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Boris Bazurov

Boris Bazurov (b. 1959) is a Russian composer, musician, conductor, professor, lecturer and ethnomusicologist. He is a world-renowned performer on the Chapman Stick, and inventor of his own instrument, the gusletar*, a combination of the Chapman Stick and gusli.

He has released over twenty albums in the USSR, Russia, and abroad.

Some of his compositions include:

The first Russian ethno-rock opera "Cossack Razin Stepan" (1985-1991)

Ethno-jazz musical "Snezhimochka" (1993-1995), based on the early poetry of Velimir Khlebnikov

Symphonic overture "Pougachevschina" (2000-2015), with themes of Modest Mussorgsky's unreleased opera project "Leyb-kampantsy"

Soundtrack for Andrei Konchalovsky's 1994 film Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs, which was submitted to the 1994 Cannes Film Festival

*Boris Bazurov’s Gusletar is a one-off experimental prototype, handmade in Russia with the permission of E.Chapman

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