Festival of contemporary academic art Spread Spectrum

Festival of contemporary academic art Spread Spectrum will take place in spring 2021.
Applications for 2022 can be supplied till september 2021.
We are glad to invite you to our concerts.
Concept by composer
R. Nizamutdinova, artistic Director and Chief of the organizing Committee.
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Program 2019 - 2020

29 of November. 17.30. Conference Hall of the State P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institution (MSU). Universitetsky Avenue, 13 
Opening ceremony. Soloists from the United States. 

All concerts scheduled until July, 2020 

have been moved to the next season

6 of April. 18.30-19.30. Music school 14 (Dayrskaya str. 26)  
«Spread Spectrum» ensemble    
Free entrance  


24 of April 18.00-20.00 Khodynka gallery 

Electroacoustic music of Russia, Europe and America 

 Entrance with gallery ticket (100 rub.) 


 25 of April. 15.00-21.00 Khodynka gallery 

 Marathon of avant-garde. Instrumental music and video art. 

 Entrance with gallery ticket (100 rub.) 


26 of April. 20.00 “Sound Museum” 

«Spread Spectrum» ensemble 

(flute, electronics, videoart). 

Entrance with museum ticket  

16 of May. Night of museums. 17.00-19.30. “Hazine” National Art Gallery
Literary and musical evening 
Free entrance  

All concerts scheduled until July, 2020 

 have been moved to the next season


23 of May 17.00 Gallery-Belyaevo

 professors at Mississippi University, USA  

J. Mortyakova and V. Bogdan. piano 

 Entrance with museum ticket  

 Please contact us under spread.spectrum.festival@yandex.ru for more information 

 24 of May 16.00. Jurgenson hall 

 Piano. Panorama of styles 

 professors at Mississippi University, USA J. Mortiakova and V. Bogdan 

 Schubert, Liszt, Handel, Chaminade, Harris, Romanian composers of the 20th century. 

25 of May. 17.30. Conference Hall of the State P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institution (MSU). Universitetsky Avenue, 13 

J. Mortiakova and V. Bogdan (United States).

29 of May. 14.00  Children’s Music School No. 3 (G. Kamala str., 1/48)
Creative meeting with  piano professors (USA)
Free entrance 
29 of May. 18.00.  V.P. Aksyonov house museum. 
professors at Mississippi University, USA.
J. Mortyakova and V. Bogdan piano
Free entrance  
30 of May.  “Hazine” National Art Gallery 12.00-16.00 
Gala- concert of the festival. 
Winners and jury members of competition «Performers of the 21st century» 

6 of June A.M. Gorky and F.I. Shalyapin museum16.00-17.30.
«Spread Spectrum» ensemble     
Entrance with museum ticket   

Electroacoustic music of Russia, Europe and America

24 of April 18.00-20.00 Khodynka gallery  

Acousmatic pieces of

D. Mecionis Sc. D. Miller ( NYCC, USA) 

T. Todoroff, A. Glineur ( FeBeME, Belgium), 

A. Rovner (Conservatory), O. Makarov (SA), 

R. Nizamutdinova (Russia)

Live  electroacoustic duo N. Khrust/ R. Nizamutdinova (Concervatory).

Entrance with gallery ticket (100 rub.)


David Mecionis is a self-taught composer, arranger, instrumentalist and music copyist whose work has spanned a wide range of genres. He played guitar in Elliott Sharp’s electric guitar quartet—known as ’Dyners Club—and played drums and bass with God Is My Co-Pilot, Baby Tooth, Mors Syphilitica, The Greys and others. He has written, produced and arranged for artists including Perio, Dominique A, and Godwin Peak. He has played the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Tonic, ABC No Rio, 92nd Street Y and other New York City venues, and performed on tours of the United States, France, and Scandinavia. David's commitment to composition began later in life. His first fully realized classical-style composition, Grand Saxophone Quartet in E-flat minor, was premiered in October 2009 at SUNY Fredonia by the Coleman Prize-winning Mana Quartet, who went on to perform it at a half-dozen other campuses. Obstinate Duet followed, a staunch twelve-tone piece for flute and clarinet, premiered in New Paltz, N.Y. by Marcia Gates and Larry Tietze of the Poné Ensemble for New Music. The past few years have seen the world premieres of Die Sprechmasken von Hofmannsthal for tenor, violin, English horn, bass clarinet and electric guitar; Filidi/Setera for trumpet solo; Ahab for woodwind quintet; and Table Canon for Two Clarinetists, which dedicatees Guido Arbonelli and Natalia Benedetti have continued to perform on tour in Italy. Trio in Two Parts with an Interval Between for oboe, bassoon and viola will receive its New York premiere on May 11, 2020 at Little Church Around the Corner. In late 2016, he began composing under the guidance of Raoul Pleskow, a highly regarded composer of the Wolpe and Wuorinen circles. David serves as Concert Director of the New York Composers Circle, richly enjoying his role as art-music advocate and producer of a yearly series of concerts of new works by a host of member composers.  

