Every weekend during “Thirty Three Sounds: the Alphabet of St. Petersburg Experiment” project a series of free concerts of St. Petersburg musicians is held on the square near the western façade of Manege.
October 5, Sat
19:00 Serafim Shorokhov
Serafim Shorokhov presents his project “NO PLACE”. It is an audial introspection on various audio-sketches, echoing a specific place / time / state. The musician thoroughly studies the various aspects of sound perception. He also searches for ways to maximize the immersion into it.
20:00 Alexandra Rovanova & Symphocat
Ambient performance by the Russian group Symphocat and Theremin player Alexandra Romanova. A “Theremin is an instrument, named after its inventor Leo Theremin. It is “made of celestial waves with invisible strings”, which you need to play without touching it with your hands.
21:00 Reconstruction of Pop-mechanics (“Zhertvoprinosheniya” or “ Offerings”)
A while ago a proper name of a pop-mechanic, Sergei Kuryokhin moved to the register of common nouns becoming a model of Russian post-modernism. “Zhertvoprinosheniya” is an anarcho-necro-now-black group from St. Petersburg. The mastermind behind the project is the poet, musician and philosopher Max Evstropov.
October 6, Sun
19:00 Arquitectura Kinetica (Andrej Punin & Konstantin Lelikov)
The collective Arquitectura Kinetica was founded in 2017 by Artist Andrei Punin and Sound-Designer Konstantin Lelikov. They’re presenting their new musical performance that mixes experimental musical instruments and is dedicated to the work of avant-garde artist Mikhail Matyushin.
20:00 Igor Potsukailo &
September 10, Tue
19:00 “Russian Horn Chapel”
The "Russian Horn Chapel" under the direction of Sergei Peschansky is called the "timbre of Russia." For ten years, his orchestra has played more than 700 concerts in different countries. In honor of the opening of the Russian “Horn Chapel project”, it is presenting a program of fanfare, folk and sacred music.
20:00 Alexander Senko
Alexander Senko is a musician, a composer, a sound engineer, a sound artist, creator of the laboratory “Acoustic Images”. He is engaged in sound art, electronic and electro-acoustic music, multi-channel audio and interactive installations, video art.
20:30 Oleg Makarov
The sound installation of Composer and Media Artist Oleg Makarov “occasions sonores et lumineuses” is an algorithmic sound installation “music without a performer”, inspired by optical musical instruments of the early to mid-20th century.
September 14, Sat
Microtonal performance of the ensemble Verevka using musical instruments produced at the Lunacharsky factory. The ensemble specializes in modern microtonal music.
20:00 Christine Kazarian
Kristine Ghazaryan, graduate at the St.Petersburg Conservatory is presenting a programme of contemporary academic music for solo harp. Kristine is one of the few harpists presenting new improvisational and modern academic music.
21:00 Alexei Pliousnine
Musician Alexei Plyusnin is presenting his double vinyl “Monochrome”.
September 15, Sun
19:00 “The Crane”. Sound placard based on the poem by Velimir Khlebnikov
The poem "Crane" by Velimir Khlebnikov has incorporated the main features of futuristic poetics. Its underlying theme is the idea of “the rebellion of things”, where a person enters into a confrontation with a machine. The Wells’ “War of the Worlds” unfolds itself on a background of Petersburg’s landscapes.
Musicians: Ilya Belorukov, Konstantin Samolov; The poem is read by actors Oksana Svoiskaya and Pavel Lugovsky.
20:00 Vladimir Luchansky
The “singing” arc - the ionophone - is the world's first source of electronic sound, which laid the foundation for electronic music. The electro-acoustic performance using a singing arc will be presented by musician Vladimir Luchansky.
21:00 Sergey Komarov
Sergey Komarov will play a DJ set with curatorial comments from the recordings of the self-published archive of Cyland Audio Archive, published on physical media using its own technology.
September 21, Sat
19:00 Delikatessen (Nick Soudnick / Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky)
A duet of the patriarch of the Russian Noise Nikolai Sudnick and Russian Composer and Trumpeter Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky.
Sudnick created dozens of original musical instruments called “zgamoniums”. Deep, “esoteric” theoretical foundations are permeating Gaivoronsky’s musical language.
20:00 Entr'acte for Drums (based on Shostakovich’s The Nose)
Percussionist Alexei Ivanov is interpreting the first entracte of the opera The Nose by Dmitry Shostakovich.
The Russian RUKI group boasts more than a hundred performances in the Gallery of Experimental Sound (GEZ-21). The group consists of avant-garde saxophonist Nikolai Rubanov, bass player Kirill Klyushin and percussionist Alexei Ivanov.
September 22, Sun
19:00 Kryptogen Rundfunk
19:30 “Kavarga-skete” [video]
Audiovisual - noise product of the project Kryptogen Rundfunk and Dmitry Kavarga. Kryptogen Rundfunk is a St. Petersburg noise project, leading its history since 2002 . Dmitry Kavarga is a Moscow sculptor. Starting his career in art with traditional painting, the artist gained a recognizable style in biomorphic sculptures and interactive installations.
20:00 - Denis Sorokin performs works by Galina Ustvolskaya.
Petersburg guitarist Denis Sorokin is playing his own arrangements for the electric guitar Preludes No. 1, No. 2, No. 6 of Galina Ustvolskaya. A copy of the cube of Ustvolskaya, the mysterious percussion instrument she invented, has been installed on the square.
21:00 Alexander Markvart
Guitarist Alexander Markwart is dedicating his concert to Valery Dudkin’s “AntiGuitar” based on his sound experiments using original instruments: a “power- tool” and a piezo-electric guitar. Valery Dudkin is the first Russian experimental guitarist.
September 28, Sat
19:00 Lunar Abyss Deus Organum
The noise performance of Eugene Savenko’s project “Lunar Abyss Deus Organum” celebrates deep forces of nature and life in all its manifestations. The blowing wind and the noise of the forest intertwine with the technogenic aura of electronic noise, all of this culminating into a meditative-trance sound stream.
20:00 Olga Krukovskaya / Dmitry Bibikov
The duo of double bass players Olga Krukovskaya and Dmitry Bibikov are giving an instrumental sound performance based on the manifestos of the first avant-garde artists who managed to reimagine the main musical categories in the 1910-1920s: Traditional pitch systems, classical harmony and the role of timbres.
September 29, Sun
19:00 Dmitry Kakhovsky
The avant-garde musician, engineer and inventor Dmitry Kakhovsky is presenting his “Sound Root” project in which he uses custom-designed musical instruments.
20:00 Sergey Kostyrko / Alexander Zaitsev
Sergey Kostyrko is a media artist and musician from St. Petersburg. Alexander Zaitsev is a member of the “Yolochnye igrushki” (“Christmas Toys”) electronic group.