Nice memories of performing a composition of one of my favorite Ukrainian composer Oleksandr Kozarenko “5 wedding songs from Poluttia” under conducting of Oksana Lyniv in Odessa Opera in 2016

Thank you, Asphalt Festival team for your innovative  idea, courage and not giving up! 

Thank you for attentive and receiving audience!

Bettina Armin: "Es war sooo toll! Und so wichtig in diesen wirren Zeiten....Eine Erinnerung an das Vor Pandemie Leben..Danke euch!"

Very "tasty" podcast. In many senses. Thank you Josephine Burton and DASH ARTS for it. And I am so much looking forwards to our common work. I know now, what we will cook together, when we will meet for rehearsals offline.


This episode threads together Ukrainian culture and history with memory, politics and the female perspective. We look at what we can learn about a country through the eyes of women; through their stories, songs and food.

Cook borsch with Artistic Director Josephine Burton and chef Olia Hercules, discover Ukrainian history and politics with prolific writer Oksana Zabushko, get some insight from the outgoing director of the Ukrainian Institute, London Marina Pesenti and listen to the music and stories of musician Mariana Sadovska.

Get Olia's borsch recipe here:


We are back!  Stadtgarten, Cologne, 25th of May 2020

Thank you, Jarry Singla, Christina Fuchs and Ramesh Shotham for inviting me!

In the new project "Voices" the encounter with different musical cultures will also serve as an "inspirational soil". The artists participating in the SONIQ projects take on the role of travellers who are inspired by a foreign cultural environment to take independent artistic action - but not the role of tourists who scratch the surface of another culture in order to retreat back into their proven cultural environment after a series of exotic kicks.

For "Voices" SONIQ could win the avant-garde singer Mariana Sadovska, rooted in the Ukrainian tradition, the Moroccan singer and multi-instrumentalist Majid Bekkas as well as the Indian vocalist Sandhya Sanjana.


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