Goldsmiths, University of London, London, London, United Kingdom

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 07:30 to 09:45

Following on from their workshop with composition students, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble gives this evening concert on the theme of revolution.

The theme of the project is the "(r)Evolution" focused on the Russian vanguard of the beginning of the 20th Century and its ties to the ideas of the October’s Revolution of 1917, and the cultural and social consequences still influencing today's perspective on that historical and artistic period. 2017 is the Anniversary of the Russian October Revolution of 1917 and the programme represents varying creative interpretations of revolutionary (avant-garde) ideas.

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) was founded in 1990 by Yuri Kasparov, under the patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. 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 specialising in modern music.

Alexander Scriabin: "Five preludes", op.16, version for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Nikolai Roslavets: "Nocturne" for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Leonid Polovinkin: "Two Adventures" for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Dmitri Shostakovich: "Three pieces" from opera "Nose", version for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Roberto David Rusconi (UK/Ita): Journey before the past was lost: The Bletterbach (intro)
with visuals by Tju-La-Net (UK/Slo) for violin, clarinet, cello and piano (this piece supported using public funding by Arts Council England)
Reinhard Fuchs (UK): Tox (1b) for clarinet, cello and piano
Sarah Westwood (Goldsmiths, University of London): "You are your memory" for flute, clarinet, cello and piano

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME):
Oleg Tantsov, clarinet
Ivan Bushuev, flute
Mikhail Dubov, piano
Gleb Khokhlov, violin
Ilia Rubinshtein, cello

With support from the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and

Arts Council England


Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russian Federation)
United Kingdom
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, London, Greater London, SE14 6NW