Scott D. Miller is a New York City-based composer and the Artistic Director of the Tilted Head Ensemble, which he founded in 2016 Miller has written extensively for various classical ensembles and has long explored diverse genres. He has composed musique concrète, electroacoustic music, experimental jazz, structured improvisation and works in collaboration with poets, dramatists and visual artists. Miller's works have been performed at MISE-EN, La MaMa, Symphony Space, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, CBGB, P.S. 122, Lincoln Center Library, the DiMenna Center, the Hudson River Museum and many other venues, as well as festivals including the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, La nuit de l'instant (Marseille, France) and 10 ans de créations au Moulin a Nef (Auvillar, France). His music has been premiered by Miranda Cuckson, Blair McMillen, Ryan Muncy, Eric Huebner, Fred Ho and other notable performers. Miller studied composition with Milton Babbitt and Paul Lansky, as well as clarinet with David Krakauer. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Miller also earned an MFA in composition from Princeton University and an MA in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has received numerous awards and grants including ASCAP, NJSCA, Meet the Composer and the New York Composers Circle Award. Starting in 1989, Miller founded and directed the Inner Ear Music Series at the Brecht Forum and at Greenwich House, producing over seventy concerts of new music by many prominent experimental composers and improvisers. 

Regulations on the international festival of contemporary academic art "Spread spectrum 2020". 

1.The festival is held in the form of concerts, lectures and film shows in different cities with the support of the city media.
2.By submitting an application for any event of the festival, the participant consents with all the conditions of the Festival regulations.
3.The aim of the festival is to popularize the modern academic art educational goals, include stimulation of the development of modern art in different cities - the main directions of this festival, as well as strengthening of professional cultural relations between creative collectives, performers of Russia and foreign composers and performers.
4. The order of the letter of gratitude takes place at the time of application. ONE LETTER OF GRATITUDE is given to each organization with a list of all the artists, composers, authors and directors (copied from the application) after the meeting of the organizing Committee in June 2020 (black and white on thin paper with the stamp of the festival). It is necessary to bring the thick paper to any of the concert of the festival (if a participant needs a letter on thick paper).
5. Conditions for participation.
Applications are free, performances are not paid.
classical music performers
Performers of contemporary classical music (20-21 centuries.)
Poetry (short prose)
Visual art (photos, paintings, digital paintings)
Video art (audiovisual works, short films, animation)
Other (Amateur art, performance, synesthesia and more)
Age group:
up to 15 years
Time limit:
Applications will be selected/rejected by the organizing Committee depending on the occupancy of the halls, including performances of invited stars.
6. Performers of any nationality and country of residence are allowed to participate. It is forbidden to prepare the piano in the hall. It is possible to show video art, performance, performers on the xylophone, the vibraphone, the timpani, harp, orchestral bells, thereminvox, instruments, invented by composer, performers` parts of electronics for electroacoustic (live) works, if the participants are going to provide and transport the equipment, instruments and requisite. There is a Grand piano in the hall. In the hall (Moscow) there are also 8 speakers, mixing console. In some halls of Kazan there is a projector, but it would be necessary to bring one`s own notebook, light engineer and hdmi cable. The participant can also independently conduct an Internet broadcast by PRIOR AGREEMENT with the organizing Committee. Videorecording of the head of the organizing Committee is prohibited. Video recording of lectures is prohibited. Videorecording of events is possible. If the speaker is against the video shooting by the organizing Committee and the audience, he must inform about it before the event.
7. The winners of the audience voting and participants of the best performances will be invited by e-mail to participate in the Gala concert of the festival.
8. The application must be sent in the formats of .docx ms word, font Times new roman 12 on email spread.spectrum.festival@yandex.ru .
Application form:
Mandatory item:
1 name/surname of participant(s)
2 Category
3 Age group of participant/participants (up to 15, 15-24, 25+)
4 Title (s) of the work (s).
5 Information for printing in the program/poster or refusal to print.
6 Request to view the festival library (instead of item 4). Performers at the request can see scores of contemporary composers.
7 Is it necessary to present a letter of gratitude from the organizing Committee to the participant/participants/head? ( 1 per organization)
8 Optionally, you can specify the educational institution/place of work of the participant/participants.
9 Duration
10 Agreement with Regulations on the festival .
-The necessity (or prohibition) of printing the name of the participant/s in the program and/or poster of the festival Gala concert. See Addition 2 for details. About the possibility of participation and the date of the Gala concert possible additional correspondence until March 2020. The names of the participants-winners, not requested the print, in the program/poster not specified.
-Address of the organization/participant.
Applications that are not filled in the form will not be considered. Confirmation of participation will be sent in a return letter to the e-mail address of the participant 2 weeks before the 1st concert of the festival or earlier. Only participants who have received confirmation may participate in the festival.
9. Before applying, you may read the library. In order to become acquainted with the scores you need to write an e-mail request in any form. Composers send scores to interested participants.
10. Audience voting takes place on the website https://spreadspectrumbitrix24.site/contacts/#block178 and in the hall on forms within 2 hours from the beginning of the concert.
11. Organizers: the organizing Committee of the festival of contemporary academic art "Spread spectrum."
The organizing Committee includes teachers of Universities of Kazan, Moscow, Austria and the USA, artists, directors of music schools, Lito, creative associations, Museum staff.
12. Applications are accepted from 1 June 2019, 00: 00 a.m. until 1 October 2019 00.00 a.m.
13. The organizers reserve the right to make changes and additions to the terms and program of the organization and holding of events.
14. Advertising on the website and in print is only possible for halls, participants and organizers who have twice successfully held the festival events.
15. Travel and accommodation by the participants is at their own expense. It is possible to provide premises for groups and delegations to wait for the time of performance at the request of the participants and in agreement with the organizing Committee (only in Kazan).
16. The author of the name and ideas and the permanent artistic Director of the organizing Committee of the festival of contemporary academic art "Spread spectrum" is composer R. Nizamutdinova. 

