Solomiya Moroz/SAS: In D

May 21, 2022 / ISCM

Solomiya Moroz (b. 1981 in Lviv) is a Canadian-Ukrainian composer-performer. She has a PhD in music composition from the University of Huddersfield. Her music compositions have been presented as part of Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival in Lviv and other festivals. As a flautist and electronic performer, she has performed at numerous festivals with the Thin Edge New Music Collective and in a duo String Air Synthesis (SAS) with Volodymyr Voyt. Recent premiers of her compositions have been performed by Ensemble Apparat, accordionist Teodoro Anzellotti, Quasar saxophone quartet, Bozzini string quartet and accordion duo XAMP. She is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et Culture.

In D is a structured improvisational performance by SAS (Strings Air Synthesis), Solomiya Moroz’s duo with Volodymyr Voyt. Voyt and Moroz started playing together through their joint interests in contemporary and electronic music, although their instruments and musical inspirations could not be from more different worlds. Solomiya Moroz is a contemporary composer, flutist, electronic musician and interdisciplinary performer. She is passionate about extending sound through electroacoustic synthesis, the theatricality of sound and its performance in chamber music. Volodymyr Voyt is a bandurist, performing on the Kharkiv style of bandura and other acoustic historic instruments. He investigates the music of the avant-garde period of the bandura, specialises in such styles as: minimalism, ethno-baroque, fusion, ethno-renaisance and others. In the SAS project Volodymyr plays on two diatonic instruments of the Kharkiv type bandura, tuned microtonally. The repertoire of SAS combines free and structured improvisations on flute and bandura, with a wide use of extended techniques and electroacoustic sound synthesis.

Solomiya Moroz — flute, live electronics, synthesiser & Volodymyr Voyt — Kharkiv-style banduras
25-Jun-2021 @7.30pm Live at the International Book Forum at Mistetskij Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine




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