Yes yes yes, all FLINTA* musicians get united for the empowerment of the music scene in Hanover! For Nustoriya, the project with Desislava Markova, we´re going public with our first single - 'Feel The Rain'. We are working on our sound and on our first album which will hopefully be released on vinyl in autumn. For now, check Nustoriya on Instagram and click below to go to the soli sampler. hugzzz. masha & desi
Check the bandcamp and all people included HERE.
I am happy to spread this podcast which I recently recorded for the QENEM-network, which is based in Hanover. I am happy to be part of this working group which engages in empowering queer and feministic electronic DJs and producers. So, here we go with one hour of jammed and quite rough material from the studio where I mix passages of sound scapes, recent jams and already produced tracks. The last one is a conversation with my grandpa Anatoliy. Rest in peace. masha
With the translation of the poem by Anna Yeghoyan - "My spirit is free" - 5:00 min.
With Al Kozlov & Julie Shamaani - KORA - 25:25 min.
With Desislava Markova & Derin Gardi Shwami - Mariviol - 41.14 min.
"Svet" of Aigerim Duisenbekova and Petr Pazyna ft. KL.DR. (video)
Listen, I am quite happy to announce this video release in collaboration with the video maker Vint from Indonesia who is part of the KL.DR. collective (Kilau Luminasi Derau Rerinai aka Shine of Lumination & a Noise of Raindrops). Again, I was very lucky to remix a song "Svet" by Aika Duisenbekova and Petr Pazyna whom I got to know during the I.M.I. residency in August 2019 in Chekhov, Russia. We had quite a nice time together and I am a big fan of those two. So, check their sites and projects.
Besides, this track is part of my next EP which will come out very soon! I am now going Two more musicians will be featured in the other track - Al Kozlov and Julie Shamaani. All together, it will be a tribute to the new global music world who is unseparable through borders or pandemics. We continued our work and found new ways to collaborate through the internet, which I find, should be acknowledged! Many places, many countries and besides all that we recycle some old material and dig through archives to find what we look for!
https://www.facebook.com/aika.duisenbekova / @oh.aika
https://www.facebook.com/petr.pazyna / @petr.pazyna
Single and Video Release
"Cherry Garden" ft. KL.DR. (video)
In the cherry garden, a nightingale twittered songs. From generation to generation a lot of things have changed – family members migrated, with a small package of family history and memories of the cherry garden. An obvious clash of culture or just a normal continuation of traditions? This well known Ukrainian folk song is accompanied by the art work of Cars10 and by a video produced by two video artists from Indonesia – KL.DR. (Kilau Luminasi Derau Rerinai aka Shine of Lumination & a Noise of Raindrops). They digged deep into movie archives and historic footage from around the world. It is the first result of an online collab across thousands of kilometers. To you I send my thanx and props, guys!
Check it out here!
Released with Nima Compositions Archive.
"Здесь" / "Zdes"
Another collabo is done! This time over Covid-Time and over borders through the Internet, when everything was closed and everyone was supposed to stay home. Well, yes ... most work was done from home. Aika Duisenbekova (Almaty, Kazakhstan) sent me some row material of a new song which she recorded with Sergei Volokitkin (Maikop, Russia) and I made a remix version out of it. Derin Gardi Shwani, an amazing Kurdish violin player with whom I worked a lot, droped few violine lines which make people cry! During my last travel to Ukraine last year, I finally connected with Zuleikha Murtazaieva (a film maker from Kyiv) and Viktoriya Skrypnyk (a dancer from ivano-Frankivsk). We went to the lake and some other spots which looked so melancholic during that grey rainy day of September. It took time to finalize, but it is just a great feature experience of current times where you can work with people from very far away and celebrate final results in this way. Thanx to all. You are amazing!
Check them out on Insta: @viktoriya_skrypnyk_ @derin_gardi_shwany @ahkieluz @oh.aika @b_tidess and don´t forget to subsribe and leave a comment below, a short impression so that I know you were there. Hugzzz! masha
SINGLE & VIDEO RELEASE
Coinzzz ft. Julie Shamaani
Let us drop a long track, one of my very first instrumentals which actually was never planed to become a "song" sang by a real singer. But when I shared this track with Yulia Mityashova during our stay in the IMI.residency, she immediately found words and melody. Since she is from Russia and I am from Ukraine, both of us started to reflect the history of women in Soviet and Post-Soviet times. The feminist perspective is indeed a different one than I know it from Germany. Personal stories of working migration in sake of the wholy family till general social structures based led by the patriarchat were our common topics. Join our Watch Party on Sunday, 17 h.
It is not a real story, but as so many other songs – it could be just another „I will survive“ song, with a post-soviet touch. It starts with vibrating coinzzz while the plates are trembling. It continues with a state of confusion and disharmony. It leads through painfull experience of loneliness, dark times and revenche thoughts. Is it time to pay back? For what and to whom!? It is the time to grow and let the history behind. Your history is in my hands, I keep it as a life lesson and forward it to all the future generations who shall not fall in those traps of the past.
vocals: Julie Shamaani (Moscow, Russia)
french horn, choir, trumpet: Camilla Löffler-Berg (Hildesheim/Stuttgart, Germany)
piano: Stefan Littmann (Hannover, Germany)
sample inspiration: young.vishnu (Hildesheim, Germany)
graphic design: Cars10 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
"Cherish My Soul" ft. J. Sophia Sanner (art work)
Before the next album "5th Sunday" is coming out, watch here the video to "Cherish My Soul (Fatherday Song)". The sound of the soul was highly inspired by Rorschach paintings of J. Sophia Sanner (check her insta!), a Hanover based artist and curator of the Keller Drei gallery. Lose yourself in this colourful world. The album will be a row of dubby sounds and sonic references to old Slavic folklore, including stories from grandpa and grandma. So I am already exited to share a part of the album with you.
