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Roman Stolyar: Improvisations

Roman Stolyar: Improvisations

by Dana Bondarenko

PANDA Platforma
Knaackstraße 97 (im kleinen Hof der Kulturbrauerei), 10435 Berlin

Despite that music is a most abstract kind of art, people who create it can’t isolate themselves from what’s going on around them. Music improvisation, belonging by nature to a current moment, expresses improviser’s feelings, thoughts, and attitudes to every event happening in our disturbed world. Pain and hope, anger and compassion, nightmares and daydreams – everything can appear in the music created in a real time. In fact, it makes this music not so abstract as it can seem. The only thing that this music requires from a listener is to jump into its flow and to be a witness of the spontaneous creation.

About Roman Stolyar

The composer and pianist Roman Stolyar is often called one of teh key figures in Russian improvised music. He has performed in 27 countries collaborating with a number of internationally renowned improvisers, including Dominic Duval, William Parker, Vinny Golya, Oliver Lake, Susan Allen, Thomas Buckner, Weasel Walter, Assif Tsahar, Martin Kuchen, Glen Hall, and many others. His improvisational workshops have garnered him an international reputation, and have led to many invitations to create and implement workshops for organizations and universities around the world, including the University of Michigan, Mannes College NY, the California Institute of the Arts, Music Academy Basel, Chateu d’Oex Music School in Switzerland, Frescobaldi State Conservatory in Ferrara, Italy and the Versailles Conservatory, France.



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