Evgeny Ж Ignashev is a composer-perfomer and an audiovisual artist. His works range from electroacoustic acousmatic and live-electronic pieces to improvised performances, visual and sound art, installations, and film/app music. Utilizing psychoacoustic, otoacoustic, microtonal, and spectral contrast elements together with spatial/binaural sound projections, his compositions aim to articulate the space, make the sonic experience  tangible, visceral, and to counter deeper undercurrents, taking one on a special kind of a transformative adventure.

His projects refer to surreal, dreamlike, absurd, and existential, while also being influenced by dada; natural, scientific, futuristic, and nonlinear time concepts; micro/macro relations, magic realism, cinematic imagery, and psychosonography. Sounds from custom and rare instruments, synthesizers, vintage lab equipment, field recordings, extended instrumental techniques, and audio-programming environments shaped into immersive sonic worlds of resonating entities, expressive gestures, and textures. 

Born in Moscow and based out of Vienna, he studied electroacoustic music, composition, sound art, and electronic media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw/ELAK), Darmstädter Ferienkurse, cello and music technology since an early age, and psychology with a focus on cognition and creative thinking in composition as a diploma/postgraduate.


︎ Künstlerischer Lebenslauf (de)
photo: Christiano Tekirdali 


Events

28.04.22
Moquette vi, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: solo and with Punctum Collective
21.01.22
Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: ‘GEMS pt.1’ (für AI/ML raw-audio Erzeugung)
︎ Gefördert von der Stadt Wien Kultur
tba, 22
Künstlerhaus Wien, AT :: dates tba (end of March 2022 and on). ‘Blinds’ 4-part Concert Series (with Punctum Collective)
Blinds, music, analog films.
tba, 22
‘SOL’ — Auf der Suche nach dem Klang des Glücks.  Audiokinetic installation with The Maneki Foundation
Dedicated to the 60. Anniversary of Poème symphonique (1962) by György Ligeti 

