The annual International Festival of Modern Art “Two Days and Two Nights of New Music” in Odessa now is one if the most large and informative festivals for new music and performing art in Ukraine. A specific feature of the Festival is 48 hours non-stop action (more exactly two 12 hours sessions) on the 3rd weekend of April from 24 to 26 April (this event). Music performances are theatralised and combined with visual arts actions, sound, video, cinema and multimedia installations. Unconventional modes of action rely on unconventional situation for the public. The Festival promotes all trends of avant-guarde, modern and post-modern music, including live-electronics, taped and/or computer music.
Before the festival there will be a two-concert Festival-Prelude. The conception of the festival remains the same: a large international event for new music with participation of nearly 200 musicians, composers, musicologists, and managers from all over the world and the same quantity from Ukraine. The aim is to unite new music with new festival form, to demonstrate the new trends of new music to the Ukrainian auditory (nearly 2000-3000 spectators), to promote the integration of Ukrainian music to the worldwide music culture. The particularity of the 15th festival is the wide use of theatrical forms and genres.
The 15th International Festival of Modern Art “Two Days and Two Nights of New Music ” includes works by: Z.Almashi, M.Baretta, W.Bartulis, J.Dumitrescu, V.Dinescu, B.Froljak, V.Germanavičius, J. Gomelskaja, H.Havrylets’, Ch.Henking, M.Kovler, Z.Krauze, D.Kurtag, S.Lunyev, A.Martinaitis, M.Meierhans, J.Mišek, J.Park, E.Petrychenko, V.Poleva, W.Rosinskij, V.Runchak, L.Samodaieva, A.Schlünz, V.Scolnic, O.Shchetyncky, M.Shved, M.Skoryk, J.Stankovych, O.Surovych, L.Sydorenko, J.Tietzu, A.Tomlionova, T.Tuomela, K.Tsepkolenko, L.Yurina, A.Zagaikevitch, S. Zazhyt’ko and others.
Performed by: Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble New Music of Ukraine, Duo Phoenix, Ensemble Quarta +, Ensemble Plus, Ensemble Senza Sforzando, Stokholm Saxophone Quartet, The Ensemble Harmonies of the World, L.Bachmann (tuba), R.Bergmann (bass-baritone), G. Brunner (violin), H. Earle (conductor), T.Kravchenko (piano), J.Macerollo (accordion), L.Mandler( trombone), R.Mercer (cello), P.-S.Méuge (saxophone), U. Moritz (percussion), I. Shavruk (conductor), F.Vanhecke (soprano), S.Vermeersch (clarinet), F.Welti (voice), Wu Wei (mundorgan), B. Wulff (conductor) and others.