The mysterious country where we all should go to after our lifetime has many different names, The Kingdom of Silence is one of them. The composition starts as a lullaby where glockenspiel and celesta play a rather simple melody, wrapped in the "echo" of string instruments. Gradually we are sinking into a dream. Different scenes are appearing in a succession, sometimes linked to each other by the same tempi or divided by the sudden change of mood. With the return of the "lullaby", a long chain of events is finished. But the dream itself - does it ever end?
The Kingdom of Silence is written in memoriam of Nikolai Korndorf (1947 - 2001), an extraordinary personality among his generation of Russian composers.