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Geometry of now: Moscow power station hosts investigation in sound

14 February 2017

From 20 — 27 February, Moscow’s GES-2 power station will be transformed into a site of sonic experimentation for V-A-C Foundation’s Geometry of Now project.

The project will see over 40 international artists and musicians delve into the rich possibilities of sound with a series of newly commissioned site-specific interventions. Among those taking part are RP Boo, Lee Scratch Perry, Eliane Radigue and Adrian Sherwood.

From mid-next week the installations will be complemented by a programme of talks, workshops and performances exploring the subject of sound. With talks and workshops running during the daytime, the three main evenings of performance will be divided into two parts: a concert programme in the early evening and late-night live performances and DJ sets.

Highlights of the concert programme include a collaboration between American composer and guitarist Stephen O’Malley and Moscow-based musician Alexey Tegin, and a joint performance/screening of a new work by Japanese composer Ryoko Akama and Russian artist and engineer Boris Shershenkov.

Curated by British multi-disciplinary artist Mark Fell, Geometry of Now marks a key moment in the history of GES-2 — the power station will soon become V-A-C’s first major cultural venue in Moscow, set to officially open in 2019.

“For me the most interesting aspect of the space, an imposingly beautiful pre-Soviet power station, is its temporal physiognomy: a site of discontinuity between deconstruction and reconstruction,” Fell says of the location for Geometry of Now.

Find out more about Geometry of Now and how to book tickets here.