Interview with Oleg Mamchits


Nick: Oleg, you are bard, poet, multi-instrumentalist. Why did you decide to release an album of electronic music?

Oleg: I have always been free to creation. It is very important for me. When I write music, I was so fascinated the process, I do not think what style it is written. I get great pleasure from the sound and the process of working with him, it does not matter – if I extract the sound from the guitar, flute or synthesizer. But the live playing on the instruments certainly love more.

Nick: But even your singles in electronic styles such as «Space Travel» or «Oceanid» differ from what we hear in the album “Hear The World”.

Oleg: Yeah). This, again, affects my main principle – the freedom in creation. Even when I just listen music, I listen a lot music of different directions. If you knew, you would probably very surprised. But the more I do music, contemplate it, the wider becomes my perception. Music probably makes me the strongest feelings and impressions in this life.”

Oleg Mamchits. Album “Hear The World”

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Mary Hue: You released a new album “Hear The World”. Some critics have responded about it, as a fresh wave from Ukraine in the genre of instrumental music. Several tracks, such as «Tokyo», «Dao Hip-Hop», «Sea Dragon» has a pronounced Asian flavor, echoes the Japanese or Chinese music.

Oleg: Yes (laughs), there is. I do really like folk. In particular, Asian music. She often combines elegance with powerful energy. I would like to listen this music people of the East.

Mary Hue: Do you have any plans after this album?

Oleg: Of course. I’m planning to release an album with tracks «Space Travel» and «Oceanid». There will be part of the tracks from “Hear The World”. Will composition in Celtic style. If I can restore old recordings 90s, I have included in this album are some interesting things the electric guitar improvisation. Also, I plan to do the restoration and remastering of old records music in style bard. This is a song with lyrics in russian language.

Mary Hue: I saw your pictures, where you play the flute in the band.

Oleg: Yeah. This is the group “Elf”. The author of music and texts in this group is my old friend Angelica Chernyakhovskaya. In the summer of 2014 I took part in the recording of her album. I wrote Flute.

Mary Hue: What inspires you to write music?

Oleg: It is very difficult to explain. It’s kind of the feeling inside. Sometimes it seems like the camera to shoot. I just take pictures of my own feelings, translating them into the language of music. It is something like a state of meditation. I’ve been meditating since 1995. Also, like qigong and practice the exercises.”

Oleg Mamchits. Album “Hear The World”


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