Cover Osteuropa 11/2010

In Osteuropa 11/2010

The Illusion of Control and Art
Power, the Ganelin Trio, and Jazz

Rüdiger Ritter

Deutsche Fassung


The Ganelin Trio was the best known ensemble of Soviet avantgarde jazz and a part of the non-conformist art scene. The building up of private networks and clever manoeuvring – which did not exclude cooperation with the system – helped musicians to overcome of obstacles of state Socialism.

(Osteuropa 11/2010, pp. 223–234)