TECHNICALLY SPEAKING I WAS WRONG.I STILL HAD A BAD COLD AND HAD TO CANCEL THE PERFORMANCE.BUT I CAME TO PLAY FOR A SHIRT TIME, BECAUSE THIS PEOPLE WILL COME FOR ME , IF I AM IN TROUBLE.
I MADE THIS LITTLE GIRL TO PLAY THE PIANO FOR FIRST TIME ;)
with bad cold over my sneeze face :)
Is every girl, who studding Russian become looking a bit Russian too?I have seen it many times.Franciska was in Russia many times -she has not even slight accent, does she understand mysterious Russian soul?
The evening was rotten.I had bad cold and I was in Very bad mood, I get disappointed by some of my friends.I had a fiver.She came like an angel with magic potions and cured me for a while
she has a lot to share , so I reserved for her this place - www.franciskaroose.blogspot.
She said"LISTEN, DON'T YOU KNOW HUMAN NATURE BY NOW? YOU TRYING TO BE KIND AND NICE AND THEY S**T ON YOUR HEAD - YOU SCARE AND ABUSE THEM AND THEY LICK YOUR A**"
ZEAL WAS LAUGHING A LOT- "FIRST, NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE THAT - OTHERWISE ALL YOUR CIVILIZATION WOULD COLLAPSE.- YOU GENERALIZING -THERE IS NO EVIL ,WITHOUT GOOD.THIS IS ANOTHER LESSON AND WE HAVE TO PAY FOR EDUCATION. s
SPOT THE WRONG ONES-
0 those who constantly repeat "i have no money"?sure they have "saving account"
1 ones who make you feel guilty even for good things you doing for them
2 who doesn't keep balance of favors ,trying to use you or play with your compassion.
3 who are bad with other friends and people - it means they will do the same to you one day , for sure.
4 thous who still from u - even little things
5 those who create tension -your brain can't relax
6 thous who play "master" on you without reason.
7 those who laughing behind your back at you .
8 who try to threaten or blackmail you.
Many learn it from there environment, so avoid so called "low class".
"My FAIR lady"Henry Higgins is a Professor of languages and a rather snobbish and arrogant man. A visiting colleague, Colonel Pickering, makes him a bet that he can't take a "commoner" and turn her into someone who would not be completely out of place in the social circles of upper-class English society."
Oscar Wild"Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish poet and dramatist whose reputation rests on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere's Fan(1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). Among Wilde's other best-known works are his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray(1891) and his fairy tales especially "The Happy Prince."
-The first sign of trouble came in 1893, when certain letters written by Wilde to Douglas fell into the hands of Alfred Wood, an unemployed clerk whose income appears to have derived from prostituting himself through a male brothel conducted by Alfred Taylor, and by some small-time blackmail. Wood claimed that he had found the letters in the pockets of an old suit of clothes given to him by Bosie Douglas. This implausible story only begs the question as to the nature of the relationship between Wood and Douglas, by which the former obtained access to the latter's rooms and clothing. In a letter which Wilde wrote to Douglas from prison, subsequently published as De Profundis, Wilde referred to an earlier attempt by Wood to blackmail Douglas on account of some improprieties which occurred between Douglas and Wood at Oxford. Both Wilde's and Wood's evidence confirmed that it was Douglas who introduced them to one another.
Wood, with confederates named Allen and Clibborn - apparently more experienced blackmailers - attempted to extort payment from Wilde for the return of the letters, but (if Wilde's version is to be believed) were only modestly successful. In evidence, Wilde included this account of his interview with the blackmailer Allen:
modern version Scenario: big-shot closeted gay star of a leading daytime soap picks up hustler on Santa Monica Boulevard. Smelling money, the hustler decides to go to a lawyer with a trumped-up, bogus palimony story. Even though he has no case, the lawyer takes it anyway because of the certain publicity -- and because he knows that the star will pay off big time to hush it up. Blackmail is nothing new, but a new legal framework inviting it is another matter.
