Olga Krashenko: Director, Composer, Performer
Maurice Maeterlinck: Writer
Stefan Tiedje: Sound engineer
Anne Bleauwart: Painter
Fabienne Gay, Latifa Leforestier, Rodolphe Bourotte, Gerard Pape: Performers
The trailer is made for the opera "Tintagiles" which is based on the play of Maurice Maeterlinck « The Death of Tintagiles ». The story of this strange tale centers on the orphaned grandson Tintagiles of an old, jealous Queen. The Queen banishes him to a dark and morbid castle to suffer unspeakable horrors along with his two sisters.
Maurice Maeterlinck originally wrote the play for puppets. The opera follows the idea of puppet as « beyond the human being » in a symbolical way – all soloists of the opera are characters that are far « beyond the human being » in their manners of being and speaking from usual human existence.
Their voices are filtered by, or mixed with, their instruments; their manners of speaking/singing/making sounds are changing all the time. They simulate, acoustically, in their singing and playing such electronic effects as echo, delay, reversed order, slow motion or fast motion.
The instruments and voices on the tape create a very special mysterious atmosphere where you can hardly recognize the source of the sound, whether it is produced acoustically or electronically. The video is made by shooting with different mirrors, reflective papers, shades, shadows, water...
Some special paintings are used in collaboration with the painter Anne Bleauwart. The opera « Tintagiles » brings symbolism to the people using modern technology and possibilities of today.
Olga Krashenko was born in 1983 in Kaliningrad. She studied primarily composition at the National Conservatoire of Saint-Petersburg "Rimski-Korsakov" from whom she graduated in 2008.
Besides music, she also developed her skills in photography and video. Olga Krashenko made some special photo for the booklets of such CD labels as Mode Records, Stradivarius and Acel.
Also her photography was used as a source material for visual projections and transformations in the opera of Gerard Pape "Pourquoi les poètes?" which was performed at the "Sound" Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her photo works were exhibited in France in festivals in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ivry-sur-Scene, Bessé-sur-Braye, Tuffé, Saint-Calais, Sargé-sur-Braye, Saint-Maixent and other French cities.
In 2016, her photography was selected for the International Photography Exhibition "Explore The World" which took place at the Drik Gallery. Her musical composition were performed in many festivals in Saint-Petersburg, in Moscow and other cities of Russia by the Academic Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, the Kaliningrad Symphonic Orchestra, Demetrius Spaneas, Alexey Shmurak, Michail Krutik, Alexandra Korobkina, Elya Kulukaeva, Guzel Sajfutdinova, Elena Malyuk and others.
At concerts in Europe and in the USA, her pieces were given their world premieres by such world reknown soloists such as Dimitri Vassilakis (Ensemble Intercontemporain), Cecile Daroux (Ensemble Itinéraire), Pierre-Stephane Meugé, Jacqueline Mefano (Ensemble 2e2m), Daniel Kientzy, John Kenny, Maurizio Barbetti, Ana Telles, Thomas Keck, Shanna Gutierrez, and Dario Garau. Her music was also played by such ensembles as Quartet New Generation, Konvergence, Seldom Sene, Dal Niente, Con Moto, CLSI and the Orchestre de Flûtes Français.