Vladimir Gorlinsky (1984, Moscow) is a composer, an improviser, an author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), after graduation he taught at the department of contemporary music. He attended the master-classes with B.Furrer, P.Ablinger, B.Ferneyhough, R.Cendo, Ph.Leroux, G.Aperghis, etc.

Vladimir is a laureate of several international competitions: Alfred Schnittke competition (Moscow, 2002), Pyotr Jurgenson competition (Moscow, 2007), ‘Pythian Games’ (St. Petersburg, 2008), Rostrum competition (Dublin, Ireland, 2008), Youtube orchestra competition Award (Moscow, 2010), Impuls Academy (Graz, Austria, 2011), the competition ‘Open Space’ (Moscow, 2015).

Vladimir’s compositions were performed at international festivals and projects:

2011 — premiere of Sun.Disc.Minotaurus (commissioned by the Impuls Academy, Graz);
Ultimate granular paradise at the 54th Venice Biennale and as part of the Gaudeamus muziekweek (Utrecht)

2012 — Paramusic#2 for the orchestra was performed in the island Lifkienshok (Belgium, Kallo)

2013 — performance of Bramputapsel#2 at the Wien Modern festival;
She-wolf (spatial performance) at the Acht Brucken festival (Cologne);

2014 — performance of Bramputapsel#1 at the D’Avignon festival;
— premiere of The Reason at the Darmstadt New Music Festival

2015 — Unity premiere at the Witten Days of New Music Festival

2016 — Spatial composition #3 was performed at the Moscow Manege (“Night of Museums”) and at the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg);
— Research/performance Dreamtory (hours of practice of musical improvisation where participants without stopping the game can fall asleep and wake up) was held Performing Practice Space (Moscow)

2017 — performance of Hymns and Laylas of Mascow Securialism at the IEMA Academy (Frankfurt)

2018 — Orphic songs for voice (A.Kokhanov) as a part of production of B.Yukhananov and MIR5 “Orphic Games”;
— staged by Rosenhöhe.Apollo, an open-air sound performance for traveling listeners on different routes (Darmstadt, Germany)

2019 — sound installation ‘Time sculpture. Autumn disappearance of sounds’ written for the 30th anniversary of the foundation of V. Sidur Museum

His works have been performed by ensembles and soloists such as Klangforum Wien (Austria), ensemble Modern, KNM (Germany), Nikel (Israel), Nadar, Nemo ensemble (Belgium), Vertixe Sonora (Spain), KontraTrio (Switzerland), Insomnio, Ereprijs (The Netherlands), Nostri Temporis (Ukraine), eNsemble, NoName, MCME, Studio for New Music (Russia), trumpeter Marko Blaauw (The Netherlands), countertenor Javier Hagen (Switzerland), pianist Małgorzata Walentynowicz (Poland), Sint-Niklaas Academy Orchestra (Belgium), State symphony orchestra ‘Novaya Rossiya’, Russian National Orchestra (conductor Theodor Currentzis).

Vladimir is the author of lectures on the history and practice of composition and improvisation (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatories, NCCA Moscow, SOTA, Meyerhold Center; Pro Arte and the Sound Museum in St. Petersburg; University of Haifa).

Vladimir Gorlinsky as a performer and composer collaborates with the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (productions of Boris Yukhananov, Heiner Goebbels, Georgy Grischenkov, Oleg Dobrovolsky, Olga Lukicheva, Maria Chirkova, Alexander Belousov, Anna Khlestkina, Ulyana Lukina) M.N.Ermolova Theater, Drama Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya (staged by Kirill Vypotpov) and others. In 2014-15 he took part in the creation of two performances ‘Moments’ in the Center of Meyerhold: in the first as a composer, in the second, together with choreographer Olga Tsvetkova, as a dance performer.

Photo by Olympia Orlova / Maniozis. Electrotheatre