Interview in "No Dead Guys"
Thank you so much Rhonda Rizzo at “No Dead Guys” - a publication devoted to new music, for featuring my album and for this extensive interview and your kind words below about my Invasion project. Please read the interview by clicking on the link. I am tagging some of the people mentioned in the interview and also in the bottom of this post some of the charities that do outstanding work supporting Ukraine and her people.
“From the title track, Invasion, to piano rags, suites, and sonatas, Spratlan’s music and Shpachenko’s sensitive playing lays bare the horror of war, yet never ignores glimmers of optimism. It is music that both highlights and transcends the Russian invasion, always pointing toward a brighter future. As Shpachenko states, “Hope is what we need to never lose, especially in seemingly impossible and unresolvable situations.” I’m deeply honored to feature Nadia Shpachenko, this cause, and this beautiful album on No Dead Guys.”