On May 23 Erarta Stage will host the constellation of great modern musicians starring Anton Batagov, Alexander Manotskov and Sergey Kalachev Grebstel, who together will present a new rock cantata based on ancient Buddhist texts.
Sergey Grebstel Kalachev
Up to XVIII century European music was mostly built over theological texts and chants. To acquire new musical forms the contemporary composers continue doing something similar to what their colleagues did a few centuries ago. The basis of these compositions is not only the Christian doctrine, but also ideas and texts from other traditions. The 75 minutes long rock cantata "The One Thus Gone" is based on the ancient Buddhist texts.
To set off on this journey, one doesn’t have to be a Buddhist. These words are extremely universal. They are akin to physical laws and have no religious affiliation. The more so music. Tibetan chants are similar to Gregorian plainsongs and Old Believers’ tones, tensons and Russian epics, blues ballads and hard rock riffs. And, of course, they are minimalistic. As always Batagov uses minimalist compositional techniques and imprints of different ages, traditions and styles.
Anton Batagov — composer, pianist.
Alexander Manotskov — vocals, cello, guitar
Grebstel Sergei Kalachev — bass guitar, electronics
Vladimir Zarko — drums
Asia Sorshneva — violin, electronics
Ensemble N'Caged — the new star of contemporary, avant-garde and new classical music.
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