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Sasha (Alexander) Shlain

ABOUT ME

Professional composer and music producer with tremendous curiosity for everything connected to my professional areas .The fields of expertise are: classic music, classic orchestral music, jazz, rock, hip hop, middle eastern ethnic music, music for theater, electronic fusion, chill-out et.c. Always looking for new interesting collaborations and points to apply my skills... to make this world a happier place :-)
  • Adventure
  • Challenge
  • Compassion
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Inner Harmony
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Risk-taking
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Trustworthiness
  • Wisdom
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Pleasure
  • Recognition
  • Back to the land
  • Bibliophilia
  • Environmentalism
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Simple living
  • Spiritually-Driven
  • Voluntary simplicity

BAND / ENSEMBLE

"SaDaJa" trio
https://soundcloud.com/user-952404794/sets/sadaja-sci-fi/s-9T2aQ
"Sashin Orchester"
https://www.facebook.com/sashinorchester/

Cultural background

  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine

PROJECT MUSIC

4:20
Upon the Horizon
I sent an iPhone recording of a melody idea for Sasha, and he sent back a fully produced track. I was very impressed and it made my song idea come to life in a way I didn't expect. I think his production makes the song more vulnerable, more interesting. For me, this song is special because it reminds us that we're all going through something. What is important is to remind each other that regardless of where we come from, we are still looking up at the same sky. We are all connected, like the lyric says: "We are all dreamers underneath a sky that glows." *Note- Sasha, I am not sure what instruments you used in the track, if you want to select those.
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301 votes
  • Easy Listening
  • Indie Pop
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
5:01
Youmma-يُمٌا
This song had been written upon a personal experience of loss, an attempt to transform darkness into light, to ''celebrate'' life while this world is becoming full of sufference and beauty at once. Sasha and I decided to collaborate because we both have curiosity for music on a human and artistic level, it has been a pleasure to work with someone with such efficiency and energy!
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233 votes
  • Arabic
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Oriental
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Double Bass
  • Percussion
  • Syrian Arab Republic
4:04
Diva (A Bird by Choice)
''Diva (A Bird by Choice)'' is a song celebrating the spirit of independent women across the world who dared to follow their dreams rising above of all the social boundaries. Sasha: I received an invitation from B (Bijayashree) for a collaboration exactly at the moment I finished my previous piece, and still had a hunger for more… Heard an idea proposed by B. and was really impressed to hear her vocal abilities :). I was happy to do it, as stylistically it’s different from what I usually do, and the challenge was a nice perspective to try my skills here. Bijayashree: This Original ''Diva (A Bird by Choice)'' is a composition close to my heart. I am very fortunate to meet the very talented, creative and humble musician Sasha on Beyond platform. Sasha agreed to work on my original composition even if the time was really short. His first bounce of the my original was what gave me the confidence that, we can do this together. As it says...Music has no language, this original composition has lyrics which does not necessarily has any meaning. It is a pure musical composition composed under the guidelines of a traditional Indian Raga. Sasha and me, we both look forward to see how this composition will be taken by the listeners. Wish and and hope that ''Diva (A Bird by Choice)'' touches all your hearts and you all resonate to the feeling of this original composition. Happy listening! Love and peace Bijayashree & Sasha
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1015 votes
  • Asian
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Indian
  • Jazz
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Bol
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal Percussion
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Conga
  • India
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
4:54
Complaint
" Complaint " is calling people to hear the cries of Mother earth which is being destroyed by humans . The song is sensitizing people to take actions against the destruction of the environment . Sasha: 2 weesk ago Minah have contacted me with a positive reply to my collaboration proposition (after 3 month that my message waited in her mail box), and… I couldn’t believe we have enough time for creating something that will be up to my standards - I like to have time for experimenting and letting things “sink and settle” … So I said “maybe another time”… I was surprised, but Minah wrote me again, and I felt the voice of passion behind the funny English :) - she is a Malagasy and French speaking. So - we decided to give it a chance. … and I think it was worth it. You are to decide. :-) I love a particular color of her voice and so different from mine way of melodic thinking. It was very inspiring collaboration that left a “taste for more”.
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945 votes
  • African
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Israel
  • Madagascar
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
3:45
Africa
