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Lecture

„Glacier Music“

A perk of the corona outbreak of 2020 has been its postive impact on nature. It seems as if, in our ever-accelerating, chaotic world, nature took a time out from us. The consequences soon became evident, as air and water cleared, and penguins and dolphins reappeared in the vicinity of humans. Obviously, glacier-melt is not a phenomenon which can be halted overnight. However, this forced break gave us the chance to re-evaluate our everyday life as well as our prospective actions.


The 2019 project „Glacier Music“ moved from the Tian Shan mountains to the Caucasus. The German artists Lillevan and Robert Lippok synced the melodies of melting glaciers into harmony with the Armenian and Georgian mountains. Each performance was exeedingly unique in its symbiotic interplay of Anushka Chkheidze‘s and Robert Lippok‘s electronic tunes, Hayk Karapetyan‘s Armenian duduk, Eto Gelashvili‘s Georgian singing, and Lillevan‘s stunning visuals. The four concerts – in Juta, Kutaisi, Tbilisi and Yerevan – made a lasting impression on its audiences.

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