Today's mindful conversation is with Ostap Manulyak (OS-TAP ManOOYA).
Almost exactly a year ago, I had a spontaneous conversation with my friend John Yackus, who phoned it in from the border of Poland, where he and other retired United pilot friends had joined the World Kitchen to distribute food to folks fleeing Ukraine. Sad to say, that today, the war is raging on. John and his friends went back to Ukraine last month and John met Ostap and called me and said, "I have a guy for you to talk with".
Ostap Manulyak is an assistant professor in the Composition Department of the Lviv Music Academy and a co-founder of Art Association NURT, director of the Festival of electroacoustic music VOX ELECTRONICA and Experimental Educational Studio of Electroacoustic Music (EESEM) of Lviv Music Academy. During the 2018-19 academic year, he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustic (CCRMA) of Stanford University (California) as Fulbright Fellow. He has recently received several awards. In 2020, he received the Mykola Leontovych Award for choral composition and in 2021, the Stanislav Liudkevych Award for works composed since 2018.
In our MindFULL conversation, Ostap refered to many interesting web sites:
Website links for Unarmed Civilians killed that are Culturally related https://apnews.com/hub/war-crimes-watch-ukraine
A few stories which he translated to English https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ZVv0y1Ogywl_YJkg8hDX0aBvjeaXZaV/view?usp=share_link
Carols of Bells link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shchedryk_(song)
Give a listen to our conversation! I think you will agree with him that keeping art initiatives alive is very important to showing that Ukraine stands tall and has not lost!
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