In fact, in the old days, a hustler threatening to expose his client would have been properly called a blackmailer, and could have been arrested for it. Today, he'd get his fifteen minutes of fame in the tabloids, and the payoff would be called "an undisclosed settlement."
and "Cinderella story2004" Cinderella story is about a girl Sam Montgomery (Hilary Duff) who is not so popular at her high school. After her fathers death when she was young and not having a will left to her her evil step mum gets everything and makes Sam do everything at the diner. At her school she is picked on by the popular stuck up girls the main bitch being Shelby Cummings, a very wealthy, spoiled, shallow person. her boyfriend Austin Ames (Chad Micheal Murray) and Sam interact with each other through emails and text messages not knowing who each other is. They decide to meet at the school dance but their time together is cut short when Sam has to race back to the diner. As she is running out she leaves her mobile phone behind with Austin finding it. to this Austin tries to find out who Cinderella is and Sam tries to hide her identity....
Pretty woman 1990
Vivian Ward has found a way of living by working as a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard. When she runs into the prince of her dreams, who comes along on his wild horse, she first does not recognize him as her saviour. The prince, a ruthless and wealthy businessman by the name of Edward Lewis, does not know that she could be more than just a girl from the sidewalk, but he changes his decision after the first night with the beautiful stranger. Her being the first person in a long time who could surprise him, Edward can slowly feel the light at the end of the tunnel. He is on his way to become a better person, whereas Vivian has got a new chance to start over again.
scenarios will work only if you prepare to spend a lot of time, money and effort to explain and educate.The good thing is ,that to do so you have to set an example and first be disciplined and honest yourself.Even there own parents gave up on them - remember you are not a social worker, you are not paid for this :)
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THE PERSON, IF YOU DON'T GIVE PERSON A POWER? IT'S THE BEST WAY. IF THEY ABUSE IT - YOU CAN NEVER TRUST THEM, BUT REMEMBER -PEOPLE CAN LEARN AND CHANGE TOO. WELL THE BEST OF THEM:) . YOU CAN GET HURT, BUT IT IS PART OF EXISTENCE. ANY EXPERIENCE IS "LIFE" OR DID YOU FORGET, THAT YOU ARE ALREADY ACTUALLY DEAD? OR WASN'T BORN? EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENING IS A BONUS ...
WOMEN ARE SO WISE,- KATJA ONES SAID VERY SIMPLE THING"KRILL, SOMETIMES IT'S WORKING, AND SOMETIMES NOT":)
MAXENCE CYRIN PERFORMED IN GHENT IN "IGOR"Huidevetterskaai 10, 9000 Genttel: 09/224.36.93 http://www.igor-gent.be/
When Dance Music is played on acoustic piano- it has certain hypnotic effect -just because it's so repetitive.Sometimes it's even sounds like Philippe Glass or Steve Reich or he taps rhythm with his leg - like I do -There is entire generation - millions of young people, who razed with this music like there parents on Beatles, Pink Floyd and Rolling stones,who recognized this riffs and simple melodies and burst in applause.
HE USED TO BE A DJ TOO, and survived the clublife with all this drugs and unsafe sex, or did'n' he -anyvay it's plesant to tolk with him - he is calm and simple, wery sure of what he does.HE IS PERSONAL FRIEND OF GUYS like"DUFT PUNK", LIVING NEAR BO BY Champs-Elysées -They are "coolest" folks arroundThe concert was electrifying. Maxence Cyrin pays homage to the electronic music, by taking again great compositions of the kind to the piano only. In addition to the purely ludic aspect (there is what to make a difficult blind-test), one finds on these fourteen recoveries of what to be turned over the head of melancholy.
