Aart Strootman | Obscure Atlas CГ-3 | 2019 Performed by Trio Basilova | Fridman | Napolov & Libero Orchestra.
Live broadcasting took place at the big hall of TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht on the 11th of February 2021
Trio Basilova | Fridman | Napolov
Helena Basilova – piano
Maya Fridman – cello & Voice
Konstantyn Napolov – percussion & voice
Obscure Atlas CГ-3 is a part of the Dutch Golden Collection and you can find more information on our website.
“In 1970 Russia started drilling holes in the Earth’s crust on the Kola Peninsula. The lowest point SG-3 was finished in 1994 at 12,262 meters deep. The many scientific discoveries that were done inspired further research, but several urban myths also came into this world. Among these urban myths was the story from the Norwegian Aage Rendalen who explained that the Russians had stumbled upon the Gates to Hell. Sound like desperate cries, the smell of sulphur and temperatures far above 100 ℃ was what led to this terrifying fiction. Besides the many insights gained in geophysics and urban myths, SG-3 also raises a lot of questions about the limits of human knowledge.
As of December 10, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 have left our solar system at respectively 22 and 18 billion kilometres. How remarkable is it, that we know more about solar systems far away than about the ground underneath our feet? The Ruïns nearby Zapolyarny and its urban legends are all that is left of the experiment. However, it still raises questions and Aart Strootman is one of the people that still think and wonder about all of this. His curiosity led to the questions: “What is out there and what does it sound like?”. He wanted to work out this research on the piano, cello/voice and the percussion of Trio.“