19 September 2017, 20:00
Trekhgornaya manufacture, Nadezhda. Address: Rochdelskaya street, 15/24
“My music is a soundtrack for life, it’s full of moments that have been a part of my life in one way or the other. The stories that I tell somehow resonate with other lives. This is when the feeling of all of us speaking one common language is born,” says the young pianist and composer Kirill Richter, who became the star of Pokrovka Street’s Tsiferblat (Clockface) anti-cafe. After earning enough money to buy a new piano for Tsiferblat, Kirill began performing for larger audiences at the free of charge concerts in Gorky Park and as an opening act for international neoclassical musicians.
Misha Mishenko is one of Russia’s most active, ambitious and successful young composers. When he was younger, Misha was a part of a pop punk band and composed musical scores for ads and movies. Today, he’s the author of more than ten LPs of music that is generally categorised as “Neoclassical” and a resident of the Russian label Flowers Blossom In The Space, which specialises in contemporary instrumental music.
Mishenko’s delicate melodies evoke the fairy-tale music of Iceland. The young composer has admitted his “Icelandic addiction” on numerous occasions: he got his start in writing instrumental music, impressed by the Sigur Rós band, he had used Icelandic chants in his recordings, and he had shared the stage with the well-known Ólafur Arnalds.
Mishenko had just released his two latest LPs at the end of 2015. One is the experimental Metanoia, and the other is called Piano and consists of 20 piano pieces.