Roksana Smirnova / Misha Kalinin / DUO
Duo from Ukraine based in Shanghai (China).
Pianist Roksana Smirnova and guitarist Misha Kalinin (www.mishakalinin.com) had played together many concerts. Over the last five years they have been developing their duo. A combination of acoustic piano and electric guitar with effects creates a very special sound. They came together from different musical backgrounds, combining interesting elements to create a unique musical style.
Misha Kalinin takes guitar out of its traditional place. He brims over with ideas, creating something new at the field of guitar sound. Pianist Roksana Smirnova combines spontaneity of improvisation with a sense of form influenced by her background as a classical musician. Their performances feature original compositions by both members of the duo.
The music does not fit into any one genre. It brings together strongly contrast elements, spacious impressionistic sound, improvisational interaction, dynamic rhythmic structures and sounds dissolving in silence. Their music dialogues are shaped into attractive compositions that connect deeply with listeners.
Channeling the flow of inspiration, music of the duo paints pictures in the mind.