In the choir since 2019
Sergey Silakov is a tenor and conductor. He has been a member of the musicAeterna choir since 2020. He studied choral conducting at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music, and graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Culture and Arts majoring in Opera Singing. He is the laureate of All-Russian and international vocal competitions.
Since 2010 he has been on tour in the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Brazil, China, South Africa, as well as in more than 60 cities of Russia. Since 2016 Sergey Silakov has been a leading soloist of the Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir, as well as an artist of the Questa Musica ensemble under the direction of Philip Chizhevsky. He has collaborated with many conductors, including Yuri Bashmet, Maris Jansons, Sergei Skripka, Fabio Mastrangelo, Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Minin, Vladimir Yurovsky, Ennio Morricone, and others.
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