ILYICH is a musician and storyteller reincarnated in Kherson, Ukraine. Augmenting music performances with performance art, ILYICH pilots full sound of electronic music through soul and jazz. Fusing synthesisers, drum machines, string orchestras, live bass and choirs ILYICH shares otherworldly stories of struggle and resolution told from multiple first-person narratives.

In high resonance with dancers and nerds, ILYICH is known for their live music releases with the Nervous Records and the Lot Radio in New York; Gilles Peterson and the BBC 6 Music Radio Rotation; unearthly performances at the Roskilde and Fusion Festivals and discursive occurrences at galleries, museums and cultural spaces including Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, SAVVY Contemporary, Center for Contemporary Arts and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, among others. ILYICH is artist in residence and host of the Concrete Listening Show at the Refuge Worldwide Radio, Berlin.

ILYICH receives a grant of 6,000 euros in 2023. In the course of the grant ILYICH receives coaching from Jovanka von Wilsdorf.

ILYICH with a 6-string bass performing at Pop-Kultur Festival
Photo: Camille Blake