The Common Space project combined new Russian and British music in one space. The project goes beyond the scope of a regular concert, it is a spatial sound installation with the participation of five Russian musicians from the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) and four soloists from the leading British ensemble Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (flute, drums, guitar and viola).
The project combines two ideas. The first idea is community: Russian and British compositions, opening and closing the evening, are devoted to one theme, the unusual distribution of sound in space and the rejection of the classical concert situation in favour of a sound installation in which the parts of the instruments are independent of each other, the performers are distributed in space or are moving within it and each listener has his own individual sound picture. The second idea is the simultaneity and diffusion of listeners’ awareness as part of a concert installation in which several chamber compositions are performed simultaneously in different spaces.
Dates and venues:
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
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NCCA-Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod
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