The Moon

Musical installation for the 90th anniversary of Gorky Park. Moscow, 2018

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This is the story of how the moon met the pond. From the beginning of time she had looked at him from afar as her moonlight traced a silvery path across his surface. Every night, spellbound as she appeared with her suite of stars, he reflected her light on his motionless surface. But one night these entities, usually so far away from each other, became one...

In complete darkness, accompanied by the magical sound of live music from pianos floating among 250 stars on the water, this fairy-tale meeting became a reality and a 6-meter floating moon shimmered and flickered on the star-covered pond.

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The first evening featured a unique program of improvisation by pianists Petr Aidu, Fedor Amirov and Natalya Sokolovskaya — the trio performed live in complete darkness, embracing the audience in the magic of the moment.

The second evening was created in collaboration with neo-classical musician Marynka Nicolai Krylova. Marynka doesn't use notations while playing, she prepares a modal musical frame, which gets a new treatment with each performance, making it a powerful experience of the here and now.

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Installation Concept

Tatyana Ludanik & Katya Volkova

Lighting

Sergey Vasiliev

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Photo: Katya Volkova, Mikhail Frolov