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Jew's Harps of the World

BIO

Vladiswar Nadishana is a siberian multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording producer, who creates his own unique approach to jew's harp performance and brought many innovations to playing techniques on this instrument.

Some features of his style is double stroke playing, work with jew's harp sets, fast breathing technique and "fretboard-like" playing.

He renovates and developed the tradition of playing on Kou Xiang or Hoho - chenese multiple jew's harp)


His music style is ethnic fusion, world music, ethnic jazz or world fusion - the creative synthesis of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary technologies. He plays on more than 100 instruments of the world, including self-created.

He elaborates 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, various jew's harps, kou xiang, khomus, ethnic percussion (darabuka, djembe, kalangu, udu, frame drums, berimbao); winds (bansuri, quena, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda, hu-lu-si). Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa, spring-pivot-gamelan, banbang etc.

More information about Nadishana you can find at http://nadishana.com

 

 

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