Postmodernism in Ukrainian music: “Quiet Songs” by Valentyn Silvestrov
Palavras-chave:Ukrainian music, Postmodernism, vocal cycle, Valentyn Silvestrov, Quiet Songs
The article is devoted to the analysis of the vocal cycle of the modern Ukrainian composer "Quiet Songs", which is considered in the context of Ukrainian music of the 1970s. The main features of its poetics as a transitional phenomenon between avant-garde and postmodernism are revealed: meditativeness, uncertainty, blurring of the composition, variability of the rhythmic structure, intertextuality, polystylistic, reflexivity, self-absorption, etc. It is concluded that Silvestrov went through a complex evolution from avant-garde experiments to quiet simplicity, to small vocal form and poetics of introspection. He created a sound model of the world, immersed in contemplation and reflection, understood as the path of self-awareness, tragic and beautiful at the same time.