STIMMEN

Lyrical quartet for four helicopters and a four-channel audio system.

Concept/music/composition/staging: Illia Razumeiko, Roman Grygoriv

Instead of four helicopters flying in the air and carrying musicians that perform to a complex musical score – four half-wrecked skeletons of Soviet military air crafts.

Instead of dynamic polyphony of the string quartet and the noise of helicopter rotors – fragments of modified Karlheinz Stockhausen’s voice.

Instead of high tech – poetics of death and slow decay.

The Monument for Karlheinz Stockhausen incorporates idealistic dreams of European post-avant-garde epoch in its prime into post-Soviet Ukrainian reality.