The project looks at current and past events. At the parallels we can draw between today and the last century. The Chronicle of Current Events was the main independent, hand-typed magazine in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 70s where the reality of Soviet life was reflected. Our project is about the artist’s fate, about life choices and about the casualties of Communism and the Holocaust.
The project concerns how an artist’s life is surrounded by the limitations and ideology in his or her own country.
The performance will consist in two main components.
Musical program by Mieczysław Weinberg, arranged into a score by Gidon Kremer, founder and leader of Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, a remarkable musician and performer who, for decades, has championed many 20th century composers.
Video content created by the group of Russian artists – director Artem Firsanov, cameraman Aleksey Venzos and scriptwriter Valeriy Pecheykin under the curatorship of Kirill Serebrennikov. These silent visuals are based exclusively on the works of M.Weinberg. They also present a visual view of current events in contemporary Russia and the wider world, and contain flashbacks to the time when the composer himself was still alive.
Here we collected some videos, reviews and articles about our newest project.