Ukrainian duo Krapka;KOMA and Irish solo-artist Pixi Ink are on a charity tour in Ireland to fundraise for the Musicians Defend Ukraine Foundation.
Krapka;KOMA is a Ukrainian multi-instrumentalist electronic duo. Their sounds are inspired by indie-electronica, trip hop and nu-jazz. Ira and Alona break new ground using a crazy amount of instruments both live and in their recordings.
Galleries at VISUAL will be open late.
Free event but donations to Musicians Defend Ukraine Foundation will be accepted.
Spring Socials at VISUAL have been programmed to include; music by Irish and Ukrainian artists, films, art workshops and family activities. Supported by the Healthy Ireland Ukrainian Health & Wellbeing Support Fund
Since the launch of the project in September 2019, Krapka;KOMA has released an EP, 3 international collaborations, 5 music videos, composed a soundtrack for a video game, were released on a vinyl in Los Angeles and to date had over 70 self-booked performances in Ukraine, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Spain, Romania, Estonia, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the UK, including ESNS, The Great Escape, Waves Vienna and Sziget.
Pixi Ink a luxuriant psychedelic soul meets Trip Hop artist with an immersive, dubbed out sound; embracing some beautiful singing and piano cascades, all swathed in trippy FX. Her music is inspired by artists like Massive Attack, Arlo Parks, Erykah Badu, Flume, Bonobo and Gorillaz to name a few and has been supported by Fresh on the Net, BBC Introducing, BBC6's and R1Xtra'sJamz Supernova as well as Mahogany, Dummy Mag and Selector Radio. With lyrics inspired by social issues, mental health and personal stories she performs sets using Live looping and an Ableton Push.