Lubomyr Melnyk (UA), 26.1.2023
Lubomyr Melnyk (UA)
Konsertin avaa Lubomyr Melnykin oppipoika Matthew Thomasson.
Lubomyr Melnyk is the pioneer of continuous music. Using the sustain pedal to create echo and reverb, he transforms free-flowing cascades of notes into hypnotic waves of sound. Critics have detected the influence of Ravi Shankar and other Indian styles in Melnyk’s music, along with the insistent, repetitive textures of minimalist pioneers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Melnyk himself cites his debt to the American composer Terry Riley. He adds that if you listen carefully, you’ll also be able to hear the lilting contours of traditional Ukrainian folk music.
Melnyk’s apprentice Matthew Thomasson will open the evening with his performance.