Aleksandr V. Tavrizyan
Candidate of Art Criticism, Bachelor in Theology. Graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music in 2013 as a musical soundengineer, from St. Philaret’s Institute in 2019 as a bachelor of theology with a bachelor’s thesis “‘Real symbolism’ as the foundational principle of Christian spiritual culture in works by fr. Alexander Schmemann.” Candidate Dissertation: “Poetics of Thomas Newman’s Soundtracks” (2019, the Gnesins Academy).
Composer of soundtracks for documentaries “Book of the Sea” (2018), “The Man Who Could Listen” (2020), “On the Path of Fire” (2021), “Easter—a Victorious Day” (2020–2021). Prominent scientific interests: carnivalesque, postmodernism, magic realism, symbolism in theology, poetics of contemporary culture, Russian culture in 19th and early 20th centuries.