#dub #rorschach #abstract #psychology #instrumental #marimba #chillout #downtempo #audiovisual #whatdoyouse
"Power" by young.vishnu/pachakuti ft. Masha
Listen to the new single of dear young.vishnu and pachakuti from Nima Compositions Archive who just droped a single from the upcoming album, where I appear as feature guest. They did a great job and I am happy to be part of it! Especially since music is definitely a powerful tool to change realities and imbalances of rights. The track is dedicated to downfall of white supremacy and racism on the globe. Pachakuti says: "This speech by Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture from 1994 is as relevant today as it was in the 90s, for Black people as much as for all people affected by racism, colonialism, persecution and oppression. Protection from genocide will only be brought about by ourselves once we recognize ourselves and our true powers. 'Power' from the 'Semilla' LP is now out on all streaming platforms. All power to the people! El pueblo no se rinde carajo!"
Vinyl now available via @melting_pot_music.
@young.vishnu [base, guitar, drums and percussion]
Listen to more from the "Semilla" LP on Spotify!
Art'n Beats N°2 - Performance ft. ZVGVLVKSY
2.2.20, Hanover, Germany
What a pleasure to make music if you know that there will be a visual translation of it. I am very thankfull for this feature opportunity with ZVGVLVKSY - a calligrapher, street artist and performance artist based in Hanover. It honestly gives me a bunch of inspiration to continue this way.
Watch one more performance by Niko here! It is amazing!
Also many thanx to the project space Keller Drei, to Robin 2k and Jonas Weingarten for filming the performance.
The Invisible Line is the first track of the serie of Delay Experiments. Delay as a familiar and loved effect by many producers, also caught me. It makes possible to create clouds just from one single sound. Especially in combination with wood and metal of marimbas, vibes, mbiras, strings, caxixis it already leads me to the discovery of a new sound. Already many more Experiments are in work, which hopefully can be presented soon. Stay healthy!
In The New System ft. Muhanya Pachanya
'In The New System" is a sound track to that New System run by freedom of imagination where horses ARE able to move in water and in air. This work is a composition mainly by Muhanya from Blantyre (Malawi). 'The New System' is our wish, our vision of the future, the necessity for all upcoming generations. You define and simultaneously represent The New System. Now, drivin' in the new system - the interhuman mzanga bond of Muhanya and Masha is up to a transcendent creation of sounds and pictures which flow into the direction of mind shifts and utopian phantasies.
'In The New System' is a story told by the talented musician Muhanya Pachanya from Blantyre (MW). In collaboration and support of Pachanya's Studio, the track was recorded at the end of 2017 and together with the video, its production was finalized just now.
credits: composition/vocals/guitar/bass: Muhanya Pachanya
arrangement/saxes/drums/production/video: Masha Kashyna
Art'n Beats N°1 - Live Music and Painting @Keller Drei
7.9.19, Hanover, Germany
Nima Compositions Archive
Live Music and Painting
camera: Nele Tast
edit: Masha Kashyna
You know the feeling, when for whatever reasons your inner voice is shouting „Get outa here for a while!“, right? The sences already got tired to absorb more dust, more noise, more information. Another intercontinental collab between Masha and Fat B, another day dream, another magnificent spot in Malawi to put in scene - the Mulanje Massif. „Hey, driver!“ is an escape song about fearlessly hitting the road through obstacles to reach the better world where birds fly in slow-mow, where waters start their journey.
Rap & Drums: Makhangakhunga (Blantyre, Malawi)
Graphic Design: Cars10 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Composition & Production: Masha Kashyna (Korets, Ukraine / Hanover, Germany)
July ´19/Июлъ ´19
Before everything began, everything ended. Within few days it became clear that I am one of the 12 resident musicians of the IMI.residency in Tchechow, Russia. It was a big honour for the first time of my artistic career to be chosen to participate in such an artist residency. It is a thing, you know why? Because you enjoy full days of music, you hang out with talents each in their way and you get food to survive. Then, you produce as hell, you lose your head because there is too much to do and you try to come to concrete results in very short time. You work under pressure and not because someone puts it on you, but because you realize it, that you can do it. Yees, giiiiiilz and guys! Aha, so you step out after 12 days, there is a concert at the main festival of Moscow and you prepare to show the wholy fresh program of songs. It was a chaos, OK. But who cares? All of us are very thankfull for that chance since it gives you a very nice push as an artist. The push is basically in the self-confidence which might lack some of us from time to time. So people, check out the play list on Spotify and check out the people with whom I am playing. Hugz. masha
PS: Check also the interview I gave before the residency. HERE.
The summer 2019 was tough, gosh, but fonky. We found out that it makes huge sence to work together :D It is not like we just realized it, but it took a step to found the NIMA Compositions Archive which is first of all a gang of creatives from audio and visual arts - beat makers and soundtrack producers, graphic and collage artists, sprayers and video artists. It is a label which makes it possible to make our collaborations more visible and to spread the message of today - as an artist, the most important thing for you is a close relationship to your friends and fans. It is about spreading positive vibes and zen charisma. And since we are anyways long term bubus, we want to say that NIMA is everywhere where you are. No centralized studio that we all depend on, but our studios are spread between Utrecht, Hildesheim, Hanover and Berlin. The summer residency is being processed to new works which will be released soon. So feel invited to watch the output and celebrate with us! Just below you find pics by Cars10 from the kick off on the 10th of August.