вепрь и рыба [Boar and Fish]
Music theater / short opera in Russian for three voices, piccolo (doubling bass flute, slide whistle, objects), alto saxophone (doubling clarinet mouthpiece, objects), percussion, piano (doubling objects) and cello (with scordatura, doubling objects) (2018)
concept: Ole Hübner, Kira Malinina, Kapitolina Tcvetkova
composition: Ole Hübner
text: Kira Malinina
scenography, staging: Kapitolina Tcvetkova
voices, performance: interACTive Vocal Ensemble
instruments: The Gallery of Actual Music / GAMEnsemble (Oleg Paiberdin, conductor)
performances: December 8/9, 2018,
Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theater
Distance as a contemporary plague. Psychological, physical, linguistic, (senti-)mental, temporal gaps. It’s a phenomenon of intervals that keep us apart but paradoxically tie us together, creating volumes in between and relationships.
Distance is like water – an invisible volume separating us, but at the same time binding and embracing. It is crucial and essential to any object, being, space or relative. But, just as a line in Euclidean space, it can’t exist without at least two points. We are three points of many lines – here are our three distances.
Today is such a day: even boar and fish are happy
Sellers of smoked fish: gold teeth, short fingers
They are talking about ships
I looked out of the window of my room to toughen their back
Going out for the coast of Africa and Argentina
About 20 years ago.
Today is such a day: for us, it is the last one
I promised you that I would turn into a pillar of salt
If only one word about these three years