Participants 2020

Ptakh_Jung / Ukraine

Ptakh_Jung is a Kyiv based duo that creates music on the edge of electronic, academical music, post-rock, ambient, elements of grunge and noise. They define their genre as electronic impressionism. This term means electronic music which impresses the audience as deep as if it was classical.

Debut EP Black Period released in November 2018 year got an “album of the year” nomination according to the biggest Ukrainian music media

Since 2019  the band started touring abroad. They played at the festivals Ment Ljubljana, Sharpe Bratislava, Tauron Nowa Muzyka (Poland), Beseda u Bigbitu (Czech Republic), BUSH (Budapest) also they had solo concerts in Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Brno. Ptakh_Jung’s music got inspiring reviews at British Gigwise, Drowned in Sound, Undertheradar magazines and Czech Full Moon Magazine.

Here is how Gigwise writes about the Black Period:

“Black Period  it’s an absolutely gorgeous piece of music. It’s plucked from their <Ptakh_Jung> debut EP which came out in 2018 and they remain an underground concern but definitely have the potential to do some damage overseas and earn some ace festival slots at places such as Transmusicales and Sonar, who recognize quality electronic music.”

In 2020 Ptakh_Jung released a first video clip to track Monika from their debut EP. It is a short film that reveals the story of the young ravers of Ukraine. The video clip was premiered in cinemas in Kyiv, during the Berlinale Weekend.

Check out the video here:

Besides creating and performing music, Anton and Volodymyr make music for movies, theatre, ballet, and art performances. They’ve made soundtracks for about 10 Ukrainian movies, among which 4 documentaries about the war in the East of the country. Invisible Battalion dedicated to women at war. No Obvious Signs reveal the theme of post-traumatic stress disorder. The movie was awarded at DocuDays Festival 2018 and got an MDR Film Prize at DOK Leipzig.  Ptakh_Jung actively collaborates with the Ukrainian cinema archive of Dovzhenko Center, they’ve created and played live soundtrack for mute archive movies. In 2019 they’ve collaborated with Balletto Teatro di Torino and together performed CONCEPT #1 project in Kyiv

In 2019 Ptakh_Jung collaborated with Ukrainian Institute and created a soundtrack for 3-D mapping which represented the Year of Ukraine in Austria.

In the 2020 year Ptakh_Jung plan to release two LP’s of different genres but united with the special sound of the band. An electronic one and closer to the academic sound one.