This is what Ukraine sounds like - a search for musical identity/ So klingt die Ukraine - Eine Suche nach der musikalischen Identität

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The Ukrainian lute instrument "bandura", its history and the way it is played are identity-forming for the sound of Ukraine, as is its musical relative - the "kobsa". These instruments are used in traditional music as well as in modern and contemporary compositions. Stylistic elements of folklore also find their way into composed music. Ukrainian-born Lidya Melnyk is a musicologist and expert on the musical history of her homeland. She talks about typical features of the country such as the musicians' guilds, the texts of national poets that are popular for setting to music and the baroque polyphonic singing tradition of "partes", which developed from sacred music. Singing together is widespread in Ukraine - the people who fled to the Kiev metro stations also used it to show mutual solidarity. The images of this have entered the collective memory and bear witness to the importance of Ukrainian music.

Period27 Mar 2023

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  • TitleThis is what Ukraine sounds like - a search for musical identity
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRadiokolleg, OE1, Austrian New Broadcasting Agency – ORF
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size52 min
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    Date27/03/23
    DescriptionThe Ukrainian lute instrument "bandura", its history and the way it is played are identity-forming for the sound of Ukraine, as is its musical relative - the "kobsa". These instruments are used in traditional music as well as in modern and contemporary compositions. Stylistic elements of folklore also find their way into composed music. Ukrainian-born Lidya Melnyk is a musicologist and expert on the musical history of her homeland. She talks about typical features of the country such as the musicians' guilds, the texts of national poets that are popular for setting to music and the baroque polyphonic singing tradition of "partes", which developed from sacred music. Singing together is widespread in Ukraine - the people who fled to the Kiev metro stations also used it to show mutual solidarity. The images of this have entered the collective memory and bear witness to the importance of Ukrainian music.
    Producer/AuthorM.T. Sekwenz, M.T. Rudolph, A. Augustine
    URLhttps://oe1.orf.at/programm/20230327/713159/So-klingt-die-Ukraine-Eine-Suche-nach-der-musikalischen-Identitaet?fbclid=IwAR0f4PiAgBhousXELs16sEcOg_C1cKndLwaQRjjyxCoCSKCm3L0ENgxEfW4
    PersonsM.T. Sekwenz, Marie-Therese Rudolph, Alexandra Augustine