Basses

Bator Ochirov

In the choir since 2019

CAN YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF AS ANYTHING ELSE BUT A MUSICIAN?
Music has been my life since my early childhood, and I can’t imagine living without it.
WHAT ARE YOUR LATEST MUSICAL IMPRESSIONS?
Perhaps the brightest impression as of late has been Araatan, a collaboration of musicians from Buryatia and Mongolia. They blend ethnic and electronic music to rather interesting results. Specifically for this project, they sampled national instruments — those are unique, very unorthodox sounds. Their project has recently premiered on Paris radio.
WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA SPECIAL?
I’ve recently joined musicAeterna, and I’m still absolutely delighted. The joy of being here pushes me to develop my skills further. Working with such a troupe makes me truly happy. There’s a great vibe of friendliness and mutual support within the ensemble — and, of course, we make high-quality music for our listeners.
ASIDE FROM MUSIC, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
I’m always open to everything new. I’m particularly interested in different peoples’ languages and culture. I’ve been listening to a lot of ethnic music lately, which has revealed to me many nuances in how various peoples’ folk songs sound. I’m also interested in teaching and management. I love working on all sorts of projects. However, everything we do and everything we strive for is done with the listener in mind.

musicAeterna choir events

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Alexey Retinsky (b. 1986)
“Ty — likami tsvetov” [You Are in the Faces of the Flowers]
Mystery for Choir and Orchestra (2023, world premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Vespers for viola, tenor and mixed choir, Op. 37 (1915)

The musicAeterna Choir
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis