- 09 May 22
Watch a performance from a Ukrainian bomb shelter below.
Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Co. Meath, has launched a fundraiser in support of musicians, producers, and artists at the Vedel Music School in Lviv, Ukraine.
With nearly 6 million refugees fleeing the country, the fundraiser hopes to support those who have stayed to become volunteers and those who continue to work to provide for their families and support the wartime economy.
Ukrainian composer and sound artist, Heinali is one of the many that remain in Ukraine and he has been part of various fundraiser series for the Ukrainian Army and Humanitarian Aid.
He collaborated with several of his colleagues from the Vedel School to produce a series called ‘Live from Ukraine’, which consisted of free live-streamed concerts which featured internally displaced and Lviv-based musicians, performing works by Ukrainian and international musicians.
The event was broadcast from the Vedel School and from the Ukrainian Opera House. However, because of the prevalence of air raid alarms, Heinali performed a 30-minute live concert from a bomb shelter, using a modular system that he saved from his home during an evacuation.
Check out Heinali's set below:
As a result of tremendous efforts made to help Ukrainian refugees and little to no recognition of those who remain in Ukraine, Solstice Director Belinda Quirke collaborated with Heinali and the Vedel School to set up this fundraiser.
Additionally, Heinali has been commissioned by Solstice to compose a new piece and further details regarding such will be announced soon.
You can support the fundraiser here.