Kirill Bogomilov


Composer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter, performer of Original Slavic Epic Music on 25-strings plucked helmet-shaped Gusli with expression of sounds of balkanic flutes. One of the leaders of the newest generation of Russian traditional musicians, fusing the traditional forms and instruments with those of other cultures, which is expressed as a heroic-fantasy music, translating of those high adventures and epic folk tales (bylinas). This music literally immerses you in the breath of the echoes of antiques Myths and Legends, connecting a different cultures of the ancient world of old-Slavic and European civilizations. Helmet-shaped Gusli it's a type the authentic ancient wooden instrument with ancient Roots, similar kantele or zither (slavic harp). Gusli was tied in the old-slavics national epic to the art of rune & folk tales singing in two ways: as an instrument used to accompany rune singing and as a significant motif of the runes. It's deeply rooted in the epic & medieval slavic music of the legendarian heroes Boan and Sadko - who was a wandering guslar-minstrel, the Novgorod-native bard-romantic and national mighty hero.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

If the music is able to change our mood, it can certainly bring benefits to the health of people and improve it...

What is your music dream?

To create more beautiful music

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd start with myself...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Song of slavic epic hero Sadko

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Legendarian hero Sadko who was a wandering guslar-minstrel, the Novgorod-native bard-romantic and national mighty hero.

What inspires you to make music?

I am inspired by a great love to the music

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want to say in my music about only beautiful and eternal, what is always more than earthly words, at the same time, inexplicable in human language and transmitted only through the beautiful language of music...

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

When I perform in front of an audience I always worry about how strong and deep I can convey the highest and most divines spheres of my music

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think the main thing for musicians nowadays is to be sincere with yourself and with the audience

What do you think of Drooble?

I think, Drooble is a real opportunity to help a musician to rise and get to develop in his musical creativity

What frustrates you most as a musician?

it upsets me that musicians often have to spend their time instead of creativity to solve their financial problems

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I always support aspiring musicians with my experience and knowledge so that my practical experience will help to musicians to develop their creativity and achieve success in music

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

For my opinion, a musician should first of all to have the ability to hear divine beauty of heavenly harmonies, to understand the language of music, to obtain the gift from above to creating a beauty in order to simply give people this beauty through music and to make our world a little more kinder and more better

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Legendarian singers and slavic epic heroes Boan and Sadko who was a wandering guslars, minstrels, the Novgorod' bard-romantics and national mighty heroes of old-slavs