Thursday, November 05, 2009

KinoArt Festival: Russian Rock Music Retrospectives with Alexander Lipnitsky

Second KinoArt Festival in Toronto, November 5-8, 2009

KinoArt Festival Alert – Screening of Documentary

Screening of Alexander Lipnitskiy’s documentary on the history of Soviet/Russian rock music will take place on Thursday, Nov.12th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Margret Bar.

Alexander Lipnitsky @ the Toronto's Kino Art Festival
"For the Love of Russian Film, Music and Art"

[ V ] Friday, November 6, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Panel discussion on the past, present, and future of Russian cinema

Munk Centre for International Studies
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto - 416-946-8900

[ V ] Saturday, November 7, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Documentaries about AQUARIUM and ZVUKI MU

Club Samovar
51 Winchester St, Toronto - 416 925 4555

[ V ] Sunday, November 8, 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Documentary about legendary Russian rock group KINO
Kino had a major role in the film ASSA

Regent Theatre
551 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto 416 489 8484

Club Samovar
51 Winchester St, Toronto - 416 925 4555

Alexander Lipnitsky in His Own Words

From 1983 to 1990, I was a bass guitarist with the "Moo Sounds". Among the band’s biggest achievements was our album, produced by Bryan Imo and recorded at London’s OPAL RECORDS STUDIO. The album sold 3500 copies in Europe and USA in 1989. I also played at Serious Fun Festival. Together with a California band The Residents we performed at NY Lincoln Center. I participated in several documentary films screened in France, Italy, Germany, USA, and USSR.

During 1990-2009, I was a producer of the following bands: ATAS, BIOSINTEZ, SHATEN KINGS, and Upstairs.

As a journalist of SOVETSKAYA KULTURA (Soviet Culture), I covered USSR jazz festivals during the 70’s. In the 80’s, I published in the following underground magazines: SMORCHOK, SELF, SDVIG, etc. During 1994-2009, some of my articles were published in the Playboy and Rolling Stones.

My TV career was launched in 1991 with an hour film VICTOR TSOY: SUNNY DAYS.

I worked with Joanna Stingray on her TV project RED WAVE 21 and created a number of TV programs about famous rock musicians from Russia and the West, including stories about The Doors and Boris Grebenshchikov. The latter featured in a documentary titled “40:0 in Grebenshchikov’s Favor,” produced in 1993.

In 2006, my own TV show, Yellow Submarine, premiered on NOSTALGIA cable channel. The show is dedicated to the history of Russian rock music.

To the audience of Toronto KinoArtFestival I will offer a program consisting of my TV documentaries on the key figures of Russian rock-music, such as Alexandr Bashlachev, Sergei Kurekhin, Alexei Khvostenko, AUKTSYON band, Moo Sounds, KINO, AQUARIUM and ZOO, with introductory remarks in English.

My motto is to play a fair game and show the truth, without using special computer effects. For my projects, I use newsreels and find people who, in my opinion, are well worth mentioning as part of the Russian rock music history.

Google Books: Noise of the world: non-western musicians in their own words
"ALEXANDER (SASHA) LIPNITSKY | ZVUKI MU Zvuki Mu is one of the few rock bands qua rock band featured in this book, for similar reasons to Tribe After Tribe. ..."
by Hank Bordowitz - 2004 - Music - 381 pages

Free Screening of Documentary on History of Soviet / Russian Underground Music at Margret Zvuki Mu Russian rock Legends of Russian Rock KinoArt Russian Festival Opens in Toronto Thursday
"In recent years, he created a series of television programs on the main heroes of Russian rock in the 80's. Itself in many ways a symbol of the era, Lipnitsky is now considered one of the most competent of Russian rock historians."
by Lenny Stoute SERGEY KURYOKHIN: uncivil engineering
Sergey Kuryokhin and his popular mechanics give performance art soviet twist
by Michael R. Benson Zvuki Mu
"Led by singer, songwriter, poet, actor, and all-around artistic troublemaker Pyotr Mamonov, Zvuki Mu was one of the few bands of the so-called "Russian Revolution" in late-'80s pop music that merited more than a casual glance from Western audiences. (As opposed to bands like the remarkably dull hard rockers Gorky Park.) Formed in 1981 by Mamonov, who was already a published author in his early 30s, Zvuki Mu (literally "sounds of moo," an absurdist name that suits Mamonov's playful lyrical style) performed increasingly above-ground gigs in Russia and Eastern Europe throughout the '80s ..."
Curtis Zimmermann, All Music Guide Stepanida Borisova: World-famous but still unknown
"I remember Sasha Lipnitsky gave a concert in Moscow suburb, on Nicolina Gora. One of the life's brightest musical impressions! And not only musical – do you remember Zhanna Aguzarova came into your dressing room and said: Stesha, you are a great singer; I can tell you that as another great singer".
Interviewed by Irina Efimova, Vecherka.Ykt.Ru
Translated by Alexandra Markova, a Yakutsk State University student

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