Alexandr Vatagin & George Bagdasarov


supported by Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz


Alexandr Vatagin & George Bagdasarov

Cellist Alexandr Vatagin was born in 1978 into an Armenian family and grew up listening to the sounds of rockets taking off. Since then he has lived in various cities of the Eurasian continent, currently in Prague. His work so far has been characterized by music and film, with which he has also won various awards.

He started his career as a guitarist in a psychedelic punk band. From there he evolved through “conceptual techno” to free improvisation using instruments and objects found at flea markets.

Jazz, noise and electronic music are his main fields of activity. He has worked with Richard Deutsch, Jerome Noetinger, Yoshio Mashida, Les Halmes, Dill, Yutaka Makino, DJ Sniff, Nikolay Rubanov, Fitz Ellarald, among others.

George Bagdasarov is Armenian with Russian citizenship and, like Vatagin, saw the light of day in 1978. He first studied guitar, saxophone and sound design at Moscow Jazz College and later sound design in cinema, composition. Since 1993 he has devoted himself to free improvisation with guitar, various toys and cooking utensils, often using loops as a compositional design tool. He is not only a musician, but also a performance and video artist. He lives and works in Prague.

+ Guest: Peter Venus