"Russian Negro" in Minsk"Nikita Andreev
A fragment of an interview with Alexander Buynova
" Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta "
№022, February 13, 2001 Mr.
- Your biography is rich in events: you were a party to such popular in the 70s and 80s VIA as "Skomorokhs", "Araks", "Flowers" and "Jolly Fellows". With your participation were set in the walls of the famous Lenkom first Soviet rock performances: "Till", "The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta", "" Juno "and" Avos "." If something is wrong, correct, please.
- If we talk about the creative biography and remember in a chronological order, the first was a regular school and a music school at the Conservatory. Even when I was in 9th grade, I met the maestro Alexander Gradsky ...
- maestro - it is by today's standards ?
- Of course. And then just meet like-minded people, who formed the band and "Skomorokhs" that existed under that name until then, until I went into the army. What was interesting at the time? We got these pieces of music, such as the "Silk feather, grass, chives". That is, it was then that Russian rock began to take root. We, by the way, even one time worked in the Gomel Philharmonic, where the theater "buffoon" labored under Gennady Yudenich control that actors "inspired by" us some of our future songs ... In fact, we were among the first. Maybe even in a sense, and the first. Because, for example, the first rock opera (I emphasize - the first in the world) was created precisely in the "Skomorokhs". It was called "Boldly Buzzing Fly". However, this very few people know. ( "Boldly Buzzing Fly", staged in 1968, was more a mini-rock opera, because, according to Gradsky lasted seventeen minutes. The first model itself is considered to be the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar EL Weber to a libretto T.Raysa (premiered in the United States 17.10.1971). in the USSR, the first rock opera is considered to be the opera "Orpheus and Eurydice" A.Zhurbina (1975). Ed. )
- With Alexander Borisovich sign, but do not remember Gradsky talked about it .
- He just remembers certain things, I - on the other. It was a primitive rock opera, in which, however, were the overture and arias, and played and sang ourselves. And since the Soviet time was, of course we have invested in this opera a hidden meaning, which sought between the lines of charming fairy tale Korney Chukovsky. And, perhaps, something "is", but at the expense of musical intonations. For example, when the spiders and cockroaches crawled out, the guitar began to play powerful fuzz that was terrible. People liked terribly! However, we were practically free, as played by the institute hostels. Just at this time, and I had my formation as a musician and composer.