Multiinstrumentalist Vladiswar Nadishana at jazzworldquest.com
About Vladiswar Nadishana(Germany/Russia)
Vladiswar Nadishana is a Russian multi-instrumentalist and composer, who creates his own unique approach to music, web design, dance and videoart.
His music style is ethnic fusion, ethnic jazz or world fusion - the creative synthesis of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary technologies.
He elaborates the unique playing technique on each of his instruments and his own approach to advanced digital audio editing called "sound microsurgery"
In 1990 along with studying at the Cinema Engineers Institute in Sankt-Petersburg Vladiswar Nadishana began his self-education in playing guitar. Then he mastered other instruments like fretless bass guitar, sitar, mandola, chanzy, jew's harp, ethnopercussion (darabuka, djembe, kalangu, udu, frame drums); winds (bansuri, quena, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda). Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa, spring-pivot-gamelan, banbang (preparated beer- and coffee-tins) etc.
In 1991 he founded his first group "Soulbuilding Society" together with Lavrenty Mganga, then he played in "Ensemble Ri" with Lavrenty and Youl(1996). He also launched two other projects with Youl: "Phonic Duet"(1994) and "The Fourth Race" (2001). 2000 - was the foundation year of a trio "Russian-Tuvinian Karma Knot" with a throat singer from Tuva, Ayas Holazhyk. Vladiswar also plays in the group "Capercaillies at the Treshold of Eternity". In Berlin he works with famous ethno DJ Genetic Drugs and with Ramesh Weeratunga, a musician from Sri Lanka . All these groups and artists create music based on an experimental synthesis of musical traditions from all over the world. (ethno jazz, ethno fusion, new world music etc.)
Since 2000 Vladiswar lives in "Tibercul" the biggest ecovillage of the world. There he established "The Department of Sound Microsurgery" (DSM) . DSM is a creative research laboratory, tackling a wide variety of project: from mastering unknown ancient musical instruments to investigating the influence of modern sound electronics on the human energy structure. The Department researches also how musical instruments influence the consciousness and inner organs of the human body(the project «Move Your Chakra!»).
One of the latest projects is the creation of an original energy-dancing system and composing the music for it.
V. Nadishana created some solo albums in his own studio recording with computer using a multi-track overdubbing method. Vladiswar possesses a big collection of musical instruments (more than 100) from different parts of the world.
He is laureate of the international festivals "Ustuu-Huree", "The Sayan Ring" and "New Songs of the Old Lands", and he is also the founder of the ethnofestival "Free of Karma Zone".
Since 1998 V. Nadishana engages active research in reconstruction of aboriginal culture of Kuzhebar (South Siberia). The examples of this research are music, dance, visual art, motional practices, etc. This research is strictly practical - each researching subject practicing like a lifestyle.
Joining talents and sensibilities, Vladiswar Nadishana and Dima Gorelik bring to life a multicolor spectrum of sonorities of ancient civilizations whose emotion and
expressiveness transcends time and space.
The musical treasures of Asia, Middle East and Europe, have been absorbed by these two accomplished musicians in a vibrant exploratory fusion impregnated with the freshness and the emotion of the improvisation. Now revealed on the DVD, their musical reunion allows us to see not just the
amazing variety of instruments at work, many of them created by Vladiswar Nadishana himself, but also the synergy between the performers, including guest
multi-instrumentalists David Kukchermann and Raphael De Cock.
Beyond the fascinating beauty of the compositions, what makes this filmed performance compelling is the way both musicians complement each other during their instrumental conversations to create a fascinating mythology of their own. Vladiswar Nadishana and Dima Gorelik share the same exploratory passion, which makes the duo a successful concept. Guitar and flutes engage in the dialogue with grace, have spontaneous exchanges, shift tempos while balancing nuances, everything organically integrated in a cohesive tapestry. "Asymmetric Beauty" as a whole reveals also a narrative quality of the music.
hear a story unfolding, one composed of a utopian archetypal language, yet so familiar to our ears. This impression is reinforced by the inventive use of phrases, themes, timbres, each of them striking a chord, a feeling, giving a polyphonic dimension to the musical dialect.We found ourselves immersed in joy and melancholy, or surprised by twists and turns, involved in a magical atmosphere that goes straight to the soul. In all the world cultures music was praised for its healing power and "Asymmetric
Beauty" is one of those rare creations that reflects this magical dimension. Just give it a try!
The Traditional Music of Ancient Kuzhebar Aborigines (2005)
The unique fusion of different musical ethnic cultures, the instruments from all over the world, outstanding cat Basik on vocal (!), self-made unusual instruments and creative experimental way of working with sound electronics.
The music on this CD contains influences of bulgarian, indian, arabian, kuzhebarian and russian musical traditions. In this work various unusual methods of audio editing are used .
