New East Symposium
Oleksandr Frazé-Frazénko is a filmmaker, writer, and musician. His oeuvre includes several hundred films, music videos, and advertising. He authored a dozen books of poetry; in Ukrainian, they are collected in a volume Decadence (2017), in English Happy Lovers (2021). He was the first to have translated Jim Morrison’s poetry into Ukrainian and published it in 2013. he has also translated English poetry of the Restoration Period, including the works of John Rochester. His music discography consists of more than 50 albums. He had a few personal photo exhibitions (Ukraine, and Georgia). His paintings, drawings, and sculptures are in private collections (Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Canada, USA). For the first year of the war when Russia invaded Ukraine, he stayed in Ukraine, got involved in a volunteer movement, and worked with foreign journalists as a producer, filmmaker, and journalist to spread the truth about the situation, the context, and the historical background.