Cultural Forum expands horizons: jazz improvisations, DJ-sets and LIVE rock!

“Prokofiev. 21st century” international symposium of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will take place from December 1 until December 3, 2016 at the main sites of the Forum, and also will take place in the “Palm” creative space and the “Dance-floor” club.


Innovatory music of Sergey Prokofiev, which managed to embrace the time and mark the way to the future, reflected the most controversial contrasts of his epoch. His music expanded perception of the musical time and space, foretold the development of musical ideas and concepts for decades to come, had a tremendous impact on such genres as jazz, which the composer himself was very fond of, as wells as rock and electronic music. This is what one of the main ideas of the Symposium originates from – NON-CLASSIC, presented by the Glinka All-Russian Museum Union of Musical Culture and the Directorate of the Forum.


On December 2 at 15:30 in the “Palm” space (Pirogova st., 18) guests and participants will discuss prospects and opportunities for creators of electronic music. The program includes a workshop with Gabriel Prokofiev (Great Britain) and a joint performance with Boris Andrianov (cello).


The evening will continue with a discussion of the topic of retro-mania and innovation in electronic music. Speakers: Viktor Sologub (film-composer, electronic musician), Kirill Ivanov (SBPCh band) and Ilya Voronin (chief editor of Mixmag – leading internet resource on electronic music in Russia). Performances of Andrey Orlov and Viktor Sologub will illustrate the discussion.


NON-CLASSIC NIGHT! — logical continuation of the evening, dedicated to electronic music, and a new format at the Cultural Forum. A party with DJ-sets of Gabriel Prokofiev, Kirill Ivanov, D-Pulse and Nairi Simonyan will take place in the “Dancefloor” club from 23:00 until 6:00 at Konyushennaya Sq., 2A.


The second day of NON-CLASSIC will start on December 3 in the “Palm” space at 16:00. Speakers – Vladimir Feiertag (jazz theorist, musical researcher), Vladimir Orlov (musical researcher), Andrey Kondakov (jazzman, art-director of JFC jazz-club) – will discuss the experience of mastering Russian classical music by jazz musicians from the past and the present. Igor Butman and Andrey Kroll will become special guests of the event. The “Good Night” trio and Gaivoronovsky-Volkov-Kondakov trio will perform popular jazz pieces.


Dmitry Chetvergov (guitar player), Natalya Vinokurova (actress, singer), Andrey Bukharin (musical critic, reviewer of the Russian Rolling Stone), composer and performer Oleg Chubykin, showman, publisher and producer Igor Sandler will talk about connections between classical music and rock at 20:00 in the creative space. The “SLOT” rock-band, famous for its musical experiments and sound-tracks for suck blockbusters as “Night Watch”, “Boomer”, “Piranha”, “Shadowboxing 2”, “Street Racers” and the “Angel or Demon” series, will become the headliner of the event.


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