Mitya Kuznetsov

Composer.World Music Producer.Performer.

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"Mitya Kuznetsov has chosen ethno, new age and world music to be his way of creativity, and his companions are authentic instruments whose list and characteristics can be found on the official site of his multimedia-art-residence and production label Ethno-Kuznya".

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Bio

"He took up music at 9 and started his professional concerting career in his green years when, in 1987 as a “15-year-old son of the troop”, he took part in setting up the well-known folk band Sedmaya Voda. Kuznetsov’s discography includes soundtracks to foreign and home films, collaborations and recordings with nationally recognized bands Raznotravie and Sedmaya Voda, and a number of works devoted to musical peculiarities of various ethnoses – the Scots, the Slavs, African tribes, the people of Ireland, North America and the East…"

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Works

More info and music at Ethno-Kuznya

Complete list

Solo albums:

1992. DANCING FOREST FAIRIES (Ethno-Smithy)
1994. TIME SOARERS’S TALE (Ethno-Smithy)
1996. Fairytale to A.S.Pushkin’s “TALE OF THE DEAD PRINCESS AND SEVEN WARRIORS” (MDC records, Belgium)
1997. PRINCESS-FROG, Russian fairytale (MDC records, Belgium)
2004. THE BOOK OF DOVE (Concern “Group SOYUZ”)
2004. WEST AMERICA (MDC records, Belgium)
2005. CHINE, UN VOYAGE IMAGINAIRE (MDC records, Belgium-France)
2005. ECOSSE, POESIE CELTE (MDC records, Belgium-Canada)

Film soundtracks:

1997. IRLANDE, directed by Jean-Michel Bertrand (France)
1999. WEST AMERICA, directed by Michel Drachoussoff (Belgium)
2001. THE ROADS, directed by Marat Magambetov (Germany-Russia, TV Arte)
2004. CHINE, L AME du DRAGON, directed by Robert-Emile Canat (France)
2004. CHILI, PATAGONIE, TERRE DE FEU, ATACAMA, directed by Herve HAON
2005. ECOSSE, DERNIER PARADIS D EUROPE, directed by Luc Giard (France)
2005. KENYA, directed by Patric Bernard (France)

Joint albums:

1990. “JOLLY GOOD” folk group “Sedmaya Voda” (Elf records, USA)
1994. “HUG ME, HEAVEN” folk singer Elena Romanova (Ethno-Smithy)
1995. THE BEST OF SEDMAYA VODA (MDC records, Belgium)
1999. “PEOPLE – THEY LIVE…” folk group “Sedmaya Voda” (Kamenie records)
2001. “HARD LABOUR” folk-rock group “Raznotravie” (Roff Tekhnologies)
2002. “MORNING OF RESURRECTION” folk singer Galina Lupandina (Ethno-Smithy)
2005. “OTHER THE SEAS” Egor Strelnikov and Mitya Kuznetsov (Ethno-Smithy)

CD compillations:

1990. WHERE I COME FROM! (Talking Stones production, USA)
1999. IRLANDE soundtrack (MDC records, Belgium-France)
2002. CHANSONS ET MUSIQUES DE RUSSIE (MDC records, Belgium)
2005. AFRIKA, VOYAGE MUSICALE soundtrack (MDC records, Belgium-France)

Video:

1994. Musical film “EARTHEN HOMELAND” of folk group “Sedmaya Voda” (TV Yaroslavia)
2001. Video film “ARCHEOLOGY OF SOUND” with Mitya Kuznetsov and “Raznotravie” (TV NTV)

International festivals:

1996. World-known cultural Leipzig Fair (Leipzig, Germany)
1996. Ethnic Fair in National Castl of Querfurt (Germany)
2001. Art festival “SKIF-V” (S.-Petersbourg, Russia)
2002. Folk festival “NovaEra” – Skopje(Macedonia)
2002. Festival of modern folk music ”Suklegos-2002”(Kaunas,Lithuania)
2003. Festival of Ancient Art “Regioo-2003”(Tartu,Estonia)
2003. Folk festival ”Aisus-Kankleliai-2003”(Panevezhis,Lithuania)

TV and Radio:

ORT, RTR, NTV, TVC, TV channel “CULTURE”, М1, TV-6, TV Yaroslavia, “RADIO RUSSIA”, “RADIO MOSCOW”, “BBC”, “SVOBODA”, radiostation “MAYAK”, “SILVER RAIN”, “ARSENAL”, “NEWS ONLINE”, radio “CULTURE” etc.

Instruments used:

Winds: svirel(wistle), ocarina, classical flute, jaleika(pipe), kaluka(overtone flute), kena, oboe, xiao (Chinese flute), tin whistle, accordeon and many others
Strings: hurdy-gurdy, gusli(psaltery), kobza(Ukrainian lute), mandoline, zittern, erhu(Chinese violin), contrabass balalaika, guitar, bass-guitar
Percussion: jew’s harp, jingle bells, spoons, metal scithe, tamurine, triangle, ethnic drum, udu, darabuka etc And also keyboards and other electronic instruments.

More info about instruments, photos and music at Ethno-Kuznya

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