1 hour 40 minutes

zeitkratzer, Lillevan
Horror Vacui

An audio-visual concert of contemporary classical and improvisational music

German Year in Russia will feature the first concert by Horror Vacui dedicated to the nature of the creative process. At the concert, the zeitkratzer ensemble will perform alongside media artist Lillevan, presenting a program of three audio-visual compositions based on music by Reinhold Friedl (Germany) and new pieces by Russian composers Dmitri Kourliandski and Arman Gushchyan.

zeitkratzer was founded in 1997 by Reinhold Friedl and quickly became a trendsetter of innovative practices in contemporary classical music. The sound created by these Berlin musicians using an expanded spectrum of musical techniques, aided by a deep understanding of their material and the amplification of traditional instruments, becomes a somatic experience and a celebration of materiality. The collective works with noise musicians like Merzbow Keiji Haino, experimental rockers like Lou Reed and William Bennett (Whitehouse), electronic pioneers like Karsten Nikolai and Terre Thaemlitz, jazz musicians like Terje Rypdal and Elliott Sharp while reinterpreting music by Schoenberg and Bach and performing Helmut Lachenmann, James Tenney and Morton Feldman.

Lillevan is an animation, video and media artist. They are best-known as one of the founders of the visual and musical group Rechenzentrum (1997-2008). Lillevan works with a wide range of artists and genres, from opera to installations and from minimalist electronic experimentalism to dance and classical music.


Dmitri Kourliandski — unsolvable acoustic cases (2021)

Arman Gushchyan — horror vacui (2021)

Reinhold Friedl — Xenakis[a]live! (2004)

The concert will take place in two parts.

Concert by zeitkratzer (Germany) and video artist Lillevan (Germany/Ireland) Produced by Trajectory of Music

As part of German Year in Russia 2020/2021, with the support of Goethe-Institut

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