I am a curator and musician specialising in experimental and new music, sound installation and interdisciplinary practices. In my curatorial work I strive to create conditions for artistic autonomy, this in the framework of close collaboration. My recent projects and research focus on the ways in which sound is embedded into different physical spaces and contexts.
Sasha Elina (pronounced Yélina) (b. 1994, Moscow) is a curator and musician based in London.
Her major curatorial showcases in Moscow up until 2021 included concert programmes and events at the New Tretyakov Gallery, the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, the Muzeon Park of Arts, amongst many others. Sasha founded and directed the experimental music ensemble DianaPlaysPerception (2017-2021).
Sasha is a founding member of The Same Ensemble (a duo with composer cyril scheer). As a flautist and vocalist, she worked with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME), the Moscow Scratch Orchestra, and with various collectives performing new and free improvised music internationally.
Sasha is the founder and artistic director of the Music Space Architecture international project, dedicated to identifying and investigating different areas of interaction between music and architecture.
Sasha was selected as a fellow of OneBeat 2019, a U.S. State Department Programme produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. She is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at the University Of Huddersfield, U.K.