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I wrote this arrangement for famous Berklee Indian Ensemble to be performed at the concert where A.R. Rahman, an iconic Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and producer, was given an honorary doctorate degree. Upon this video's release it became a viral hit and gathered half a million views within first two weeks only (now there are some scary numbers)
This is one of my favorite arrangements and productions ever, the first single by my beloved child Dashina, the world fusion band (you can check out our website here). This song is the mash-up of Bulgarian folk song Kaval Sviri and Joseph's LoDuca opening theme for "Xena: Warrior Princess" TV Series.
After writing an original arrangement to be performed for the one and only Jimmy Page, I and the group of people involved in that performance decided to join our forces to create something truly big. In this world music inspired cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" I acted as a producer, arranger, mixing engineer's assistant, performer etc; and we had absolutely awesome crew of astounding musicians.
Writing for your childhood heroes is always a bit breathtaking! Here is my version of Ukrainian folk song performed by legendary
jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton.
Piano: Vadim Neselovskyi
Soloist: Dana Protsenko
Pletenitsa Balkan Choir
Mixing: Inna Dudukina
Tigran is, well, a proper genius.
Here is his version of Armenian folk song to which we did additional arrangement and orchestration.
Transcribed by: I.Dudukina, G.Bernfeld
Arrangers: strings/horns/vocals: I.Dudukina
Drum/percussion/konnakol: M.Cholley, Y.Gabay, R. Jayaraman, S.Mudgal
Soloist: Rohith Jayaraman (konnakol). Dana Protsenko (voice)
La vida Sigue Igual
I wrote this arrangement of famous Julio Iglesias' song for Berklee Commencement Concert, and it was performed for an audience of over 5000 people including illustrious Julio Iglesias himself, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Harvey Mason.
Berklee Middle Eastern festival:
Music of Tigran Hamasyan
In 2017 I was honored to work as lead arranger for Berklee Middle Eastern Festival that was dedicated to music of a superhero of contemporary jazz scene Tigran Hamasyan.
Performers in the festival:
Vocals: Inna Dudukina, Christiane Karam, Srishti Biyani, Sharon Renold, Lydia Sri Renold, Mariana Forjaz Secca, Rohith Jayaraman
Strings: Layth Sidiq, David Morales Boroff, Gerson Eguiguren, Cristobal Cruz Garcia
Kanun: Panagiotis Aivazidis
Laouto: Vasilis Kostas
Band: Nadav Ben-Ozer -Tenor Saxophone; Nerya Zidon - Alto Saxophone; Yoel Genin - Guitar; Guy Bernfeld - Bass; Sarthak Mudgal - Guitar/Percussion; Yogev Gabay - Drums; Maxime Cholley - Drums
The Court Jester
Add. arrangement by G. Bernfeld
Mom look, I'm playing duduk!
the Apple Orchard of Saghmosavank
Laouto solo - Vasilis Kostas
Luys I Luso Suite
Movement I: Ankanim Araji Qo
Movement II: Hayrapetakan Meghtank
Movement III: Voghormea Indz Astvats
Movement IV: Orhneal E Astvats
Piano trans. I.Dudukina
Arr. E. Friesen/I. Dudukina/C.Karam
Orch. E. Friesen/I.Dudukina
This version was performed at Berklee Commencement Concert in 2014 with Jimmy Page in the audience (he wrote this song, so I was a bit excited there). Later Jimmy said this arrangement was "superb" (he did use that exact word, and it had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I was squeezing his hand really hard at that moment).
Dil chata Hai
This awesome version of Indian hit song features famous virtuoso Shankar Mahadevan, and I was honored to collaborate on writing for strings for teh production. Performed by Berklee Indian Ensemble and produced and arranged by Guy Bernfeld (he's nice)
Alena Murang - Flight
I performed on, arrange music for, and acted as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer for an EP of kelabit vocalist and sape player Alena Murang.
Sape is a traditional Sarawak music instrument played by the Orang Ulu community. Carved out of the bole of a tree, this instrument, shaped like a guitar, had traditionally two strings and three frets.
I Blame You
Ledisi's song cover by performed by Tickwanya Jones at Berklee Singer Showcase.
Gusta Mi MAgla
Performed by Pletenitsa Balkan Choir.
Mario Deli Bela Kumrio
Performed by Pletenitsa Balkan Choir
Performed by Chistine Smit at Berklee Singer Showcase'14 band.
Oj Tam Na Hori
Ukrainian Folk song performed by Dashina.
by Mongao Santamaria - performed by yours truly.
Uriah See - Gei Ai
'by K.S.Chorng, Uriah See
Produced by Alex Tan and Uriah See,
Arranged by: Inna Dudukina and Josh Maran
Orchestrated by: Inna Dudukina