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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Outline also became the “forbidden fruit”

In the last two years in Moscow appeared a new fashion trend to ban the concerts. No luck mainly overseas artists, although our suffering under the yoke of hypercontrol. The first fell under the distribution of “the great and terrible Marilyn Manson, whose show demanded to cancel Orthodox activists, then “unknown” on the phone said that the site of the bomb, and the aim was achieved. Then there was a galaxy of musicians”Satanists”, whose performances (as offensive to the feelings of believers) did not take place. One of the two capital concerts Infected Mushroom was interrupted by the soldiers of the Federal drug control service. Now the list of banned activities has expanded and the festival of electronic music and art Outline.

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From the popular and more “priportovogo” Sensation of the festival, which is held annually in Moscow, and other similar events Outline is notable for its special concept. It presents a variety of Russian and foreign artists who were not just able to win popularity in the international electronic scene, but developed his own style, unique style and offer the public something new in music. This, for example, Ricardo Villalobos, Mujuice, is known not only for collaborative tracks with Zemfira, but a whole pool of copyright juicy compositions in which the electronic elements are combined with powerful lyrics and striking vocal pitch, a young talented DJ, winner of many competitions Nikita Zabelin, veterans industrial post-punk scene Clock DVA from England (one of the most interesting and unusual-sounding commands, existing since 1978). The list goes on, all the sets were built and music was to be presented on a few conceptual areas. However, to enjoy both classical and experimental electronic art the audience, alas, failed.

The strange thing is that the authorities cancelled the festival in advance, even the day before, and in just a few hours before it starts. The official reason, which is called in all the sources — “organizational and multiple fire violations”. It is much debated in social networks and forums, basically without confidence, saying that the event is not the first year, its organizers are experienced people who are attentive to all aspects, not only respectful to the performers, but also take care of ensuring all technical requirements. After the first message about the cancellation of the event in the network appeared the information that all performances will be held at other venues, but she was almost immediately denied by the team Outline. The organizers immediately announced that guests will be refunded the money for the tickets, and refrained from further comment. However, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor’s office Elena Rossokhina reported that no specific ban on the festival was not imposed, it was only a warning that because of the inconsistency of the event with the Moscow authorities and violations of fire safety regulations, the organizers may subsequently cause problems. In fact, however, they are not given the choice or not to hold a festival: the site is cordoned off by police (on duty team MES and a few cars), aided by local guards, not letting the visitors inside. According to eyewitnesses, the police announced over the loudspeaker that the festival is closed, guests were discouraged, but were calm. The Internet is still fierce debate about why in fact the Outline was cancelled and to prevent the electronic art festival. Those who are “not in”, cheering: “Less nasty drug will have” more than adequate public regrets the fact that during the reign of the monotonous pop events are few conceptual developments and, in a weird way is prohibited. The trend is clear, it makes you think about what today’s cultural policy in General and interest of the state in General, in the aesthetic development of its citizens.

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