VI ST. PETERSBURG
INTERNATIONAL
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

VI ST. PETERSBURG
INTERNATIONAL
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

TUESDAY / 21.0519:00Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
ensemble für neue musik zürich (Switzerland)
WEDNESDAY / 22.0513:30The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
Composer meet-and-greet: Katharina Rosenberger (Switzerland)
16:00The Creative Space of the Lumiere Hall
Ensemble for New Music Tallinn (Estonia)
Marcus Weiss, Saxophone (Switzerland)
20:00New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre
Around the Corner (Spain, Switzerland)
THURSDAY / 23.0512:30The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
Composer meet-and-greet: Vladimir Tarnopolski (Russia)
16:00The Creative Space of the Lumiere Hall
A&C Quartet
19:30New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre
Ensemble for New Music Tallinn (Estonia)
Conductor: Arash Yazdani
FRIDAY / 24.0513:00The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
Composer meet-and-greet: Alexander Knaifel (Russia)
15:00The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
Composer meet-and-greet: Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland)
19:00Masterskaya M. K. Anikushina
Studio for New Music (SNM)
Conductor: Igor Dronov
SATURDAY / 25.0511:00The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
Composer meet-and-greet: Raphaël Cendo (France)
11:00The N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
The 3rd International Scientific Conference "Music in the Age of New Media"
19:00St. John’s Church Jaani Kirik
Makrokosmos Quartet (Switzerland)

What's happening?

St. Petersburg, Russia
White Nights
The five-day festival will coincide with the start of the famous White Nights season and will feature concerts performed by renowned performers of new music. This year, reMusik.org launches a unique educational project — a composition course which will be held from May 17th to May 26th. This creative composing lab is an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers from around the world.

Master Class with Marcus Weiss

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
Marcus Weiss is аn internationally acclaimed player, he has played a crucial role in developing the repertoire for the saxophone, through his numerous premieres of a wide range of new works. He is teaching saxophone and chamber music at the University of Music Basel (Hochschule), where he also directs a Masters Program for contemporary music.

ensemble für neue musik zürich

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
19:00
The festival opens at the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall with a performance by the legendary Zurich Ensemble for New Music established in 1985 as a music group specializing exclusively in contemporary music. The concert will comprise six premiers by Swiss and Russian composers: Katharina Rosenberger, Cécile Marti, Svetlana Lavrova, Alexander Radvilovich, Hans-Peter Frehner and Martin Jaggi.

Katharina Rosenberger

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
13:30
Katharina Rosenberger, born in Zurich, is a Professor at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail.
Rosenberger is a recipient of the 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. In the past, she has been awarded with the Hellman Fellowship, San Francisco, the Sony Scholar Award, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

ENMT & Marcus Weiss

Lumiere Hall
16:00
ENMT is a platform to bring about fresh and newly perceived music to new generation of public and professionals. The ensemble is made of a core of principal members, main musicians, and a larger body of collaborators or guest artists.
The program: Hans Thomalla, Anton Tanonov, Nadir Vassena, Xavier Dayer and Elis Hallik.

Duo Around the Corner

St. Ann’s Church
20:00
Around the Сorner is a duo integrated by Eva-Maria Karbacher (saxophone) and Victor Barceló (percussion). Their music fluctuate between the free improvisation and the multimedia world with big influences of the techno music, electronic and jazz.
The program: Kelley Sheehan, Simon Steen Andersen, Matthias Kranebitter and Around the Сorner.

Vladimir Tarnopolski

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
12:30
Vladimir Tarnopolski is a professor of composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1993 he founded the Centre for Contemporary Music at the Moscow Conservatory, the first of its kind in Russia, and the Studio for New Music Ensemble. Tarnopolski’s compositions contain a fulminantly charged musical substance fitting into a concisely articulated, well-balanced construction.

A&C Quartet

Lumiere Hall
16:00
The A&C String Quartet — where A&C stands for “Ancient and Contemporary” — was founded at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2016, when some of the most talented string virtuosi in Russia decided to unite under the flag of sheer authenticity and produce more truthful renditions of contemporary and 18th-century music.
The program: Oscar Bianchi, Alexander Khubeev, Youshin Gim, Amin Sharifi, Oleg Gudachev and Raphaël Cendo.

Ensemble for New Music Tallinn

New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre
19:30
ENMT is a platform to bring about fresh and newly perceived music to new generation of public and professionals. The ensemble is made of a core of principal members, main musicians, and a larger body of collaborators or guest artists.
The program: Alexander Schubert, Simon Steen Andersen, Mark Applebaum, Liisa Hirsch, Yair Klartag and Nikolai Popov.

Alexander Knaifel

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
13:00
Alexander Knaifel finished the Secondary Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he studied the cello under Emmanuil Fishman. He continued his cello studies under Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory (1961-1963) and then his composition studies under Boris Arapov at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (1963- 1967). Alexander Knaifel was the first Russian musician to become awarded the international DAAD prize (German Academic Exchange Service).

