The Bottomless Bag

Watch Rustam Khamdamov’s phantasmagoric black-and-white fairy tale from February 25 on the musicAeterna digital platform

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How did philosophy and religion meet in Byzantium? How did ancient ideas about beauty and virtue flow into Christian ethics? And how did Socratic “trolling” become the ground for heresies? A new video on the musicAeterna digital platform features a lecture on “meetings at highest level” in the intellectual life of the Eastern Roman Empire, […]
Watch Rustam Khamdamov’s phantasmagoric black-and-white fairy tale from February 25 at 7 p.m. (MSK). The film will be available online for 24 hours.  Starring Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Sergey Koltakov, Elena Morozova, Anna Mikhalkova, Alla Demidova. Music by Edward Elgar and Dmitry Kurlyandsky. Shot in 2017, The Bottomless Bag premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and […]
Rex Tremendae by Alexey Retinsky for voice, piano, cello, electric guitar and percussion. In this work, the resident of Dom Radio reinterprets the requiem: in contrast to the austerely lapidary compositions by Mozart and Verdi, addressed to God on behalf of all mankind, he builds an intimate monologue of the soul. Retinsky works with a […]
What do you associate the stairs with? Probably, just with moving up or down, with an extremely clear vertical arrangement of both physical and conceivable space. In the latest episode of the Module, we, as ever, reveal an obvious image. Through the prism of the texts by Wittgenstein and Freud, Kafka and Joyce, Tom Waits […]
How do words and music meet in the works of Paul Celan? What do modern readers and artists find in the strikingly complex and succinct texts born at the cutting edge of the 20th century tragedies? These and other topics are covered in a talk of the composer and Dom Radio resident Alexey Retinsky with […]