of the Viridian Trio — Jeff Coffin, Felix Pastorius, and Jordan Perlson — are
based in Brooklyn and Nashville, and come together from illustrious careers and
musical families. They are arriving in Moscow by way of Tuva, so the audience can expect a fascinating jam session in Moscow. A sample of their synthesis
is Flowers for Ondar.
will be held in the hall of the Alexander Scriabin house museum. Alexander
Scriabin (1872-1915) was one of Russia’s most innovative and influential modern
composers. His early works were rather romantic, but over time his compositions became
increasing atonal. He wrote five symphonies and hundreds of short pieces,
mostly for the piano. Scriabin was a follower of theosophy and his own
particular form of mysticism, and he developed a system of synesthesia, where
tones of the scale had color equivalents. Leo Tolstoy thought him a genius, and
his compositions influenced both Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. His museum,
the apartment he lived in for the last three years of his life, is filled with
art nouveau furniture, his archive and possessions (including the device that “plays”
colored light bulbs).
tickets, which start at 1,000 rubles, can be purchased at the door. For more information, call +7 (499) 241