If you look into the eyes of the sky – it is possible to feel its look at yourself. If you listen to the voice of grass – it is possible to grow together with it. If you touch air with your lips – it is possible to breathe even beyond the body. And if you breathe in beams of the sun and the moon – it is possible to tell the stories that eyes do not see. But the heart – recognizes... Probably, there is not that much music in the world, about which the first and the last word can be – harmony. Not an ideal combination of parts within the general construction but – harmony just as the essence of every instant of the sound and silence, being and perception. And these instants by themselves create the infinite space of quiet beauty – because what an instant is? As it was once said – the Universe in a grain of sand...
Anton Jozhik Lejba (Hedgehog)
Actually, this is what Valentyn Sylvestrov himself says about "Fleeting Melodies":
"...a large cycle, comprised of seven works, which are performed without interruption – as one large text. For me in this work, there is a certain analogy with Bach's cycle "The Art of the Fugue"; in Bach's work the didactic idea and its application are primary. I could have called this cycle "The Art of the Melody", but in this name the didactic idea is missing and only the "art" is represented; thus "fleeting melodies" – the expanse, in which melodies exist on the boundary between their appearance and disappearance..."