Ian Spektor

Ian Spektor is a Kyiv-based sound artist and producer, and co-founder of the Plivka and 2c1b communities. He works with field recordings, musique concrète and electronics. Ian explores the functioning of music in the urban vernacular environment, primarily in its accidental, amateur and liminal — but also ritual, daily — manifestations. He treats his own work with documentary material as the soundscaping of memory, archiving various fragments of sound environments primarily as audio memories which he then tries to organise into coherent narratives without significant artistic intervention, except for editing. His  audio documentary Death in June was createdusing the field recordings collected in Kyiv, Chernihiv and Volodarka in 2022–2023.