Vladiswar Nadishana is a russian virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and composer from Siberia in direction of modern world fusion and ethnic jazz. He plays on more than 50 instruments of the world, including self-invented.
He is laureate of the international festivals Ustuu-Huree, The Sayan Ring and New Songs of the Old Lands, and he is also the founder of the ethnofestival Free of Karma Zone.
Nadishana is the director of "Sound Microsurgery Department" - the creative music laboratory founded in Siberia and now locating in Berlin.
In 1990 along with studying at the Cinema Engineers Institute in Sankt-Petersburg Vladiswar Nadishana began his self-education in playing guitar. Then he mastered other instruments like fretless bass guitar, sitar, mandola, chanzy, jew's harp, ethnopercussion (darabuka, djembe, kalangu, udu, frame drums); winds (bansuri, quena, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda). Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa, spring-pivot-gamelan, banbang (preparated beer- and coffee-tins) etc.
In 1991 he founded his first group Soulbuilding Society" together with Lavrenty Mganga, then he played in Ensemble Ri with Lavrenty and Youl(1996). He also launched two other projects with Youl: Phonic Duet(1994) and The Fourth Race (2001). 2000 - was the foundation year of a trio Russian-Tuvinian Karma Knot with a throat singer from Tuva, Ayas Holazhyk. Vladiswar also plays in the group Capercaillies at the Treshold of Eternity. In Berlin he works with famous ethno DJ Genetic Drugs and with Ramesh Weeratunga, a musician from Sri Lanka . All these groups and artists create music based on an experimental synthesis of musical traditions from all over the world. (ethnojazz, trance-ethno fusion, new world music etc.)
Since 2000 Vladiswar lives in Tibercul the biggest ecovillage of the world. There he established The Department of Sound Microsurgery (DSM) . DSM is a creative research laboratory, tackling a wide variety of project: from mastering unknown ancient musical instruments to investigating the influence of modern sound electronics on the human energy structure.
The Department researches also how musical instruments influence the consciousness and inner organs of the human body(the project Move Your Chakra!).
One of the latest projects is the creation of an original energy-dancing system and composing the music for it.
V. Nadishana created some solo albums in his own studio recording with computer using a multi-track overdubbing method. Vladiswar possesses a big collection of musical instruments (more than 100)from different parts of the world. He is laureate of the international festivals Ustuu-Huree, The Sayan Ring and New Songs of the Old Lands, and he is also the founder of the ethnofestival Free of Karma Zone.
Yes, I play live a lot. Mostly in Europe and in Russia. And definitely i like it!
You can see the videos from my live performances here:
Jan Garbareck, Ralph Towner, John McLoughlin, Trilok Gurtu...
I have a huge collections of ethnic instruments and I record my music by overdubbing in my own studio.