Join us at the British Library for Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution: a night of breathtaking live music, radical sound and silent film curated by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of The Renegade Orchestra for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the classic Russian film The End of St Petersburg and Nonclassial DJs.
The evening will open with the premiere of Dash Arts’ Renegade Orchestra, a revolutionary piece of music theatre written by Russian composer Alexander Manotskov with musicians from across the region. Then Pudovkin’s brilliant film The End of St Petersburg which beautifully depicts Russian peasants’ struggle and journey towards Revolution in 1917, will be accompanied by a live soundtrack from Gabriel Prokofiev, Alexander Manotskov, The Renegade Orchestra and UK-based musicians, including theramin virtuoso Lydia Kavina.
You will also be able to see the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition after hours, included in your ticket price.
Performances from 8.15pm
Tickets £20.00: book now
Presented in association with Dash Arts and Kino Klassika, and with the support of PRSF, the Oleg Prokofiev Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts