"Fade to Rise" was released in summer, 2017. I can’t even remember all the albums, performances and musical collaborations I have been a part of, this release however, was a milestone - my first solo studio album.
While working on this album I kept thinking of my youth, when I was drawn to the romance of distant wanderings. My dreams were filled with journeys to faraway places. Rockwell Kent - his literary and visual art kindled my imagination. This album is inspired by his books and illustrations, especially his “N by E”, first published in 1930.
Since an essential part of my life now is bound with music composing (mostly for movies) I felt that it would be unfair not to share this music with my listeners.
"Tale of a White Ermine" was the first movie I worked at as a composer.
This movie is about complicated history of Haita China Factory in Syberia that was found in 1869. When this city-forming enterprise with long dynasties traditions collapsed in 90-s due to hard economical situation in Russia it was a real disaster for everyone in the region.