TMay breaks into Saint-Petersburg, and with it the season of summer festivals. Musical and poetic, classical or experimental ... The very first events of the new season in this selection:
On May 18, in the space of Sevkabel Port on Vasilyevsky Island, the poetic festival Greenfield Poetry Collection will debut. The event will bring together more than 20 writers, musicians, poets and critics. Guests are waiting for a talk show about modern poetry, poetry readings and performances. The main idea of the festival is to harmoniously integrate music and poetry in one space and introduce the audience a new aspects of lyric art.
On May 17, progressive performers of contemporary music will enter the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. For the first time in Russia the legendary authors of «Suspiria» soundtrack – GOBLIN will perform, pioneers of the British label Factory Records - BLURT, German duet of minimalists sound - CEEYS, the avant-garde muse LAU NAU and the extreme trio TIMID KOOKY. Russia is represented at the festival by experimental jazz from Low Kick Collective, glam-disco SEVEN KNIVES and abstract duet MARZAHN.
From May 21 to 25, a new classical music festival reMusik.org will be held in St. Petersburg, where European and Russian musical groups will present Russian and world premieres of works by contemporary composers. The festival will unite a huge number of venues - this is the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater, and the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, the concert hall “Jaani Kirik”, St. Petersburg State Conservatory. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, Anikushin's workshop, creative space “Lumière Hall” and others. All the performed compositions are world or Russian premieres, which is an important principle for organizing the festival program and makes a significant contribution to the positioning of Russia as one of the most important centers of world music culture.