Friday, November 13, 2020

Victoria Lukas RIP

Yesterday the sad news reached me that Victoria Lukas had died from cancer. Reportedly she fought a long and brave battle against it. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. I didn't know her personally and would only have exchanged a few messages with her over the years. I really only knew her from her music and videos. She first came on my radar in 2006 when she began to collaborate with Heinrich Mueller as Zerkalo. In those early days their music could only be heard on MySpace and YouTube so there was still a lot of mystery around them. At this time I did backtrack to her previous project, Weltgeist, with long-time collaborator Julia Pello. Again, this was a project with an online and live presence only. She soon became very prolific and released music on vinyl and digital as InKamera, Vita and under her own name. There always seemed to be lots of collaborations too, with artists like Jauzas The Shining and Alek Stark to name but a few. It strikes me that someone could easily start a DRL type project to solely concentrate on her output and interests. I always liked how she brought her passion for the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, poetry and art etc into her music. It was an education along with amazing music. She will be very missed but like any great artist will continue to live on in many different ways. RIP

You can investigate her music through these links but this is just the tip of a large iceberg.