.Vladiswar Nadishana is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording producer from Siberia, who creates his own unique and innovative approach to world fusion music - the creative synthesis of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary technologies. He plays on more than 100 instruments of the world, including self-created ones.
Nadishana works in direction of ethnic fusion,
ethnic jazz or world fusion. His music is based on creative synthesis
of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary
technologies. V. Nadishana plays on more than 100 instruments of the world,
He elaborated the unique playing technique
on each of his instruments and his own approach to advanced digital audio editing called
In 1990 along with studying in Sankt-Petersburg
V. Nadishana began his self-education in playing guitar. Then he became
seriously interested in ethnic music and mastered himself other instruments:
sitar, mandola, chanzy, bouzouki, jew's
harp, kou xiang, khomus, morsing, ethnic percussion (darabuka, djembe,
kalangu, udu, cajon, frame drums, berimbao); winds (bansuri, quena, overtone
flutes, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda, hu-lu-si, duduk, bawu, tsaaj nplaim),
fretless bass. Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments:
dzuddahord, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa,
rod-spring gamelan, banbang etc.
During his living in small village in South
of Siberia V. Nadishana established "Sound Microsurgery Department"
(SMD). SMD is a creative research laboratory handling a wide variety of
projects: from mastering unknown ancient musical instruments to elaborating
new creative methods of work with digital audio.
Together with european innovative luthiers Nadishana elaborated several hybrid experimental instruments such as futujara, hybrid kaval and dzuddahord. Nadishana renovated and developed the playing
technique on several instruments. In fact some of them were museum pieces
and he gave them a new birth. For example he developed the tradition of playing on russian overtone flute kalyuka and enhanced it's construction. He also has elaborated
a new approach of playing on chinese kou xiang and jew's harp sets.
Using a multi-track overdubbing method V. Nadishana
created some solo albums in his own
V. Nadishana possesses a huge collection
of musical instruments (more than 200) from different parts of
Since 2005 Nadishana lives in Berlin where
he works at several projects. The main of them are:
.Nadishana Trio (myspace.com/NadishanaTrio). feat.
two exceptional musicians.Steve Shehan and Armin Metz),
the band which is playing modern ethnic music,
.Nadisuna Duo (Raphael De Cock - Nadishana) , and the solo program in which he presents about 20 rare ethnic instruments of the world.
in April 2008 the music of Nadishana was used for the choreography at Bolshoi Theater (Moscow, Russia). The Choreographer Andrey Melanjin have chosen the track “Cat's Love Song” for his miniature in modern style.
There are some artists Nadishana worked with:
Design. (Russia - Siberia).
David Kuckhermann. (Germany).
DJ Genetic Drugs (Germany).
.Kalimat Trio (Israel - Russia).
Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot (Tuva - Russia)
Ensemble Ri (Russia).
Capercaillies at the Treshold of Eternity (Russia)
Phonic Duet (Russia).
Siobhan Donaghy (England)
.James Sanger (France)
Kit Walker (USA)
(Ikarus project) (Austria). Earritation (Germany).
Marion Kokott (Germany)
Festival appearance (selection): "Ustuu-Huree", "The Sayan Ring Festival", "New Songs of the Old Land", Kihaus FolkFest, Musicastrada Festival, Israeli Didj fest, Le Rêve de l'Aborigène, Chisinau Ethno-Jazz Festival, SoUndSo festival, Folkest festival, Krutushka ethno-fest, Festival d’Arlempdes, Ancient Trance Jew’s Harp Festival , Folk’n’Fusion, Hamsafestival, Detva Folk fest, Conspiremus, Regioo, Oberegie etc. Nadishana is also the founder of the ethnofestival "Free of Karma Zone" (Siberia)