Maxence Cyrin - Modern rhapsodies
01. Behind the wheel (Original by Depeche Mode)
02. Don' T you want me (Original by Felix)
03. Disco' S revenge (Original by Gusto)
04. Sueño latino (Original by Sueno Latino)
05. Windowlicker (Original by Aphex Twin)
06. Acid Eiffel (Original by Choice (Laurent Garnier & Shazz))
07. Jaguar (Original by Rolando)
08. Go Original (by Moby)
09. Unfinished Sympathy (Original by Massive Attack)
10 The Meltdown (Original by Lunatic Asylum)
11 Anasthasia (Original by T99)
12 Untitled track 8 (Original by Aphex Twin)13 L.F.O (Original by LFO)
14 Smokebelch II (Original by Sabres of Paradise)
Maxence Cyrin pays homage to the electronic music, by taking again great compositions of the kind to the piano only. In addition to the purely ludic aspect (there is what to make a difficult blind-test), one finds on these fourteen recoveries of what to be turned over the head of melancholy.When Maxence Cyrin, a pianist resulting from the Academy, takes again traditional magnet, the result is an album, left on the same label as Laurent Garnier, bigrement pleasant where it is not a question that resumptions of the tubes on whom one perspired so much. They are pieces possÃЁdant of unsuspected qualities, of the melody harmonies and an insane energy that Maxence succeeds in transfiguring more at the time of its recitals "At the beginning, the idea was not to make an album but to play into live in evenings. I wanted that this album is representative of 20 last years the electronic culture and it is not without evil that I had to make a choice to keep 14 titles and to constitute an album homogeneous, pleasant to listen at home and who exploits the affect." Thus one can recognize tubes houses (Gusto), the great classic of the turnips (Jaguar), the pop one (Depeche Mode), electronica (Aphex Twin). "the repetitive music and the music minimalist exist since forty years. It is a movement which largely proved that with few notes one could transmit an emotion, it has there only to listen to Steve Reich or Philip Glass to realize some! my work approaches these people-there i.e. a pop approach the classical music and as the idea as the repetition becomes a mental process which causes a kind of hypnosis or fright." For the live one, Maxence exploits much energy "It should not be forgotten that the techno and the house are musics jubilatoires. The characteristic of live is that I is useful itself of the right pedal of the piano as if it acted of a kick of one limps at rate/rhythm, or of the large case of a battery, which gives this almost wild side. I play much of it, I make a station-wagon, I remove it, and then that sets out again of more beautiful, finally that rappoche of DJing except which I play of the piano, not of platinums! ", Maxence gives live to Rex Club and promises" to play much of other pieces that those of the album, of great classic of the techno and the house which could not be inserted in the album for lack of place. For me it is an honor to play Rex which remains the absolute temple of the techno with bets, it is very symbolic system to play over there, almost essential." the site of maxence cyrin
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MY RUSSIAN ARTICLE
Фортепиано – струнно-ударный инструмент. В переводе с итальянского языка означает громкий и тихий (Forte, Piano). Именно для этого инструмента Прокофьев, Лист, Шуман писали свои бессмертные произведения. Но проходят времена, год идет за годом, меняется мода, но что всегда остается – это музыка. Ближе к концу двадцатого столетия технологии позволили создавать совершенно иное звучание, можно было писать совершенно другую музыку. И те творения, которые заслужили всенародную любовь, впоследствии стали называть современной классикой. И это понятие сейчас может подменить или объединить воедино (каждый решит для себя сам) Максэнс Сирэн (Maxence Cyrin), что представляет из себя современная классика. Автор интересной и во многом инновационной работы родился в приграничном со Швейцарией городке Безансон и с раннего детства принялся изучать классическую музыку в одной из музыкальных академий. И судя по всему не зря, так как классическое образование послужило для него очень крепким фундаментом для его будущих музыкальных экспериментов. Юность Максэнса преподнесла свои сюрпризы. Когда в