18 October 2018
Saint-Petersburg, New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater, 20:00

Space encounter of the sound kind. Swiss-Russian Project

Lucas Niggli - Charlotte Hug , "Improvisation-1"
Mathias Steinauer , "Rumori Cardiaci" for ensemble
Dmitri Kourliandski , "Caprice-2" for violin and cello
Lucas Niggli - Charlotte Hug , "Improvisation-2"
Joerg Frey , "Ombre si fragile" for clarinet, cello and piano
Kirill Shirokov , "Addressing form" for ensemble (WP)
Charlotte Hug , "hart, flüssig, transparent" for two ensembles and son-icons (2018, WP)

Charlotte Hug – viola, voice
Lucas Niggli – percussion

Ivan Bushuev, flute
Oleg Tantsov, clarinet
Mikhail Dubov, piano
Vladislav Pesin, violin
Ilia Rubinshtein, cello

Zones in between – composition and improvisation – between the ear and the eye, between ideas cultures and humans – zones of encounters and creation. This Russian-Swiss collaboration shows different forms of artistic expression from composition to free improvisation and vice versa.
– Compositions by Russian composers will be played by the MCME.
– The Swiss Duo Niggli-Hug will play a musical counterpoint with free improvisations.
– The new composition hart, flüssig, transparent for two ensembles in a Son-Icons room score by Charlotte Hug will create bridges and zones in between. The intervals offer new spaces for thoughts and creativity – and hence great potential for renewal and new encounters.

Space encounter of the sound kind encompasses many paths within paths of music making. Even though the evening has a self-contained three-part structure, which, at the same time is also understood as an unity of a larger whole.