Ilia Belorukov – Wanderers Nachtlied II (ca073)
“Wanderers Nachtlied II”
This work continues the 2006 year’s album “Secret. What is There Inside?”. The experiments in the field of mixing the natural instruments with their very sound electronically processed are the main direction of these two studio projects. Along with bass-guitar and baritone saxophone Ilia uses electroguitar also playing on it with bow and ambient sounds.
The name of the album is the name of Goethe’s poem written in 1780 and the titles of compositions are lines from this poem. In the last composition Ilia reads it in the original language. I can exemplify here some quotes from a book ‘Immortality’ written by Milan Kundera: “This is the most famous German poem ever written, one which all German children must learn by heart”, “The idea of the poem is simple: in the woods everything is asleep, and you will sleep too”. But further Kundera tells about another meaning: “…then at last she realized that the poem speaks of death: he wanted to tell her that he was dying and that he knew it.”
Ilia – Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Voice, Baritone Saxophone, Untitled Flute, Noises & Sounds
Recorded by Ilia at Illusion Studio on July 2006 – September 2007
Mastered by Philip Croaton at Fate Speaks Studio
Cover Art by Ilia
Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the direction of free improvisation, free-jazz, noise and electroacoustic music. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on different types of saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone) and on flute (inc. fluteophone). He often plays at The Gallery of Experimental Sound – 21 (GES-21) , Saint-Petersburg.
Ilia has played with such musicians as Vladislav Makarov, Nikolay Rubanov, Alexey Lapin, Roman Stolyar, Andrey Popovskiy, Philip Croaton.
He is a member of Totalitarian Musical Sect (TMS), DaDaZu & Wozzeck.