Evenings at Skaryatinsky: Sergey Zagny
January 21, 2010
The Evenings at Skaryatinsky series
starts with a performance of Sergey Zagny – a prominent music composer and
inevitable question: Why should it be him? – could be countered with an equally
reasonable question: Why should it be anybody else?
is some answer, I think.
It is not
only because Sergey Zagny is one of the most consistent and appealing
avant-guard composers in contemporary academic music. It is also because he’s
particularly keen on creative partnerships, both with his musical colleagues
and people from other arts: poets, artists and actors. Suffice it to mention
his joint performances with artists like Andrey Monastyrsky, Mark Pekarsky,
Nikolai Polissky, Dmitry Prigov, Lev Rubinstein and Masha Chuikova.
artistic activity, in which the space dimension of the music is as important as
the dimension of the sound itself, fits quite naturally in the contemporary
artistic process, demonstrating very clearly and convincingly the
conventionality and permeability of the borders between various genres and art
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