Moscow Department of Culture
“Up Above Moscow” is a cycle of open-air music nights up on a rooftop offering unique views of Moscow. In warm seasons, the performances are staged on the rooftop of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion, at the footing of the iconic 24-meter sculpture, a world-renowned symbol of the Soviet Union. At all other times and depending on the weather conditions, the concerts are held on the fourth floor with admission to the rooftop during the break.
A rooftop time at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman is not only a great outdoor choice but also a chance to expand your music tastes, to add a new angle to your collection of the city’s best sights, and an opportunity to visit all exhibitions currently run by the Exhibition Center.
Music nights at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman are conducted in two formats, with ‘Rooftop Jazz’ performances on Wednesdays and ‘Electronic Thursdays’ given to electronic musicians and sound designers. The organizer of the project is the Manege Association.
24 September, 20.00-00.00
Green Ice Cream and DJ set by Nick “Ambidextrous” Zavriev
20.00 – arrival of guests, admission to the rooftop
20.30 – performance
Green Ice Cream is a duo made up of Elena Verbnikova and Dmitry Terminus performing live original electronic music. They have worked in various genres including ambient, intelligent techno, experimental, and spoken word electronic music. Their works reflect their most vivid impressions. Wind, sounds of nature and urban noise get mixed up with synthesizer and voice to create unique constructs inspiring various interpretations and connotations among the audience. Their performances smoothly blend improvisation with prepared material, light and darker tones, traditional approaches with experiments, either intended or intuitive. The duo have featured in many festivals including Systo, Trishula, iParty, White Noise, Green Travel Fest and others, performing each time a new, specially blended program.
Nick “Ambidextrous” Zavriev is a Moscow-based musician who became popular in the early 2000s as a figure of the first wave of Russian IDM (Intelligent Dance Music). He has recorded discs in many genres ranging from retro electronics to electronic disco, but his main direction has always been ambient and IDM. His albums, singles and remixes were released at labels U-Cover (Belgium), Toytronic and Neo Ouija (UK), and n5MD (US). In 2012, Zavriev signed up with Russian label SEALT, which releases electronic music on vinyl.
He is known for his taste to technically sophisticated performances involving a wide range of instruments and devices, as well as for live playing synthesizers. He uses his pseudonym, Ambidextrous, when he plays electronics, while his real name appears with eclectic sets spanning from traditional disco to dance indie rock. Zavriev is the curator of the Desktop Robotix series of IDM and ambient parties.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman and online at the website of Manege and Voxxter.ru. Ticket price is 300 rubles.
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