On March 9, acclaimed composer Dmitri Kourliandski and sound artist Andrey Guryanov will present their album “KG133.” Released by the experimental Moscow label TOPOT, this is their debut project under the name KGXXX. Their have created an album of minimalist sound manipulation, using simple tools. According to the artists, “KG133” exists as a living organism: breathing, moving, swimming, seeing.”
The event will be held from 8 p.m. at the Moscow restaurant Untitled. The duo will play two programs with a short intermission. The album will be available to buy at the event. Seating is limited, but tickets can be purchased in advance.
Dmitri Kourliandski is a Moscow-born composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to composition writing, he is the founder and artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city; co-founder of the Structural Resistance group (StRes); and musical director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
He is set to join the contemporary artists Grisha Bruskin, Sasha Pirogov and Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin of the Recycle group at the 2017 Russian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Kourliandski will present his “Comedy of Hearing,” a dialogue with the 20th-century Italian opera composer Luigi Nono’s “Prometheus: the tragedy of hearing.”