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Moods: Instrumental Spoken Word: Poetry New Age: Ambient Classical: String Quartet New Age: Relaxation

By Location
Russian Federation

Links
My official website Shakuhachi in Russia

Andrew Jilin

My name is Andrew Jilin! I have been playing music all my life. I played drums, bass and other instruments in rock bands. However, once I heard a deeply touching sound of flute. I was inspired so deeply! It sounded like an ocean breeze, like a wind in the trees, like a whisper on the ear saying something very important and sacred to me. The time stopped. I was drifting freely through my feelings and thoughts looking at them from the distance. This was a sound of Japanese Bamboo flute Shakuhachi. It was played in Japan for ages by Zen monks Komuso, which were playing not for entertainment but for enlightenment. This moment was a turning point for all my life. I got my first flute, gave up smoking and went to study Japanese music in Moscow State Conservatory. Exciting things happened next. I became a part of Moscow State Conservatory ensemble of Japanese music Wa-On (a harmony of sound in Japanese), found Marco Lienhard (my primary teacher now), and finally joined World Shakuhachi Festival 2012 in Kyoto. I was the only one to represent Russia there. In 2012 my first record followed - shakuhachi flute recorded live in different parts of the world. I am the founder and the leader of Russian shakuhachi society (http://shakuhachi.ru). As for 2014 my second album is scheduled for September, concerts of solo shakuhachi, shakuhachi and classical guitar, shakuhachi with traditional Japanese instruments are scheduled in Moscow State Conservatory, tea houses and clubs, shakuhachi master-classes are scheduled on July, August, November and December in Moscow, Minsk (Belarus) and Saint-Petersburg.
First, in any project I am involved in I play music. Music for the people! I truly believe that music is a language of Universe. Through music, we can exchange feelings and senses, dreams and hopes, peace and freedom of our souls. I truly believe that my music is always withe. It is everywhere I go. I take my flute with me everywhere and try to express the feelings that I have in different places of the world. I do not need to have a full pack of amplifiers, wires, mikes and light equipment just to say: "Hey, the sun under the sea today is so beautiful! ». In my music, there is the Sound and the Silence, which is as important as the Sound! This is real Zen life!


For more information visit:
http://www.andrewjilin.com – My official website
http://www.shakuhachi.ru – Shakuhachi in Russia

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