Anna Arkushyna

Anna Arkushyna


for voice & loopers (2017) 10.55′

Thursday 7 July, 2022
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»Doyouhearme?« was created in collaboration with the Swiss singer Franziska Baumann. The work explores the liminal zones that arise between breathing, whispering, speaking, singing and the gestural energy of the voice and are integrated in a strong emotional context. How exactly this context is defined cannot be predicted in advance, since the soloist creates her individual sound environment with the loop machine, making the emotional component dependent upon each performance.

Anna Arkushyna (*1989 in Lutsk, Ukraine) writes solo and chamber works using electronics and experiments with non-standard instruments, while also musically employing uncommon objects. She studied at the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music with Yevhen Stankovych, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Beat Furrer and at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics Graz. Since 2020 she is a student in the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Franck Bedrossian. Her music is widely performed during the many international festivals and projects by ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, and many others. She most recently received the Musikförderungspreis der Stadt Graz.

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