Docu_Presence is an installation-performance which examines folklore broadly as an idea for cultural transmission, exploring the multifaceted layers of interaction in both traditional and urban contexts through sound and image. It is a collaborative project between flutist/composer Solomiya Moroz(CA/UA), Ukrainian composer Ostap Manulyak, bandurist Julian Kytasty(CA/US). With performances by Ilana Waniuk violin, Julian Kytasty, bandura, Solomiya Moroz, flute and electronics. In this project, artists juxtapose street music vs. concert music, folklore vs. contemporary interpretation, archival materials vs. immediate presence. Docu_Presence was premiered at Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival in Lviv, Ukraine and is now showing in Toronto and Montreal as part of a Canadian tour funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. Materials used in the project feature archival video footage from Bohdan Medwidsky Folk Archive in Edmonton, Canada.
Installations by Ostap Manulyak and Oksana Kazmina and a concert performance of pieces by Taylor Brook (CA), Ostap Manulyak(UA), Julian Kytasty(CA/USA) and Solomiya Moroz(CA/UA). With performances by Ilana Waniuk (CA), violin, Julian Kytasty, bandura, Solomiya Moroz, flute and electronics.