Guilt and Debts (Kunstner)
ILYICH is a musician and storyteller reincarnated in Kherson, Ukraine. Augmenting music performances with performance art, ILYICH plays live and pilots the full sound of electronic music through soul and jazz. Fusing six-string bass and djing with synthesisers, drum machines, string orchestras, and choirs, ILYICH shares otherworldly stories of struggle and resolution told from multiple first-person narratives. In high resonance with dancers and nerds, ILYICH is known for their live music releases with the Nervous Records and the Lot Radio in New York; Gilles Peterson and the BBC 6 Music Radio Rotation; unearthly performances at the Roskilde and Fusion Festivals and discursive occurrences at galleries, museums, and cultural spaces including the Serpentine Galleries in London, and SAVVY Contemporary and the House of World Cultures in Berlin, among others.