Vlada Kupriyanova

Vlada Kupriyanova is a Ukrainian composer and musician. The main idea of Kupriyanova’s work is to create emotional stories with the help of such abstract art as music.

As a professional composer, she works both with symphonic forms and experiments in mixing classical sound with electronic elements. The sounds range from ambient to atmospheric music and orchestra cinematics.

Kupriyanova’s style is characterized by brevity and emotionality, and she interprets music as an intimate diary. The composer addresses personal experiences and feelings with motifs and harmonies from childhood and everyday life.

“De Libertate” was conceived as a cycle of pieces for cinematic orchestras. The primary source of the idea is a poem of the same name by the Ukrainian philosopher G. Skovoroda, in which he describes freedom as the highest and most unconditional value. For me, as a composer, the creation of this cycle is important because the category of freedom is very expansive. In addition to inspiration, we can hear in it sounds of protest, fatigue, and even hopelessness. I imagine freedom as a way in which we hear very different kinds of music. The track was recorded in the Fairres AiR work studio in Porvoo and released in collaboration with the Ukrainian artist Maria Leonova, who shot the video artwork.

Vlada Kupriyanova is currently in-residence at Fairres for the period 1.9.2022–31.3.2023.

Kupriyanova’s residency is realised in context of the Ukraine Solidarity Residencies programme. The current partners of the programme are AARK, Art Centre Salmela, Connecting Points programme, Fairres, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Loviisa Art Support Association, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus, The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, The Finnish Illustration Association Kuvittajat, and Värtsilä Artist Residency.

In 2023, the programme is supported by Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Point.