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February 18 - June 26, 2016

February 18 to June 28, 2016  National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) and the Memorial Museum of A.N. Scriabin held the festival "Between sound, text and image".

Between sound, text and image  is an interdisciplinary festival that includes concerts, film screenings, performances, presentations of publishing projects, master classes and exhibitions. The main characters of the festival are Vladimir Martynov, Tatyana Grindenko, Paolo Ricci and Vladimir Tarasov. The festival program includes musical evenings, which will feature works by Vladimir Martynov, Pavel Karmanov, Sergei Zagniy, Morton Feldman and others.

The project has opened the exposition "Vladimir Martynov." Composer, writer, author of numerous performances, participant in the largest international forums of contemporary art, Vladimir Martynov constantly expands the boundaries of the form set by the genre. The exposition presents a series of scores by the composer, in which he reveals himself as an artist reflecting on the nature of sound, as well as photographs and video recordings of Vladimir Martynov's performances from the video archives of the Summer Day Foundation and the composer's friends, in which the viewer can hear Vladimir Martynov's piano playing and his lectures about modern culture.

"Tatiana Grindenko"  - the second exhibition of the project "Between sound, text and image". Creativity of Tatyana Grindenko, solo musician and leader  ensemble "Opus posth", is inseparable from the leading strategies of modern musical culture. Her repertoire is diverse - from the early baroque to the latest forms of music of the 21st century.

Laureate of the competition P.I. Tchaikovsky Tatyana Grindenko has a unique creative biography. She has performed with the largest orchestras in the world. Among her partners were such conductors and musicians as Kirill Kondrashin, Kurt Mazur, Kurt Sanderling, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Frans Bruggen, Heinz Holliger, Mstislav Rostropovich, Valery Afanasiev, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Alexei Lyubimov, Andreas Steyer. Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Luigi Nono, Valentin Silvestrov, Vyacheslav Artyomov, Alexander Bakshi, Vladimir Martynov, Ivan Sokolov, Pavel Karmanov dedicated works to her.

The performing art of Tatiana Grindenko not only preserves the traditional instrumentality of the music of the late 16th - early 17th centuries, but also organically reveals the latest acoustic forms of postmodern philosophy. The repertoire of the ensemble she directs includes works by I.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, late baroque music of the postmodern concept, its minimalist vector, which opens in the works of Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich. A special place is occupied by the work of Vladimir Martynov.

"Paolo Ricci" is the third exhibition of the project "Between sound, text and image". Composer, musician, artist Paolo Ricci is a prominent representative of multimedia strategies in the latest European integral culture. In his work, he organically combines acoustic and installation  forms, naturally introducing video images and performance art into sound contexts.

The Paolo Ricci exhibition examines the possibilities of visualizing sound, transforming it into spatial forms, destroying the boundaries between the stage and the viewer.

Built in the exhibition space of the Museum named after A.N. Scriabin’s total installation, filled with acoustics, light, texts and video projections, includes 6 works: the composition “POEM OF WATER”, the installation “PER ALTRE TERRE ANDRO'”, which is pages of scores and "other" geocultures, manuscripts and collages of the installation "GUSTAV MAHLER SI RIPARA DAL SOLE..." hanging in the corners of the hall; The exposition is completed by three visual-acoustic projections AUSA 1, AUSA 2, AUSA 3, in which the music of Paolo Ricci forms special visual images, decorating the space of the exhibition hall and changing its geometry.

The third exhibition "Vladimir Tarasov" was  dedicated to one  from the pioneers of artistic strategies in the field of visual acoustics, the organizer and participant of the largest international art forums.  The work of Vladimir Tarasov is an integral model of modern culture, which includes almost all the main forms of artistic expression - sound, image, text and personal behavior as a performance. The organic nature of the personality, the natural relationship of feeling, direct gesture, the fullness of personal and cultural memory, intellectual reflection allows the master to always remain in the most radical layers of artistic reality. The creative biography of Vladimir Tarasov in its dramaturgy coincides with the history of the latest artistic consciousness, with the birth of its cultural and social democracy and, at the same time, with the expansion of contextual forms. Its evolution can be viewed as a kind of matrix that fixes the universal codes of culture and is directed towards the search for integrity.  acoustic and visual evidence.

The exhibition was under construction  on the principle of installation imagery. Its main vectors - sound, light and "text" - intersect each other, opening up new instrumental and spatial dimensions, expanding the art territory, forming natural communications that unite traditional culture and  radical phenomena associated with the latest technological discoveries. The artistic position of Vladimir Tarasov allows the formation of organic dialogues in this installation space, actually turning the viewer into a participant in an artistic event, giving him the opportunity to form new semantic connections within the project and discover natural information layers between culture itself and reality itself.



19 – 28 February 
Vladimir Martynov
Scriabin Museum

March 17 - 30 
Tatiana Grindenko
Scriabin Museum

April 14 - May 1 
Paolo Ricci
Scriabin Museum

16 – 30 June 
Game designs by Vladimir Tarasov
Scriabin Museum


February 18, 19:30
Solo concert by Vladimir Martynov "On the Coming of a Hero"
Scriabin Museum

February 26, 19:30
Presentation of the book by V. Martynov "2013"

February 27, 16:00
Animation show "The Life of Music in Animation"
Scriabin Museum

March 24, 19:00
Concert of the ensemble "Opus posth"
Scriabin Museum

April 14, 19:00
Concert by Paolo Rici "PER ALTRE TERRE ANDRO'" ("I will go to other countries"),
  performed by the ensemble "Škola_Crew"

Scriabin Museum

April 20, 19:00
Creative evening by Paolo Ricci “GUSTAV MAHLER SI RIPARA DAL SOLE...” (“Gustav Mahler hides from the sun…”),
  performed by the ensemble "Škola_Crew"
Scriabin Museum

May 29, 19:00
Performance, creative evening "Friends of Tarasov"
Scriabin Museum

The project was implemented with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow

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