Moscow's Anton Maskeliade is known in the Russian capital as a solo artist with a fondness for motion-sensitive instruments. As a result, his performances have developed a particularly "orchestral" or dramatic flair; put differently, Maskeliade scribes shapes in the air, which are then turned into sound. Constant physical movement around the stage does much to negate any stereotypes regarding modern electronica. This is not the world of static bodies and laptops.
Now the same musician sometimes displays an even more kinetic approach to his craft––as"Maskeliade Street Studio." The project, designed for the open air, describes itself thus: "The microphone and instruments are first placed in the middle of the street. Everyone is welcome to approach them. They can strum, sing, yell, or squeak whatever they like. And so we all create live musical patterns in which every passer-by is now a performer." The key concept is inclusiveness.