In the choir since 2018
Alexander Somov graduated from the Asbest music college in 2008
specializing in choir conducting (O.V. Zhuiko’s class). In 2016, he graduated from the Mussorgsky Urals State Conservatory with a specialty in vocal performance (M.G. Vladimirova’s class).
In 2009–2018, Alexander Somov was a soloist at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic choir conducted by A.A. Petrenko. His solo repertoire includes Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil”, Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, Gavrilin’s “Chimes”, Sviridov’s “Kursk Songs”, and others.
Since 2018, Alexander Somov has been a member of the musicAeterna choir.
musicAeterna choir events
Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
“Liturgy of St. Leontius” for mixed choir (2021)
Im Äther for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot (2023, world premiere)
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra Soloists
Conductor Vitaly Polonsky
MusicAeterna resident composer Andreas Moustoukis presents the result of his two-year work at Dom Radio. Together with the “Liturgy of St. Leontius”, fragments of which have been repeatedly heard in the concerts by the musicAeterna Choir, on June 6, the world premiere of his new composition – IM ÄTHER (“In Ether”) for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot will take place. This is a micropolyphonic work based on the poems by Paul Celan interspersed with quotations from world cinema.
The author explains the essence of the new work as follows: “Im Äther (στον αιθέρα) is the need to breath out in the stratosphere were the gravitation is low and all the time is becoming one and a single moment of a crystal silence. The past, the present and the future stop to exist between then and now in a violent and compensating ‘why’, they just exist timelessly in the cosmic black as if they were small red shining dots of love, the tears of eternity.”
Photo: Selena Zhigulskaya