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Aleatory

The examples in compositions:

Terracotta

‘Terracotta’ is the score for the large orchestra (quadruple size). Many unusual percussion instruments are there besides two voices. I characterize it the spatial because it manifests here in two ways. The orchestra has a spatial sound nature always. I imagined it as a gigantic mass of people, a hundred, that saturates energy in one place. A sound and playing energy during their playing can pass through musicians’ groups, then pass further, and so on. The spatial aspect is always present in any orchestra music, because of the instruments’ wide location.The ritual comprehension of the space is a second spatial......

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Laughing Gas

The name of the piece is “Laughing Gas”. It engages the full instrumentation of the Recherche ensemble. For several last years, I have been working a lot with voice due to the collaboration with N’Caged ensemble. I have discovered a lot for myself, for example, the aspects related to how the body makes the vocal sound. For a while, my work with the voices overshadowed the work with the instruments. I had a hard time thinking about how to return to the instrumental ensemble. I can understand how to write for a solo instrument — I work with the musician’s......

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Pink Hills. Apollo

“Rose Height. Apollo” is a spatial composition performed by 12 musicians. The name of the place Rosenhöhe (Rose Height, Darmstadt, Germany) gives the title for the piece. In 2018, they invited me to the Nadar ensemble residence there. The unusual composer’s exploration of familiar spaces was a subtheme of the project. Rosenhöhe is a vast rose garden. The park has a lot of signs and cultural symbols. You can’t see the form of tombs built in a cross model from the ground. There are fountains with double arches, where a sunlight corridor happens. There are religious places (minaret) and artistic......

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Hymns and Laylas of
Mascow Secularism

“Hymns” is the sound performance carried out during the concert. Musicians move on the stage which is divided into several sound zones where loud sounds are separated from quiet. “Concerts” and “rituals” with different sound texture emerge in these zones. It is distinctive that these dissimilar “concerts” and “rituals” exist simultaneously, parallel to each other. Then, actions of musicians seem to be carried out in different dimensions, and musicians switch and push these dimensions together, crossing over from one to another.I) Very quiet ritual is performed on the right side of the stage. Actions of musicians in this space are......

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Swan’s down.
Easterly lens

Tuba track (performed by Gorlinova): Double contrabass flute track (performed by Ivan Bushuev): Doublebass saxophone track (performed by Gorlinova): Play almost simultaneously (or slightly behind) the tuba and flute tracks.About 1 minute after introducing the tuba and flute, start the saxophone track. What happened as a result is a unique result of overlaying three sound parts. The next time it will not happen again, but some other will happen. This one is aleatoric counterpoint.I wrote “Swan’s Down. Easterly lens” for the “KontraTrio” ensemble. They use the only lowest range instruments. We dedicated the project to the anniversary of “The Soldier's......

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She Wolf

“She-Wolf” arose out of my interest in similar transcendental meditation techniques. I mean stopping the flow of thinking, shifting away from evaluative, stopping self-talk. I could determine it as a “blind space of the feeling”.It is something from my childhood sensations when I imagined the forest as a fully alive, a single whole, and a sentient creature. What would happen to a human in this fairy forest? Would a man become its part, dissolve in it? Would a man turn into “a human animal”?“She-Wolf” is a play for five musicians. I divided it into two equal parts: The Other is......

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