Moscow City Department of Culture
Manege Museum and Exhibition Association
“Up Above Moscow” is a cycle of open-air music nights up on a rooftop offering unique views of Moscow. The dialogue between musicians and their audiences takes place 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.
A rooftop time at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman is not only a great outdoor choice for a summer night 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.
August 20, 8pm-12am
‘Electronic Thursday’: EugeneKha (Evgeny Kharitonov) & Moorush (Yura Murash)
8pm – arrival of guests, rooftop opening
8.30pm-11.30pm – performance
12am – closure
EugeneKha is the solo project of Moscow-based composer, media artist and writer Evgeny Kharitonov. He is a member of the Microbit project (Lo-bit aesthetics), Nameless Dancers (Nu-Jazz, Lounge), Spacebirds (Sci-Fi Synth-pop), Yoko Absorbing (avant-garde, noise, post-rock, prog-rock), I.N.KH.E. (electronic) and other projects. Kharitonov is the organizer and curator of literary and art festivals, including Azor’s Paw and Green Travel Fest. He composed music for movies, particularly Ghost Labyrinth (Germany, 1998) and Larri (Russia, 2010). He has performed with many Russian and foreign rock and ambient musicians, including Vera Sazhina, Sergey ‘Boroff’ Vysokosov (ex-Korrozia Metalla), German ‘Gerasim’ Olshuk, West Remi (Ukraine-Germany), Jack Hertz (USA), Mystified (USA), and Scott Lawlor (USA). Over the past 15 years, Kharitonov recorded numerous albums in different styles: noise, nu-jazz, disco, synthpop, new age, electro-rock, avant-garde, and progressive rock. The project’s musical scope is quite varied spanning drone ambient, techno tribal, dark ambient and new age.
Moorush (Yura Murash) is a music producer and electronic musician, co-founder of the experimental Art-Tek record label. As a producer, Moorush curates Russian electronic musicians, digital artists and performers. Since 1999, he has been releasing records with different labels; his tracks feature in the compilation of Riga-based of musicians and poets’ project Orbita; his house tracks were released on vinyl by German labels Trapez and Force Tracks. Moorush created alternative remixes for Russian rock bands Bi-2 and Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman and online at the website of Manege and Voxxter.ru. The ticket price of 300 rubles also includes admission to exhibitions on the day of the performance.
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