Сomposer Alexey Retinsky transcending genres is the guest of the latest “Project X” issue. His creative portfolio encompasses symphony, chamber, choral and electroacoustic pieces, as well as collaborations with Teodor Currentzis and Vladimir Yurovsky, philharmonic premieres and DJ sets. Free from contextual obligations, Alexey Retinsky creates music per se.
In the ten references he has cited, the lesser-known co-exists with the obvious; they feature Bibikhin, Herzog, Godard and a livestream from an eagle’s nest. Try connecting those dots, and you might possibly witness the fluctuations of individual creative search.
In “Project X”, we interview friends of musicAeterna — outstanding artists, filmmakers and musicians of our time — about their sources of inspiration ranging from a classical music piece to a website. You can find the previous episodes on the musicAeterna digital platform.
Alexey Retinsky is a composer who has been living and working in Vienna since he completed his postgraduate degree at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz under Beat Furrer.
Retinsky is an author of chamber, symphony, choral and electroacoustic music pieces along with theatre and cinema soundtracks. He has created a number of works commissioned by European institutions.
His chamber and symphony music works have been performed at Mariinsky Theatre, MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Moscow Philharmonic and National Philharmonic of Ukraine, as well as at various contemporary music festivals: Gaudeamus (Utrecht), CIME/ICEM Denton (USA), Musik der zeitgenössischen Komponisten (Lucerne). Retinsky’s music became widely known in Russia following his collaborations with conductors Teodor Currentzis and Vladimir Yurovsky. As per the decision by the Austrian Ministry of arts and culture, Alexey Retinsky received one of the three state awards for composition in 2020.