21 May — 2 June
2021

8TH ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

21 May — 2 June
2021

8TH ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

DATETIME (GMT+3)EVENT
FRIDAY / 21.0520:00Quatuor Diotima (France)
SATURDAY / 22.0517:00Mikhail Krutik, violin (Russia)
20:00Studio for New Music (Russia)
SUNDAY / 23.0514:00Composer meet-and-greet: Vladimir Tarnopolski (Russia)
17:00Sound Museum (Russia)
20:00The Gallery of Actual Music Ensemble (Russia)
MONDAY / 24.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Raphaël Cendo (France)
14:00Composer meet-and-greet: Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland)
17:00Dmitry Shubin, Machineria Octophonica for 8 channels spatial electronics (Russia)
20:00Alexey Potapov, electric guitar (Russia)
TUESDAY / 25.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Sergej Newski (Russia)
17:00Sergej Tchirkov (accordionist), Alex Nadzharov (video) and Nikolay Popov (electronics) (Russia)
19:30Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia)
WEDNESDAY / 26.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)
21:00Konus Quartett (Switzerland) and Klaus Lang (Austria)
THURSDAY / 27.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Sarah Nemtsov (Germany)
18:00Vacuum Quartet (Russia)
21:00Konus Quartett (Switzerland)
FRIDAY / 28.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Klaus Lang (Austria)
17:00Christian Kobi, saxophone (Switzerland) and St. Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra (Russia)
20:00Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia)
SATURDAY / 29.0520:00PETESCOW (Russia)
SUNDAY / 30.0511:00Composer meet-and-greet: Alexander Radvilovich (Russia)
17:00Ivan Bushuev, flute (Russia)
20:00Ensemble SEV (Israel)
MONDAY / 31.0517:00Composer meet-and-greet: Stefan Prins (Belgium)
20:00Ensemble C Barré (France)
TUESDAY / 01.0617:00Serafima Verkholat, saxophone (Russia)
20:00Alexey Glazkov, piano (Russia)
WEDNESDAY / 02.0620:00ensemble recherche (Germany)
Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

What's happening?

Saint Petersburg
21 May – 2 June
In its 8th year, the two-week ‘New Music International Festival’ is taking place from May 21st — June 2nd at various and beautiful concert venues throughout the magical city of Saint Petersburg.
This renowned annual celebration of contemporary music will feature young musicians and composers, as well as established artists from Europe and around the World, who will showcase diverse musical explorations known for their creativity and quality.
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Educational Program

Online and Offline
21 May – 2 June
The festival program with its numerous highlights has also a wide variety of opportunities for students of contemporary music to get involved in reMusik.org Educational Program; Master Classes, Composers Workshop, Music Reading Sessions, Lectures, and Round Table Discussions are offered. Some of the very best composers and music artists provide the invaluable opportunity to learn about compositional extended technique, and communication about music.
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Quatuor Diotima

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
19:00
The Quatuor Diotima is one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world today. The quartet regularly commissions new works from the most brilliant composers of our time, including Toshio Hosokawa, Miroslav Srnka, Alberto Posadas, Mauro Lanza, Gérard Pesson, Rebecca Saunders and Tristan Murail.
The program: Sarah Nemtsov, Oscar Bianchi, Sergej Newski and Bruno Mantovani.
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Mikhail Krutik

Third Place
17:00
Mikhail Krutik is a violinist and composer. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory and He is a member of St. Petersburg Philharmonic String Quartet and ensemble of the pro arte Institute. Mikhail Krutik has been playing the violin with the Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic since 1999. In 2008 he took a post in the orchestra as the second concertmaster.
The program: Alyssa Aska, Zhuosheng Jin, Carlos Nunez Medina and Gérman Toro Pérez.
Studio for New Music

Studio for New Music

Jaani Kirik Concert Hall
20:00
The Studio for New Music (SNM) is the leading contemporary music group in Russia. The ensemble was founded by composer Vladimir Tarnopolski and conductor Igor Dronov in 1993. Their first concert was given in France with Mstislav Rostropovich as conductor.
The program: Katharina Rosenberger, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Alexander Radvilovich, Barblina Meierhans, William Blank, Gary Berger And Vladimir Tarnopolski.
Vladimir Tarnopolsky

Vladimir Tarnopolski

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
14:00
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. He is a frequent guest in many Western contemporary music festivals.
The Gallery of Actual Music Ensemble

GAMEnsemble

New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre
20:00
The Gallery of Actual Music Ensemble (GAMEnsemble) was founded by composer Oleg Paiberdin. The basic mission of ensemble is performance of new music with an emphasis on the works written for the last decade by contemporary composers.
The program: Miles Friday, Kevin Juillerat, Roman Parkhomenko, Kostas Zisimopoulos, Kevin Kay, Oleg Paiberdin and Dmitry Mazurov.
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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.
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Oscar Bianchi

