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THE SAME ENSEMBLE


The Same Ensemble — Sasha Elina (voice, flute), Kirill Shirokov (piano).


Reality has an unusual setup.
The Same Ensemble — Sasha Elina and Kirill Shirokov — was formed in 2013. They are a duo exploring the nature of being two situated in front of many. Their work together is founded on both written composition and immediate decision-making. They strive to play music that is ever-transparent, so that not only sound, but contact is heard; not only structure, but interacting personalities of both the participants. Each project of the ensemble is an integral whole made of independent parts — from new and experimental music to reduced, mysterious transcriptions of popular song. Transferring their programmes from place to place, from time to time, The Same Ensemble revise reality in the intimate sound of voice and instruments, producing stories of sounds’ interrelation with subtle emotional structures.





Repertoire:
— Soccer Committee (aka Mariska Baars) – Two albums / transcribed by Kirill Shirokov
— Kirill Shirokov – "Songs of Innocence" on William Blake’s poems
— Yegor Letov – "Children’s Songs" / transcribed by Kirill Shirokov
— Daniil Pilchen – "Language of Flowers" song cycle
— Music by Antoine Beuger, Alvin Lucier, Valentin Silvestrov, Aleksandr Kneifel, Jürg Frey, Daniel Brandes, Dante Boon, Johnny Chang, Darya Zvezdina, Alexey Shmurak, Yanka Dyagileva, Cameron Graham, Josef Hauer, Anton Webern.





Moscow-based ensemble performed in Russia, Croatia and Germany. Among the venues are Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Electrotheatre Stanislavsky, New Tretyakov Gallery, New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre etc.

In 2017 Kirill and Sasha starred in a film «Tomorrow will be the same» by Petr Laden — a musical film in a form of post-apocalyptic mini-series episode, for which they created the soundtrack.



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