Curator: Antonio Geusa
Since the technology allowed separating audio from video tracks at the beginning of the 1970s, many artists working in video have found in classical music the perfect acoustic companion to their moving images. Composers of the likes of Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler, Sergey Prokofiev, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have come to co-author with video artists a great number of relevant works. Video Note is a special celebration of these collaborations.
For one evening the Moscow International House of Music, one the most renowned temples of classical music in Russia, hosts in its premises a screening of this category of videos all made by prominent Russian artists. And it does that with the pomp of great occasions. The Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic” conducted by Maksim Fedotov plays the music of famous composers as in the original works. The energy of live music coming from the instruments in the pit and the visual vigour of images projected on the big screen makes this unique event an absorbing and engaging experience for the invited guests. This is video art as it has never been shown before.
AES+F, The Last Riot – Richard Wagner, The Ring of the Nibelung
Viktor Alimpiev, Little Nightingale – Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5
Vika Begalska, Love – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for violin and orchestra No. 2, kv 211, Concert for two violins and orchestra in C major, kv. 190
Dmitry Gutov, Eroica – Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3
ESCAPE Programme, Quartet – Dmitry Shostakovich, TBA
Vadim Zakharov, Don Quixote against the Internet – Sergey Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet
Anton Litvin, From Moscow with a Night – Johann Sebastian Bach, The Art of Fugue
PROVMYZA, Fugue – Felix Mendelssohn, Prelude, Fugue N.3 d-mol, Op.37
Blue Noses, 25 Short Performances about Globalism – Petr Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
Bluesoup, Five Stars – TBA
TOBRELUTS, The Manifesto of Neo Academism – Petr Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
Olga Chernysheva, Marmot – Ludwig van Beethoven, Marmot
Sergey Shutov, Classic-Karaoke – Aram Khachaturian, Gayane, Jacques Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld, John Cage, 4’33’’