Monday, 3 June 2013

New upload by Orphologist.

The Orphologist channel on You Tube is dedicated to traditional music presented within the frame work of Window to Europe (link), a small foundation based in Amstedam. Here you find many unique materials from research trips, concert programs and other related items.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

First web radio of the Siberian Republic of Tuva. A unique opportunity to listen  to the traditional and pop music of the region.  Listen!

The last music cassettes kiosk on the market of Kyzyl, capital of Tuva, spring 2012. Photo by Orphologist

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Feherlofia (Son of the White Mare)

During Shamanism program in Zaal 100 on April 26 Primitive Equations will show some edited material from animation films based on shamanistic myths. PEQ will create its own new soundtrack live for those edits.
One of the films we have chosen is "Fehérlófia" or "Son Of The White Mare", animation film from 1981 by a Hungarian Marcell Jankovics. Based on the work of László Arany and ancient Hunnic and Avaric legends, Fehérlófia is a tribute to the old steppe peoples. 
This amazing animation tells a story surreal and magical, yet full of archetypal symbolism and built in accordance with mytho-logic.

Here you can watch the original film with an original soundtrack. Prees CC button for English translation captions.

Read more details about the film and its director here:  

Friday, 19 April 2013

SHAMANISM program by Primitive Equations

April 26, 2013, from 17:00, Zaal 100 De Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam  

Primitive Equations cordially invite you to take part in our special event dedicated to phenomenon of Shamanism. Our program includes:
17.00 - Screening of films and footage from Soviet and Russian documentaries on Shamanic practices of Siberian people.
18.00 - Vegetarian meal at the restaurant of Zaal 100.
20.00 - Meeting with shaman Lyudmila Oyun from Tuva who will conduct a blessing ceremony
21.00 - Audio visual session with ultra rare mix of shamanic animation films and electro-acoustic performance of Primitive Equations
22.30 - Primitive Equations DJ set with exotic extravaganza from around the world.

Lyudmila Oyun is a hereditary shaman woman from Tuva, South Siberia, Russia. This small isolated country near the border with Mongolia is famous for its ancient living  tradition of shamanism, that survived repressions during the times of communism. Tuvan shamanism was studied thoroughly by numerous ethnologists and anthropologists, including Sevyan Vainstein. Lyudmila Oyun lives in Kyzyl, capital of Tuva. She is a practicing shaman and healer. 

< Detail of Lyudmila's costume

Primitive Equations (PEQ) is an ethnographic audio-visual art duo from Amsterdam. German Popov (OMFO) and Maxim Chapochnikov (Dr. Goldfinger) collect and work with anthropological and ethnographic materials such as image, sound and artefact and use them as a source for research performance. They frequently collaborate with the musicians of various diaspora. PEQ is a lab where the archetypes of modern music and popular culture get explored.
For this special evening
Primitive Equations will open up its treasure box of collected sound and visual materials, musical instruments and ecstatic techniques to undertake a transforming action.
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Entrance fee 8 Euro
Meal 8 Euro
Reservation desirable through