Maxim Shalygin

composer | conductor | filmmaker

Macrocycle for a lifetime,  entitled S I M I L A R  is a cycle in which each new chapter is written for a certain number of identical instruments. This cycle takes an extremely important and special place in my creativity. Each chapter is strictly limited in terms of instrumentation, (which in itself is already a rather difficult task), but for the rest I have unlimited possibilities. I try completely follow the musical stream of material, so that it takes me even further than imagination allows me. The homogeneous composition of the instruments makes my imagination work at the maximum level, since it is necessary to create completely different sound images using the same instruments.

Therefore, each chapter is written for musicians - top class soloists who are able to reproduce sometimes the most complex and sophisticated colors of the score. Each new chapter expands the boundaries of the possibilities, and I open up new ways of communication with the musical material. The duration of each chapter is at least an hour, which allows the listener to gradually get used to and begin better understand the language of the new sound.