Sasha Elina is a curator and performer specialising in experimental and new music, sound installation and improvisation. In her work she strives to create conditions for artistic autonomy, this in the framework of close collaboration. Recent projects and research focus on the question of how sound is embedded into different physical spaces.
Sasha Elina (b. 1994) is a curator and performer living between Russia and the UK. Her major curatorial showcases include Music Space Architecture Festival in partnership with Moscow Architecture School MARCH (2018), the STIKOVKA program at the New Tretyakov Gallery (2015), the ‘Place of Sound’ programme at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (2015-16), Fields Festival’s new academic and improvised music stage (2016) and many more.
Since 2016, she has created a number of spatial and experimental music projects, curated the premiere of ‘Spatial composition #3’ by Vladimir Gorlinsky at the Central Moscow Manege, the ‘Connection’ group spatial composition at the Prince Golitsyn Family Estate (The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts) and the RASSADA open-air concerts within the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2016).
She curated the 2-week solo exhibition ‘Contact Results in Contagion’ by Cameron Graham (UK) in the Solyanka Gallery (April, 2019).
Since 2017 Sasha has directed the Moscow experimental music ensemble DianaPlaysPerception.
As a performer — flute player and vocalist — she was a member of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME), Moscow Scratch Orchestra, as well as various small groups and ensembles playing new and free improvised music. She is a member of The Same Ensemble (a duo with composer Kirill Shirokov) and other collaborative projects.