A group composition based on improvised individual material, in which the physical and sonic spatial components play a major role. It connects nine Moscow-based music practitioners from different generations and backgrounds, and situates them inside an abandoned building of the Institute of Philosophy (now a part of Pushkin Museum, and under restoration).
The musicians, performing separately in their own rooms and corners in the building, weave a highly complex sound environment in which no element is subordinate, but sonic and spatial impulses for interaction are strictly coordinated. For the audience, the focus of listening is constantly changing as they move through the piece in space, and as the 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: 16 December 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