Alexei Aigui

is a Russian musician and composer. After thorough studies of violin and composition and collaboration experience with alternative rock bands and free jazz musicians, Aïgui finally formed in 1994 his own ensemble – 4’33”, named after famous musical composition of avant-garde musician John Cage. Alexei is known for soundtrack to hieratic movie directed by Valery Todorovsky The Country of Deaf (1998), for which he was awarded by the Golden Aries and was nominated for the Nika Award for best composer. Aigui is also known for his collaborations with foreign artists, and he has performed and recorded with German composers Dietmar Bonnen and Manfred Niehaus and French multi-instrumentalist Pierre Bastien. He has also scored a couple of dozen movies and television series, from art house films such as Mikhail Kalatozishvili’s Dikoye Pole (Wild Field, 2008) and Andrey Proshkin’s Orda (The Horde, 2012) to the popular television series Kamenskaya (2002), and collected several awards for film music. Aigui’s other film soundtracks include music for silent films, Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic, Metropolis and Ernst Lubitch’s The Doll (1919).

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