его жизнь вкатилась техно музыка и такое стихийное явления как рейв, ему ничего не оставалось делать, как присоединится к этому танцевальному движению, и на тот период приходятся его первые работы в жанре техно под псевдонимами Brain in a Box и Max Da Fly. В своей жизни Максэнс несколько раз менял путь, ведущий то в ночной клуб, то в консерваторию, но, несомненно он всегда испытывал любовь сразу к двум направлениям, электронной и классической музыке. Да и наверно назвать его просто сухим словом музыкант нельзя, так как являясь личностью творческой, Максэнс впитывал в себя очень многие течения мировой культуры. Ведь благодаря именно широкому кругозору и профессионализму на свет появилась черная коробочка с надписью “Modern Rhapsodies”. Лейбл Лорана Гарнье (Laurent Garnier) F-Communication первым предал такого рода релизу полноценную форму. Попытку надеть на свои композиции фортепьянный фрак пробовала также всем известная группа Radiohead, но это уже немного другая история. Многие еще наверно помнят небезызвестный микс от Agoria под названием “Cute & Cult”, где люксембургский подданный Франческо Тристано (Francesco Tristano) довольно виртуозно переиграл классический трек от Деррика Мэя (Darrick May) “Strings of Life”. Ну а самые пытливые меломаны могли слышать электронно-фортепьянный проект Aufgang, всё от того же Франческо Тристано. Но, впрочем, извините, речь пойдет не о них, а об очень интересной и во многом новаторской работе Максенса Сирэна (Maxence Cyrin), которому не просто удалось переиграть известные хиты, переиграть многими любимые мелодии известных электронных коллективов, а перенести их из электронного измерения в наш мир, и сбросить тем самым синтетические наряды которые порой словно слегка прикрывали красоту композиций. Импровизируя и подбирая музыкальную гамму, Максэнс не забыл сохранить первоначальную атмосферу даже в тех работах, в основе которых царствовал монотонный ритм и замысловатые электронные звуковые узоры, и с какой-то непринужденностью выделил тем самым главные мелодические темы хоть и под несколько другим углом, но все также узнаваемо. Его туше можно ощутить на слух и представить картину как он передает своими руками не только силу и долготу нажатия на клавиши, но чувства и эмоции музыкальному инструменту. Изначально может показаться, что эта работа выглядит как нелепая шутка, натыкаясь на размышления что-то вроде, как можно внедрить техно в современную классическую музыку. Но при ближайшем рассмотрении осознаешь, выглядит все это не как ширпотреб и лукавство автора перед любителями электронной музыки, а как очень серьёзная, с глубоким смыслом, стильная и изысканная работа в которой присутствует прикосновение магии, начиная её ощущать даже через картонную коробочку компакт диска. Да и сам Лоран Гарнье не простит себе выпуск в свет «серых» работ. Складывается впечатление, что этот диск писался специально для одного человека, так как вдвоем слушать этот диск, скорее всего не получится и воспринимать как фон тоже, для него надо иметь особое настроение и иметь понимание, что ты слушаешь. Такая музыка очень сложно продается, так как количество твердолобых растет в геометрической прогрессии, а меломаны похоже прекратили появляться на этот свет. Многие не слышали той самой музыки в оригинале, которая представлена на диске и им это будет не интересно. Ретрограды или любители классической музыки скажут «как беспомощно и сухо звучит фортепиано, когда оно обыгрывает техно музыку» и тоже окажутся не правы, поскольку среди всей кучи сами знаете чего это очень качественный продукт, который с нестабильной периодичностью будет браться в руки. Вот такие вот интересные релизы выпекает для нас с вами лейбл F – Communications.
this has nothing to do with
l.O.V.E THE THINGS WE SEE ON MTV ? www.mtv.com
BUT THEY ARE EVOLVING _LOVE GENERATION COMING TO REPLACE HUSTLERS AND HOOKERS ;) there's a radio too now there
You love my lady lumps,
My hump, my hump, my hump,
My humps they got u, She s got me spending.(Oh) Spending all your money on me and spending time on me.
Shes got me spending.(Oh) Spending all your money on me, on me, on me
zeuls award going to - for self irony of this youn men
Oooh, straight or gay,
You swing it either way!
You've got to whip it up,Into a frenzy
!Ooh! It's what you feel,
Yes, it's my shock for real!Flash it, it's no big deal!