Jun ‘21
Moquette V, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live  solo and with Punctum Collective
Jun ‘21
Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: sound projection at Shut Up And Listen festival: Nothing is real
May ‘21
Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: liaisons sonores electroacoustic music festival :: ‘Light cones and Actual Entities” — multichannel acousmatic composition, sound projection
Apr ‘21
::postponed/cancelled :: Vienna, AT :: live with W~ARP — Wiener ARP Ensemble mit AkustikInstrumentalistInnen
Feb ‘21
::postponed/cancelled :: Moquette v, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live  solo and with Punctum Collective
Jan ‘21 
::postponed/cancelled :: velak Konzertreihe, Vienna, AT :: live performance A Certain Trio
Dec ‘20
Alte Schmiede, Vienna, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio
Sep ‘20
Moquette iv, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live performance with punctum collective
Sep ‘20
Ars Electronica 2020 — SOUND CAMPUS, Linz, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio
Aug ‘20
VELAK #115, Enzesfeld-Lindabrunn, AT :: live performance with W~ARP — Wiener ARP Ensemble
Jun ‘20
Moquette iii, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live performance with punctum collective
May ‘20
Modulometer — an online stream concert, Vienna, AT :: ‘Needless Needles’ — a generative composition for PureData
Feb ‘20
Panzerechse Bauchfrei, Venster 99, Vienna, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio
Dec ‘19
Shut Up And Listen Festival, Echoraum, Vienna, A :: live performance with W~ARP — Wiener ARP Ensemble
Oct ‘19
La Cueva, UG Soundlabor, Semperdepot, Vienna, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio
Oct ‘19
Moquette ii, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live performance with ṗunctum collective
Aug ‘19
‘Suspense’ — original soundtrack to the photo exhibition of Tim Parchikov as a part of the cultural programm of the Locarno Film Festival, Locarno, IT
Jun ‘19
Velak Gala, Fluc, Vienna, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio
Jun ‘19
Moquette i, Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz Speising, Vienna, AT :: live performance with ṗunctum collective
Jun ‘19
live with Santa Melodica Orchestra at mumok (museum of modern art), Vienna, AT
May ‘19
ELAK concert at the Floating Sound Gallery, New Stage of the Alexandrinski Theater, St.Petersburg, RU :: a fixed media 8-channel acousmatic version of ‘Ionosphere’, sound diffusion: Thomas Grill
May ‘19
Kramladen, Vienna, AT :: live performance with A Certain Trio (together with Yuri Landman)
Apr ‘19
Washington International Film Festival, US | Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, IR
‘The Case’ — an original movie soundtrack together with Andrei Oid, international premiere
Mar ‘19
Konzilsgedächtniskirche, Vienna, AT :: live performance of ‘Terrane’ for dust, soprano and live-electronics with Nava Hemyari
Sep ‘18
‘Poor Folk’ — original movie soundtrack together with Andrei Oid :: premiere and vinyl release at Garage Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU
Sep ‘18
Ars Electronica 2018, Linz, AT :: an acousmatic presentation of ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ on a 20.4 speaker system as a part of a Listening room / Sonic Saturday
Jun ‘18
ELAK concerts at Steinergasse 8, Vienna, AT :: (1) live performance with W~ARP — Wiener ARP Ensemble (with Wolfgang Musil and Frederic Stritter); (2) fixed media multichannel spatialisation of ‘Ионосфера’ and MDWhale (with Frederic Stritter)
Jun ‘18
Organo/Logics at Hofburgkapelle Wien (Chapel of the Hofburg Imperial Palace), Vienna, AT :: live performance of ‘Ionosphere’ for organ and live-electronics. Organ: Wolfgang Kogert; künstlerische Leitung: Karlheinz Essl
May ‘18
‘Sounds of Matter’ — an international composition competition encouraging composers to find new creative ways to convey scientific ideas through music. A ‘Public choice’ award for the ‘Fullerene-graphene Sandwich’ acousmatic composition, Vienna, AT 
Apr ‘18
‘Дело Собчака’ — an original movie soundtrack together with Andrei Oid, russian premiere, Moscow, RU
Apr ‘18
Sonic Lab at Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz, AT. A 20.4-sound system live sound diffusion of ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ acousmatic composition
Jan ‘18
ELAK-Werkstattkonzert, Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ acousmatic composition for a 16-channel system
Jul ‘17
Electric Orpheus Academy, Rappottenstein, AT :: live sound diffusion of a fixed media multichannel piece. Künstlerische Leitung: Günther Rabl, Wolfgang Musil
Jul ‘17
Schizophonic — ELAK Sommerkonzert, WUK, Vienna, AT :: ‘Terrane’ for dust, soprano and electronics, live performance with Nava Hemyari (voice)
Jun’ 17
Soundings VI, mdw, Vienna, AT :: live performance of ‘zwîval’ for a Michelsonne toy piano and live-electronics. Toy piano: Asmir Jakupovic
Jun ‘17
MDW Aufspiel, Konzerthaus, Berio Saal, Vienna, AT :: The 200. Anniversary of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw). ‘Phyllotaxis’ — a fixed media acousmatic multichannel composition presented as a part of a special selection for the anniversary concert 
Jan ‘17
Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: ‘Phyllotaxis’ acousmatic composition for a 12-channel system
Jan ‘17
Improvisation und neue Musikströmungen, Clara-Schumann-Saal, mdw, Vienna, AT. A concert of improvised music with acoustic and electronic instruments. Künstlerische Leitung: Katharina Klement
Sep ‘16
Vienna Acousmonium concert ‘Sounds Around Me’, Semperdepot, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT :: live sound diffusion of ‘Studie IIIIIIV’
Jul ‘16
Sommerkonzert ELAK Wien, Moë, Vienna, AT :: live performance of ‘An attempt at a Sound Conception of the Universal Ether‘ for a grand piano, objects, and electromagnetic electronics, 4-channel. Piano: Asmir Jakupovic
Apr ‘16
All You Need Is Ears, Tresor, Berlin, DE
Jan ‘16
Voyage Sonore, Echoraum, Vienna, AT :: a 10-channel sound diffusion of an acousmatic piece ‘Studie IIIIIIV’
Aug ‘14
Konnex Night @ OSTHANG Project, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE :: live performance



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