Prayers and Meditations

Project with Oslo Chamber Choir; Conductor: Hakon Daniel Nystedt

Bulgarian Vocal Family: Sonia Borisova, Tatyana Duparinova, Yulya Koleva, Nadya Vladimirova.

Soloists: Sergey Starostin – voice,

Evelina Petrova-Alperin – accordion, voice, composer

Bjørn Løken – percussions

Mikhail Alperin – Concept, Producer, composer, Hohner Claviola soloist

West meets East. Classical music meets Improvisations.

Prayers and Meditations is a new piece by Misha Alperin and Evelina Petrova, written for the Oslo Chamber Choir and soloists. Misha Alperin himself improvises on claviola, while Russian and Bulgarian folk singers participate, together with Norwegian percussionist. The premiere performance took place at Ris Church in Oslo spring 2015.

Hakon Nystedt describes Prayers and Meditations as a piece that crosses musical borders, without making aesthetic compromises.

“With this piece, I feel that we are heading towards a musical whole that I like. The choir is also challenged to improvise. They are open to that, especially when they experience that they are helping to create something new – which works,” says the conductor.

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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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