A Musical Intervention within Anri Sala’s Installation The Last Resort


From 29 September 2018




Garage Atrium
A Musical Intervention within Anri Sala’s Installation The Last ResortA Musical Intervention within Anri Sala’s Installation The Last Resort


The sixth Garage Atrium Commission—Anri Sala's installation The Last Resort—will be launched with a performance by the Studio for New Music ensemble of the Adagio of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, arranged by Anri Sala.

The concert combines a recording, which is part of the installation, a live performance by Studio for New Music, and drumbeats. It required a series of scrupulous rehearsals and reflects the artist's long-term interest in music as an independent artistic language that changes the spectator's perception of spatial relationships. Sala's interpretation, which includes transformed rhythm and pace, also renews the relationship between the soloist and the orchestra.

The clarinet part is performed on the basset clarinet in A, a unique instrument that is a remastered version of the modern clarinet with an expanded range. It was created specially to perform this concerto, which is the only known work originally written for this type of clarinet.


Studio for New Music ensemble was founded in 1993 at the Moscow Conservatory by composer Vladimir Tarnopolski, conductor Igor Dronov, and music historian Alexander Sokolov. The ensemble's repertoire consists of chamber and chamber-orchestral music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the early Russian avant-garde and Western modernism through recent compositions. The ensemble performs in Russia and internationally.

Studio for New Music ensemble: Marina Rubinshteyn, flute; Maria Baranova, flute; Kirill Lashevich, bassoon; Vladislav Odintsov, bassoon; Sergey Kryukovtsev, French horn; David Koronovsky, French horn; Stanislav Malyshev, violin; Ekaterina Fomitskaya, violin; Inna Zilberman, violin; Elizaveta Koshkina, violin; Gleb Khohlov, violin; Ekaterina Markova, viola; Danila Galochkin, viola; Olga Galochkina, cello; Anna Schyogoleva, cello; Grigory Krotenko, double-bass.

Igor Dronov (b. 1963) is the main conductor of the Studio for New Music ensemble. He is an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation. Since 1991, he has worked as a conductor at the Bolshoi Theater. Since 1992, he has taught at the Moscow Conservatory, where he is the chair of opera and symphonic conducting (professor since 2002).

Evgeny Barkhatov (b. 1991) is a clarinettist with an active interest in the arts and new means of music and theater exchange. He is an artist at the SoundDrama studio, which is headed by Vladimir Pankov, and a soloist in Petr Aydu's Persimphans orchestra. In 2008, he formed the group A.ZVUKA at the Moscow Center for Dramaturgy and Directing.


Free admission, but space is limited.