You are reading it on your computer aren't you? what Stalin said about Cybernetics -
Cybernetics was outlawed as bourgeois pseudoscience, "mechanistically equating processes in live nature, society and in technical systems, and thus standing against materialistic dialectics and modern scientific physiology developed by Ivan Pavlov". As with genetics, the taboo continued for several years after Stalin's death, but ultimately served as a rallying point for the destalinisation of Soviet science. The symbolic significance of cybernetics in the reformation of Soviet science after Stalin - as well as its position as a label for interdisciplinary research - accounts for much of the subject's popularity in the Soviet Union long after its decline as a distinct field of research in the West. By suppressing cybernetics, Stalin was arguably responsible for its dramatic growth after his death
AND WHAT ABOUT GENETICS _In the mid-1930s, the agronomist Trofim Lysenko started a campaign against genetics and was supported by Stalin. Between 1934 and 1940, many geneticists were executed (including Agol, Levit, Nadson) or sent to labor camps (including the best-known Soviet geneticist, Nikolai Vavilov, who died in prison in 1943). Genetics was called "the whore of capitalism" (продажная девка капитализма) and stigmatized as a "fascist science", hinting at its closeness to eugenics, popular in Nazi Germany. However, some geneticists survived and continued to work on genetics, dangerous as this was.
In 1948, genetics was officially declared "a bourgeois pseudoscience"; all geneticists were fired from work (some were also arrested), and all genetic research was discontinued. The taboo on genetics continued even after Stalin's death. Only in the mid-1960s was it completely waived.
In 2005, the Scotsman newspaper ran a story that alleged that, in 1926, Stalin had ordered the creation of "superwarriors", and a Russian scientist had investigated inseminating apes with human sperm, and vice-versa .On other side of Atlantic the story was the same
DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR TALENTS ?
DO YOU CONTROL YOUR FATE AND PLACE YOU ARE NOW, YOUR ANOTHER "motherland"
OR YOUR SECOND "FAMILY".
WE ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT IN MANY WAYS ,AS YOU CAN SEE -
HE IS NOT THE PIANO PLAYER, HE HAS MUCH MORE SKILLS AND HE IS TOUGH AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN ,AND HE HAPPENED TO BE MY BOSS . SO THERE IS SOME SUBORDINATION .THERE WILL BE NO"FREEBIES" FOR ME - HE IS ESPECIALLY HARD ON THOUS WHO HE "KNOWS SO WELL". BUT WHAT I ALWAYS HAVE - A LITTLE BIT MORE TOLERANCE WITH MY ECCENTRICITY AND WHAT USED TO BE COMPLETE ABSENCE OF ORGANIZATION; HOPE THINGS WILL CHANGE, BUT THIS SPECIAL MUTUAL BOUNDARIES WILL STAY.
BUT BESIDES BEING A COMPUTER WIZARD, HE FEELS MUSIC- THAT'S MAYBE WHY HE HELPED ME ORGANIZE THE CONCERT IN BGUGGE - it is how we met. LONG ,LONG TIME AGO.(we have been together through it all -2 computers in a modest flat and FM sound cards :)
WHEN HE ARRIVED TO PICK ME UP ALL NEIGHBORHOOD WERE IN A STATE OF LIGHT SHOCK - SUCH CARS NOT VERY OFTEN PARK THERE :)
WHEN WE ARRIVED IN THE RESTAURANT I HAVE SEEN A MIRACLE - NOT OFTEN YOU PLAY ON A CREAM OF THE CROP PIANO -"STAINWAY AND SONS",WELL NOT IN RESTAURANT ANYWAY _ IT WAS REAL SIGHT OF RESPECT.
HOW MANY CANDLES PUT ON THIS BIRTHDAY CAKE ? THIS IS FOREVER YOUNG IN HART WOMAN. WITH HIS FATHER - THE FATHER OF DYNASTY. NEEDLESS NO SAY ,THAT I PLAYED SONG FROM "GOD FATHER" THREE TIMES BY SPECIAL REQUEST :)
WELL, HE HAS TWO WONDERFUL DOTERS YOUNG SON AND MOTHER OF THREE CHILDREN - VALERY. I ASKED HER IN A MORNING - "WHY I AM STILL ALONE - BECAUSE OF MY POOR MONEY MANAGEMENT, OR IMPOSSIBLE CHARACTER ?" - "BAD CHARACTER" , SHE REPLYING WITH A SMILE :) AND I TRUST HER, SHE IS A SCIENTIST.
