YURI ANDRUKHOVYCH: COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE STORIES FROM THE NOVEL “LOVERS OF JUSTICE” TO ORIGINAL MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT OF “OWL’S DREAM” BAND

Participants:

Yuri Andrukhovych

“OWL’S DREAM” band:

Yevhen Smolianinov – cello

Mykhailo Sarana – saxophone, vocal

Kyrylo Tsukanov – drums, synthesizer

 “An incomplete story should not be regarded as a story. Although, generally, stories in our world are, in fact, incomplete. I mean, not incomplete by nature, but incomplete for us. We are unable to comprehend beginnings and endings, while always existing somewhere in between, at some random span”

Being unbearably light and unbearably elusive, with familiar toponymy and recurrent stories of human lives, intriguing and keeping you immersed in reading till dawn, with stunning twists in the storyline that make you wonder, this parahistoric novel “Lovers of Justice” by Yuri Andrukhovych amalgamates eight and a half “almost fairy-tales for adults” from different historical epochs into an inimitable Halytsky patchwork.

Many of the described events take place in Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislav) with the majority of characters having real prototypes or being heroes of city legends. The author skillfully plays with facts and fiction, offering to his readers various scenarios and only one of possible versions of the truth.

27 years ago, when Yuri Andrukhovych started writing his “Lovers of Justice”, he had no clue that it would grow into a novel and bear this very name. And surely, little did he know back then, that he would read out his favourite excerpts of this novel on the Helicopter Stage in a courtyard of Potocki Palace to music accompaniment of one of the most promising alternative bands of Ukraine – “Owl’s Dream”.

The band will compose music to specially chosen texts from the novel. And this is a special project for PORTO FRANKO 2018.