Speaker - Visit of Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan's Genocide Memorial complex on Wednesday 14 September | 16:30-18:30
Maxim Shalygin is a Ukrainian-Dutch composer (was born in Kamianske, formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk in 1985). In 2010 Shalygin has moved to the Netherlands, the place where he could successfully turn the bravest ideas into reality. During this time he managed to write more than 40 works in various genres: chamber, vocal, symphonic, electro-acoustic music, as well as music for theatre, ballet, and film. Shalygin’s compositions combine a wide range of techniques with psychological insight and spirituality. For many years, Shalygin has been occupied with music for solo instruments. “The most concealed, intimate, and deep things can only be expressed by a single instrument,” he says. In each of his solo works, Shalygin reaches an exalted state, giving the instrument a special voice.