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“Main part belongs to factories”: Minsk’s composer Nick Chyorny created music of Minsk

Minsk is a living organism that has its own rhythm.

Cars’ roar, noise from factories, clicking of heels, whisper of leaves, signing of birds, murmur of streams, all that is combined in a unique melody that could be heard only in Minsk. Composer Nick Chyorny managed to capture this unique melody. The man has been keen on music since his childhood. He graduated from the university and got a degree of harmonist and teacher of computer music. He has lived in Minsk the whole life.

The author of the music doesn’t compare the sound of Minsk with the sound of any particular instrument, because Minsk’s melody consists of a great variety of sounds. Every corner of the city has its own notes.

Nick Chyorny, composer:
You can decide what sounds you can hear on the streets. On the one hand, you can listen to people who live in a particular place, what’s their mood, what’s their habits. On the other hand, you can listen to cars’ roar on the roads, and you can make music out of it.

The main part in Nick’s music belongs to Minsk’s factories. Some years ago, the musician heard their unique sound.

Nick Chyorny, composer:
While writing the music about Minsk, I used a lot sounds of factories and they characterize the city’s mood in a very good way. The sounds of a factory are static and have their own dynamics like Minsk. I decided it would be interesting to listen to the sounds of the city and compose music.

Minsk is developing very fast, and music is changing together with it.

Nick Chyorny, composer:
The mood stays the same, but it has become more bright, more distinct. Minsk resident has become braver in their behavior.

Music is a universal language that is spoken not only by people, but also by cities.

“Main part belongs to factories”: Minsk’s composer Nick Chyorny created music of Minsk