"...for a musician and electronic sounds"

Electronic-Solo
Electronic-Solo

Silence, sometimes a clay. Groove and above all feasts the saxophone. With his solo program "...for a musician and electronic sounds", Vlady Bystrov finds the most concentrated expression of its sound philosophy converging against absolute nothingness. He sounds like no other formation in music universe - his music is heavily to be put into some category - too many drawers would have to be opened in order to receive a satisfactory result. In addition to refined interpretations of classical modern age, he also presents his own pieces: strong in substance, uncramped in the melody. Vlady Bystrov began his exploration of "...for one musician and electronic sounds" some years ago and it has continued to evolve.

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neue_nacht I

After his movement into "electronic effects" one "concept" for his self-founded live-setup (see repertoire) took priority. Vlady explains," I stress the word "concept" as it is much, much more than just "saxophone" playing solo plus electronic effects. It is an attitude, an approach, a vehicle and even a "philosophy" if you wish. Of course if I choose to play just acoustically I can but there is no limit to other electronic "effects" I can use. I have "sounds" etc. which noone has heard yet. I can add quest players, artists, dancers with their own ideas, instruments, concepts etc. It actually, at times, can have a more powerful effect than a whole band." Vlady Bystrov never uses any electronics that would distort the true inherent beauty of the acoustic sound. Any electronics is used in "tandem" with the acoustic instruments. He explored innovative uses of other electronics, contemporary recording styles and production as well as developing his now unique composing styles and concepts. The one who is personally acquainted with this sound enthusiast really feels that every single tone, either tormented or freshly brought out, is authentic, that the tones are rather emotionally exaggerated than smoothened. This distinguishes his interpretation from those ones of many others, who rather stay on the surface than really move emotionally.
And here a little example: Rashid Kalimullin "Fantasy for clarinet" arranged by Vlady Bystrov for EWI (electronic wind instrument) at the Europe-Asia 2007 International festival for modern music, Kazan, Russia. (Video)