Oscar Bianchi

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
15:00
Oscar Bianchi completed degrees in composition, choir conducting and electronic music at the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory of Milan. He pursued further studies in composition taking part in master programs such as at IRCAM — Centre Pompidou and with a doctoral degree at Columbia University in New York under the guidance of Tristan Murail.
He has been awarded numerous prizes, such as the Gaudeamus first Prize and the Grand Prix de la SACEM. «Partendo» has been awarded with the 2016 IMC International Rostrum of composer’s prize while his first CD Portrait won the German Record Critics’ Award in 2013.

Studio for New Music

Masterskaya M. K. Anikushina
19:00
The Studio for New Music (SNM) was founded by composer Vladimir Tarnopolski and conductor Igor Dronov in 1993. Their first concert was given in France with Mstislav Rostropovich as conductor. an archive. SNM is the ensemble-in-residence at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. It is the core ensemble for the Moscow Forum Festival for contemporary music. Every year the ensemble performs about 50 programs in Moscow and throughout the country. Studio is a frequent guest at many Western contemporary music festivals.
The program: Alexandra Philonenko, Oscar Bianchi, Simone Cardini, Jug Markovic, Kaito Nakahori, Annette Schmucki, Raphaël Cendo and Vladimir Tarnopolski.

Scientific Conference

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
The distinguishing feature of new media art is digital representation of objects. Irrelevant of whether objects were computer created in the first place or digitized from analog sources, they are represented by numeric codes and are therefore digital representations. Consequently, objects can be described mathematically and subjected to algorithmic manipulations as media become programmable. These and other multiform art transformations of the digital age will be a matter of discussion at the conference.

Raphaël Cendo

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
Raphaël Cendo’s music tends towards excess and saturation. He sculpts from crude masses and extracts complex sounds. Energy from the performers themselves puts this sound matter into a state of tension through a blending of timbres and a contrast of forms.
He has taught at the Conservatoire de Nanterre, the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya of Barcelona, at the Darmstadt Summer School, at the “New Voices” composition sessions in Royaumont Abbey. He is the director of the University of Altitude, a summer academy of composition that takes place every year in Saint-Martin-Vésubie.

Makrokosmos Quartet

Concert Hall “Jaani Kirik”
19:00
The Makrokosmos Quartet — comprising pianists Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü and percussionists Sergi Sempere i Ramos and Sébastien Cordier — owes its name to the series of pieces for piano composed by George Crumb: the musicians played part of his cycle, “Music for a Summer Evening”, in their first joint performance.
The Program: Wolfgang Rihm, Oleg Paiberdin, Xavier Dayer, Victor Bayez and Martin Matalon.
© reMusik.org

MEHDI HOSSEINI

COMPOSER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
OF THE ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

Without a doubt, the music of today — a subgrouping of the greater category of art — enjoys a mutual and creative confluence with culture per se, revealing its presence in spatial, temporal, psychological and other cultural capacities. Social participation is an essential component of human growth, accountability, civic cooperation and order. Therefore, presenting a New Music Festival in St. Petersburg allows the existence of a cultivated and refined program which promotes lesser known musical works and not only creates an open platform for the current generation’s musicians, but ultimately becomes part of a social phenomenon that provides the essential elements necessary for cultural dialogue and the advancement of artistic creativity. Born out of a social phenomenon, reMusik.org not only avails the new generation of musicians with an open platform – it sets up and promotes the very elements foundational to the advancement of new ideas and cultural initiatives.

To make new music evaluated and understood, it is necessary to bring together various cultural aspects that take the audience into the zone of hearing, where they concentrate on their own thoughts and internal research. In this sense, the program of the sixth festival continues the journey started in the previous years in order to attract renowned performers of new music. We have made every effort to present premieres of works by different generations of composers, who are in constant search for unique ideas, and to show the features of their musical dialects as fully as possible.

© reMusik.org

MEHDI HOSSEINI

COMPOSER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
OF THE ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

PARTICIPANTS

EDUCATION

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

The conference is devoted to the issues of analysis in works and styles of contemporary music. The topic of the conference is “Sound Space in New Music”.

LECTURES

Each year the festival invites prominent people to drive debate on new music topics. Lectures are important event on the festival’s calendar, and encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about difficult subjects – in order to address the challenges we face today.

SYMPOSIUM

The project offers the opportunity to look at new music through the eyes of the music’s authors and to hold a discussion with them – not only about the internal musical structures and compositional tools of their works, but about the very process of composing itself.

READING SESSIONS

Open to young & emerging composers looking to develop and refine their composition work, the festival select composers to work with the festival’s resident ensembles.

MASTER CLASSES

Conduct workshops and master classes in collaboration with practicing composers, musicians and artists.

MEDIA

GENERAL PARTNERS

Pro Helvetia

Ambassade de France en Russie

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