Far From Moscow Festival: Music with Zola Jesus, Mumiy Troll, DZA, Mujuice,...
Zola Jesus is the project of Nika Roza Danilova, who crafts dark music dominated by her operatic vocals and keyboards. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Nika showed an interest in singing early on, buying voice lesson tapes and opera sheet music at age seven; soon after, she began working with a vocal coach for the next decade. Anxiety and the competitive nature of opera caused her to stop singing for a couple of years, but missing that form of expression spurred her to begin Zola Jesus. Inspired by high-school favorites like Diamanda Galás, Lydia Lunch, Throbbing Gristle, and Swans, Nika made cathartic home recordings using keyboards, drum machines, and anything else she had on hand.
Mumiy Troll are Russia’s most respected rock ensemble––who have already soundtracked a famous work of Soviet silent cinema. The sci-fi epic “Cosmic Flight” was made in 1935 by Vasiliy Zhuravlyov and with groundbreaking special effects.// DZA and Mujuice, the country’s two most promising/fashionable electronic solo artists. Together they run a vital independent label, Cut2Kill, and Mujuice was recently voted GQ’s Man of the Year in Russia.//Also performing: Pianoboy (Pianoбой, Ukraine); Shipsea (Latvia), Anton Maskeliade (Russia)… Other names will be added––including some more from beyond Russia’s borders! After all, our event is dedicated to new voices “Far from Moscow.” COME ALONG!
03:40-04:10pm: Marina V
05:15-05:45pm: Katya Shilonosova
07:30-08:15pm: Mumiy Troll
08:30-09:15pm: Zola Jesus