Program 2019

Festival's upbeat: webinars and lectures

21st of February, 16:10 TISBI University of Management
«Programming in Sound» (webinar from the course “Digital technologies in music”).
Lecturer at Herzen Institution and New Media Laboratory, Ph.D. in History of Arts A. Bundin
Free entrance upon registration under tisbi-cdo@mail.ru

28th of February, 16:30 TISBI University of Management
«Methods of sound synthesizing» (webinar from the course « Digital technologies in music »).
Lecturer at Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Ph.D. in History of Arts N. Khrust
More information about the event:  tisbi-cdo@mail.ru 

16th of March, TISBI University of Management
Electronic Music in the 90s. Lecture by K. Ilyin (Saint-Petersburg),
Chief editorial manager at A.I. Herzen RSPU
Free entrance upon registration under tisbi-cdo@mail.ru


16th of March, 15:30 Music school 14 (Dayrskaya str. 26)
Opening ceremony
Digital pictures by K. Ilyin (Saint-Petersburg)
light&music films (A. Bandura, A. Milyushin, Moscow)

17th of March, 14:00 V.P. Aksyonov’s house museum
Book Presentation:
K. Ilyin (Saint-Petersburg)
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30th of March 16:00-17:30 A.M. Gorky and F.I. Shalyapin
Ensembles «Spread Spectrum» and «Studium».
Entrance with museum ticket

6th of April 16.00-17.30 Ye.A. Boratynsky museum
Young musicians in concert
(Children’s music school No.14)
Free entrance

13th of April 16.00-17.30 “Hazine” National Art Gallery
Traditional folk music of Volga Region
Entrance with museum ticket

19th of April 16:30-18:30 Conference Hall of the State P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institution (MSU). Universitetsky Avenue, 13
Literary and musical evening
From baroque to modernity
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11th of May 10:00-17:00 “Hazine” National Art Gallery
International contemporary academic music performers competition
«Performers of the 21st century»
Free entrance
MORE DETAILS 2018-2019


11th of May 19:00 V.P. Aksyonov house museum
A. Rovner (Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory)
and board member of «Composers’ Concordance» concert series (New York)
Lecture about Moscow poets and 20th Century electronic music
Free entrance

12th of May 17:00 St. Catherine Evangelic Church (Karl Marx str., 26)
Organist A. Grots (Austria – Russia)
Donations from 200 RUB

13th of May 18:00 Children’s Music School No. 3 (G. Kamala str., 1/48)
Music for Cembalo
S. Grots-Lanskaia (Austria – Russia)
Admission by invitations

18th of May 16:00 “Hazine” National Art Gallery
Young musicians in concert
(Children’s music school No. 4)
Gala- concert of the festival, awarding of diplomas

24th of May 18:00-19:00 Gagarin Children’s Music School No. 4 (Gagarina str., 101)
Closing ceremony
professors at Mississippi University, USA
Yu. Mortiakova and V. Bogdan
Works for two pianos
Free entrance

Fesitval’s Echo

26th of May, 14:00 Verkhny Uslon School of Arts
Fesitval’s Echo
Yu. Mortiakova and V. Bogdan (USA).
Free entrance

With the festival support:

25th of May 16:00 КМК Kazan I. V. Aukhadeev Musical College
Professors of Mississippi University in interview and concert

End of July. Electroacoustic concert of R. Nizamutdinova and her students in the
“Sound Museum”
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