Stuttgart, Germany


Berlin, Germany


Kyiv, Ukraine
LUX AETERNA. Psalms of Falling.

The project is dedicated to exploring and revealing multiple layers of senses and interconnections between the modern European and Ukrainian music phenomena, in particular by performing the works of György Ligeti and contemporary Ukrainian composers, which combine a capella singing and electronic experiments, by Ukrainian musicians, both those who stay in Ukraine and moved abroad due to the war.


Gyorgy Ligeti “ Lux aeterna”, for 16 voices (version for 12 voices and electronic)

Peter Kerkelov “phos-phorus”, for vocal ensemble and electronic

Maxim Kolomiiets “Disappearing voices”, for vocal ensemble and electronics on a text by Viktor Rekalo

Maxim Shalygin “Sub Rosa”, for vocal ensemble and electronics on a text by Robert Frost

Alla Zagaykevych “Psalms of Falling”, for vocal ensemble and electronics on a text by Iya Kiva

Funded by:

Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

GVL Ukraine Aid  – Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbH

Ukrainian Institute
Goethe-Institute Ukraine

SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg

MUSIK AM 13. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

Klangwerkstatt Berlin Festival für Neue Musik,

Donemus Publishing



Berlin, Germany
The Choral Beach Project

Two choirs and live electronics on a summer evening at Strandbad Plötzensee Berlin: Ukrainian vocal ensemble Alter Ratio from Kyiv, the legendary Gebrüder Teichmann and the girls' choir of Sing-Akademie zu Berlin will transform the beach into a soundscape. With music by contemporary Ukrainian composers, songs from German Romanticism, improvisations from the Greek island of Chios.
On the shore of Plötzensee, the choirs invite the audience to immerse into the beauty of nature, but also not to forget what is happening on so many other beaches in the world, in Odessa or on the island of Chios, where one of Europe's largest refugee camps is situated.


Epicycle-Continuum I — Improvsation nach Jani Christou
The gradual reconstruction of a musical event
— Improvisation nach Jani Christou

Fire — Katerina Gimon
In these delightful pleasant groves — Henry Purcell
Es saß ein klein wild Vögelein — deutsches Volkslied

Panda Chant II — Meredith Monk
Earth Seen from Above — Meredith Monk
Vocerumori — Anna Korsun (Ukraine)
Singing Mountain — Vita Poleva (Ukraine)

Other Worlds Revealed — Meredith Monk
Epicycle-Continuum II — Improvisation nach Jani Christou

Meerfey — Robert Schumann
Der Wassermann — Robert Schumann
Ora Kali — Michael Adamis
Evening Rise — Traditional

Epicycle-Continuum III — Improvisation nach Jani Christou

Musical direction:
Friederike Stahmer & Olga Prykhodko

Director / Dramaturgy:
Christian Filips

Supported by:

Chorverband Berlin e.V


Bonn, Germany
Widerstand der Klänge

With the seven-day festival Resistance of Sounds, the In Situ Art Society presents a broad spectrum of Ukrainian new music, starting with the composers of the "Kiev avant-garde," which came into the public eye around 1960 but met with fierce rejection from the advocates of conservative Soviet musical aesthetics, such as Leonid Hrabovsky and Valentin Silvestrov, to the youngest generation — Adrian Mocanu, Anna Arkushyna, Alisa Kobzar and others.

Ukrainian new music is shown in its continuous development over decades, in harmony with the European spirit of the time, but also searching for its own path.


Maxim Kolomiiets (b. 1981): 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘴 for 12 Voices, Percussion and Oboe (2017)

Anna Korsun (b. 1986): 𝘝𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪 for 6 voices (2012)

Anna Arkushyna (b. 1989): 𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴 for 5 voices (2022)

Alisa Kobzar (b. 1989): 𝘚 for 3 voices (2013)

Victoria Polevá (b. 1962): 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 for 12 voices, oboe and stones (2021)

Iya Kiva (b. 1984): 𝘥𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘢̈𝘨𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘸𝘰̈𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘮 𝘔𝘶𝘯𝘥 (poem, 2022)

Iya Kiva (b. 1984): 𝘥𝘪𝘦 𝘌𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮 𝘎𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 (poem, 2022)

Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937): 𝘎𝘦𝘣𝘦𝘵 𝘧𝘶̈𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘦 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦 for mixed choir a capella (2014)

Sponsored by:

Musikfonds e. V.

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Kunststiftung NRW

Stadt Bonn


Hamburg, Germany


Berlin, Germany
SACRA et PROFANA. Ukrainian voices

Joint project vocal ensemble Alter Ratio, Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg), Berliner Dom.

The special project “SACRA et PROFANA. Ukrainian voices” of the  contemporary music vocal ensemble ALTER RATIO is dedicated to the unique multiculturalism of Ukraine. Throughout its existence, Ukraine has been at the crossroads of civilizations, cultures and religions.

The works commissioned for this program combine different sound practices and traditions of the West and the East, which became the basis for contemporary Ukrainian music. The program includes works by Ukrainian contemporary composers of different generations, who work at the forefront of the music movement in Ukraine and create works unique in musical language and cultural context.

And the pieces of iconic composers for the formation of European culture and music of new generations with experimental electronic proceeding.

Another topic that interested the performers in compiling this program is the interaction of human and technologies. The way they intertwine in our lives has become the main motivation for a new sound practice that combines original acoustic pieces with the creativity of sound artists.


Arvo Pärt /EE/

Meredith Monk /US/

Svyatoslav Lunyov /UA/ 1964*

Tatiana Yashvili /UA/ 1980*

Kyivan chant with live electronics, for voice and electronics

Oleh Shpudeiko /UA/ 1985*

Victoria Poleva /UA/ 1962*

Maxim Kolomiiets /UA/ 1981*

Anna Korsun /UA/DE/ 1986*

Maxim Shalygin /UA/NL/ 1985*

Maxim Shalygin Blessing by Vocal ensemble Alter Ratio ︎︎︎

Article (German): 
Ukrainisches Vokalensemble wiedervereint: Auftritt in Hamburg ︎︎︎

Supported by:


Alter Ratio Art Group


Kulturkirche Altona

Creative Europe Program of the European Union

Art Connects


Berlin, Germany


Charity concert of choral music by Ukrainian and German composers.

A joint project of Sing-Akademie zu Berlin and the vocal ensemble Alter Ratio. The concert is dedicated to Ukrainian choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries: works by Victoria Poleva, Valentin Silvestrov, Kyrylo Stetsenko, Oleksandr Koshyts, Tetiana Yashvili. As well as the premiere of the cantata "Heut lebst du, heut bekehre dich" by Georg Friedrich Telemann from the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin archive.


Concert choir of Sing-Akademie zu Berlin

Members of the vocal ensemble Alter Ratio

Barockensemble Aris & Aulis (concertmaster Catherine Aglibut)

Conductors: Olga Prykhodko, Daniel Seeger

PROSTOSPIV concert recording ︎︎︎

Supported by:

Universität der Künste Berlin

Ukrainian Institute


Alter Ratio Art Group

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