Prayers and Meditations

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Misha Alperin (idea, producer, composer, Hohner Claviola)

Evelina Petrova-Alperin (accordion, voice, composer)

Oslo Chamber Choir. Conductor Håkon Daniel Nystedt,

Bulgarian vocal family: Sonia Borisova, Tatyana Duparinova, Yulya Koleva, Nadya Vladimirova

Soloists: Sergey Starostin (voice),

Bjørn Løken (percussions)

Sound engineer Tor Magne Hallibakken,

Recorded 24-25 April 2015 in Ris Church, Oslo, Norway.

Mixing in Rainbow studio by sound producer Jan Erik Kongshaug.

Mikhail Alperin seeks in its highly sectarian music to an ideal of simplicity that supports a spiritual message. Alperin carries with musical means, helping to sustain the spiritually formative forces of Europe to one another. In his work, traditions meet in the Eastern Orthodox Europe and the traditional folkloric, enriching each other mutually. He manages to build a bridge between aesthetics, ethics and spirituality and introduce elements of the musical language of the East in the concert halls of the West.

«Prayer and Meditations» rehearsal


1. Misha Alperin  “Prayers and Meditaions” 15: 42

2. Misha Alperin, «Apocalypses» Soloist Sergey Starostin 6.23

3. Bjørn Løken “Shaman” solo percussions 3:01

4. Evelina Petrova-Alperin “Grass, birds and fogs” 7:54

5. Misha Alperin «Norwegian raga» Soloist Misha Alperin — Hohner Claviola 5.51

6. Evelina Petrova-Alperin “Down to the russian river” Soloist Evelina Petrova- Alperin (voice) 4.32

7. Misha Alperin “New prayers” 15:01

Evelina Petrova and Roberto Dani
Part of the project "Mirrors. Dedication to Andrey Tarkovsky"
Fornacepasquinuci gallery, Italy 2014

Two fragments
(Lullaby, Round-Dance)

Evelina Petrova and Alexander Balanesku. Video from Ethnomechanica world music festival 2009 in Saint-Petersburg.

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