Max Ananyev (Максим Ананьев) is a guitarist and composer from St. Petersburg, Russia. He has released four albums published on CD by Serein, Preserved Sound and Fancymusics.
Ananyev says of his music: "I like the atmosphere of detachment and thoughtfulness. The main thing for me is atmosphere and depth. Perhaps St. Petersburg and its environs, with its northern pine forests and calm Baltic Sea, formed my vision. I write music that does not scream, does not roar about itself, but creates a filter for perceiving reality. Unlike traditional guitar performance, most of my pieces have an unpredictable variable tempo and dynamic range. That is the main idea of my music: all the processes taking place in nature and even in our daily lives are very varied and unpredictable. The wind does not blow with the same force; the branches of the trees do not move at the same pace; the lightning does not strike at the same place. The movement of time is not predictable, and no one can vouch for what will happen in the next moment."
In addition to pieces for classical guitar, Ananyev records electro-acoustic and ambient music. A number of his compositions have been broadcast on BBC radio. As a result of critical acclaim, pieces from his album "Frontier" ranked highly in Apple Music’s international playlists of classical music and have been heavily streamed worldwide.
Music from the album “Frontier” is present in this collection published by Bergmann Edition.