GENDOS 

                        

biography
1965 Gendos was born in small, hidden in taiga, village – Shuj. 
80’s Teenager time Gendos played at dancing parties. His memories of those times “ twist, shake, twist, shake “ 
1990 In the capital Kyzyl was formed by Vresh Milojan first vanguard Tuvinian band – Biosintes. Gendos became a member of the group. Biosintes music  was orientated around an ethnic type of improvisation, sometimes constructed on a rock ostinato, sometimes completely free. But a major inspiration was Tuvinian throat-singing . The basic function of ensemble was the creation of recordings for and the participation in the performances taking place at the 'Kyzel' theatre. Gendos found his shamanic roots during he was playing shaman rule in one of them. In 1996 Biosintes toured in Europe and participated at the Total Music Meeting in Berlin with Sainkho Namtchylak (First Take) . 

 

90’s Experimental 

Gendos met two vanguard musicians from Scotland and England , Ken Hyder and Tim Hodgkinson. They formed K-Space. 
2000 Traditional Rock

Gendos started to play rock with Darky Medvedev, Alexej Saaia and Igor Karalaev. As Gen-DOS  ensemble they recorded Shizo i.d. album.

foto by Krzysztof Szymanowski

Jazz collaboration 2004

Gendos started to visit Europe quite often. Poland became his second home. He met many significant musicians. He played concert in Program 3 of Polish Radio with Tie Break. His meeting with Mazzoll opened new music horizons. The concerts  became meetings of artists creating, exchanging their experiences, energies “ here and now” without rehearsal. Concert in Mózg Club, legendary, Polish vanguard club with Mazzoll, Majewski, Janicki was broadcasted by Polish Television. The concerts with young Polish jazzmen Piotr Rachoń, Aleksnader Papierz were fascinating audience as well. Gendos formed “Tuva Pulse” band. Ensemble based on cooperation with various musicians and idea – that Gendos is a bridge between Tuvian tradition and contemporary music. One of the most interesting happening was concert with Sainkho during Colours of Ostrava Festival (summer 2005)

Shaman Nights 2005

 

Exceptional concerts in exceptional place. Alchemia, Jewish district club is strikingly decorated with old paintings and furnitures. Popular with artists, most gallery openings throughout the district culminate in splendid bohemian madness at Alchemia. It has become a genuine place of meeting, meeting of contemporary shamans – musicians. Alchemia was visited during two editions of Shaman Nights in 2005 and 2006 by Sainkho Namtchylak, Jon Dobie, NetLenka, Mazzoll, Jacek Majewski, Piotr Rachoń, Jędrzej Kuziela, Altai Khangai ( Mongolia ) and Chyskyyrai (Sakha).   

Bridge over Ural 2006

 

The supreme project we have released. 13 musicians coming from 3 continents and 8 countries have met on the stage. They represented different cultures, tradition, styles of music, languages and one common idea – meeting of people. Improvising music from beginning to the end. Gendos was the only person who knew everybody: Chyskyyrai from Sakha (Jacutia), Petra Jankova from Czech Republic, Ganbold Muukhai and Ganzorig Nergui from Mongolia, Chris Dahlgren from USA, Asaf Sirkis from Izrael, Jon Dobie from England, Lubos Holzer from Czech Republic, Jorgos Skolias, Jędrzej Kuziela, Jakub Rutkowski, Dominik Strycharski from Poland and special guest, story teller Misha Malcev from Sakha.    

 

Other musicians with whom Gendos occasionally cooperated:

Peter Kovald (free jazz missionary), Vladimir Miller (GB) Heinz-Erich Gödecke (D), Hans Schüttler (D), Marion Ritz-Valentin (D) Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha, (Tuva), Yeshe (PL), Bronisław Duży (PL), Olga Szwajgier (PL), Aleksander Papierz (PL) Kwartet Jorgi (PL).