Auktyon

Auktyon (Russian: АукцЫон, pronounced [ɐʊktsɨˈon]) is a Russian alternative rock band from Saint Petersburg.

Auktyon
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Background information
OriginLeningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
GenresAlternative rock, new wave, post-punk, jazz rock, punk jazz, freak folk, experimental rock, art rock
Years active1978 - present
Websitehttp://www.auktyon.ru/
MembersLeonid Fedorov
Oleg Garkusha
Viktor Bondarik
Dmitriy Ozersky
Nikolay Rubanov
Boris Shaveinikov
Mikhail Kolovsky
Vladimir Volkov
Yuriy Parfyonov
Past membersEvgeniy Chumichev
Sergey Gubenko
Sergey Lobachev
Arkadiy Volk
Sergey Rogozhin
Kirill Miller
Igor Cheridnik
Nikolay Fedorovich
Igor Skaldin
Pavel Litvinov
Dmitriy Matkovsky
Vladimir Vesyolkin
Evgeniy Dyatlov

The band was founded by Leonid Fyodorov at the Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad.[1] Though they originally played post-punk and new wave, the group came to be influenced by European and Central Asian folk music, avant-garde jazz, the poetry of Russian futurist Velimir Khlebnikov, and aspects of Russian high culture and literature.[1]

Auktyon was particularly popular from 1987 through 1995, but became less active in the late 1990s when Fyodorov began to produce records for Leningrad.[1] The group continues to play together and to release new albums. They toured the United States in 2006[2] in support of their first US release, the album Pioneer. The group returned to the US in 2008 when they released the album Girls Sing.[3][4][5]

Band members[6]Edit

Current membersEdit

  • Leonid Fedorov — vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion (1978—present)
  • Viktor Bondarik — bass (1980—1983, 1985—present)
  • Oleg Garkusha — vocals, dance, declamation, show, lyrics (1980—present)
  • Dmitriy Ozersky — keyboards, trumpet, percussion, lyrics (1981—present)
  • Nikolay Rubanov — saxophones, bass-clarinet, jaleika, keyboards (1986—наши дни)
  • Boris Shaveinikov — drums, percussion (1988—present)
  • Mikhail Kolovsky — tuba, trombone (1995—present)
  • Vladimir Volkov — double bass, keyboards (2007—present)
  • Yuriy Parfyonov — trumpet (2011—present)
  • Mikhail Rappoport — sound engineer (1987—present)

Former membersEdit

Блю Бойз/Параграф/Фаэтон (1978—1983)

  • Dmitriy Zaychenko — bass, electric organ (1978-1980)
  • Aleksey Vikhrev — drums (1978-1980)
  • Mikhail Makov — guitar, vocals (1980-?)
  • Aleksey Vittel — ? (1980-?)
  • Alexander Pompeev — keyboards (1980-1981)
  • Sergey Skvortsov — ? (1981-?)
  • Sergey Melnik — guitar (1981—1983)
  • Evgeniy Chumichev — drums (1981—1983)
  • Sergey Gubenko — bass (1983)
  • Valeriy Nedomovniy — vocals (1983)
  • Sergey Lobachev — vocals, guitar (1983)

Аукцион/АукцЫон (1983—present)

  • Evgeniy Chumichev — drums (1981—1983)
  • Sergey Gubenko — bass (1983)
  • Sergey Lobachev — vocals, guitar (1983)
  • Arkadiy Volk — vocals (1985)
  • Sergey Rogozhin — vocals (1985—1987)
  • Kirill Miller — artist, stage design, costume design, artwork (1985—1991)
  • Igor Cheridnik — drums (1985—1989)
  • Nikolay Fedorovich — saxophone (1985—1986)
  • Igor Skaldin — guitar (1986, 1989)
  • Pavel Litvinov — percussion (1987—2005)
  • Dmitriy Matkovsky — guitar (1987—1995)
  • Vladimir Vesyolkin — dance, show, vocals (1987—1992)
  • Evgeniy Dyatlov — vocals, violin (1989)

TimelineEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums[7]Edit

Title (Transliterated) Title (Russian) Title (English) Release Date
Vernis' v Sorrento Вернись в Сорренто Return to Sorrento 1986
D'Observer Д'Обсервер The Observer 1986
Kak ya stal predatelem Как я стал предателем How I Became a Traitor 1989
V Bagdade vse spokoyno В Багдаде все спокойно All Quiet in Baghdad 1989
Zhopa Жопа Asshole 1990
Bodun Бодун Hangover 1991
Ptitsa Птица Bird 1993
Auktsyon Аукцыон Auktyon 1995
Eto mama Это мама It's Mum 2002
Devushki poyut Девушки поют Girls Sing 2007
Yula Юла Top 2011
Na Solntse На Солнце In the Sun 2016
Mechty Мечты Dreams 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Beumers, Birgit (2005). Pop Culture Russia!. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-85109-459-8.
  2. ^ Mitter, Siddhartha (24 March 2006). "By way of Russia, art-rock for art's sake." Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts. pg. D.1
  3. ^ Vigil, Delfin (27 March 2008). "Auktyon. Eclectic band formed in the former Soviet Union and, 20 years later, strange, loud rock plays a key role in the group's musical stylings." San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, California. pg. G.4
  4. ^ Drozdowski, Ted (18 March 2008). "Auktyon - CD Reviews". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Steve (31 March 2008). "Auktyon: Girls Sing". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  6. ^ "Band History". www.auktyon.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  7. ^ "Muzyka". Auktyon (Official website [Russian]). Retrieved 2018-11-01.

External linksEdit