NEXT MORNING I WAS LATE FOR SCHOOL,
AND CATCH ED BAD COLD, BUT WHO CARES - THIS WAS NOT JUST ANOTHER JOB, BUT SOMETHING MORE EXITING AND INSPIRING- THE "FAMILY" REUNION
and by the way, if you want to know his name - just go to
HE IS THE BIG BOSS THERE
DEAR FRIENDS, TRUST ME, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME IN THIS WAY.
I WANT TO LIVE HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE, SURROUNDED BY LOVING FRIENDS AND ,YES I HAVE MY DESIRES AND STUPID HABITS AND FAR FROM INNOCENT -MY CURIOSITY BROUGHT ME TO THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE HOUSE ,AND i CONSTANTLY FALL IN LOVE WITH WRONG PEOPLE AND PUSH AWAY ONES, WHO GOOD FOR ME -just like everybody else,ANDI WANT MY PIECE OF A "CHOCOLATE CAKE" AND I KNOW HOW MONEY CAN FIX A LOT, (and I will be happy to earn some :), BUT NOT EVERYTHING.I JUST TAKING LONGER TIME -TO DO IT THE WAY I FEEL.YES I KNOW , THE SEA IS FULL OF SHARKS, AND I LEARN EVERY DAY TO STAND FOR MYSELF (WITHOUT BECOMING ANOTHER "SHARK" (people just forced to act this way -not because they are evil :) AND VERY OFTEN I LEARN A LESSON FROM THE VERY PEOPLE, WHO THINK THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE - EDUCATION COST MONEY, ISN'T IT? BUT TO BE A MUSICIAN YOU HAVE TO "DISCONNECT" AND IT'S WHEN GOOD FRIENDS COME TO SAVE ME FROM SOME MISMANAGEMENT:) THANK YOU FROM ALL MY HEART.
Set in an all new fantasy universe, Divine Divinity takes the player on a fantastic quest in a land torn apart by corruption and dark magic. Throughout his journeys the player will get the chance to develop his character as one of six character types and meet a variety of people and fantastical beings. By combining the best features of the RPG genre, and introducing a lot of new features, Divine Divinity will appeal to both hardcore and new RPG players.
Below 10 is a series of developer profiles where we try to establish a small profile by asking less than 10 questions to a team of developers. This edition features Kirill Pokrovsky, who is responsible for the music in Divine Divinity.
1) Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do at Larian Studios.
I am a retired rock-star. Yes, you can call me like this. Back in the USSR I played in this legendary rock band ARIA. This was the first really heavy band in the Soviet Russia, just before and also during the Perestroika. Every teenager in the country knew about our band. I don't know how much recordings we exactly sold - because it was still a state company (Melodia) - , but I've heard it was some millions. We were the biggest band fore some time and we were playing in the biggest sport-arenas all over the country. We were young and we did stupid things, so we split up just on the peak of the wave. Some of my friends now live in America. The drummer on the other hand lives somewhere in the Wallonian (Liege) part of Belgium. And others carried on the band ARIA (http://www.aria.ru/) and others continued with a new band Master (http://www.rusmetal.ru/master/). You can visit their sites and read the story and see that they are still very popular over there in Russia.
So once, in the beginning of the 90's, we had a tour here in Belgium and recorded a song in a little studio in a village near Ghent. The man who run this studio told me joking-wise "If you ever need a job come over and work with me".
When the band split up I was very frustrated and I wanted to change my life, to go somewhere and do something completely different. So I came to Belgium to work in this little studio and we also wanted to make a band, but realities of life are so over here in this way that all musicians have a daily job and it really takes a long time to become something professional. My friend's wife had a second child and he had a lot of work. He had to stop working for the band but also to run his studio. I was facing two possibilities - to go back to Moscow or stay and try to do something different. It was a time to remember that I had quite a musical education. Not only I studied composition in the Conservatory in Moscow, but I also played oboe and saxophone and piano of course, because my mother was a piano teacher and I've heard the classical music from my early age. But I was a keyboard player in a rock band, not a classical pianist. I composed a program of romantic songs for the piano and I started to practice very hard, sometimes 8 to 9 hours a day, to be able to play it myself.I recorded an album called "BRUGGE" and I became a concert composer/pianist. I was dressed like a penguin, but I always had a couple of synthesizers, a computer (Atari). I also did some productions and played in several bands - you can hear my music in some movies and television productions and even in commercials.