Vladiswar Nadishana plays on: bansuri, tabla, manjira, yeioing bamboo flute, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda, khomus, nidlaphon, ghost catchers, morchang, dzuddahord, banbanng, pruzhingum, various percussion, cencaki, computer.
Penetration into Substance
The aim of this work is to find a common denominator for music sorcery in different traditions of the world. This CD is an experimental fusion of music folklore from Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, Ancient Kuzhebar, experimental jazz and contemporary sampler surgery.
The recording method for this album was overdubbing. Vladiswar Nadishana plays on: mandola, dzuddahord, kalyuka, bansuri, zhaleyka, overtone flute, khomus, ac. guitar, fretless bass, voice, various ethnic flutes and percussion, computer.
Move Your Chakra! (music for healing the body)
This CD is the one of the results of our research "music and health". When somebody plays music in a specific way, it brings healthsome influence on a concrete system of inner organs of the human body. For example kalyuka harmonises bronchi and lungs, mandola - the heart etc. The tracks are ordered so that the harmonising effect flows from head to feet.
Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot
This album was made following the main concept of the Sound Microsurgery Department: an experimental synthesis of different world traditions . Traditional tuvinian music is performed here in a completely new context. We join tuvinian throat singing on an african and indian rhythmic basis and apply the contemporary jazz harmony system in the arrangements.
Live in Izhevsk (Psycho-somatic music of Ancient Kuzhebar)
The style of this album is "transparent ECM jazz" Youl' - trumpet V. Nadishana - acoustic guitar.
Listen to the music
Tracks from Vladiswar Nadishana's CDs are featured on the streaming audio program
Organic & Inorganic DVD
This DVD consists from 3 short movies, you can see the preview below. This aim of this project was to bring together ancient charactery with contemporary technologies. As a source of archaic symbols, movements and sound ideas we chose the culture of Ancient Kuzhebar (South Siberia), the culture that we belong to. The movie is based on two harmonical components: Archaic chactery and ethnic music of Ancient Kuzhebar aborigines (organic) Contemporary videoart, sound microsurgery (inorganic)
Nadishana Trio- Far and Near (Sound Microsurgery Department 2011) (Germany)
On their first album together, the members of “Nadishana Trio” bring to the recording studio an original repertory that has been captivating audiences for more than four years of performances in prestigious venues and festivals.
What has been forged through collective interactions, now becomes an original concept that captures the spirit of their fruitful kinship.
Vladiswar Nadishana, the founder of the project, is a multidisciplinary Siberian artist with a deep knowledge of ethnomusicology, playing more than 100 instruments. He is joined by master percussionist Steve Shehan, a legendary world music innovator, member of the famous Hadouk Trio, and bass player Armin Metz, versed in different styles, from electronica, pop, to world fusion.
The title of the album is a suggestive metaphor of their creative road map: "Far" is geographical distance, but also it is about traditions, a journey to an ancient time when music was evolving as a fundamental ingredient of human culture, while "Near" evokes spatial closeness, neighborhood, the fresh modernistic flavor intersected with its “Far” counterpart.
The variety of the musical themes and instruments we hear is impressive. There are original compositions along with skilled solos contributed by all three multi –instrumentalists who distill and blend layers of “Far” and “Near” in a polychromatic panoply composed of a wide array of influences and sources. We are taken to explore a world of harmonies infused by a cross-cultural symbiosis that resonates with the innermost chords of the soul.
Flowing happily like a mountain spring, the invigorating “Water song”, opens the journey. As the musical flow progresses we pass through a mysterious “Hidden Door”, reaching the “Vast lands” of the “Sanskar Valley”, charmed by a mellow “Overtone story” , before “Riding north” surrounded by the dark melodious voice of the bass.
Then comes the silky “Hulusi”, a melody you wish it never ends, and the ritual-like “Kuzhebarsko Horo” reminiscent of ancestral East-European circle dances.
The inspiration flies high when the adventure slows pace with the delicate oriental beauty of the “Urhat”, in which Nadishana’s sensuous kaval narrates an emotional intense melody. In tune with him, Armin Metz weaves rich bass tones, swirling like a snake made of velvet sounds, while sound wizard percussionist Steve Shehan radiates lights and shadows, whispers and silence, deepening the mystery.
But “Far and Near” is also an enriching sonic experience for listeners, as the album showcases a rich variety of percussion , woodwind and chords instruments of different origins, some of them invented by the musicians themselves . It is a momentary return to the sources of music when the humanity was closer to the nature than today. At the end of this fabulous journey, the three fellow storytellers leave us enchanted by the pure joy they shared with passion and virtuosity all along the way. From every angle, “Far and Near” is a vivid illustration of Longfellow’s words: “Music is the universal language of mankind.