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Marat Ingeldeev

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

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Marat Ingeldeev is a London-based researcher, writer, critic and performer. He co-hosts violet snow, a podcast in Russian about new music and those who make it, together with Irina Sevastyanova.

As a journalist, Marat regularly writes texts about music, culture and society for publishing outlets, including TEMPO, Muzikalnaya Zhizn, All About Jazz, Stravinsky.online, Muzikalnaya Akademiya. He has interviewed, among others, composers Laurence Crane, Johannes Kreidler, Sergej Newski, Elena Firsova, Neil Luck, Elena Rykova and Roger Redgate. In August 2023, he is scheduled to participate in the ‘Words on Music’ course at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, run by Kate Molleson and Peter Meanwell.

As a researcher, Marat has given lectures and presentations on new music at various conferences and events. He has presented at the Gnesin Contemporary Music Week in 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as at the Gnesin Academy and ZIL Culture Centre. His research interests encompass a range of topics, including interdisciplinary experimental performance, instruments and objects as sounding bodies, new music in Russia, and music aesthetics.

As a performer, Marat plays the piano and live electronics. He has performed at various venues and events, including IKLECTIK, Arebyte Gallery, Sound Festival, Southbank Centre, Cheltenham Music Festival and Teatro Baltazar Dias (Madeira, Portugal). 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 creates collaborative musical experiences investigating the intersections between Iranian classical music, improvisation and live electronics. Occasionally, he creates his own works which incorporate elements of electronic music, improvisation and performance art.

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