Tag Archives: Two Days and Two Nights of New Music

Russian composer Roman Stolyar writes B-ut-c-h-a: ‘I can’t remain silent on the war against Ukraine’

Shocked on learning how Russian soldiers had ruthlessly killed innocent civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha in March 2022, Roman Stolyar composed B-ut-c-h-a for piano and strings. Though he offered the score as a free download, the piece has … Continue reading

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Odessa festival 1998: music as a means for emancipation – 2022: democracy Ukraine under attack

In 2014 the Ukrainians ousted their autocratic, Russian oriented president Viktor Yanukovych. Now their hard-won freedom is under attack from Vladimir Putin. In 1998 people I met at the festival Two Days & Two Nights of New Music in Odessa … Continue reading

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Associatieverdrag Oekraïne: waarom ik vóór stem

Vandaag kunnen we stemmen over het associatieverdrag met Oekraïne. Ik stem vóór, want niet alleen de Oekraïnse bevolking heeft baat bij meer uitwisseling met het westen, maar ook wij zelf. In de jaren negentig bezocht ik enkele malen het festival Two … Continue reading

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