Only Connect Festival of Sound Reviewed

Source: National Sawdust Log.

For the second time in its recent history, Only Connect, a festival organized with like-minded catholic sensibilities by the forward-looking Norwegian contemporary music organization nyMusikk, invited Volkov to share his expansive worldview. Volkov and nyMusikk artistic director Bjørnar Habbestad assembled a typically diverse and challenging line-up for a three-day cooperation in Stavanger, Norway, May 23-25. Inherent in a program that rejects stylistic boundaries and genre purity is the risk of failure—it comes with the turf in presenting the unknown. Volkov’s messianic glee and open ears provide a unique platform for new sounds and unexpected combinations.