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Blesok no. 07February-March, 1999
Sound Reviews

Nikola Dimushevski: Details

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Igor Isakovski

(born April 26th, 1958, in Skopje – Macedonia), as he likes to refer to himself, is a Macedonian – born pianist turned keyboardist.
    

    He is unique among synthesizer players in two respects: – He uses combinations of synthesizers to simulate a one – man orchestra, and he strives to create original, electronically synthesized music that sounds acoustic.
    Since 1976 he has combined single – voice and a polyphonic (or multivoice) synthesizers to wave a fabric of nearly orchestral richness. The context for Dimushevski's multikeyboard accomplishments has been Leb I Sol, a popular fusion – ethno band that Dimushevski cofounded in 1976.
    He tries to stay away from electronic sounds and goes for natural sounds, instead. They don't have to be “known” natural sounds. In many recordings he made for example, the sound isn't one that's known – you wouldn't recognize it as anything else – but it is acoustic. It sounds like some kind of native instrument.
    He doesn't start out on paper to write music. He composes by improvising the melody on tape. Then he'll put it away for a few days before he start listening again. After hearing it a dozen times, he improvises the leading countervoices and overdubs them. That's when he sits down with paper and works out an orchestration. If you're going to orchestrate with six – note chords, each voice making its own melody, there's no way you can avoid writing it all down. He's music is very specific – emotionally colored, from very (ppp) music parts – to strong, fast and (fff) expressional dynamic fields.
    Dimushevki's music redily embraces the tonal and even, according to the needs of the work, the conventionally “beautiful”, he has no comunction about shattering the beauty. Its result of many years spent exploring an area in which the talents of creative musicians are employed in combination with written score. Dimushevski explain  his sound-worlds, music with a new name:

PRIVATE MUSIC
    Other ways of listening, and other ways of creating.

    Introvert and eccentric as a person – but extrovert romantic as a composer and musician. It's worth to hear and know him…

Discography:

– LEB I SOL, RTB LP 55-5335  (1978)
    – LEB I SOL II, RTB LP 55-372  (1978)
    – RUCHNI RAD, YUGOTON LSY-63323 (1979)
    – PUTUJEMO, T.E.M.0001-3 (1989)
    – LIVE IN NEW YORK, T.E.M.095-1 (1991)
    – ANTHOLOGY double cd RTB LP 5319 (1993)

Solo releases:

– DOUBLE LIFE, aura records (1993) CD
    – LIVE, aura records (1993) CD
    – MUSIC FOR… aura records (1995) CD
    – MUSIC FOR… (VIDEO-ART),  aura records






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