Anton Silaev — trumpet, electronics;
Dmitry Saparin — tube;
Anatoly Kojaev — bass;
Denis Lipatov — drums, iPad;
Elena Kojayeva — sound engineer;
Tamara Zubova — light, video installations, flute;
Olga Orlova – art director.
Quartet Block[BASS]ter created by composer and musician Anton Silaev in June 2014.
“Music in the movies — certain limits, which depend on many factors. It is interesting and necessary for the workflow limitations, but there is a lot of musical ideas that are quite difficult to translate into film, but they also need to be implemented. So we had the idea to collect “Block[BASS]ter,” says Anton.
Two acoustic bass: tuba and contrabass — bold and non-trivial solution, organically combined with melodic lines, pipes, percussion rhythms and sounds of different electronic devices.
Music Block[BASS]ter combines TripHop, Downtempo, Electrojazz, Cinematic Jazz, Ambient, Minimalism, Experimental, free improvisation.
About the musicians:
Anton Silaev — composer, Orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist, the main instrument is trump
et. Professionally and expertly skills in the traditional ways of producing sound, Anton is constantly experimenting with his instrument, prepaire it, passing the sound through a variety of electronic devices and instruments, changing it beyond recognition.
Anton Silaev — the author of music to many well-known documentaries and movies. His work in the Marina Razbezhkina’s “Yar” awarded the prestigious prize M.Tariverdiev film festival “Kinotavr” for the best music. Recorded and released two solo albums: “Mixing point Moscow” (2003), “Imaginary landscapes with wind” (2012). He worked in cooperation with such famous musicians as Han Benning (the Netherlands), Jun Kawasaki (Japa
n), Vladimir Volkov, Sainkho, Saadet, Saadet Turkoz (Switzerland), Sergei Starostin (Russia), Spooky Action (USA), Alexei Borisov, Yuri Yaremchuk.
Dmitry Saparin is an interesting and popular Russian musician playing a brass bass instrument — the tuba. Collaborates with street theatres “Fire people” and “Tall brothers“, with the Creative workshop “Black square”, the Theatre Sats. Played in teams “Fortuna brass band” and “Bubamara brass band“, a group of Points on E”. Leader of “Тinto Brass Band” project.
Anatoly Kojaev — Russian musician, double
bass and bass guitar player. Winner of many festivals and competitions (“Togliatti jazz”, Togliatti, 2000; “jazz Parnas, St. Petersburg, 2001, 2002; “Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival” (Moscow Idaho, USA 2009), where he played together with Monty Alexander, Claudio Roditi, Benny Green, Clayton Cameron, etc). Collaborates with many musicians such as James Perch, Eugene Grechischev, Alina Rostotsky, Peter Vostokov, Alexander Music, Oleg Kireyev, Oleg Butman, Pavel Volya, Alex Ivashenko, Frederic Belinsky and others. In addition, Anatoly as an actor and musician starred in the movie “Carnival night 2, or 50 years later”, “Double”, “Thaw”, “Peter Leshchenko. All that was…”. The founder of the website “bigjazzbook.ru”.
Denis Lipatov – Moscow drummer. A graduate of GMKED. Permanent participant of Moscow blues and rock bands: Mishouris Blues Band, Zorky and others. Performed concerts on film and music festivals, Kinotavr, “Movement”, “Two Days Fest“, “Usadba Jazz”, “Bosco Fresh Fest“, “the Delta of the Neva”. Collaborated with foreign Blues and rock musicians — JC Smith (USA), RobertLighthouse (USA), Innes Sib
Tamara Zubova – flutist, graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. Not put up with well-built system limitations orchestral musicians. The team BlockBasster trying his hand as a VJ. Flute for the soul. Takes the many lyrical party in the compositions BlockBasster.