The Music Space Architecture Festival is dedicated to understanding the links between two semantic systems — architecture and music — and questioning how can we make these connections on various grounds. Architectural acoustics, providing the ability to perceive sound in space; time in music and space in architecture; subordination to numbers, which are shown through proportion and rhythm, and sometimes its avoidance. The festival unites the program of lectures, performances, sound installation, film screenings and a conference in an attempt to identify and present different areas of interaction between music and architecture, sound and space.
Curators — Sasha Elina, Yuri Palmin
General partner — Moscow Architecture School MARCH
Dates: December 1–9, 2018
Location: ZIL Cultural Center, Moscow
SPATIAL COMPOSITION #3.X Composer: Vladimir Gorlinsky
Instruments: megaphones, electronics, voice, string instruments, noise objects, accordeon, flute, saw.
Duration: 110 minutes
The ‘Spatial composition #3.X’ for two improvising ensembles (7 soloists, 10 performers) is a text score that defines the form of the performance, sets the sound fields and trajectories where the participants’ movements, sound and space interactions exist in an unusual play that gives different musical and sensual result. The performance took place inside the halls and corridors, outside and even on top of the building.
YOUR BODY IS A COLONY Composer: Cameron Graham (UK)
Performer: Anastasia Tolchneva
Duration: 120 minutes
The performance for solo body, stethoscope microphones, live feedback, infrasound and live electronics that explores the body as a receiver of sonic frequencies and as a resonant space.
LARGO MA NON TANTO Director: Alexandra Karelina
Producer: Sasha Elina
Sound: Alexey Borisov, Darya Zvezdina
Text: Yuri Palmin
Duration: 20 minutes
The film about a flickering time of a journey across an unfamiliar space. The video that shooted in Japan, the electronic sound and field recordings, the italian text from the 'Travel Diary of Luigi Pelli of Aranno from Saint Petersburg to Lugano in 1829' are strangely connecting through the unexpected resonances and random coincidences. Together they form an unstable object, where the architecture and music, moving and still meet.