tags: Marina Poleukhina

88 Keys Open Many Doors

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

LA’s fearless Hocket piano duo, heard in its New York debut, joins NY’s fiercest new-music pianists in an evening of keyboard adventures. Adam Tendler explores unintentional sounds in Charlie Sdraulig’s subtly choreographed collector, and repurposes the piano in Marina Poleukhaina’s for thing. Hocket teases the ebonies and ivories in Joseph Michaels’s Together in Perfect Harmony and Michael Laurello’s Touch. Molly Herron’s trio resonates in her exquisite Full Blood Moon. Soprano Sarah Brailey is joined by pianist Blair McMillen in Sojourner Hodges’s eloquent Fire Command Room, while interloper harpist Bridget Kibbey gives life to Iranian composer Karen Keyhani’s Nightly Monologue II.

HOCKET, Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, piano; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Sarah Brailey, soprano; Blair McMillen, Adam Tendler, piano; Molly Herron Trio, Pat Swoboda, bass; Molly Herron, Amy Garapic, bowed piano

Wednesday, April 26
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC

Tickets available here

Charlie Sdraulig (Australia/USA): collector (2015), AP
Marina Poleukhina (Russia/Germany): for thing (2013), AP
Joseph Michaels (USA/Germany): Together in Perfect Harmony (2014), NYP
Michael Laurello (USA): Touch (2016) NYP
Karen Keyhani (Iran): Nightly Monologue II (2013) AP
Molly Herron (USA): Full Blood Moon (2017 ebow-ed piano version) (2014/17) WP
Sojourner Hodges (USA): Fire Command Room (2010) NYP

Marina Poleukhina

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Marina Poleukhina is a composer, improviser and performer, graduated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with V. Tarnopolski. From 2015 she studies at the Kunstuniversit t Graz with C. Gadenst tter. She participates in many festivals such as: Platforma (Moscow), Pythian Games (St. Petersburg), Time of Music (Viitasaari) Multiversal (Berlin, Copenhagen), Path Festival (Verona), Pilot: Soundkarte (Berlin), Velak (Vienna), Strenge Kammer sessions in Porgy and Bess (Vienna), Echoraum (Vienna). In 2014 she is the finalist at the Gaudeamus Muziek Week.

As improviser she played with Matthias Bauer, Alexander Chernyshkov (duo “O I O”), Dario Fariello, Kirill Shirokov (duo [t]), Hilary Jeffrey, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Hannes Dufek. She recorded several albums as “Puinen Neon Itku”, “Songs about trees”. She is the organizer of the concert series “real time music” dedicated to improvisation. In collaboration with composer Alexander Chernyshkov and dancers, choreographers Hygin Delimat, Sonia Borkowicz was created a project “when they travel at the speed of light, ALONG the light…” Her music is played by ensembles like MCME (Moscow contemporary music ensemble), Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, Nadar, Platypus, Pro Arte, NoName, Looptail, Zwerm E- Guitarquartet, Nostri Temporis; musicians: Pete Harden, Susanna Borsch, Alexandra Topalidi, Ivan Bushuev. Some of her music is published on the labels Pan y Rosas, Topot, da_sein_rec.