - double bass
Phil Macmullan - drums