Creative Bibliography

Tatyana Apraksina



In Russia

St. Petersburg
  • “Sonnets” Café (1976)
  • “Okhta” Theater, jointly with Andrei “Willie” Usov (1979)
  • Library of the Academy of Sciences, House of Architects, Great Hall of the Philharmonic (1984)
  • House of Scholars (1990)
  • House of Composers (1991, 1994)
  • Great Hall of the Philharmonic, Institute for the Continuing Education of Teachers (1996)
  • Center for Contemporary Art, Department of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University (1998)
  • Kurchatov Institute, Glinka State Museum of Musical Culture (1987)
Vitebsk, Belarus
  • Chagall Museum (1994, 1995)


  • New York, NY, USA: 1990
  • Baltimore, MA, USA: 1990
  • Wilmington, DE, USA: 1990 (3)
  • Chicago, IL, USA: 1990 (2)
  • Leipzig, Germany: 1991
  • San Francisco, Fort Bragg, San Diego (2), CA, USA: 1989
  • Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur/Gualala/San Anselmo, CA, USA: 2000, 2001
  • Palo Alto, CA, USA: 2002, 2014
  • Jerusalem, Israel:  2006, 2012
  • San Jose, California:  2008, 2012
  • Northwestern U.S. (various venues): 2012, 2013
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA: 2013
  • Oakland, CA, USA: 2013, 2015


St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Palace of Youth (1986)
  • (1995)
Moscow, Russia
  • Glinka Museum, exhibit for 90th anniversary of Shostakovich’s birth (1996)
Vienna, Austria
  • (1989)
Vitebsk, Belarus
  • Chagall Museum (1997)


    • Reproductions in Music in the U.S.S.R. (REPRODUCTIONS AND ARTICLE HERE), Soviet Music and Soviet Union, 1980s
    • American talks on the philosophy of art, 1989-1990:

– State University of New York (SUNY-Purchase), NY;
– Art Institute of Maryland, Baltimore, MD;
– Maryland High School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD;
– San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

