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Metallurgical Orchestra Will Perform its Program “Trunk Line. Form of Sound” in the Russian Railway Museum

“Trunk Line. Form of Sound” performance will take place at the Russian Railway Museum on November 1.

Composer Pyotr Aidu and artist Vadim Kondakov created a sound sculpture - a multi-percussion instrument consisting of 90 metal parts that are identical in weight but different in shape specially for the event which ends the program of the 15th Contemporary Art in a Traditional Museum festival. The material for the sculpture was simple metal rolling elements: sheets of various thicknesses, pipes, profiles and fittings which were given an art form.

An instrument for musical experiment will be installed among the cars in the large hall of the Russian Railway Museum

The performance will be accompanied by plastic improvisation by Cannon Dance dancing house.

Idea of an industrial Metallurgical orchestra appeared in 1923 as one of the experiments of the constructivism era.

Composer Pyotr Aidu is reviving experience of the “noise” music enthusiasts from the beginning of the XX century. In the museum with exhibits made from metal he is experimenting with that material.

Entrance opens at 6:30 pm, start at 7 pm

Free entrance with registration via proarte.timepad.ru
Museum address: Bibliotechny Pereulok 4/2, St. Petersburg

Authors and participants

The author of the idea and composer is Peter Aidu

Composer, performer, collector of historical keyboards, lecturer at the Department of Historical and Contemporary Performing Arts of Moscow State Conservatory after P.I. Tchaikovsky. Laureate of the Golden Mask Award for the Experiment nomination in 2016 (performance “Sound Landscapes”), laureate of the Prize named after Sergey Kuryokhin - Grand Prix "Pop Mechanics" for the performance "Reconstruction of Utopia" 2013.

Artist - Vadim Kondakov

Graduate of the School of the Young Artist program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2018). He graduated from the Department of Artistic Metal Processing of the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy (2017). Since 2013 - an active participant in group exhibitions in Russia.

Percussion - Dmitry Schelkin

A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory after P.I. Tchaikovsky. He performs both as a soloist and ensemble musician. Member of the Mark Pekarsky Ensemble and Persimphans of Peter Aidu, participated in the Territory, the Moscow Forum, Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), La Biennale di Venezia (Venice), Svyatoslav Richter’s December Nights, MANCA (Nice)and Schleswig-Holstein (Hamburg) festivals.

Dance - Cannon Dance dancing house

It was created in 1997 by Natalia and Vadim Kasparov with the goal of disseminating and popularizing jazz and modern dance. This is the platform and school of modern dance in St. Petersburg, the initiator and organizer of projects in the field of modern dance, including educational with the participation of Russian and foreign teachers of modern dance, as well as international cultural projects, such as the OPEN LOOK contemporary dance festival, CINEMADANCE dance films festival, Reference Point festival of NEVERball premiers, JAZZ-PETERSBURG jazz dance and music festival etc.