Rudi Zygadlo - Manuscripts Don't Burn

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Rudi Mikhail Zygadlo was born in Dumfries, Scotland, and was named Rudi Mikhail by his art loving parents after two famous Russian ballet dancers: Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. From childhood, he grew up with the rock music of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, the soundtracks of John Carpenter, and classical music. This diversity would continue to affect him in making his own music: futuristic pop tunes interwoven with dance and electronic effects.

In April 2010 he released his first full CD, Great Western Laymen, with Manuscripts Don’t Burn as the opening track. In an interview when he was asked whether he was a fan Bulgakov, he replied: «My Dad handed me The Master and Margarita before I went to university and I read it without any knowledge of the social context that Bulgakov was writing in. When I started university, I and was delighted to find it on the literature program that I took up, which meant I had one less book to read. I think Bulgakov had to burn his manuscripts for the story to protect himself and his wife from the Soviet authorities in the event of a raid. I can’t remember if it’s a quote of his or a posthumous tag, but the phrase 'Manuscripts don’t burn' really struck a chord with me; the notion that you can’t destroy an idea, no matter what. In Bulgakov’s case I guess its two fingers to totalitarianism too».

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Rudi Zygadlo- Great Western Laymen

Album
Great Western Laymen (2010)

Artists
Rudi Zygadlo

Label
Planet MU



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