The musical part of the MUF Festival 2018, to the Rhythm of the City, will take place on Zaryadye Park's main stage on 21 and 22 June. The concert programme is centred around the key topic of the MUF Fest 2018: "Connecting Generations". What the Programme's protagonists have in common is the response their music generates from both the active youth always in search of new impressions and older generations with established music preferences.
The first day's special guest will be Bosnian virtuoso accordionist Mario Batkovic who offers a new take on the traditional musical instrument so dear to Russian culture. Batkovic' distinctive style ranges from neoclassicism and ambient to minimalist and avant-garde music. In describing his performances, music journalists and critics have drawn a close analogy with iconic contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and Colin Stetson. Chamber instrumental music will again be in the spotlight, on the same day, with Fogh Depot, a Moscow trio balancing between languid neoclassicism, fanciful jazz and creative electronic music.
The second day of the MUF Fest's Music Programme will focus on folk rhythms and their integration into the contemporary context. The Russian musicians presented by Indie pop singer Jekka, in keeping with her focus on the Slavic cultural heritage, will perform together with a women's choir, and beatmaker Long Arm from St. Petersburg, who will do a dynamic and atmospheric live show accompanied by drummer Ruslan Gadzhimuradov.
Admission is free.