SYNOPSIS

Founded in 1860 as a military post, Vladivostok, Russia’s gateway to Asia in the Far East, has a turn-of-the-century charm. After it had been cut off from the rest of Russia and the world for decades, to protect the Pacific Fleet, the ending of the Cold War allowed the city to open in 1992.

Ranging from the modern landmark of the city, the Zolotoy Bridge, to the tiny musician’s apartment reminiscent of Soviet era and the Tokarevsky Lighthouse at the end of the world where the land ends and the Japan Sea begins; the entire city is the scenery and the stage on which the music is performed and the city’s voice is heard.

Seasonal changes affect the acoustic and visual scenery of the city, especially from winter to spring. The project’s recordings were made in severe weather conditions of up to -15º Celsius at the frozen surface of Peter the Great Gulf and hazardous situations across the icy sea and at the prow of a moving naval vessel.

A wide variety of musicians take part, amongst others, a theremin player, a rapper, eight conductors and 13 music groups encompassing a symphony orchestra, a brass band, Russian traditional instruments, diverse percussion ensembles and choirs. In addition, recorded sounds that represent the distinctive character of the city are harmonically incorporated into the music.

350
Musicians
13
Ensembles
25
Institutions
80
Locations
1
City
600
Sound Recordings
1378
Clips Filmed
250
Articles
30
TV Reportages

TEASER

Team

Zarya CCA

Zarya CCA

Production Team

Zarya CCA develops creative ideas in Russia, through a productive dialogue with leading international professionals in the fields of contemporary art.

Marios Joannou Elia

Marios Joannou Elia

Director | Composer

“Marios Joannou Elia is regarded as one of the most important and influential composers of the younger generation” (Perspectives of New Music, USA).

Kostis Nikolas

Kostis Nikolas

Cinematographer | Editor

Kostis Nikolas is a film-maker and DoP. He specialises in the cinematography of demanding cultural and complex music projects that ecompass entire cities.

Reviews

``AN EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL WORK OF GREAT IMPORTANCE`` CNN

Photos

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