The Second Festival of Audio-Visual Actions
Odessa, Ukraine, April 12-16, 1999


Valentin Barykin composer (Ekaterinburg)

Larisa Barykina musicologist (Ekaterinburg)

Mikhail Bronner composer (Moscow)

Vache Sharafyan composer (Yerevan)

Dimitry Yanov-Yanovskiy composer and performer (Tashkent)

Alexander Yurtaev composer (Bishkek)

Sergey Kurkaev videoartist (Odessa)

Boris Lukin artist (Odessa)

Julia Gomelskaya composer (Odessa)

Vadim Larchikov composer (Odessa)

Ludmila Samodaeva composer (Odessa)

Olena Tomlionova composer (Odessa)

Dmytro Zemsky guitarist (Odessa)

Yury Semenov musicologist (Odessa)


Duo of contemporary music Cadence (Odessa)

Ivan Yergiyev accordion

Olena Yergiyeva violin


Sharomov Vocal Ensemble (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Olena Zabars'ka soprano

Olga Osipova soprano

Ludmila Tiuhaeva alto

Olexandr Parima tenor

Pavlo Sharomov bass


String Quartet The Harmonies of the World (Odessa)

Natalia Litvinova violin

Leonid Piskun violin

Iya Komarova viola

Sergey Scholtz cello




International public organization Association New Music (the Ukrainian section of the ISCM), President Karmella Tsepkolenko

South Ukrainian Public Organization Svitlo


Financial support:

International Renaissance Foundation (Odessa Branch)

Cultural Link Program (Cultural coordinator: Dr. Alexander Perepelytsya)


Participating foundations:

Open Society Institute - Armenia

Soros Centre for the Arts - Sofia, Bulgaria

Open Society Institute - Mongolia

Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego - Poland

Open Society Institute - Russia

Open Society Institute - Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Open Society Institute - Novosibirsk, Russia

Open Society Fund - Prague, Czech Republic


Òhe festival Prima Vista is aimed at the development of existing and search for new ways of presentation in audio-visual art as well as to further creative cooperation between Ukrainian and East European artists. The audio- and video-recording actions, concerts, discussions about the creative and social-cultural problems take place within the framework of the festival. This project presented 5-days festival of audio, visual and interdisciplinary actions (performances, installations, happenings, music theater actions, etc.) representing visual and performing arts in Central and Eastern Europe. Among the persons invited to the meeting-festival there were internationally known East-European media and video artists, composers, musicians, musicologists and other professionals who made possible to determine priorities and methods for the realization of cultural policy, to study certain situation as a basis for the further development of audiovisual art. Within the framework of this project 6 video actions, 4 performances, 6 audio actions, 1 audio-video action and concerts by young performers were organized with the programs of works by young composers and artists from Russia, Armenia, Mongolia, and Ukraine. The festival was very important for young musicians and artists, who had the possibility to know new trends in contemporary music. It was evaluated as very important event for the development and improvement of the cultural atmosphere in Odessa. This project has enriched a cultural exchange between participating countries.



April, 13 (Tuesday)

10.30 Audio action I | Miroslav Pudlak (Prague, Czech Republic)

11.30 Audio action II | Zygmunt Krauze (Warsaw, Poland)

12.30 Video action I | Gleb Katchuk (Odessa, Ukraine)

13.30 Audio action III | Sergey Kravtsov (Novosibirsk, Russia)

16.00 Video action II | Luchezar Bojadgiev, Jara Boubnova (Sofia, Bulgaria)

17.00 Evening performance I | (The Festival - Prelude)

Piano-Forum I | Werner Barho Concert-Portrait of Violeta Dinescu

Programme: Akanua (1973) | Con Variationi (1974) | Torre Di Si (1994) | Echoes I (1980) | Echoes II (1980) | Subitissimo | Dies Diem Docet (1987)

19.00 Chamber Concert I Quiet Music of the Eternity

The Frescos Contemporary Music Ensemble


Olivier Messiaen Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus from Quatuor pour la fin du Temps for cello and piano

