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Drops of Water: Lubomyr Melnyk and his Continuous Music

In the world of classical music, there are only a few artists who have dared to break the rules and create something new, something that transcends space and time. One such artist is Lubomyr Melnyk, the Ukrainian pianist and composer who is known for his unique style of playing called Continuous Music.

From a young age, he showed an incredible talent for playing the piano, and soon his parents realized that he was destined to become a great musician. Lubomyr was trained in the classical tradition, but he was never satisfied with playing the same pieces over and over again. He wanted to create something new, something that would challenge the boundaries of traditional music.

And so, Lubomyr began to experiment with different techniques, playing with the sustain pedal and using his fingers to create a continuous stream of sound. He would spend hours at the piano, lost in his own world, as he explored the limits of his instrument. His music was like nothing anyone had ever heard before, a fusion of classical and avant-garde, with an ethereal quality that was both haunting and beautiful.

But Lubomyr's journey was not without its challenges. In the early days, he struggled to find an audience for his music. He played in small venues, and his music was often dismissed as too experimental or avant-garde, especially by the classical world. But Lubomyr refused to be discouraged. He knew that his music was something special, something that would touch people's souls, if only they would give it a chance.

And so, Lubomyr continued to play, and he continued to push the boundaries of his art. He composed new pieces, each one more complex and intricate than the last. His fingers danced across the keys, creating a symphony of sound that was both dramatic and exciting.
As his reputation grew, Lubomyr began to perform in larger venues, and his music began to attract a wider audience. People came from all over the world to see him play, and they were mesmerized by the sheer beauty of his music. His playing was like a journey through space and time, a glimpse into a world that was both familiar and yet completely unknown.

Lubomyr’s, ethereal sounds continue to inspire and captivate audiences to this day. His music is a testament to the power of creativity, to the courage to break the rules and to follow your own path, no matter where it may lead.

Lubomyr Melnyk's story is not just about music, but about the human spirit, and the limitless potential of our imaginations. His music is a reminder that anything is possible, if only we dare to explore deep within ourselves, and discover new and unknown places in music that no one has heard before.

  • John Luke Grubb
  • Carey Rose O'Connell
  • Jaimi Romano
  • Lubomyr Melnyk
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Music, Drama, documentary, feature, historical, educational, perforrmance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - John Luke Grubb

Meet JL and his latest work, a documentary about a legendary piano player Lubomr Melnyk. JL's artistic approach to filmmaking is a reflection of his own life experiences, bringing forth a heightened sense of empathy in his audience. Through his work, he explores the nuances of human emotion, revealing the raw and authentic nature of the human spirit and what it takes to be a great artist. His latest film is a testament to his ability to connect to others and give them a space to express their true selves in for so audiences can experience a side of someone they never expected.

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Director Statement

As a director, my passion lies in creating original and thought-provoking narratives, documentaries, and music videos that challenge the status quo and push creative boundaries. With each project, I aim to bring a fresh perspective and unique vision, weaving together compelling stories that entertain audiences.