Russian Revolution Centenary Concert

9th Nov 2017, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Thursday 9th November 7:30pm
Resonant Edge presents Russian Revolution Centenary Concert
Music and Film at a time of Revolution

TICKETS FREE, booking required

Concert of contemporary Russian Music featuring electronic works of Edouard Artemiev – most of which has never had concert presentation in the UK – as well as chamber works by other major Russian composers of the last 100 years.

Pixels Ensemble:
Fiona Fulton, flute
Thelma Handy, violin
Jonathan Aasgaard, cello
Ian Buckle, piano

Programme to include:
Sofia Gubaidulina – Allegro Rustico, for flute and piano
Edison Denisov – Sonata for flute and piano
Galina Ustvolskaya – Sonata for violin and piano
Yuri Kasparov – Untransparent Emptiness, for flute and cello
Yuri Kasparov – Four distracted glances out of the window, for flute, violin, cello and piano world premiere, composed for Pixels Ensemble
Eduard Artemyev – works for electronics

On Thursday 9th November, Edge Hill University will host several events to mark the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, a conflict that shook the world on 6th and 7th November 1917 (or October 24th / 25th on the Julian calendar). The world’s first Marxist uprising, which in many ways grew out of the horrific consequences of the First World War, caused political reverberations the world over, many of which we are still living with to this day.

Our events will have the twin focus of Film and Music. We will be delighted to have Edouard Artemiev in our company during these dates. Artemiev is a Russian electronic music pioneer, who celebrates his 80th birthday in November and who was the composer on many of Andrei Tarkovsky’s most memorable films. We will also have the Russian composer Yuri Kasparov – Professor of Composition at the Moscow Conservatoire and who was awarded ‘Honored Art Worker of Russia’ by order of the Russian President in 2007 and ‘Chevalier dans L’order des Arts et des Lettres’ by the Minister of Culture of France in 2008. Kasparov’s extensive compositional output, from chamber through to symphonic works, also includes many film scores.

A symposium to examine the many fascinating facets of film and music in post-Revolutionary Russia – Music and Film at a time of Revolution – and members of the public will be warmly welcomed to its proceedings.


Thursday 9th November

    • 9.30am  – 12.00 noon Revolution through Music and Film Symposium 2 – Register your place with Performing Arts Dept
    • 12.30pm – 15.20pm  lunchtime screening of Tarkovsky’s Solaris (score by Artemyev) –  Studio Theatre  – Details & Tickets
    • 15.30pm – 16.30 public roundtable discussion with Russian composers Eduard Artemyev (Russian pioneer of electronic music and long-time collaborator with Tarkovsky) and Yuri Kasparov – Studio Theatre  – Register your place with Performing Arts Dept:
    • 17.00  – 18.45 screening of Tarkovsky’s The Mirror (score by Artemyev) Studio TheatreDetails & Tickets
    • 19.30 – 21.30 concert of contemporary Russian Music including chamber works of Yuri Kasparov and electronic works by Edward Artemyev, as well as others from Russia of the last 100 years Gubaidulina, Ustvolskaya, Denisov.  Studio Theatre.