Zulya Kamalova – Kosmostan


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Zulya Kamalova


An otherworldly journey through deep space.

About the artists

Zulya Kamalova is an ARIA Award-winning singer whose work explores her Tatar, Russian and Australian identity. At times she lights a fire beneath distant memories, at others she opens eyes to intricate new worlds. Her poignant storytelling and genre bending sound has captivated audiences both at home and abroad.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents the Australian premiere of Komostan, a project created in collaboration with Dutch producer OMFO in 2015. Together with the inimitable Children of the Underground, Zulya will perform an acoustic adaptation of the original works.

The piece follows the legend of Tataeli, the daughter of Aelita, queen of Mars and the first Tatar space explorer Ilgizar Zinnatullin, taking listeners on an otherworldly journey through deep space. Its epic and modal elements produce an elegant and romantic stream of music, shifting pentatonic paradigms toward new horizons and creating an imaginary system of parallel worlds for listeners to become immersed in.

Praise for Zulya Kamalova

‘Zulya is a striking singer and a gifted writer.’ ABC

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Zulya Kamalova vocals
Andrew Tanner double bass
Lucas Michailidis guitar
Phil Collings drums
Anthony Schulz accordion, piano


Zulya Kamalova
Stop this Ship
Borleganem (Multiverse)
Shall we Fly?
Saniya (Eternal Now)
Black Hole
The Wing of the Goose (Big Tatar Voyage)
Tataeli’s Dream
If I go I will go
A Message to the Sentient Beings of the Universe
First Day


This production is part of the following series: