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 26, 8pm-12am
Priot Trio — “Playing with Acoustics” program
8pm – arrival of guests, admission to the rooftop
8.30pm – performance
Priot Trio is a joint project of the members of Moscow-based bands Priot Ensemble and Live People. Professional jazz performers Natalia Blinova, Peter Talalay and Yuri Sevastyanov have proved it by their music that jazz and improvisation in the 21st century should not inevitably rely on instruments created in the 19th century and the range can be expanded to employ new electronic technologies.
Only a harmonic combination of the acoustic and electronic capabilities can create a musical language to express the contemporary reality, the musicians believe. They mostly rely on vocals, piano, saxophone, drums, but whenever necessary, they easily switch to synthesizers, samplers and drum machine and actively employ popular mobile devices as the sources of sound. “This is the formula that helps to create jazz of the future right now,” Peter Talalay, the drummer and producer of the trio, said. The project would usually prepare a unique mix of sound for a one-night performance fitting with the atmosphere of a particular venue.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman and online at the website of Manege and Voxxter.ru.
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