THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE – STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS 2021

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B E A U T I F U L
F O R M U L A
C O L L E C T I V E

S T E V E
C O L E M A N
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Inside Game

Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse:

Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet)
Maria Grand (tenor saxophone)
Rane Moore (clarinet)
Kristin Lee (violin)
Jen Shyu (vocal)
Matt Mitchell (piano)
Greg Chudzik (bass)

Oleksiy Koval (painting)

Unit Fractions

Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet)
Kokayi (wordsmith)
Anthony Tidd (bass)
Sean Rickman (drums)

Daniel Geiger (painting)
Oleksiy Koval (painting)
Thomas Rieger (painting)
Veronika Wenger (drawing)

Mdw Ntr – Live

Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet)
Kokayi (wordsmith)
Anthony Tidd (bass)
Sean Rickman (drums)

Daniel Geiger (painting)
Oleksiy Koval (painting)
Thomas Rieger (painting)
Veronika Wenger (drawing)

Since my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, I have been concerned with rhythm in painting. Rhythm in the sense of structuring the movement: the application of colors on a surface.

Since rhythm in music, in contrast to painting, is already a differentiated researched category, I decided to learn from music and to further develop my knowledge of rhythm in painting. For this reason I contacted the American musician and composer Steve Coleman, who explicitly deals with rhythm in his music. Through the collaboration with Steve Coleman I was able to deepen my knowledge of rhythm.

In this project, new compositions will be developed in collaboration with The Beautiful Formula Collective and Steve Coleman, and a new form of painting will be opened up through a live performance, held in a joint effort by musicians and painters.

Oleksiy Koval

Funded by

Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München, Munich


Creaventis, Munich


Special thanks to
Sooya Arts and Sophia Wong, New York

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