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Homo Liber

Vladimir Tolkachev (b. 17 June 1951, Serov, Sverdolvsk, Russia; reeds/percussion), Yuri Yukechev (b. 1954, Traditional western Ukraine; piano/percussion). Located in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Homo Liber grew out of the trio created in the 70s by Tolkachev, drummer Sergey Belichenko and bass participant Sergey Panasenko. In 1980 Yukechev became a member of the group, but within a couple of years Homo Liber experienced settled right into a duo of Tolkachev and Yukechev, although their initial documenting, Siberian 4, smuggled from the USSR and released in European countries and the united states by Leo Information, comprised one aspect with the quartet and one with the duo. The music’s great spaciousness and haunting beauty gained critical acclaim all over the world and was afterwards voted among the best 50 albums from the 80s by Wire mag. A second discharge implemented on Leo, plus three monitors in the label’s eight-CD compilation Record, but recordings and biographical specifics stay scarce. Tolkachev cites just Messaien and fellow-Sverdolvsk saxophonist Vladimir Chekasin as affects. He begun to play music at age 12, examined accordion at the neighborhood music institute and used the saxophone in 1969. In the first 70s he transferred to the Siberian commercial center of Novosibirsk and became mixed up in contemporary jazz picture on the neighbouring ‘school’ city of Akademgorodok. He presently works within an orchestra. Playing music is certainly, for him, ‘an possibility to exceed the limitations of everyday knowledge, to can be found in another globe’. Yukechev examined piano at Lutsk (1960-65) and structure on the Leningrad Conservatoire (1965-70). Furthermore to his improvisations in Homo Liber, he’s a full-time traditional composer, whose functions add a piano trio, a cantata for choir, a concerto for violin and 18 brass and blowing wind musical instruments and an opera, The Star Of The FOLKS OF Taiga. Though energetic in their house area, Homo Liber possess seldom toured or performed at festivals.

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