From March 2019 until January 2020 the Arzamas website will publish articles about UK music in parallel with podcasts (where the music will be broadcast and discussed) on the Arzamas Radio mobile app.
British and Russian experts will curate learning materials featuring music across hundreds of years, from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, from Purcell to The Beatles, and from Handel to acid house and grime.
The project will not only feature famous classics and world hits, but also lesser-known names and folk songs by unknown composers, like compositions for harpsichord and electric guitar, for church choirs and synthesizers and drum machines.
The cycle aims to give a perspective of the full diversity of British music, what makes it unique and what it contributed to the world.
The project’s curator is music journalist Lev Gankin.