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Below The Radar Special Edition: Zikro - Advanced Music From Ukraine

Track 7

"Oy glian khto y na Boga, a potishy mene"

Formed in 2010 in Lviv, Riasni Drova Consort is a trio consisting of Jaroslav Ilnytskyi, Andrij Orel and Oleg Vorobyov.

Jaroslav Ilnytskyi plays Baroque flutes, recorders, psaltery, harp, saxonette, percussion and has been involved in early/Baroque music since the late 1980s. His interests include the history of musical instruments and the psychology of musical performance. His work in Riasni Drova Consort is almost the reverse of his work elsewhere.

Andrij Orel plays enhanced trash-guitars as well as woodwinds and also sings. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of the free noise collectives Noah Coward and Hokkei Quartet, as well as a collaborator with Moglass. Andrij has been involved in numerous performances with post-Soviet new music grandmaster Yuri Yaremtchuk and has recorded/performed with Ilia Belorukov, Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko, Bruno Duplant, Paulo Chagas and others. He has contributed a number of huge articles to the Ukrainian underground music press, after which he went on to publicly make music which actively contradicted most of what he had written.

Oleg Vorobyov creates and plays guitar-based composites using a variety of self-invented techniques. He has worked with Piotr Tabakiernik, Yuri Yaremtchuk and the theatre troupes Arabesques and Kolo. His playing is heavily influenced by his family and friends, improvised music, Chinese tea culture, and football.