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SEMPRE: a New Dimension

by Ian Maksin

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Sempre 03:04
Respiro 04:04


A note from the artist: “SEMPRE (Italian for always or forever) - a new dimension of infinity. I heard the cello for the first time when I was five years old. I closed my eyes and instantly got transported into an entirely new dimension where there was neither time nor space. I became overwhelmed with emotion of happiness to the point I wanted to cry. It felt like the sound was coming from deep inside human soul rather than a wooden box. I could no longer imagine my life without the cello. It was then when began my musical journey which is going on already more than thirty years. At some point I began to realize that my own music became the same kind of magic and healing force for a great number of people regardless of their race, religion or age. It became clear to me that music is one of very few things given to us that can bring us together, comfort, and inspire us to become kinder.

SEMPRE is an attempt to tune to a universal wavelength that will give us access to unlimited source of love, harmony and peace. May the sound of the cello, in its purest form, travel inside the deepest corners of the soul and fill them with its life-giving vibrations. May the simple caressing melodies become medicinal and consoling to those who need it, and may the become wings to those who are full of joy. Drawing inspiration from all of my favorite sources - from music of the Renaissance and Baroque to works of contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen and Leonid Desyatnikov, I wrote this music and breathed into it everything that is my life: mountains, ocean, sky, woods and big cities. Some of the compositions are tied to earthly landmarks - Paris, Vancouver, St. Petersburg, Yerevan, Lake Baikal; others - completely outside spacial dimensions. May this music make us all a little better.”


released September 26, 2019

Original music composed and performed by Ian Maksin (cello)
Andrew Mitran - (percussion on tracks 3, 8 & 9)

Recorded, mixed and mastered in the studio of
Andrew Mitran in Chicago IL mitranmitran.com

Album cover design: Yula Kosmik
Photo by Philamonjaro & Paul Crisanti

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Ian Maksin New York, New York

Ian Maksin's unique way style, bringing together classical, jazz and world music has gained him recognition on stages around the world. He has shared the stage with such artists Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson, Barry Gibb, Mstislav Rostropovich and has opened for Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller.

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