I met Swen ("Lar" - project leader "Divine Divinity") at this time and he simply showed me that computer games are the closest thing to rock-n-roll. And it's still true. Now it's simply unbelievable, but it all started in Swen's modest flat in Ghent with a couple of computers. The only available technology for the game music was midi, so we had to become midi-experts and it also sounded different on different sound cards. There was this mysterious 'Fatman' in America who monopolized all the things and defined the sound, so you had to ask his permission to use an organ or a flute sound. And afterwords I had a wave table synthesizer card with more realistic sounds and general midi, so I could imitate the orchestra and stuff. Then there was also the Redbook audio and music became just like you wanted to record it in a studio with life instruments and choirs and stuff, with CD quality. Now we are speaking about interactive music or even real time rendered music.
So I think, we've been pretty much through the evolution of game music with Swen. Off course during this period I composed a lot of material, that's why many pieces didn't make it to Divinity, but you will find them later on on audio albums.
I love to be here in Larian studios, lately even more and although I always mess things up and burn the food in the oven in our kitchen. They can even tell you a million stories about me being messy and absent-minded. Anyway I think they love me and keep me like a charm for good luck. ;)
2) What is your typical working day like?
It's not a 24 hours cycle. It very much depends on the amount of caffeine in the blood. It is the only drug I use, I even stopped smoking ! I am really glad there is a clock and calendar in my PC and that I have a telephone, so I don't get completely lost in time. "Is it already February ?!?"I'll love you till the deadline.
3) What did you want to become when you grew up?
I hope I didn't grow up yet ! I really hope it!There is nothing more boring than these grown ups…
4) What are your favorite games and what are you playing now?
I have a very addictive personality. If I will start playing a game, I know my character... We have a very impressive collection of video games here in Larian Studios. I got a big monitor lately and an accelerated video card.Please no games for me now... after the release.
5) Where does your inspiration come from?
I really like acoustic instruments and I play piano a lot but PC becomes a musical instrument on it's own and a sampler and a recording studio in one single unit with all this effects and a mixer. (If you just have the right sound card and connect descent speakers to it.)
It's absolutely wonderful. Once sound is inside it stays digital of course and if you wish it can stay inside of your machine 'till the last moment, including post production and stuff. For example I have this one piece of software, I can't tell you what, because there are a lot of snobs out there in the audio world, and I abuse it completely. So I use it not for what it was made. It's a very simple program but it's very intuitive and inspiring, but I know from many big producers that they also secretly use it along with" Protoolls". But mostly, to tell you the truth, I am inspired by my workaholic mates here in Larian Studios where I spend more and more time lately just trying to understand this incredible phenomena. They are amazing people and Swen is still a mystery for me, he has so much life force and he is doing this work, sometimes very routine work day by day with so much energy.Lately the atmosphere even became very warm and friendly, what is unusual in the end of a project when everybody is so stressed.
6) What is the coolest feature in Divinity for you?
Besides all this very detailed graphics and story, I love the sounds and ambiances a lot. We have two sound designers - Ilya and Stefaan - and they are Amazing. Sometimes I hear what they do and I simply think they are the best in the business. They also are perfectionists much more than I am and they are very helpful with all this technical stuff, levels, decibels and compression. They always find time to show things even if they are busy like hell.
7) Which feature that hasn't made it into Divinity is the one you will miss most?
8) How did you get into the gaming business and do you have any advice for anyone seeking a position in that business?
Everybody here in the office knows that I like movies and film music a lot. My father was a film director back in Russia and I always liked to be among the creative people and the very dedicated people. I have my concert carrier as a solo pianist/composer and I play sometimes - now and then - even some jazz and stuff, but I hope to grow together with Larian into something bigger like this big composer figure.
Of course I don't have all this qualities, but I can advice you the following:
a Have a lot of patience.b Learn every day.c Don't be jealous.d Don't be greedy.
9) Is there anything you would like to add?
"Life is just like a box of chocolates with "danger" written on it , a big one, you newer know…"