  • Spoken performance, State Academy of Theatrical Art, St. Petersburg, 1990
  • Theses on art, lecture at Scholars’ Union, St. Petersburg, 1991
  • On music and art, at I.I. Sollertinskiy International Music Festival, Vityebsk, Byelorussia, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • “A Word About Cothurni” (essay). Athenian Class (samizdat), St. Petersburg, 1995
  • Essays, prose work, poetry, interview in Apraksin Blues, St. Petersburg-California, 1995-present
  • Lectures at March Solo festival, St. Petersburg, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • “A Face That Had No Riddles” (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) in About the Composer Aleksandr Lokshin, Moscow State University Press, 1998
  • Lecture at St. Petersburg’s Center For Contemporary Art, 1998
  • Theses on art, lecture at St. Petersburg State University, 1998
  • Lessons For ‘Orly, in Miysl’, St. Petersburg Philosophical Society, 2000
  • “Upon March Solo’s Philosophical Stage,” in Culture, St. Petersburg, 1999
  • “Praksitel’s Syndrome,” philosophy, in Culture, St. Petersburg, 1999
  • Artwork, prose, poems, manuscipt facsimile in Convolvulus, U.S., 1998-2001
  • Poem  sequence California Psalms as spoken-word piece, venues in United States, Russia, Germany, Israel, 1999-present
  • Highlights from California Psalms and other poetry, essay on artist, in caesura, U.S., Winter 2001
  • Highlights from poem sequence …Looking at Fujiyama in Reality and Subject, St. Petersburg, 2001
  • “A Face That Had No Riddles” (ENGLISH TRANSLATIONreprinted with author’s “Portrait of A. L. Lokshin,” MAKS Press, Moscow, 2001
  • Highlights from poem sequence …Looking at Fujiyama in Track of Fata Morgana, St. Petersburg, 2002
  • “Stone in Love With Stone,” “The Turn of the Brush (Part One)” in Apraksin Blues #10, 2002
  • “To the Violinist’s Hand” and other material in Vstrecha, Palo Alto, 2002
  • Beyond the Requiem (extracts in Russian), Lokshin foundation, 2003
  • “The Phenomenon of T. Apraksina,” St. Petersburg State University Dept. of Philosophy event, 2003
  • “Alek Rapoport: Non-conformism Endures,” Terra Nova, San Jose, 2004
  • “If a Stone Were an Artist,” News of the North and Galilee, Israel, 2004
  • “Big Sur Triptych with Kerouac” in Apraksin Blues #12, 2004
  • Lokshin, A.A. Genius of Evil / Apraksina, T.I. A Face That Had No Riddles (second edition, expanded) (ENGLISH TRANSLATION). Moscow: MAKS-Press, 2005
  • California Psalms 6, 17; “Petersburg Walls,” “Goodbye, Seaside,” St. Petersburg: Neva 9, 2005
  • California Psalms 1-5, 7-16, 18. St. Peterburg: Neva 12, 2007
  • “Alek Rapoport,” pieces in Harlequin, Terra Nova, San Francisco, San Jose, 2007
  • Highlights from California Psalms in I dream in Russian (Russian Foreign Ministry and Literary Gazette prizewinners). Literary Gazette Publishing House, Moscow, 2007
  • Poems and artwork in Terra Nova magazine no. 32, Palo Alto, 2008
  • “Measure of Love and Silence,” cantata libretto for Richard Cameron-Wolfe. Premieres: Russia, St. Petersburg Composer’s Union Musical Spring festival; U.S., American Composers’ Association Festival, New York, 2008 (ENGLISH LIBRETTO; PERFORMANCE EXCERPT)
  • “The Turn of the Brush (Part Two)” in Apraksin Blues #16, 2009
  • “Time as a Perceptual Category,” lecture at the 3rd Russian Congress for Cultural Research, St. Petersburg, 2010. (English translation of theses HERE.)
  • Poetry and “Between Science’s Time and Art’s Eternity” in Image and Concept in Cultural Research and Scholarly Ontology: collective monograph. St. Petersburg: Eidos Publishing, 2011. P. 8-23.
  • “Psalm 1: Sonnet 9” from California Psalms (in Russian and English, with translator’s commentary) in Image and Concept in Cultural Research and Scholarly Ontology: collective monograph. St. Petersburg: Eidos Publishing, 2011. P. 71-87.
  • Selected Apraksin Blues outreach presentations, St. Petersburg: Mayakovsky Library, 2009; St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, 2010;
  • “The Sound of Freedom,” Poems and artwork in Life Imagery, Palo Alto, 2011
  • Highlights and illustrations from poem sequence …Looking at Fujiyama in Life Imagery, Palo Alto, 2012
  • California Psalms, bilingual edition. Astoria, Oregon: Radiolarian Press, 2013
  • From California Psalms: Psalms 2 and 17. St. Petersburg Review, 2013
  • “Five Poems,” International Poetry Review, U.S., Spring 2014, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p. 28
  • Autobiography, poetry, manuscript pages, archival photos, reading, in On the History of Unofficial Culture and the Contemporary Russian Diaspora: 1950s-1990s. Autobiographies. Authors’ readings. / [Compiled, edited, annotated by Y. M. Valieva]. St. Petersburg State University, 2015. P. 193-213.
  • “Lesson”/”Урок” (bilingual, with translation and song setting by James Manteith). (HERE.) Clade Song. Sacramento, Calif., 2015
  • Poetry in The Time Joint (Svyaz Vremyon). (Russian HERE.) San Jose, Calif., 2015
  • “A Face That Held No Riddles.” works & conversations, Berkeley, Calif., 2016.  (in ENGLISH TRANSLATION, HERE)
  • “Blocking Sound with Sound.” Essay for the XL Scholarly Conference of the International Association of Historical Psychology, December 19, 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia, “Sounds and Smells as an Element of Everyday Life.”