3 — 9 July 2020

7TH ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

3 — 9 July 2020

7TH ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

DATETIME (GMT+3)EVENT
FRIDAY / 03.0720:00Les Percussions de Strasbourg (France)
SATURDAY / 04.0714:00Composer meet-and-greet: Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland)
19:00Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia)
SUNDAY / 05.0712:00Workshop: Les Percussions de Strasbourg (France)
14:00Composers Meet-and-Greet: Alexandra Filonenko (Germany)
18:00Solo cello concert by Yulia Migunova (Russia)
20:00Ensemble Lemniscate (Switzerland)
MONDAY / 06.0714:00Composer meet-and-greet: Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)
17:00Roundtable Discussion: "How to understand contemporary music without preparing”
Speakers: Petr Pospelov, Olga Manulkina, Arman Gushchyan, Artur Zobnin.
20:00Ensemble Adapter (Germany)
TUESDAY / 07.0710:00Roundtable Discussion
Digital culture: New Music in search of «aura»
14:00Composer meet-and-greet: Yuri Kasparov (Russia)
18:00Remix Sound Personality (Russia)
20:00Trio SÆITENWIND (Switzerland)
WEDNESDAY / 08.0712:00Composers Roundtable: Marina Poleukhina (Russia), Simone Cardini (Italy), Kaito Nakahori (Japan) and Arturo Corrales (Switzerland) .
14:00Composer meet-and-greet: Raphaël Cendo (France)
17:00Workshop by Ensemble Lemniscate (Switzerland).
Ensemble works and electronics: Aesthetics vs Craftmanship.
20:00Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia)
THURSDAY / 09.0714:00Composer meet-and-greet: Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom)
18:00Final of 4th International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition
20:00Ensemble Lemniscate (Switzerland)

What's happening?

Livestream
The seven-day festival taking place on 3rd — 9th July as an online festival due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This year, reMusik.org will feature online concerts by renowned performers of new music.
The Festival`s program consists exclusively of world and Russian premieres which will be streamed free on the festival’s website.
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Educational program

Zoom
The festival program has numerous highlights; instead of relying on the form of traditional concerts it will be additionally offering workshops, presentations, educational lectures, roundtable discussion and artistic events. The concerts themselves are designed to be inherently educational.
The entire educational program will be held in Zoom. See the schedule of online events.
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Les Percussions de Strasbourg

20:00
Founded in 1962, the Percussions de Strasbourg are world-renowned ambassadors of musical creation. Having been dedicated more than 350 works, the group continues to maintain and develop its unique instrumentarium in the world.
The program: Raphaël Cendo, Philippe Hurel, Arturo Corrales, Mehdi Hosseini, Oscar Bianchi and Vladimir Rannev.

Oscar Bianchi

14:00
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.

Moscow Ensemble

19:00
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) was founded in 1990 by composer Yuri Kasparov, under the patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music. It is Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble and consists of some of the best Russian musicians specializing in new music. The ensemble repertoire is quite extensive and has included the premiere of more than eight hundred works.
The program: Jannik Giger, Anton Koshelev, Thanakarn Schofield, Tobias Fandel, Nicolas Roulive, Alfred Jimenez and Simone Cardini.

Alexandra Filonenko

14:00
Alexandra Filonenko graduated from Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky at the composition department under Edison Denisov and Vladimir Tarnopolski. Her works were performed by Ensemble Ascolta, Ensemble Aleph, Kairos Quartet, Arditti Quartet, New Vocalists, Soloists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and others.
Her music was performed at Gaudeamus Musikwoche, Akademie der Künste, Moskauer Herbst, Eclat, Dyagilev Musiktage, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Salzburgerer Biennale, ISCM and others. She is the winner of the international composition competitions, such as “Working with Arditti”, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Contemporary Oper Berlin / Operare (Young Musician “Rapunzel”), Young Euro Classics.

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Yulia Migunova

18:00
Yulia Migunova graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. She has been actively participating in contemporary music festivals such as SPOR (Denmark), Karussell (Germany), Casa del quartetto (Italy), NeoArte (Poland), among Russian festivals: reMusik.org, Other Space, Moscow Forum, Moscow Autumn, GAM-festival and others. As a soloist, she actively collaborates with International composers and performed numerous Russian and world premieres.
Being a devoted chamber musician, Yulia Migunova is a member of several contemporary music ensembles, including Gallery of Actual Music (GAMEnsemble), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble and A&C String Quartet.
The program: Lior Eytan, Alexandra Korableva, Arman Gushchyan, Alexandra Filonenko, Aigerim Seilova and Kelley Sheehan.

