The result was a CD entitled Dryad's Songs featuring the vocals of Galina Lipina and Ivan Smirnov's guitar playing. Since Andrey became interested in Russian traditional folklore, he has restored a lot of unique recordings of anonymous rustic musicians. The immersion into the depths of the Russian traditional music culture inspired him for an attempt to blend the authentic folklore samples into keyboard-driven electronic-based ambient textures in the Sokol project. In the CD Iliya Murometz Andrey combines old Russian tunes into neo-traditional compositions, drawing new life from ancient tones. Here he appears both as an arranger and performer of Russian traditional folk tunes, playing rylia (Russian hurdy-gurdy traditionally used by strolling beggars). In 2003 Ethnomirages project was created. It is penetrated with various musical intonations: Arabian, Turkish, Tuvinian as well as Serbian, Celtic and Armenian threaded into modern ethno-techno tissue. The project Daylight Breath - several preludes for piano & strings - was inspired by Andrey's Scandinavian journey in 2005.
Its music is both fascinating and soothing. The latest project Russian Hurdy-Gurdy Tunes is dedicated to kolesnaya lyra (organistrum, hurdy-gurdy) - an old musical instrument used by strolling beggars throughout Ukraine, Belarus and some regions of Russia. This project contains traditional tunes, songs, and sacred chants from various regions of Russia, arranged and performed by Andrey Vinogradov (voice & hurdy-gurdy). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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