"Today I speak in memory of words which once stuck in my throat, of teeth grinding syllables under my tongue, of powder-burns in the gap between gullet an darkened lips. Back then I dreamed of smuggling out words, packaged like stolen goods in the mouths' storeroom, of tearing apart their wrapping and pulling out alphabet toys."
The show initially focused on compositions influenced by drone and repetion -- from the noise-folk of Pelt to the abrasive tape loops of Aaron Dilloway. The latter half of the show featured ambient work from Oneohtrix Point Never and Motion Sickness of Time Travel.
Khovanschina played by Sofia National Opera
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Prince Ivan Khovansky: Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Prince Andrey Khovansky: Zdravko Gadjev (tenor)
Prince Vasily Golitsin: Kaludi Kaudov (tenor)
Shaklovity: Stoyan Popov (baritone)
Dosifey: Nicola Ghuiselev (bass)
Marfa: Alexandrina Miltcheva (mezzo-soprana)
Public Scribe: Angel Petkov (tenor)
Emma: Maria Dimchevska (soprano)