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Alisa Ten, Rust Pozyumsky, Natasha Timofeeva. Metabarocco. Photo - Elya Yalonetski

Alisa Ten & “Le Miracle de l’Amour”. “Let them sleep” – Metabarocco Party

by Dana Bondarenko

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Alisa Ten & “Le Miracle de l’Amour”. “Let them sleep” – metabarocco-party 

“Le Miracle de l’Amour” is a project of modern eclectic music for voice and two violas da gamba (sometimes with drums, percussion, fretless bass, double bass, etc.) created by the well-known in St. Petersburg baroque musician Rust Pozyumsky together with Moscow multi-genre singer Alisa Ten.

The musicians called their style metabarocco, considered that META (part of difficult words, meaning abstraction, generalization, intermediateness, following something, transition to something else, state change, transformation) – is exactly the point. Despite the fact that the project was created not so long ago, it has received hearty welcome of the “Usadba Jazz” festival, St. Petersburg Promenade festival, VOLKOV MANIFEST 5 (with the participation of Vladimir Volkov on a double bass), “Viola is my Life” Moscow festival, gave concerts in Germany, France and Belarus.

The program including Rust Pozumsky’s songs on poems by Rilke, Verlaine, Hesse, Eliot (and an unknown St. Petersburg poet) will be performed by:

Alisa Ten – vocals
Rust Pozyumsky – viola da gamba
Natalya Timofeyeva (Paris) – viola da gamba
Thierry Runarvo (Brittany) – acoustic bass

Information about the musicians

Alisa Ten is one of the brightest singers of the new generation, called “a girl with a magic voice”, “a singer free of genre and language barriers” and “a musician of the new formation”. As a child she took part in operas of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Boris Pokrovsky Theatre with the younger group of the choir. Then she studied jazz vocals at the Moscow College of Improvised Music and ethnic singing in India, participated in baroque vocal master classes of Jean-Francois Novelli (France). Now Alisa Ten takes part in a variety of projects such as The Museum of Sound Figurines by Peter Ajdu (the project of the Faculty of Historical and Contemporary Performing at the Moscow Conservatory), the baroque project “Two Daughters”, The Moscow Andalusian Orchestra (performing the music of the Maghrebi), the Defesa Brasileira Theatre (performing Brazil Tropicália music), the Chronos ensemble (performing early Russian music reconstructions) etc., gives solo concerts in the USA, Tunisia, Great Britain, France and Germany.

Rust Pozyumsky (the author of the music and the creator of the Le Meracle de l’Amour metabarocco project) is a multi-genre musician and composer, graduated from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory as violist, then studied performing early music on viola da gamba with Maria Leonhardt and Andrey Reshetin, and since then participated in many baroque projects (The Pocket Symphony”,“The Golden Age”, etc). In 2003 Rust Pozyumsky took part in festivals of ancient music in Sanssouci and Utrecht with The Catherine the Great Orchestra, and became the winner of the International Van Wassenaer Concours with The Barocco Concertato ensemble (St. Petersburg) in 2016. He happened to work with such musicians as Michael Chance, Andrew Lawrence-King, Vittorio Gielmi, Benedek Calog, Peter Joachim Fuss, Simona Kermes, Mechthild Bach and Mark Bennet.

Natasha Timofeeva graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in cello and baroque cello, then studied viola da gamba at the Paris National Conservatory (Professor Christophe Quan). Natasha is a winner of international competitions, she collaborated with Alta Capella and The Pocket Symphony barocco projects, happened to work with famous musicians (Alexander Rudin, Mark Pekarsky, Nazar Kozhuhar, Vladislav Pesin, Peter Aidu, etc.). Natasha lives and performs in France.


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