Africa is a song that informs about the situation of orphaned children in Africa. that the continent does not offer good conditions for living and they prefer to go into exile to hope to find a refuge. for this reason, we draw the attention of African leaders to become aware of the suffering of peoples.
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506 votes
  • African
  • R&B / Soul
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Conga
  • Drum machine
  • Congo
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
5:42
I Hear You
“I Hear You “ is a piece inspired by the concept of artistic search for perfection… that exist only as a product of creative expression. You never see it, but you always following the “voice” of it. It’s a not easy path to pursue , and one have to do it voluntary and dedicate his life to it - that’s the esoteric sacrifice that you have to make in order to enter this unstable and thorny relationship with your “muse”. My partners for this “love affair” where: an extraordinary guitar and drumset players from Switzerland and a brilliant and very unconventional cellist from Texas. Each one bring a new aspect and details to this tune, that definitely become a “fruit” of four. (I am truly blessed!) Thanks for listening, and… Enjoy!
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434 votes
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Drum set
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • United States of America
2:58
four incarnations of love. 4.leaving
“Leaving” is the last piece of the cycle. This is an audio depiction of the last face of Love when it’s leaving for good. Played by Waldo Luck Alexander (violin) it’s perfectly describing that moment of farewell , and reminds me personally a phrase from old Russian song that “farewell is a little death”. Hope you can "tune in" , even it's not the most pleasant experience. :)
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428 votes
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
3:55
FOUR INCARNATIONS OF LOVE. 3.DISTRUST
The third piece is about “dark” face of love - jealousy and possessiveness. The partnership for creating it came from South Africa - brilliant violin player Waldo Luc Alexander accepted my proposition to team up for both last pieces of the cycle, and his “string-touch” helped to express the cold, annoying and destructive nature of this side of love here.
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420 votes
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
5:57
FOUR INCARNATIONS OF LOVE. 2.CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
The second piece of the cycle of four dedicated to physical expression of love. Beautiful Arabic Nay was my choice to articulate the “dreamy” aspect of it. Itzhak Ventura, a known in the middle east musician, who played this instrument here , brings the colorful and vivid “hypnotic” energy to the piece, transforming it into a tale of “1001 nights”.
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426 votes
  • Arabic
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
5:14
Water tale of Love
This piece have an entire philosophy underneath.Water, as an element , the only matter that connecting everything alive, as it’s present in all 3 (gas, hard matter and fluid) states everywhere.. More then that - as I believe (homeopathy principals ) that water have memory - it’s collected information about everything since it’s existence, that makes it the wisest and the most experienced element. And the message of it - love is the only way for everything.On a technical level in the piece - we have two “forces” in constant dialog : one, represented by piano ,is well structured, thoughtful , planned and calculated. Another (bouzouki) - is spontaneous, eruptive ,emotional and unstable. The interaction of this two creating the perfect balance - the ultimate solution for best outcome…The bright, “sunny” and colorful sound of bouzouki in hands of absolute master of it - Michael Paouris , made my dreams come thru , and now we have a product of two-way inspiration for your pleasure. Enjoy :)
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435 votes
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bouzouki
  • Drum machine
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
4:30
Four incarnations of Love. 1. Romance
This is an audio "portrait" of the first appearance of Love. I’ve had a melody , that I recorded as a sample and sent it to Anat asking to listen to it and if she had an idea for words. Then I thought that it will be nice to have an instrument that not exactly expected in this musical environment... I started research the pieces uploaded to the platform and soon came across wonderful Kamancheh player Hassan Khodayinia. I asked him if he want to participate, and he generously agreed and in a week later I had several optional tracks from him. Interesting how passion can be expressed in so many ways :) It's sounds still special even to my ear, but I love the result , and happy to share it with you here.
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265 votes
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Synthesizer
  • Violin
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
7:23
Raqsa
“Raqsa” - is all about dance and love to move with music. Its a complex and energetic piece that united under one “roof” classic, rock, folk and jazz musicians form Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, South Africa and Switzerland. Have a nice ride :-)
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455 votes
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Rock
  • World
  • Accordion
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Flute
  • Zurna
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Uzbekistan
3:49
L'addio di Anna
