Until recently, I was inspired by various things, as, probably, every composer, but with the advent of the war, I, as an artist, cannot be outside of politics. I would very much like to be able to distance myself from the war, to continue my life, but unfortunately now there is only "before" and "after" for me.

Now my music is my personal reflection on the events taking place in Ukraine. My reflection on the loss of people close to me. My reflection on murders, rapes, torture of civilians and children. On the destruction of architectural monuments, schools and hospitals. On the air alarm every day. On the use by Russia of almost all types of weapons prohibited by the Geneva Convention. On completely destroyed cities. On nuclear terror at the Chernobyl and Zaporizhia nuclear plants. On burned crop fields on Ukrainian lands. On an artificially created hunger crisis.

On Russia's genocide of the Ukrainian people.

I can't keep quiet about it, or pretend that nothing happened and just go on with my life. As long as the war continues, I will not stop and I will use every opportunity to speak about it, because there is nothing more important than human life.

 This is a wound of the Ukrainian nation that will bleed for more than one generation. And every Russian, everyone, regardless of their political views, bears collective responsibility for what is happening in Ukraine.


*ZEMLYA (from ukrainian it's Earth, soil, Land)

Katarina Gryvul

Composition, Electronics: Katarina Gryvul


The composition by Katarina Gryvul was commissioned by ORF musikprotokoll. In cooperation with SHAPE – Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe. Supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Dom im Berg
World Premiere
Dieses Werk gehört zu dem Projekt:
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