The work of all together 4 years (2009-2012) – the triptych ???Mystical Birds of Ancient Kuzhebar??? is finished now.
It is pyrography on wood with carved elements
Kuzhebarian tales say about three mystical birds, who are providers of different power-sorces. For mortals, however, the birds were dangerous and indifferent at the same time. One of them symbolizes darkness, another light and the third one wisdom.
Kuzhebarian people believed that each of these birds come to each person one time a life and everybody has to choose with which of them to be connected. People give their emotions, intentions and thoughts like food to the birds and birds provide them a power they have. One gives the power to complain or to be angry, another the power to be joyful and to laugh, and the third one provides access to wisdom and omniscience.
Julia Surba on work
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Nadishana – altaian khomus
Armin Metz – 6-string bass
According to ancient Kuzhebar mythology, the Gurgang tree starts to glow 2 times a year. That happens during the periods of maximal solar activity. Traditionally in that time the "Shuol Khymat " ritual takes place near that tree.
Live at Krutushka festival 2011 (Tatarstan, Russia)
Small pho report from Krutushka:
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DVD ???Asymmetric Beauty???
1. Duclar Yn 11:36
2. Asymmetric Beauty 6:25
3. Twisted Dance 7:00
4. Aeyolio 2:08
5. Mechkin Kamen 11:20
6. Tsaaj 6:24
7. Malarkiza 6:13
8. Jumping in Cycles 5:10
9. Saekhar 11:45
10. Kongurei (bonus track) 7:35
TOTAL TIME 74:21
Nadishana: duclar(1,5), hulusi(7), futujara(8), water udu(8), bansuri(9), hybrid kaval(2,10), irish flute(4), kalyuka(3), tsaaj nplaim(6), jaw harp(10).
Dima Gorelik: ac., guitar, vocal (7)
David Kuckhermann (4, 8, 9): garrahand(9), udu(4), riq(4), djembe(8)
Raphael De Cock (10): vocal, khoomei, kargyraa, sygyt, uilleann pipes
"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 tocreate 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.
We 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!"
Stefan Bocioaca www.jazzworldquest.com
Filmed in Izhevsk, Oct. 2010 by Julia Surba.
live in Moscow on Ethnica festival, Moon Theatre
Nadishana – dzuddahord
Armin Metz – 6-str. fretless bass
Steve Shehan – percussion
at the 7-th of August 2010 in the gallery "ART NOT TERMINAL" (USA) takes the start the exhibition Artful Henna. In the exhibition take part artists, whose art is influenced by henna painting.
Artwork of Julia Surba will be also presented there, including the last one, which was specially created for the exhibition ???
Shoul Khymat Dancers
Most relevant translation of Shuol Khymat term is Photosynthesis Dance (capturing-solar-energy dance)
Shuol Khymat were usually celebrated in Ancient Kuzhebar twice a year at spring (Ashuol Khymat) and at autumn (Yshuol Khymat). Ancient Kuzhebar people considered the sun as a source of the great power, which can be used in various ways. Their method of solar energy utilization is very similar to the description of photosynthesis process. We think it s connected with their belief that human and plant worlds are not separated, more than humans are partly plants. It might be said that kuzhebar people had a peculiar knowledge about what we call now photosynthesis and vitamin D fixation.
pyrography on wood, 2010
The Kuzheshu-Fish was often honoured with special songs in Ancient Kuzhebar. When somebody wanted to know something about relatives or friends who were far away, he sang a question-song to Kuzheshu.
Kuzheshu-Fish knew everything what had even happen under or above the earth. It lived in water and all secrets and mysteries, which were kept in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans, in ground waters and waterfalls, in rain, fog, steam and even in tears of? humans and animals were for it easy accessible.
This is traditional Tuvan song in non-traditional interpretation, arrangement made by us spontaneously. We had 1 hour of time and we was just celebrating our occasional meeting. In fact this is the combination of ancient tuvan folklore, contemporary fusion jazz, some middle eastern music and kuzhebarian rhythms:)
Raphael De Cock – vocals, throat singing (khoomei, kargyraa, sygyt), uilleann pipes
Dmitry Gorelik – guitar
Nadishana – hybrid kaval, dan moi
Recording made in KKStudio, Gliwice, Poland
Big thanks to Krzysztof Kobyli??ski and Michal from KKStudio
Price from 110 EUR (depending on artwork amount). Made by request. Available at our ethnic store now.
Flute decoration consists of fertility symbols and symbols connected with the ritual of Kuzhebar people called Shuol Khymat.
Shuol Khymat were usually celebrated twice a year ??? at spring (Ashuol Khymat) and at autumn (Yshuol Khymat). Ancient Kuzhebar people considered the sun as a source of the great power, which can be used in various ways. Their method of solar energy utilization is very similar to the description of photosynthesis process. We think it???s connected with their belief that human and plant worlds are not separated, more than humans are partly plants. It might be said that kuzhebar people had a peculiar knowledge about what we call now photosynthesis and vitamin D fixation.
Most relevant translation of ???Shuol Khymat??? term is Photosynthesis Dance (capturing-solar-energy dance)
Unfortunately the complete ritual is lost, but we had used some elements of it which are still extant. Normally the ritual had to take place in a very sunny day. It was accompanied by playing on overtone flute and by special movements. Ancient kuzhebar people believed that flute sounds in combination with special dance help to capture the solar energy in a most efficient way.
Old Kuzhebar legends tell about courageous travellers, who took risks to travel through different reality tunnels, so they could see other worlds which were different from one we usually know. Sometimes these travellers brought some objects from the visited worlds or they tried to depict them. The images were used by them to get into the world they liked again.
Here are Three Magic Windows into three different worlds ???reconstructed??? by Julia Surba.