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      Leningrad 1980s

• Sergey Kuryokhin and Pop Mekhanika / Popular Mechanics – all documents
• Сергей Курёхин и Поп-механика – все документы


Sergey Kuryokhin: Improvisations and Performances

by Hannelore Fobo, September 2017

Part One

• page 1 • Preliminary Remarks

• page 2 • Hans Kumpf and Sergey Kuryokhin

• page 3 • 1980-1981: the first meetings

Sergey Kuryokhin and Friends: Leningrad Collective Improvisations – documents and audio files
Vladimir Boluchevsky (Владимир Болучевский), Igor Butman (Игорь Бутман), Arkady Dragomeshenko (Аркадий Драгомощенко), Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky (Вячеслав Гайворонский), Boris Grebenshikov (Борис Гребенщиков), Alexander Kondrashkin (Александр Кондрашкин), Hans Kumpf (Ханс Кумпф), Sergey Kuryokhin (Сергей Курёхин), Sergey Letov (Сергей Летов), Timur Novikov (Тимур Новиков), Ivan Sotnikov (Иван Сотников) and Vladimir Volkov (Владимир Волков).

• page 4 • Leningrad Collective Improvisations 1983: pictures and text

• page 5 • Timur Novikov and Ivan Sotnikov: the Utiugon.

• page 6 • Leningrad Collective Improvisations 1983: music and audio recording (4min 12s fragment)

• page 7 • Hans Kumpf: description of the first part (German / English)

• page 8 • Sergey Kuryokhin: Introduction (4min 37s) to the first part. Voice recording and transcription with English translation.

• page 9 • Sergey Kuryokhin: introductions to the second part. Transcription with English translation and audio fragments.

• page 10 • Reference list


Part Two

Pop Mekhanika in the West (forthcoming)


Hans Kumpf: My Trips to Russia 1980 - 1984

• page 1 • Introductory Remarks / Preface
Leningrad (May/June 1980) Contemporary Music Club

• page 2 • Leningrad (December 1980/January 1981)
LP Recording "Jam Session Leningrad"

• page 3 • Leningrad/Moscow (June 1981)
John Fisher and Sergey Kuryokhin; LP Recording "Jam Session Moscow”

• page 4 • Leningrad / August 1983
Sergey Kuryokhin and Friends: Leningrad Collective Improvisations (english)

• page 5 • Leningrad / August 1983
Sergey Kuryokhin and Friends: Leningrad Collective Improvisations (deutsch)

• page 6 • Moscow, the Baltic States and Leningrad (April 1984)
Pop Mekhanika; LP Recording “On a Baltic Trip”

• page 7 • Documents
Kevin Whitehead: Hans Kumpf and Anatolij Vapirow Trio – Jam Session Leningrad

• page 8 • Documents
Russian Jazz Lives! Milo Fine about Hans Kumpf's recordings (1986)
"Jam Session Leningrad" 1980/81: Hans Kumpf / Anatoly Vapirov / Sergey Kuryokhin / Alexander Alexandrov
"Jam Session Moscow” 1981: John Fischer / Hans Kumpf / Leonid Tchizhik / Alexey Zubov
“On a Baltic Trip” 1984: Hans Kumpf / Lembit Saarsalu / Vyacheslav Ganelin / Rejn Rannap / Ivars Galenieks / Vladimir Tarasov


Sergey Kuryokhin: Interviews

Interview with Alexander Kahn [Kan], December 1981, published in "Cadence", 1983

Interview with Graham Dullfill, Spring 1982, published in the "Leningrad Contemporary Music Club” magazine


Sergey Kuryokhin and Pop Mekhanika

Pictures by (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov

• Rock Club Leningrad 29 December 1985

• Club Mayak, with Chekasin. Concert for Nikolai Obukhovich'es documentary Диалоги / Dialogues, 1985 or 1986.



Sergey Kuryokhin – alternative transliterations: Sergej Kurjochin, Sergei Kuriokhin, Sergei Kurekhin

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Last up-dated 27 October 2017