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Marat Ingeldeev

London-based writer, researcher and performer. Co-hosts of the 'violet snow' podcast.

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Marat Ingeldeev is a writer, researcher and performer based in London.

Together with Irina Sevastyanova, he co-hosts violet snow — a podcast in Russian about new music and those who make it. Since August 2022, they have produced more than 40 episodes, including themed episodes, specials and interviews with guests.

As a journalist, Marat covers topics on music, culture and society. He also writes concert and album reviews. His texts have been published in Bachtrack, VAN Magazine, POSITIONEN, All About Jazz, TEMPO, Muzikalnaya Zhizn, Stravinsky.online and Muzikalnaya Akademiya. He has interviewed prominent musical figures, including Laurence Crane, Johannes Kreidler, Matthew Shlomowitz, Neil Luck, Sergej Newski, Elena Firsova, Elena Rykova, Vladimir Gorlinsky and Roger Redgate.

In August 2023, he participated in the Words on Music programme, run by Kate Molleson and Peter Meanwell, at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. During the course, he produced and hosted the podcast Talking Darmstadt, wrote the text Bridging the Channel: British new music in a post-Brexit Europe and created the audio mockumentary Rating Darmstadt.

As a researcher, Marat has given lectures and presentations at Gnesin Contemporary Music Week between 2020 and 2024, as well as ZIL Culture Centre. His research interests include metamodernism in music and culture, music aesthetics and philosophy, as well as interdisciplinary performance practices. In May 2022, he co-curated the charity concert Piano Music For Ukraine at Pushkin House. He has also been associated with Gnesin Contemporary Music Week, at times programming music for the festival.

Occasionally, Marat plays the piano and live electronics. He has performed at various venues and events, including IKLECTIK, Arebyte Gallery, Sound Festival, Hundred Years Gallery, Southbank Centre, Cheltenham Music Festival and Teatro Baltazar Dias. He is one of the founding members of the New Maker Ensemble, a group dedicated to experimenting with various forms of new music and performance art. Together with Roxanna Albayati, he investigates the intersections between Iranian classical music, improvisation and live electronics.

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