Typography CCA together with Pushkin House (London) and Centrala Space (Birmingham) present the Music Exchange Programme between Krasnodar and Birmingham. The program will feature live shows and performances, All Systems Go project screenings, and a radio programme series on Radio Fantasia.
Translocalities Music Exchange Programme is part of Pushkin House’s Translocalities programme which facilitates exchange between cultural organisations outside of capitals in Russia and the UK. Following the initial research trip that enabled the curators and heads of these dynamic cultural organisations to meet in person for the first time, Translocalities culminates in a series of digital and physical public initiatives across time zones.
For Typography, this project will become part of the Center’s music programme, which aims to introduce local musicians and artists working with sound, promote them, and introduce local audiences to experimental electronic music from around the world. The basis of the Typography CCA music program is Radio Fantasia, a crossgenre community radio that includes mixes and broadcasts with musicians, artists and sound researchers, which appeared at the Center in July 2021.
Translocalitites program also includes showcase exhibition of women artists based in Krasnodar region Katerina Verba, Sasha Demina, Yana Alalykina, Elena Kolesnikova, and Julia Shafarostova. All artists graduated from Krasnodar Insitute of Contemporary Art.
In March in Krasnodar artists Alisa Oleva will conduct a laboratory as a part of Translocalities program.
Music program curators: Misha Kurilov and Marianna Kruchinski (Typography), Alicja Kaczmarek and Richard Short (Centrala Space)
Organization, management: Elena Sudakova and Denis Stolyarov (Pushkin House), Alicja Kaczmarek (Centrala Space), Marianna Kruchinski, Nikita Sokol and Elena Ishchenko (Typography)
Live performances will take place simultaneously at Typography in Krasnodar and Cen trala in Birmingham on the 19th of February (6pm GMT time/9pm msk time). Concerts by British artists Andrew Woodhead with his electroacoustic duo ELDA and Meesha (Dorcha, Pretty Grim), Wild Rani and Sunnk will be broadcasted to Typography, where performances by the following local musicians will take place: FMSAO, Ded Hasan Bat tle Cry, Heavymetal.4pl and Maksim Logvin.
All Systems Go is a multi-disciplinary project involving musicians, performers and art ists working with sound who together created a series of experimental performances, installations and films responding to the pandemic. The project began in 2021 and in volves a total of eight pieces commissioned by Centrala. Three of them will be screened at Typography in Krasnodar on the 11th and 25th of February (6pm GMT /8pm msk time) and accompanied by artist Q&As.