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Nature Center will host a creative laboratory for composers Re:Formers LAB

5 July 2021
Registration for the opening and closing concerts is already available, and the educational program will be broadcasted live on the park's VK page.

From 6 to 11 July, Zaryadye Park will host Re:Formers LAB, a composer laboratory whose participants will meet outstanding contemporary musicians from different countries. The laboratory is organized in cooperation with the Union of Composers of Russia.

The goal of Re:Formers LAB is to expand the repertoire and capabilities of classical instruments, in particular the classical saxophone; enrichment of composing techniques by combining Eastern and Western genres, as well as helping young composers to promote their creativity and education.

The laboratory will be curated by contemporary musicians: Dutch composer Maxim Shalygin; Stockhausen's student, laureate of contemporary music competitions Nino Zhvania (Georgia); composer Marina Shmotova; classical saxophonist, laureate of international competitions Vitaly Vatulya.

Online seminars and lectures will be conducted by composer and saxophonist Gordon Tudor (Croatia); the composer who wrote the largest number of works for saxophone in the 20th century Jacob TV (Jacob ter Veldhuis) (Netherlands); luminary of Indian classical music B S Manjunath (India); expert on carnatic music Raphael Reina and Sergey Poltavsky.

Musicians involved in the project: Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone), Maria Nemtsova (piano), Sergey Poltavsky (viola), Ilya Movchan (violin) and Sergey Suvorov (cello).
The laboratory provides an educational program that will include lectures, individual lessons with curators, reading sessions (readings of scores), as well as two live concerts of contemporary music.

The concert on July 6 will open the laboratory: it will feature works by Alfred Schnittke, Gyord Ligeti, Jacob ter Veldhaus, Pavel Karmanov, Polina Nazaykinskaya. For all visitors registration is required: 

On July 11, the final concert will feature works by curated composers and members of the Re:Formers LAB. Registration is also required: 

Both concerts will be held in the lobby of Nature Center, the number of places for registration is limited. Concerts will also be broadcasted online on the park's VK park page: 

The educational program of the laboratory can only be watched online.

Schedule of broadcasts on VK page:

July 6
20:00–21:30 Re:Formers LAB opening concert

July 7
11:00-13:00 Lecture by Raphael Reina
15:00-17:00 Laboratory:
Semyon Sukhanov (Moscow) Scherzo for alto saxophone
Egor Osintsev (Yekaterinburg) Objections for tenor saxophone and piano
Alexander Perov (Novosibirsk) Duet for baritone saxophone and piano

July 8
11:00–13:00 Lecture by B S Manjunath
14:00–15:20 Laboratory:
Alina Mukhametrakhimova (Moscow) Light festival for tenor saxophone, violin, piano and tabla
Artem Tiunov (St. Petersburg) Tala Mindfulness for soprano saxophone, violin and piano

15:40–17:00 Laboratory:
Tatiana Andrievskaya (Ulan-Ude) Eclipsis for alto saxophone, violin, cello and piano
Evgeny Morozov (Tula) Selfie-composition for violin, cello, saxophone, piano

July 9
11:00–13:00 Lecture by Sergey Poltavsky "Electronic Music"
14:00–16:00 Laboratory:
Leo Turner (Zurich) Elastic particles for alto saxophone and alto
Kirill Zuzenkov (Moscow) Εντροπία for alto saxophone, violin and cello
Sergey Shestakov (Novosibirsk) Contra Insomnia for alto saxophone, viola, violin, cello and piano
July 10
11:00–13:00 Lecture by Nino Zhvania
14:00–15:20 Laboratory:
Lilia Iskhakova (Kazan) Performance of memory for alto saxophone and electronics
Grigory Plotnikov (Moscow) Chapter Chaos for alto saxophone

15:40–17:00 Laboratory:
Bayaru Takshina (Hamburg) AKT for tenor saxophone and electronics
Anastasia Kostyukova (Kazan) Street music for tenor saxophone

July 11
11:00–13:00 Lecture by Jacob TB
14:00–16:00 Lecture by Gordon Tudor
20:00–21:30 Re:Formers LAB closing concert

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