13.03.2023 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.
In the world of music, it is rare to come across a performance that is not only highly skilled and highly educated but also has a focus on families and communities. “Bird-Music,” a musical performance which has passed in the years 2022-2023, does just that. The last performance took place on February 6, 2023 in the center of Moscow, Bryusov Lane in the famous Tchaikovsky Music Club. It offers an unforgettable experience for both children and adults, introducing them to the magical realm of Bird-Music and sparking their creative fire.
The author and performer of “Bird-Music”, Veronika Strelbitskaia is a true visionary in the world of music. With a passion for both classical and contemporary music, the author has created a musical experience that is both engaging and inspiring for all ages. Drawing on their own experiences as a musician and educator, the author has crafted a performance that not only showcases the talents of professional musicians but also encourages creativity and participation from the audience.
One of the most impressive aspects of Strelbitskaia’s work is their ability to bring together a diverse group of musicians and create a cohesive and immersive experience. Also The creative team “Concertato”, Art director and soloist Nikolai Egorov, took part in the performance. Veronika Strelbitskaia has chosen performers who are not only highly skilled but also have a deep understanding of the role of music in bringing people together. The result is a performance that is both technically impressive and emotionally resonant, in which she, both musician and director, plays one of the main roles.
Conceived as a trip to visit Bird-Music, the performance takes the audience on a journey through different modes of transportation, each carrying its own musical character. The destination is the house of the Music Bird, where a string quartet awaits the children, allowing them to touch and interact with the instruments. The black bird of Dissonance then appears, and the children have the opportunity to “heal” the music and create their own compositions, which the musicians surprisingly play. The journey ends with a lesson on managing and conducting music, leaving each participant with a feather from the Music Bird.
The performance includes works by classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Vivaldi, as well as improvisations by the musicians themselves, incorporating compositions created by the children. The director found a beautiful hall in Bryusov Lane for the performance and created a unique script that engages the audience from the first minute.
The uniqueness of “Bird-Music” lies in its ability to ignite the creative spark in both children and adults, as well as professional musicians. The interactive nature of the performance allows for everyone to be involved in the creative process, and it is this inclusivity that sets it apart from other musical performances. While there are no known similar performances, “Bird-Music” sets the bar high for future interactive musical experiences.
“Bird-Music” is a magical experience that is not to be missed. Its ability to engage and inspire both children and adults alike is a testament to the power of music and its ability to bring people together. Negotiations are underway to bring this performance to United Kingdom, and it is sure to be a hit wherever it lands.