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Riasni Drova Consort

Riasni Drova Consort (Рясні Дрова Консорт) was formed in 2010 in Lviv, Ukraine as a three-piece band consisting of Jaroslav Ilnytskyi, Andrij Orel and Oleg Vorobyov. Performed in Dnipropetrovsk, Uzhgorod, Chernivtsi and Lviv.

Jaroslav Ilnytskyi (Baroque flutes, recorders, psaltery, harp, saxonette, piano, percussion, vocals) has been involved in early/Baroque music since the late 1980′s. A member/ex-member of such local ensembles as “Excelsior”, “Leopolita”, “Vita Nova”, “Greensleeves”, “Lviv Minstrels”; also worked with “Silva rerum” and “Durham Baroque”. His interests include the history of musical instruments and the psychology of musical performance. His work in Riasni Drova Consort is almost the reverse of his work elsewhere.

Andrij Orel (acoustic and amplified guitar, woodwinds, keyboards, piano, vocals): in addition to his solo work, he is also a member of free-noise collectives Noah Coward and Hokkei Quartet, as well as a collaborator with W.B.B.B./Moglass. Andrij has been involved in numerous performances with post-Soviet new music grandmaster Yuri Yaremtchuk and has recorded/performed with Ilia Belorukov, Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko, Bruno Duplant, Paulo Chagas and others. He had also written for Ukrainian underground music press, after which he went on to publicly make music which actively contradicted most of what he had written.

Oleg Vorobyov creates and plays guitar-based composites using a variety of self-invented techniques. Worked with Piotr Tabakiernik, Yuri Yaremtchuk and the theatre troupes “Arabesques” and “Kolo”. His playing is heavily influenced by his family and friends, various improvised music, Chinese tea culture and football.

Yevheniy Polyakov joins the consort on and off since 2016 on various instruments.

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