50 years of sound over silence: “Edition of modern music” by ECM Records
Once upon a time, in a distant galaxy on the island of Lindau, on Bodensee, the boy Manfred was born. A few light years passed, and he realized that there…

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John Scofield: “A good sound engineer must be a very musical person himself”
John Scofield is coming to Russia soon. And that, perhaps, says it all. We run for tickets. You can’t explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why it…

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How to make your voice beautiful: simple tips
The voice is also of no small importance in life, as is the appearance of a person. According to statistics, it is with the human voice that most of the…

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“Music is a single language of the world”: interview with the owner of SmartAudio studio Mikhail Mamonov

SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern, professional recording studio based in Kirov and consciously focused on working with an analogue. About this and not only in an interview with the founder and ideologist of the project Mikhail Mamonov.

“SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern media center with perfect silence. “We built a recording studio in a picturesque suburban village, away from the hustle and bustle, where there are no airports, industrial enterprises and highways,” begins the conversation, Mikhail Mamonov. “But not only that, because without the Imlight project the studio would not have happened.” For about 30 years, almost since the founding of the company, Mikhail Mamonov has been managing one of the Imlight divisions. Continue reading

New Year’s repertoire of the vocalist

New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only great concerts are held at all venues in the city, but also events at the music school. The New Year’s repertoire of the vocalist should always be bright and interesting, so that the audience remembers both the number and the performer. A few practical tips will help you show yourself beautifully on any New Year’s holiday.

HOW TO CHOOSE A REPERTOIR FOR A NEW YEAR’S CONCERT Among the many New Year songs that sound on the radio or on the Blue Light, unfortunately, it is not always possible to find beautiful songs for a vocalist, especially with an academic voice. But even a simple romance or an aria can be made part of the New Year’s fairy tale, if you correctly beat the festive image. To do this, you need to present it as part of the New Year’s holiday, and then it will sparkle with new bright colors. Continue reading

5 USEFUL VOICE PRODUCTS

Features of nutrition and sounding of the voice Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not appear due to a sore throat, but with improper nutrition. The problem concerns not only the main food of the singer, but also the consumption of certain foods before singing. It is believed that vocalists are forbidden to only use seeds, as this is harmful to the voice, and you need to drink raw eggs before singing. In fact, the list of products that vocalists should not eat is much wider than what vocal teachers say. Let’s take a closer look at this issue, and also give the top 5 most useful and harmful products for voice. Continue reading

Natalia Skvortsova, “Living People”: “The most interesting thing in jazz is happening now!”
Famous among lovers of contemporary author jazz, the group "Living People" (or Live People) is already releasing its fourth studio album of copyright material. Team leader, pianist and composer Natalya…

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How to learn to sing softly
Listening to world famous singers, many are surprised: the performers convey the subtle nuances of the vocal composition so subtly that even the quietest words can easily be heard on…

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classics
The American Kronos Quartet, one of the most famous chamber groups, released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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Alexey Syumak: “Beautifully drawn scores and sound beautiful!”
Composers are rapidly getting younger. And they use unusual instruments, strokes and harmonies. I personally was convinced of this by the show of young talents at the Winter International Festival…

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