An outdoor concert series in the Moscow city garden, as part of the parallel programme of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. “Rassada” in Russian translates as “seedling”. Seven events throughout the year, situated (”planted”) in different corners of the garden, each were comprised of composed and improvised music. The events welcomed the extreme weather conditions (snow, cold, rain), as a principle aim was to place the musicians as close to nature as possible.
Curator — Sasha Elina
Co-curator — Mitya Nesterov
Supported by Triumph Gallery
Dates: October 2015 — August 2016
Location: Moscow Botanic Garden “Aptekarsky Ogorod”
i. The way out of somewhere (nowhere is also anywhere), a 1-hour piece for solo electric guitar written by Kirill Shirokov and performed by Vladimir Gorlinsky, for whom it is written specially. Premiered in the cold evening of late November 2015 near the pond.
ii. Loud improvisation by Anton Kolosov, Aleksandr Skobeev, Andrey Guryanov and Sasha Elina, with snow and birds.
iii. Quiet improvisation by the old pond, performed by Kate Shilonosova, Aleksandr Skobeev, Kirill Shirokov, Sasha Elina, Maria Marchenkova, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Sasha Moroz and Daniil Pilchen.