Ahead of new album Comprehension Of Light Russian neo-classical composer Dmitry Evgrafov takes us on a virtual tour of his home city of Moscow.
It’s too eclectic and chaotic, full of ugliness and hidden beauty. It takes much time to discover the gems. You can find them in a random yard of a sleeping district, an industrial zone, or some quiet historic boulevard in the very centre. Such places make Moscow absolutely unique in comparison to all other cities.
Dewar’s Powerhouse, perhaps (I’m a bad clubber).
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Drink tea, please. I recommend the best tea-house Chaynaya Vysota.
All those ordinary people who daily cope with difficulties, poverty, discriminations, traffic jams, and instability.
I live in a countryside so I drive a car. Moscow is huge, it takes much time to travel both by car and by underground.
Noise, overwhelming ugliness, fakeness of modernised central streets, traffic jams.
A mix of different cultures and epochs. Some unexpected spots that have not yet been upgraded or refined by local authorities (wild beaches, forests etc.).