Maxim Shalygin

composer | conductor | visual artist

"Rising waves" - full-length docu-fiction film about the Ukrainian-Dutch classical music composer Maxim Shalygin.

The film was made by Ukrainian filmmakers before Russia's full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. Post-production was done during the war in Ukraine in 2022-2023.

Duration: 99'

Original languages in the film: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Subtitles: English, Ukrainian. Ukrainian subtitles are available for the deaf.
Filming locations: Ukraine (Kyiv, Kamianske), the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Kinderdijk)

Premiere: Filmhuis Den Haag | 18th February | in a frame of the multi-day festival "Around Maxim Shalygin", organized by ClassicalNOW!

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The film format: digital 2:35, 4K quality (3840х1634). DCP available.

Production companies: NGO «Culture hub» and NGO «Druzi muzyky».
The organizations are non-profit and direct their income to a project to support Ukrainian artists during the war in Ukraine and to restore museums in Kherson that were damaged by shelling.

Year of production: pre-production and production - 2021, post-production 2022-2023.

Film budget: 18 000$
Financial support: State structure "Ukrainian Cultural Fundation" and NGO "Culturе Hub".

Film copyright holder: Anastasiia Suprun-Zhyvodrova
Authors of the film: producer, director and screenplay - Anastasiia Suprun-Zhyvodrova. director of photography - Mykola Zhyvodrov, composer - Maxim Shalygin, co-producer and music producer - Olena Perederii.

Copyright holder`s contacts:
+380664600252 (Telegram, Viber, Whatsup) – Anastasiia
expend.ua.art@gmail.com 

Film synopsis

Ukrainian musicologist Stanislav Nevmerzytskyi has been researching the history and theory of classical music, the work of modern Ukrainian classical composers for more than 10 years. Now he decides to study the works of the Ukrainian composer Maxim Shalygin. He is one of the representatives of the young generation of composers who were able to achieve significant success in Europe and Ukraine.
Stanislav travels from Kyiv to the Netherlands to visit the composer. There Maxim uncovers the secrets of the composer's work, dips into the atmosphere of his music, and reveals the exciting problems of creativity and classical music.
The composer takes Stas into the world of music creation. Together with Maxim Shalygin, Stas sees the industrial cities of Ukraine and the picturesque places of the Netherlands. Thus, we can see behind the scenes of rehearsals and concerts. We can see the features of the creation of newly designed instruments, immerse ourselves in the thoughts of the composer, watch the writing of compositions, and observe the life cycle of music creation: from the moment of its conception to performance at a concert.