We have launched many music residencies over the years with our friends at PRS Foundation but this is a first on two counts – our first with PRS Foundation in Russia and the first residency with musicians moving in both directions.
As part of the UK-Russia Year of Music, composer Stephanie Singer, electronic producer Vessel (Sebastian Gainsborough) and sound artist Kathy Hinde travelled from the UK to Russia; producer Aneliya Avtandilova, composer Igor Yakovenko and electronic producer Mikhail Pinyaev (Aeger Smoothie) travelled from Russia to the UK.
Each musician spent four weeks in their new home, giving them a unique opportunity to work with different musicians, absorbing the local culture, developing their professional networks, exchanging ideas and reaching new audiences. Activity also engaged artists, teachers, students and the wider local communities, aiming to raise awareness of UK and Russian creativity and a sense of co-ownership of new work created during the residency.
The Russian musicians’ residencies in the UK were hosted and supported by Metal (Liverpool), Cryptic (Glasgow) and Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh).
RESIDENCIES – UK MUSICIANS TO RUSSIA
- Composer Stephanie Singer will travel to Ekaterinburg (29 January - 26 February 2020)
- Electronic producer Vessel (Sebastian Gainsborough) will travel to Nizhny Novgorod (13 January – 7 February 2020)
- Sound artist Kathy Hinde will travel to Kaliningrad (13 January – 9 February 2020)
RESIDENCIES – RUSSIAN MUSICIANS TO THE UK
- Producer and singer Aneliya Avtandilova will travel to Metal in Liverpool (14 October – 13 November 2019)
- Composer Igor Yakovenko will travel to Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh and Suffolk coast (3 February – 29 February 2020)
- Electronic producer Mikhail Pinyaev will travel to Cryptic in Glasgow and Argyll & Bute (24 February – 21 March 2020)
Find out more about the musicians below.