Sergey Berinsky Seascape for violin and accordion

Igor Plitsyn Silhouettes for flute, clarinet and piano

Johannes Fritsch Cello duo 1983 for two cellos

Charles Ives Adagio sostenuto for sextet

Orlando Jacinto Garcia For LaMonte for clarinet and piano

Dmitry Kapyrin And a light through foliage for flute, cello and piano

Alfred Schnittke Quiet music for violin and cello | Stille Nacht for violin and piano

Vadim Larchikov Quiet music (in memory of Alfred Schnittke) for viola da gamba and cello

Olivier Messiaen Louange a l'Immortalite de Jesus from Quatuor pour la fin du Temps for violin and piano

Performed by: The Frescos Contemporary Music Ensemble:

Eugene Cherednichenko flute, Igor Beliy clarinet, Ivan Yerrgiyev accordion, Ludmila Samodaeva piano, Olena Yergiyeva violin, Mikhail Makarov violin, Olga Veselina cello, Vadim Larchikov cello, viola da gamba


April, 14 (Wednesday)

10.00 Audio action IV | Vache Sharafyan, Marina Hayrapetyan (Yerevan, Armenia)

11.00 East-West action | Mongolian authentic music (Ulaan-Baatar, Mongolia)

12.00 Video action III | Valentin Barykin, Larisa Barykina (Ekaterinburg, Russia)

13.00 Audio action V | Victor Muzhchil (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)

15.30 Video action IV | Marina Potapova (Moscow, Russia)

16.00 Evening performance II | (The Festival - Prelude)

Concert-Duo | Vasiliy Golyak clarinet, Tetyana Kravchenko piano


Tadeush Paciorkiewicz Four caprices for clarinet and piano

Tiberiu Olah Sonata for clarinet solo

Karolyi Pal Meditation for clarinet and piano

Toru Takemitsu Uninterrupted pause for piano solo

Bohdana Frolyak Fragments for clarinet and piano

Alban Berg Five pieces for clarinet and piano

18.30 Chamber Concert II | String Quartet The Harmonies of the World


Edward Hayrapetyan String Quartet no.4 The Theatre Music (world premiere)

Eugene Hartzell Excursions, monologue for viola solo

Valentin Barykin Piano Quintet

Sergey Berinsky String Quartet no.3

Performed by: String Quartet The Harmonies of the World:

Natalia Lytvynova violin, Leonid Piskun violin, Iya Komarova viola, Sergey Scholtz cello

and Tetyana Shevchenko piano  

April, 15 (Thursday)

10.00 Video action V | Natalia Borisova (Moscow, Russia)

Performed by Performing Group

11.00 Video action VI | Victor Maliarenko (Odessa, Ukraine)

12.00 Audio action VI | Eugene Shcherbakov (Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia)

13.00 Video action VII | Andrey Selivestrov (Moscow, Russia)

14.00 Audio action VII | Rashid Kalimullin (Kazan, Tatarstan)

16.00 Evening performance III (The Festival-Prelude)

Piano-Forum II | Werner Barho


Karmella Tsepkolenko Paysage-solo

Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt Sonata Secunda (world premiere)

Friedemann Schmidt-Mechau Reduction for two pianos (2nd piano part performed by Oleksandr Perepelytsya)

19.00 Chamber Concert III


Pierre Boulez "memoriale (…explosante-fixe…originel)" for flute and 8 instruments

Zygmunt Krauze Terra incognita for 10 string instruments and piano

Bernhard Wulff Atacama for two clarinets, percussion and strings

Sofia Gubaidulina Seven Words for cello, accordion and string orchestra

Performed by: Odessa Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Oleksandr Protas flute, Ivan Yergiyev accordion, Zygmunt Krauze piano, Vadim Larchikov cello

Percussion Ensemble of Freiburg High School for Music

Conductors: Bernhard Wulff (1,3), Igor Shavruk (2,4)