The Internet is like magic. No matter how much you use it, know it, search it, you will always be taken by surprise now and then, in moments of pure serendipity, like the one that just happened to me.
I was looking for the word ‘Skype’, just like I do everyday when I write the Skype Blog in Brazil, and decided to search in the site archive.org, for moving images. The first result hypnotized me and dazzled me: it was an interview in russian, with a Siberian musician called Nadishana, demonstrating instruments through a Skype video conference, to a New Yorker named Val Belin.
I don’t understand Russian but the music and the fact that it was recorded through Skype, fascinated me and I thought it would be a nice item for the blog. So I went to Nadishana’s site looking for contact and authorization to publish the video. And there it was, his Skype Name, so irresistibly available. So I called him for a chat. He answered, we switched to an audio and video chat. He in Germany, me in Brazil.
He told me about his work, his life in his small village in Siberia. You might not believe it but he only discovered the Internet a few years ago , because his Russian hometown doesn’t even have telephone lines.
We exchanged files and pictures. I sent him photos of the tropical beaches that I go to and he showed me pictures of his family in the snow.
He authorized the publication of his video in the blog and even added subtitles in English. Nadishana told me to correct any mistakes in the translation but I thought it would be better to leave them as they are. I’ve learned from Skype that beauty is in natural harmony not in perfection. Someone told me before I joined the Skype Blogs Team that mistakes are allowed.
So, let me have the honor of introducing the work of Vladiswar Nadishana, Siberian musician and performer, who mixes technology, fractals and ancient Kuzhebar mythology. All thanks to Skype.
]]>PS — Forgive the long post. And by the way, there are many videos in YouTube, just search for Nadishana.