Bridge is one of eleven pieces, based on the late Ukrainian revolution for a performance entitled ‘Maidan. Walk.’ The works are based around different locations and events during winter 2013-14 in Kiev. I was given a package of audio samples from the time, some brief words about each location and a collection of youtube videos. It’s been emotional to watch the scenes of brutality and confusion throughout composing this.
Some of these videos were very unsettling but also some very hopeful and human and deeply inspiring.
If you find yourself in Kiev then this audio tour style performance is taking place on the 18th of December. via www.facebook.com/events/361911087506991/
The screenshot is from a video called Battle on Hrushevskoho Street. Viewer care is advised: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK01VUpvMUo