This old fun car, which name’s credit goes to the aircraft from the brilliant Kin-Dza-Dza film, has brought many ECAS Conference participants and NextSound musicians to Kiev and then some of them back to the airport. Thanks to Pepelatz our European friends had the opportunity to get to know Ukrainian traffic jams, traffic police, and fully experience Ukrainian heat. It has lost its fifth gear, ignition ability, windscreen wiper, but it is still happy to be of help for this great event. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it back to Kharkiv, and is being fixed now in a garage of the Dead Valley of Lubny, some 200 km away from Kyiv. Poor car.
Being a Doctor of Chemistry this German guy knows exactly what that ink in the stamp did to your hand on the first day of the festival. But he is also a great expert in old cars which turned out to be of much use with our glorious Pepelatz. Gunther came over specifically for the festival to see all those great artists and listen to all the incredible music, but he was also kind enough to help the festival team whenever he could. Thanks, Herr Doctor! And what’s your facebook?!
All those wonderful analog synthesizers and amps’ warm bulbs and yellow web-page backgrounds were there thanks to this great guy, who also goes under stage name Nikolaienko. He performed first on May 18th. BTW, Dmytro also runs Muscut label, be sure to check that out. Thanks, Dmytro!
Thanks to Alexei’s help we found all that great PA and sound equipment for May 18th. Those who haven’t missed the third day would all agree that sound was beyond fantastic. Alexei is an architect and also runs an architectural studio. This you might want to consider when building your next dream-house. Thanks, Alexei!
Dmitriy was “the master” of Dovzhenko filming pavilion and greatly helped with arranging everything connected to the gig on 18th. The space was charming, hopefully it’ll be available the next year as well. Thanks, Dima!
Egor was of great help to the festival struggling through Kyiv traffic jams to pick-up festival artists and ECAS participants and bring them to their hotels. George was very nice to entertain our guests, tell stories, collect and deliver their lost mobile phones and sometimes even carrying their equipment. Dasha was a perfect bouncer on the first day of the festival who ensured that no one passed without Gunther’s stamp. She also helped a bit with artists’ accommodations and pick-up, and, being a talented Russian linguist, edited some texts for the festival. Thank you, guys!
These guys might have missed some of the fantastic performances but they still stood on guard at the entrance, and at the T-shirt and other merchandise stand. BTW, if you failed to buy a T-shirt just let us know, we have some back home.
Natasha ensured artists’ comfort and good mood during the festival with her warm attitude. She also ensured everybody was well fed and happy. And did we mention that she sold all the vinyls and almost all CDs? Thanks, Natasha!
Anya helped coordinating NextSound artists so that they didn’t get lost in Kyiv, and made many festival fans happy by selling them various stuff. Thanks, Anya!
Irma provided some help with information distribution, shared her ideas on the ways of festival presentation, and contributed her experience in social media.