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
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.
Dmitry Shubin

Dmitry Shubin

Icebreaker Krasin
17:00
Machineria Octophonica is a multi-channel composition for electronics and objects by Dmitry Shubin. Spatial audio performance will take place in the huge engine room of the Krasin Icebreaker, built in 1916.
The speakers of the 8-channel sound system are placed at various points of the space filled within the ships hull and the different decks, creating a single sound field. The sound in this case is not “modeled”, but completely depends on the peculiarities of metal surfaces, tilt angles and re-reflections of the sound waves.
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Alexey Potapov

Alexey Potapov

Catherine Assembly
20:00
Alexey Potapov is an electric and classical guitarist and as a soloist collaborates with leading new music ensembles. He graduated from the Music College of the Volgograd Conservatory and the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music. Potapov participates in both academic and improvisational music performances and projects. His repertoire covers a wide stylistic spectrum from classical and ancient music to modern music and free improvisations.
The program: Anna Pospelova, Andrey Besogonov, Rubens Askenar, Karlheinz Essl, Dai Fujikura, Jake Adams And Thomas Kessler.
Sergej Newski

Sergej Newski

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
Sergej Newski’s music has been performed at the leading international New Music festivals, including the Donauechingen Festival, Wien Modern, Éclat, the Gaudeamus Music Week, the Berliner Festwochen, the ISCM World New Music Days, the Moscow Territoryfest, and UltraSchall.
Interpreters of his music include not only Klangforum Wien, the Neue Vokalsolisten and Ensemble Modern, but also the Nieuw Ensemble, Musikfabrik, KNM Berlin, ensemble mosaik, as well as conductors like Peter Rundel, Johannes Kalitzke, Jürg Wyttenbach, Titus Engel, Enno Poppe, Teodor Kourentzis und Vladimir Jurowski.
Sergej Tchirkov

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Arts Square Gallery
17:00
Comprising a unique combination of accordion, electronics and video, the ensemble embraces an innovative, experimental project. Close collaborations with composers culminating in the premieres of their works is a key part of this event.
A trio from Moscow featuring Sergej Tchirkov, Nikolay Popov and Alexey Nadzharov will present their (auditory) vision of the approach to forming a syntax between the acoustic, video and electroacoustic instrumentation. video and electroacoustic instrumentation
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Moscow Ensemble

Masterskaya M. K. Anikushina
19:30
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) was founded in 1990 by composer Yuri Kasparov. 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: Olga Raeva, Andrew Maxbauer, Svetlana Lavrova, Boris Filanovsky and Artur Zobnin. Olga Raeva, Andrew Maxbauer, Svetlana Lavrova, Boris Filanovsky and Artur Zobnin.
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Dmitri Kourliandski

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
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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Klaus Lang and Konus


21:00
The Swiss saxophone quartet ‘Konus Quartet’ will be playing together with one of Austria’s key contemporary composers, Klaus Lang, who experiments with a variety of acoustic techniques to make his music sound like audible time. The ‘Konus Quartet’ engages its audience with highly expressive and idiosyncratic sounds.
The program: The music of Klaus Lang „drei allmenden“ in collaboration with ‘Konus Quartett’. „drei allmenden“ „drei allmenden“
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Sarah Nemtsov

Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
11:00
Sarah Nemtsov is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Her works closely with numerous prestigious ensembles and orchestras is regularly performed at renowned international festivals such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik, Wien modern, ECLAT, Ultraschall, Holland Festival, Musica, Bregenzer Festspiele, Münchener Biennale, and many more.
Vacuum Quartet

Vacuum Quartet

Sheremetev Palace
18:00
The ensemble’s repertoire includes works by composers of the second half of the 20th and early 21st centuries from composers such as Haas, Lachenman, Scelsi, Colangelo, Reich, Bedrossian, Kourliandski, Takemitsu and others.
The program: Luca Valli, Haotian Yu, Amir Khalaf, Stefan Prins, Víctor Báez, Dmitri Kourliandski and Darya Zvezdina.
Konus Quartett

Konus Quartett

Radio House
21:00
Quartett engages its audience with highly expressive and idiosyncratic sounds. Original compositions are interpreted predominantly by the quartet, but these are also contrasted with pieces from past centuries and arrangements for saxophone instrumentation.
The program: Ioannis Angelakis, Jürg Frey, Oleg Gudachev, Antoine Chessex and Lucas Niggli.

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

EDUCATION

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

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