‘Connection’ is a group composition in which the physical and sonic spatial components play a major role. It connects 9 practitioners working in parallel Moscow musical scene — musicians from different generations and backgrounds — and situates them inside an abandoned building of the Institute of Philosophy (now a part of the Pushkin Museum).
The musicians, performing separately in their own corners, their own rooms, weave a highly complex sound environment in which no element is subordinate, but sonic and spatial impulses for interaction are strictly coordinated. The focus of listening is constantly changing, performers’ decisions are being made within already running processes. Walking left along the corridor or down the stairs, the listeners form acoustic routes and distances, forced to either internalise everything simultaneously or gradually measure their own musical space.
Curator: Sasha Elina
Date: December 16, 2016
Location: Prince Golitsyn Family Estate (The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow) within the exhibition “House of Impressions. Wandering with a Troubadour”
Duration: 90 minutes