“L’addio di Anna” is a nostalgic franco-italian stylized melody of a cinematic/theatric nature - somehow the love and bright sadness are always there :-). The three main melody players however are far from this places geographically - clarinet ,played by brilliant musician of Iranian origins , duduk from Armenia and harmonica (melodica) … maybe this one the closest - Russian Federation. All of them playing the melody and improvising in a very touching and convincing way - even though our languages and cultures are different - our feelings are of the same nature. It’s fully expressed here and I am sure you will love it.
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263 votes
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Clarinet
  • Duduk
  • Melodica
  • Armenia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
7:52
Night vision *Bolero)
When I studied music , I heard that once you put a man and a woman in the same room and let them listen to “Bolero” by M. Ravel - by the end of the piece they will fall in love. Even though it’s just a fantasy - I like the idea of “viral” passion of this masterpiece … I used a paraphrase of the Bolero as a starting point for creation of “Night vision”, and then asked Jake and Daniel to go as far as possible from standard improvisational way of thinking…. The result is for you to judge. Enjoy and let your fantasy take you far away :)
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255 votes
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Flugelhorn
  • Trumpet
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
4:40
Chilly Ahavati
"When you will get to my house To the melodies of my love I'll open my door for you ..I'll give you my heart " It is a love song that I wrote, describing the deep love between me and my soul who yearns to fulfill its destiny without fear and trust its way in this world. In the song I speak with my soul and the Creator about my journey as a singer in this world but can also be interpreted as a love song between a woman and her lover. When Sasha asked me to send him a song for the Beyond Music project, I immediately thought about this song, which for me symbolizes my deep love for singing and music and the deep gratitude that I feel for the privilege and ability to sing I was very excited by the wonderful musical arrangement of Sasha and the playing of all the great and talented musicians in the song and I would like to thank them and Beyond Music for the opportunity and privilege Thank you and sending my love, Sharon
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278 votes
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric organ
  • Electric piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum machine
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
7:40
Mama
Sasha: Spending some time researching the “Artists” section of the platform I came across absolutely fantastic voices of Sepideh, Syssi and Sharon. Touched by their beauty and power I’ve decided to create a piece that each one of them will have a part and absolute freedom of expression. Basically it stands on improvisations of the ladies and a melody that I have written as a “child song” inspired by the conceptual idea of “the mothers voice as the first human voice we all hear”. As this voices maybe vary from place to place - they are all creating the same feeling in us - love. This is our take on it. Please - enjoy.
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454 votes
  • Dance / EDM
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Belgium
  • Congo
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen
3:26
Shem al hai
I’ve asked Sharon to send me something that she think can be used for a collaborative work. After few days she send me this extremely interesting combination that representing her both cultural backgrounds. This chants - Yemenite (but in Hebrew!) and Indian (for the love of God) I couldn’t yet hear only in one place - the church…. So now we all can :)
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454 votes
  • Classical
  • World
  • Singer
  • Pipe organ
  • India
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Yemen
8:51
Egyptian
A beautiful result of four inspiring minds from 3 different countries. ... have a seat :-)
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414 votes
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Armenia
  • Egypt
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
2:34
To JK... With love.
A melody , dedicated to my dear friend and guitar player JK, that was a source for inspiration and left too early... Recorded with help of another friend with almost same abbreviation - JaKe, and one of the best music companions I've had - Thomi Geiger on soprano saxophone. There are some cello (Ioanna Seira) and violins on the background (Mihai Ilea and Javier Lopez Sanz) at the end, that made it much more vibrant and warm. Was a pleasure to work on this one.
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493 votes
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Soprano saxophone
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
5:57
La 'Allam
The piece "La 'Allam" is simply a Love Song composed by Ali Asaad, it is a piece of Ali's current working on new Syrian Song formations, which is built on intimate spoken contemporary Syrian poetry (here the poet Hani Nadeem) with various dialects/accents of Syrian-Levantine Arabic. Reflecting nuances of Syrian youths and their concerns and struggles to establish normality and to be able to live love stories under the pressure of the last severe 8 years. This forms "a new identity" questions especially with the huge number of Syrian youths who moved to Europe recently. The new identity is reflected musically by collaborating with Russian Swiss-based arranger Sasha Shlain, and Swiss Saxophonist Thomi Geiger, trying to bring the Syrian Pop Song into its new orbit, to confront new musical textures and possibilities of arrangement, effected basically by Jazz settings and electronics, and to find its new paths of dialogue in its new society, targeting Syrians and Europeans at the same time.
