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Viktar Siamashka – The Immigrant

Viktar Siamashka - The Immigrant

Live improvisations for Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Immigrant” (1917).

Viktar Siamashka – winds, keyboards, percussion, voice, gramophone.

Recorded 27-05-2015 in the courtyard of Brest Region Philharmonic, except track #2 – recorded 20-05-2015 in the courtyard of Grodno State Museum of the History of Religion, Belarus.

Viktar Siamashka is a Belarusian poet, broadcaster and musician seeking a synthesis of free jazz, folklore, academic and electronic music. He specializes in a wide range of wind instruments often played with sound effects. His main artistic credo is spontaneous improvisation.

For many years Viktar has played in music and poetic group Kuzniec and Siamania, intuitive improv band Knyaz Myshkin and also has collaborated with a psycho-folk band Nagual. Since 2012 he’s dedicated to solo projects. During his artistic carreer Viktar has performed in many European countries and released a number of solo albums including “g.m” (published by a Russian label Clinical Archives), a collaborative album with French improviser Christophe Meulien, Biotope album etc. Viktar Siamashka has also published in several collections of Belarusian poetry and created radio programs about Belarusian music culture – “Terra Nova” and “Krakatuk”.


  1. Prelude [07:54]
  2. The Immigrant (Version H) [24:31]
  3. Interlude [02:56]
  4. The Immigrant (Version B) [24:20]
  5. Postlude [07:59]
  6. The Immigrant (Version B2) [24:21]

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