7:30pm Tuesday 2 May
Subiaco Arts Centre
MOSCOW CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Ivan Bushuev (flute)
Oleg Tantsov (clarinet)
Mikhail Dubov (piano)
Vladisal Pesin (violin)
With support from the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation.
PRE-SHOW TALK BY MCME DIRECTOR VICTORIA KORSHUNOVA
6:30pm Tuesday 2 May
Subiaco Arts Centre – Upstairs rehearsal room (Level two)
Prior to the concert program there will be a talk from the General Manager and Director of MCME, Victoria Korshunova. Korshunova has been with MCME since 1991, and is also the Director of the Russian section of the International Society of Contemporary Music. Korshunova will elaborate on her career as a musicologist, GM and Director of MCME, as well as her role the curator, promotor and co-founder of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky (Ural, Russia).
Since their inception in 1990, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) have premiered some 800 new works and released more than 40 recordings on labels worldwide. The Perth concert will feature Ivan Bushuev (flute), Oleg Tantsov (clarinet), Mikhail Dubov (piano) and Vladisal Pesin (violin). They will perform works by Russian composers Edison Denisov, Alexei Sioumak, Dmitri Kourliandski and Sergei Newski, and international composers Tristan Murail and Beat Furrer, as well as Australian composer Michael Smetanin.
Edison Denisov Trio for flute, bass-clarinet and piano
Tristan Murail Les Ruines Circularies for violin and clarinet
Beat Furrer Lied for flute and piano
Alexei Sioumak Cl.Air and Polka for flute, clarinet, violin and piano
Dmitri Kourliandski FL [falsa lectio] #2 for bass flute
Sergei Newski Rift for bass clarinet, violin and piano
Michael Smetanin Spray for flute, bass-clarinet and piano
MORE ON MOSCOW CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) was founded in 1990 by Yuri Kasparov, under the patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music. It is Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble and consists of some of the best Russian musicians specializing in modern music.
MCME has strong educational goals and works closely with both Russian and international cultural foundations to bring contemporary music to a wide range of audiences. As part of this goal, MCME has organized the International Young Composers Academy (Tchaikovsky City, Ural) to bring together both young composers and internationally recognized composers in workshops.
The ensemble’s repertoire is quite extensive and has included the premiere of almost 800 different works. Particularly, they champion the music of Russian composers of the 1920’s and ‘30’s, such as Nikolai Roslavets and Alexander Mosolov. Additionally, they regularly perform music by “Shestidesyatniki” (1960’s Russian) composers. MCME regularly performs in many diverse locales across Russia (80 cities) and elsewhere in the world, including Armenia, Austria, Belorussia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and USA. MCME performed on the best concert stages, took part in the biggest international festivals such as “Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art”, “DiaghilevFest” (Russia, Perm), “Radio-France presences” (Paris), “FrankfurtFest”, “Maerzmusik” (Germany), “Gaudeamus music week”, “The Night of the Unexpected” (the Netherlands), “Warsaw Autumn” (Poland), “Klangspuren” (Austria), “Tranasrt” (Italy) and other.
MCME has recorded more than 50 CDs for leading CD labels, including Olympia (UK), Harmonia Mundi (France), Triton (Japan), Donemus (The Netherlands), Fancymusic (Russia), etc.
MCME collaborates with the leading contemporary composers; among them are Beat Furrer, Louis Andriessen, Philippe Leroix, Pierluigi Billone, Mark Andre, Klaus Lang, Enno Poppe etc.
Each season MCME gives around 70 concerts in Russia and abroad. The special place in repertoire is allocated for music of young Russian and foreign composers. The ensemble also takes active part in the international multimedia and theatrical projects. In 2009 MCME became the winner of the Award ACTION in support of theatrical initiatives. In 2013 MCME got the Award GOLDEN MASK.