Monthly Archives: May 2015

Afghanistan traditional music

Today had an amazing experience of playing and improvising Afghanistan traditional music together with great professionals: Homayun Sakhi on rubab, Siar Hashimi on tabla from Afghanistan and Abbos Kosimov on doyra from Uzbekistan. My guitar duo partner, some colleagues on Chinese flutes, another rubab and doyra. Very inspiring!

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Interesting masterclasses!

This week I will experience something very special: One masterclass from Afghan great rubab player and another masterclass from very good Indian tabla player! 🙂 Rubab: a lute-like musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan) Tabla: a membranophone percussion instrument similar to bongos, which is often used in Hindustani classical music and in traditional music of […]

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“Theme, Variations and Finale”

“Theme, Variations and Finale” (Tribute to Ilya Muromets a bogatyr)” is RECORDED! 🙂 In my opinion it is one of my best compositions for guitar solo written until now. Here is a short background of the piece: When I was a small kid, my mother used to read me a lot of Russian fairy tales, […]

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On a nutrition

Today I would like shortly to write about my new diet. There is much more details to say about the food, eating and feeling and listening to your body what to eat, but it’s too much to write here. I will continue posting from time to time some ideas, experiments and results. Here are few important aspects, that […]

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No alcohol

More than a month ago I quit drinking alcohol. How it feels? Very good! I sleep less (7h instead of 8h), recover faster and feel more endurant and light. There is more harm in alcohol, than good. Ethanol, that alcohol contains, clog vessels and kills brain cells. Even one glass of vine you drink once a month. […]

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Project “CHTO” with contemporary dance. Guitar duo Angel – Dmitri

Today was the second performance within the framework of dance festival “Fête de la danse” (www.fetedeladanse.ch) in Geneva. Temple was again fully packed and audience was pleased with the performance. Great light projections in the old Temple, shadows of dancers and enigmatic music, created by the duo. I think, it was a great idea, that organizers came […]

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