Heinali (Oleh Shpudeiko)

Heinali’s live show is based on a modular synthesizer patch inspired by the polyphony of the High Middle Ages—the music of Léonin, Pérotin, Guillaume de Machaut, Johannes Ockeghem, and others. The artist has been working on this patch since 2018, which now provides the structural framework for his performances and releases. However, unlike the medieval polyphonic gardens planted by the era’s strict rules, Heinali’s melodies and counterpoints are generative, that is, self-playing. They emerge from the fog of logical operations with basic waveforms and functions.

Oleh Shpudeiko is a Ukrainian music composer and sound artist who works under the Heinali moniker. He writes music for games, films, performances, creates sound art installations, and plays live shows. Shpudeiko’s installations, in collaboration with Alexey Shmurak, are in the collections of The National Art Museum of Ukraine and The Museum of Modern Art of Odesa. His latest album, Madrigals, marries Shpudeiko’s interest in modular synthesis with his love for Early Music. It was named contemporary album of the month in The Guardian, shortlisted for the Shevchenko National Prize 2022, and the Aprize Music Award 2021. Pitchfork featured Heinali’s performance in a bomb shelter in Ukraine among the best sets of 2022.

4.10., 19:00

steirischer herbst at manuskripte

Palais Attems (styriarte.STUDIO)
Sackstraße 17
8010 Graz

Free admission

Registration: tickets [​at​] steirischerherbst.at

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’22 in cooperation with manuskripte