Set to American pianist Van Cliburn's historic performance of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto in Soviet Moscow in 1958, the piece collages the heavily redacted Mueller Report, a redacted printing of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" and a trio between two performers in borrowed theatrical ‘Russian Serf’ costumes and a drone. The piece is a dramaturgical dive into the Mueller Report's account of the Internet Research Agency, a team of Russian hackers who influenced the 2016 election by impersonating US coal miners, Muslim-Americans, BLM activists —among others. An American Wins in Russia questions the weaponizing of fiction in the service of ‘Perception Management’

with Maryam Faridani.

images and video by Jesse Meredith