Ensemble Lemniscate

20:00
Ensemble Lemniscate is a group of international soloists deeply engaged with the music of our time. Since it’s foundation in 2012, the Basel based Ensemble has kept it’s ears and eyes close to the present and has been developing a strong dialogue with the young new music scene.
The ensemble not only helps composers with performing their pieces, but also works to strengthen ties between fellow performers. Since 2016, Lemniscate has been working on the Swingers Club project, in which ensembles exchange repertoires and commissions. The aim of the project is to expand the cultural exchange between performers, cities, music and curatorial practices.
The program: Erik Oña, Cathy Van Eck,
Eric Wubbels, Yuri Kasparov and Anton Lindström.
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Dmitri Kourliandski

14:00
Dmitri Kourliandski graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. His compositions won prizes at the international composers competitions, including the Gaudeamus Prize, Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award, Johann Joseph Fux Opera Composition Competition and others.
He is the founder and artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city. Co-founder of the Structural Resistance group (StRes) and Musical director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
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Ensemble Adapter

20:00
Adapter is a German-Icelandic ensemble for contemporary music based in Berlin. On international concert tours and in the studio Adapter plays world premieres and other selected works of the recent past. The ensemble also produces and co-produces larger interdisciplinary projects – and is interested in exploring and testing the limits of trans-medial approaches in various settings.
The program: Natacha Diels, Barblina Meierhans, Paul Clift, Joan Gomez Alemany, Yuri Akbalkan and Joanna Bailie.

Yuri Kasparov

14:00
Yuri Kasparov graduated from the Moscow Power Institute (1978) and from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied under direction Edison Denisov. Since 1992 he is a board member of the Moscow Autumn International Festival for contemporary music. In 1990 he founded the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME).
Yuri Kasparov is a professor of music composition at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His music is widely performed in many countries. Yuri Kasparov has written over forty works for symphony orchestra and about sixty chamber pieces for ensembles and soloists in various compositional genres.
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Remix Sound Personality

18:00
One of the positive aspects of representing art through online streaming is the opportunity to create small-scale events and programmes without worrying about audience numbers. The programme is just four chamber works, the material of which is focused on how voice, percussion and electronics interact and integrate via feedback. A trio from Moscow featuring Olga Vlasova, Dmitry Vlasik and Nikolay Popov will present their (auditory) vision of the approach to forming a syntax between the acoustic, physiological and electroacoustic instrumentation.
The program: Jiwon Seo, Jerry Yue Zhuo, Alessandro Perini and Gary Berger.

Trio SÆITENWIND

20:00
Three musicians, from Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland, founded the ensemble in 2013 during their studies in contemporary music in Basel. The trio is regularly invited to participate in prestigious concert series and festivals such as the International Music Festival of Moscow, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, musica nova Reutlingen, Musicpodium Zurich, Forum Neue Musik Hamburg, Musikfestival Bern and Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, and its performances are regularly broadcast on the radio (SRF Culture, Espace 2, Orpheus Moscow, RBB Berlin).
The program: Arshia Samsaminia, Ezko Kikoutchi, Junghae Lee, Jack Langdon, Svetlana Lavrova, Mischa Käser and Artur Akshelyan.

Raphaël Cendo

14:00
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.

MCME

20:00
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) is an ensemble of soloists specialised in the creation, development and dissemination of 20th and 21st century instrumental music for 30 years. The ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music. It is Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble and consists of some of the best Russian musicians specializing in new music.
The program: Djordje Markovic, Mert Morali, Roman Parkhomenko, Chun-ting Pang, Alexandre Jamar, Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Tianyang Zhang and Natalia Prokopenko.
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Joanna Bailie

14:00
Joanna Bailie studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and in 1999 won a fellowship to study at Columbia University. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018.
Her music has been performed by groups such as Klangforum Wien, L’instant Donné, EXAUDI, Ensemble Mosaik, Ictus Ensemble, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Nadar, KNM Berlin, Zwerm, Asamisimasa, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, The London Sinfonietta, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The SWR Vokalensemble and the Ives Ensemble. She has written solo pieces for Mark Knoop, Francesco Dillon, Heloisa Amaral and Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir.

Composition Contest

18:00
Award Winners’ Concert of the 4th International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition.
The nominated works will be performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME). Scores of the prize winners will be published by the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org” publishing house.
reMusik.org Cultural Foundation aspires to promote and foster the possibility of more creative music culture for the future. the Foundation established the Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition in order to inspire younger generations all over the world to contribute to the creation of new musical compositions.

Ensemble Lemniscate

20:00
Ensemble Lemniscate is a group of international soloists deeply engaged with the music of our time. Since it’s foundation in 2012, the Basel based Ensemble has kept it’s ears and eyes close to the present and has been developing a strong dialogue with the young new music scene.
Since 2016, Lemniscate has been working on the Swingers Club project, in which ensembles exchange repertoires and commissions. The aim of the project is to expand the cultural exchange between performers, cities, music and curatorial practices.
The program: Daria Zvedzina, Thomas Kessler,
Katharina Rosenberger, Dmitri Kourliandski,
Andreas Eduardo Frank and Michael Beil.

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.

Мехди Хоссейни

Mehdi Hosseini

Composer, Artistic Director
of the St. Petersburg International
New Music Festival

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 seventh 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.

Мехди Хоссейни

Mehdi Hosseini

Composer, 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.

PARTICIPANTS

ONLINE LEARNING

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.

COMPOSER MEET-AND-GREET

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.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Music Talks are exploring music will centre on what is «new» in art music, and what means can be used to attain it. What characterises the language of now, and how far can we say that what is generally perceived as «new» is in fact new?

MASTER CLASSES

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

GENERAL PARTNERS

Pro Helvetia

Ambassade de France en Russie

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

GENERAL MEDIA PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS