Petr Glavatskikh (b. 1979)
Intro ‘Lament of Adam’
Matthias Schmit (b. 1958)
Chanaya (fantasy on the verses by N. Gumilyov, version by P. Glavatskikh)
Alexey Sioumak (b. 1976)
Oath for Marimba
Grigory Smirnov (b. 1982)
Mirrors of Emptiness for Marimba with a Digital Delay
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
Rebonds A for Percussion, Rebonds B for Percussion
In his recitals, Petr Glavatskikh combines European musical education with Eastern percussion practice.
‘While Glavatskikh was performing parts from Bach’s Cello Suite, I wished the marimba had been invented in Bach’s time’ (Pyotr Pospelov, Vedomosti).
Petr’s range of expression is as diverse as the family of instruments he plays. He works with the theatre geniuses Yuri Lyubimov and Tadashi Suzuki and experiments with the master of Russian folk music, Sergey Starostin. His solo album The Unfound Sound, released on Fansymusic, was short-listed for the International Music Awards. Petr received a Golden Mask theatre award for his performance in Pyotr and Fevronia of Murom at the Praktika Theatre.
Being an author, composer, performer, and producer, Glavatskikh creates his performances and productions with Russian theatre and film stars, including My Sebastian with Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė and Ebony Skin with Yulia Peresild. The musician collaborates with renowned contemporary composers such as Alexey Sioumak, Alexey Retinsky, Grigory Smirnov, and Alexander Manotskov. At the invitation of London-based Intermusica, he takes part in the Sacred Imagination project as a composer and performer.
In 2019, together with Bollywood star Shriya Saran and director Elizaveta Moroz, he presented at Zaryadye Hall a concert extravaganza, Gallant India, based on a juxtaposition of Jean Philippe Rameau’s works and traditional Indian music performed by the Hindustani Ensemble.
Having co-written and performed music for this season’s acclaimed premiere, Eduard Boyakov’s Laurus at the Gorky Moscow Art Theatre, Glavatskikh takes the art of percussion performance in Russia to a new level.
Petr Glavatskikh, composer, percussionist:
— ‘…Praise Him with timpani!’ exclaims the great psalmist David. And this is true indeed, for the angels of Paradise were the first drummers and, surely, it was from them that Adam took his first lessons. After the Fall, Adam made something similar out of wood and leather, and that drum became his first friend, helper, and later even a communication device. Millennia pass, civilisations rise and fall, but the instrument of leather and wood is found in every musical tradition from Africa to the tundra. In a sense, we all are drum persons. Just as human history has begun with a drum, it will end when the last drum is gone. My concert is an attempt to reconnect with the very first, eternal and musical friend of humankind.