Dash Gig and Nest Collective present: OLIGARKH
Oligarkh bring their crashing collages of sound, images and words!
Drawing together contemporary urban culture, deep folk memory and Soviet experiences, Oligarkh’s music erases the borders between high and popular culture, ancient and modern.
Debut album Zemlya i Volya (Land and Liberty) in 2013 was described as ‘an abstract-orthodox mix of spiritual, folk, chanson and lyrical music framed by solid bass bells, 8-bit balalaika and broken rhythms’.
Oligarkh’s live gigs are augmented with a drummer and video collages from historical films, documentaries, fairytales and old TV clips. Together they create a journey through the Russian collective conscious, from grand cathedrals to remote villages, from suburban ghettos to the enclaves of the rich.
Running As part of REVOLUTION17
Creative responses to turbulent times…
Brexit, Trump, ‘post-truth’ politics… 2016 gave us plenty to rail against. In this, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, we invite artists, thinkers and curators to respond to the theme of revolution through performance, discussion and music.
As part of this programme, we are delighted to be partnering with our artistic partners Dash Arts & Rich Mix to offer a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story since the Russian Revolution. REVOLUTION17 will culminate in an explosion of new theatre, music and art marking the anniversary of the October Revolution offering support to migrant artists to pursue their creative potential within the UK arts ecology.
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
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