C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Rykova, Elena 




Composer, performance artist, improvisator. Born in Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic, Russia.
Studied composition, piano, conducting at Special Music College in Ufa. Proceeded as a composer at Moscow State Conservatory with a professor Yuri Kasparov (2010 - 2015).

Elena is a nominee of Gaudeamus Prize 2013 (The Netherlands), winner of international competitions such as:
 Third international Competition of Moscow Conservatory for composing a mandatory piece for Winds (2011)
 Open composers’ competition "First performance in Saint-Petersburg” (2011)

In 2014 Elena becomes a finalist of the biggest independent national Russian award in contemporary art – “Kandinsky Prize”
(with her musical performance “The Mirror of Galadriel”).
Her music is being played in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Israel, Russia.

Elena is a constant participant of international music festivals and courses, such as: Summer Academy Schloss Solitude with Chaya Szernowin, Ming Tsao and Rebecca Saunders (2015); Summer Academy of Tzlil Meudcan Festival in Israel with Pierluigi Billone, Dimitri Kourliandski and Nikel Ensemble (2015); 47th International Music Festival 2014 in Darmstadt; Impuls Academy (2013, 2015), Donaueschinger Musiktage 2013, Moscow Ensemble Academy (2012, 2013, 2014) and others.

Participant of master-classes with: Franck Bedrossian, Pierluigi Billone, Chaya Czernowin, Beat Furrer, Francesco Filidei, Filippe Leroux, Marc Andre, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Louis Andriessen, Johannes Kreidler, Dmitri Kourliandski, Clemens Gadenstätter, Jean-Luc Hérve, Antoine Beuger, Manon-Liu Winter, Frank Gratkowski, Georg Nussbaumer.

Elena is a quite experimental composer, she works in different areas of music and art: musical performances; pieces for specially built instruments and objects of art; pieces for found objects; works containing musical theatre elements; open graphic scores; pieces for non-specified instrumentation; installations; verbal and game-like scores; pieces including analogue devices, prepared instruments; chamber and symphonic music; scores for performers-improvisators etc.




Works in ISCM catalogue



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