OneBeat Russia brings together nine socially engaged musicians from Russia and the United States to compose, create and perform original music, and explore ways that music-making can build community across cultural and geographic divides. Anton Maskeliade participates in the program as organizer and musician.
OneBeat Russia is comprised of 3 one-week residencies, starting in the medieval city of Suzdal, continuing to Sviyazhsk Island and Kazan in Tatarstan, and ending with a week in Moscow, co-organized by GROUND Khodynka. In each residency location, OneBeat fellows will create original music, lead youth workshops, and do sound-collecting expeditions with folk musicians. The group will also give performances in Suzdal’s city center, in Kazan (at Smena, Sol Bar, and Ugol), and in Moscow, at Powerhouse Moscow (June 24), culminating in a final performance of our adaptation of L’Histoire du Soldat at GROUND (June 25).
OneBeat is cultivating a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. Designed and produced by the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.
Maskeliade was the first Russian OneBeat fellow in 2012 when the program started. Gig in Washington:
The exhibition is dedicated to the history of the rise, development and decline of the Soviet labor camp system, an instrumental and integral part of the Soviet state machinery in the 1930s – 50s, and its political, administrative and economic role. The exhibition room also displays personal cases of various people who fell victims of the Soviet repressive policy and were sentenced to labor camp imprisonment.
The audio guide is available in two languages, Russian and English.
Anton Maskeliade composed a music for the The State Tretyakov Gallery video. Tretyakov Gallery is a world-famous museum that possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Russian artists from early religious paintings to modern art.
Poetry has been always playing an important role in his life. He started writing poems since he started writing. It triggers his music ideas and helps composing tracks. For the last year Maskeliade has been reciting poems on his live shows.
On 21 MAY Maskeliade will give a master class in Ableton Belarus School presenting school of modern music Glinka, and play a gig in the “Prism of Urbanism” action within the Night of Museums festival. The performance will take place in Museum of Z.I. Azgur at 01:10. The main topic of Anton`s gig is the Moscow city.
Anton Maskeliade performed “The Car Organ”. It`s music installation made by Syyn Labs and The Polytechnic Museum. 24 cars whose horns & headlights are tuned to an evenly tempered harmony were controlled by Maskeliade`s gestures through the Leap Motion device. He manipulated sounds` sequences of the horns and samples by hands` movements creating the song live. Lights are also synchronized.
The performance took place at VDHKh in Moscow, Russia within The Polytech Science, Art & Technology Festival 2015.