pan y rosas artists martin rach, iris garrelfs, cagey house, lucie vítková, lyn goeringer, stella veloce, compost haven, caroline park, daniel barbiero, rocheleau – bussière – couture, alexander chernyshkov and marina poleukhina, and pat moonchy are all on the acts of silence best of 2015 list! congratulations!
marina poleukhina is a composer and improviser based in vienna. alexander chernyshkov is a composer, performer, improviser who was born born in moscow and lives and sleeps in vienna. they are both mysterious.
their new album for pyr is a document of a concert given in vienna at the venue, porgy and bess.
the pieces were created acoustically on different instruments, mechanical devices and objects. sometimes amplified through a piezo and a mini guitar amplifier. voices, guitars, objects, harmonicas, mini-amplifiers, stepper motors, relays. the evaluation and integration of silences. three monks watch a kite flying, one monks says – the kite is moving.
get the album here!
live video documentation of the premiere of marina poleukhina’s in its own tempo!
performed by looptail –
Violin – Jellantsje de Vries
Flute – Klaasje Nieuwhof
Clarinet – Anna voor de Wind
Cello – Hugo Smit
Piano – Pascal Meyer
Percussion – Rachel Xi Zhang
she is a 2014 gaudeamus prize nominee and they did a brief video interview with her. dig it!
also more info about gaudeamus here.
antoine beuger is a composer and organizer born in the netherlands. one element of his work is the sound in between what’s played. space. musicality of mundane actions. everyday-ness. listen throughout your waking hours. experience. he is part of wandelweiser – which is both a performer/composer collective and a record label.
his first album for pan y rosas is florenski septets a piece for seven instruments that was performed in st. petersburg, russia on april 6, 2013. the piece was performed by: yuri akbalkan, ilia belorukov, stanislav oporkov, marina poleukhina, kirill shirokov, denis sorokin and alexey sysoev. long single tones. silence. mesh and unmesh. listen carefully.
get the album here!
live video documentation of an ensemble featuring both marina poleukhina and ilia belorukov! massive! also playing – jurij akbalkan, kirill shirokov, nikolaj korablev, denis sorokin, alexej sysoev.
video documentation of marina poleukhina’s piece and add to the neon elk a pinch of tarragon – a piece for guitar, recorder, light and dance. featuring: vladimir gorlinsky – guitar; ivan bushuev – recorder; maria zaplechnaya – dance.