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246 votes
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Lounge
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Drum set
  • Soprano saxophone
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ukraine
4:07
Searching for the Pitch No.1
The piece "Searching for the Pitch No.1" is built on Iraqi Folk Music / Religious Ritual Genre of Singing. It is being vocalized and recomposed by Ali Asaad (main chant and choir-like vocals). This uploaded track is a collaboration with the Russian Swiss-based composer Sasha (Alexander) Shlain who I have met on Beyond platform, and we started discussing and shaping our project together, and also with the Swiss composer and multi wind-instrumentalist Sandro Friedrich. The track includes Sasha Shalin's collaboration as arranger in the electronic accompaniment, as well as the own-improvised recorded solo of Duduk played by Sandro Friedrich. This will show how we are working on the material, and it is surely not a final result of every composition I am submitting (compositionally and for studio-related conditions).
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266 votes
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Duduk
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ukraine
5:02
Giresun
The piece "Giresun" is built on Turkish Folk Music from the Black Sea region of Turkey. It reflects Ali Asaad's various influences including Turkish rich musical culture and language, as he studied in Ankara State Conservatory before studying in Austria. It is being vocalized by Ali Asaad (main chant and choir-like vocals). This uploaded track is a collaboration with composer Sasha (Alexander) Shlain who I have met on Beyond platform, and we started discussing and shaping our project together. The track includes Sasha's collaboration as arranger in the electronic accompaniment. This will show how we are working on the material, and it is surely not a final result of every composition I am submitting (compositionally and for studio-related conditions).
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95 votes
  • Electronic
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Flute
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Turkey
4:04
The 11th Hour
When I browsed the different participants in Beyond Music, I liked Sasha's musical background right away: Such an interesting blend of different cultures and skills! It is reflected in this track which is unconventional yet very groove-centered, including allusions to many different cultures and styles! In this track I play bass flute, traverse flute and Jew's harps.
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256 votes
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Synthesizer
  • Jaw harp
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Transverse Flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
5:34
day after day
I wrote this very personal song, in the intimacy of my room, and it was quite an experience to work on it together with Sasha who gave it his own footprint, from both sides of the world...
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290 votes
  • Electronic
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
7:21
Ballad for Woody
This is my melody for exclusive musician Daniel Woodtly, plus very nice adapt for perfomans by Sasha Shlain
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156 votes
  • Electronic
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Fingerboard synthesizer
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
  • Flugelhorn
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
4:25
Yes Dzarav Eyi
Duduk and Piano work very well in collaborations so we chose a 2000 year old Armenian melody and improvised it mixed it with some modern sounds of piano.
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123 votes
  • Improvisational
  • Grand Piano
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
3:59
Qarrart Aseeb (I decided to Leave)
I got a call from the migration office in Switzerland that i have to leave the country tomorrow out of nowhere because my work permit was not extended, although i studied, worked and lived there for 5 years. This triggered many emotions in me and made me taste a little tiny bit of what refugees go through all over the world. Before i departed to Cairo, i met Sasha, and i showed him the song i wrote about my experience. We let our souls express all we could feel and wish to create this piece.
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114 votes
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Synthesizer
  • Egypt
  • Switzerland
4:13
Hurt
A collaborative work with amazing israely singer Anat Porat. Took some time, as a piece is very uncommon melody-wise , but the result is (in my opinion) astonishing. Loved every moment of working on it together...
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267 votes
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
4:12
Wonder "why"?
A song... beautiful song... done by fantastic singer.
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509 votes
  • Pop
  • World
  • Electronic
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
6:00
NIGUN
A mixture of Jewish traditional music with modern Jazz/Reggie/Rock
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119 votes
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • Reggae / Carribean
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Electric piano
  • Organ electric
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Flugelhorn
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • United States of America
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