Articles by Volodymyr Bilyk

Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator from Ukraine. His works include: visual poems in the series This is Visual Poetry (2013), CIMESA (2013), Casio's Pay-Off Peyote (2013), SCOBES (2013), THINGS (2014), Laugh Poems (2014), Vispo Ay Ai Ay (2014), "To When Tea Ties Hence to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" in The Chapbook 5(2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" (2016), Roadrage (2016) and screenplays for the films "Midget-Stripper" (2012-2013), "The Trial of Beilis"(2013-2015), "Escapee" (2014), "Joan the Battalioner" (2014), "Waking" (2015), "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" (2015-2016).

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a Jokerman

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart needs no introduction. He's one of the most famous and influential composers of his age. He is right there, along with the Holy Trinity of Killer B's: Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, in the middle of the Western Canon - his traces can be detected almost anywhere. His works are the epitome of what we call music. And because of that there is a certain lack of appreciation of his music. We don't really understand the importance of Mozart. We take him for granted.

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Slim Gaillard’s language Vout

Today Jazz is something the posh folk listens to just to show that they are some sort of cool. But that is not what jazz is about. Jazz is a pure expression of will in the form of sound. Jazz musician plays a different kind of music - the one not bound by the chains of notation, rhythm or harmony. It's a pure force of spirit. Something you likely won't get from your Chris Botty record.

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Ernest Hemingway's Blank Verse

Ernest Hemingway (aka Papa) is one of the most famous and influential American writers of XX century. Over his life he assumed many roles - he was a writer, a hunter, an adventurer, a journalist, a matador, a lover, a Novel prize winner and many more. He was a poet too. And here's a story about one of his poems.

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