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Katarina Gryvul

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Ukrainian composer, sound artist and violinist Katarina Gryvul combines influences from classical music with experimental electronic music. During Gaudeamus, she will present her brand new performance bukimi no tani for surround sound and live vocals.

Bukimi no tani (or “uncanny valley”) is the term coined by Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori for the feeling of discomfort when confronted with an entity that closely resembles a human but is not one. Our sense of self-worth and identity are closely linked to our idea of what it means to be human. But how do we define the boundaries of being human, and what happens when those boundaries are blurred?

Commissioned in collaboration with Mixtur (Barcelona).

This event is part of the ULYSSES Network project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.