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No whining with a cat under your arm
In Khabarovsk, a film about a musical legend - the leader of the band "Orchestral pit" Kole Nikitine
Release movie "No whining" ("With the cat under the armpit"), which included rare archival footage collected in bitches at local film studios, at the family, friends and fans, was 14 February 2018 on Youtube. Authors - Dmitry Lebukhov and Alexey Elash. The timing was broken, the mounting station was "flying", - they say, it's Kolya Nikitin, who was known as a big modest person, "shaman".
The founder of the Khabarovsk group and the eponymous musical studio Orchestra pit left to travel with a dog and a bicycle in May 2009 from the village of Khurmuli on the route Chegdomyn - Biracan. In mid-June, he was to appear in Birobidzhan. In early June, the railwaymen saw it at 20 km from the village of Evoron. This ends the thread. Kolya Nikitin was sought by the whole world, but without success. Relatives and friends found colic stuff, later found a bonfire with his half-burnt clothes. The musician dissolved in the air. The fate of the Khabarovsk legend is unknown until now, but we still have his songs. Since 2010 year in the Far Eastern capital there is a festival of memory of Kolya Nikitin "DOKOLE". The sensations from the image of the musician, the film and his music were told by East Russia film director Irina Fandeeva.
Why so far no one has made a film about him, I thought. Why did not anyone want to tell everyone about it? Oleg Kovriga wrote about Kolya in his book "What I saw." But the Khabarovsk citizens? Khabarovsk residents hold annual concerts "Before Kolya". Local bands play their songs and songs of the "Orchestra pit" on them. Khabarovsk residents know (knew?) Kolya, and, probably, they do not have any sense to tell each other about him. And for me, Kolya Nikitin became a piercing revelation, he could not let me go.
Whether Kolya at first did not really want the film to appear, or the stars did not develop in our favor, but at first events occurred that hindered the film's appearance. Technology broke down, discs poured, archives flew. Constant problems with sound. But at some point, almost did not have to build a picture - everything lay on the editing strip itself. Rather, the line lined up right in the head - only manage to cut long pieces of the original video. Monologues turned into dialogues, dialogues - into a kind of collective narrative. People in the film seem to tell everyone about their Kolya Nikitin - these Kolya have much in common, but none seem to be Kolya present. Because the real one is the one that will happen if all these Kolya stories are put together. Or someone who for some unknown reason decided not to leave the taiga. And about this Kolya did not say a word.
Oleg Kovriga remembers how Kolya admitted that he wants to leave Moscow for Khabarovsk, because he never wanted to play there. At the same time it seems to me that Kolina music is not Khabarovsk music. (I heard the music of Khabarovsk - it's quite different.) It can not be defined as Far Eastern music, as some kind of "characteristic Far Eastern sound". In comparison, say, with the "Mission: Anticyclone", which I consider an example of Far Eastern music. Kolya could have gone with a cat under his arm in his favorite A-minor for any city. Let and uncover keys in the capital at some point he did not want.
It is possible to perceive his songs in different ways. Someone will see funny stories in them (perhaps Saprykin was worried about this). And someone has a profound philosophical meaning. In my opinion, this is what happens to the listeners of Psoya Korolenko: for some, it's funny "the Pinocchio was stupid", and the others are shivering from "the mole will free us" ... I do not think that Kolya Nikitin would explain to listeners what exactly he meant, writing "soon my back grows mushrooms."
For several months, while working on "No whining", living the story of Nikolay Nikitin, I saw more and more signs that he put in the songs. Put it to someone or myself. Or the signs placed themselves. At some point, it began to seem to me that every line of it - both songs and poems - was prophetic. To look at his photo to me, to a man who had nothing to do with him, it became unbearably difficult. There was an indispensable goal: to finish the film, no matter how much technology it killed. And then everything "happened". So the story of the Orchestra pit became a little of mine. Hardly ever will I see Kolya Nikitin. But I'm glad I could show it to myself. I did not know how the film would turn out. Now I think that it turned out even before I sat down for the editing machine "- admitted the director of the film" No whining. With the cat under the arm "Irina Fandeeva.
THE KING OF EVERYONE
Oleg Kovriga (head of the label "Branch Exit"): When we started working with Kolya, the "Branch of EXIT" had a golden age. Almost immediately I realized how lucky I was. For the first time in a long time, I felt that I had a wall behind me. "May my friend forever protect my back" ... I would gladly work with Kolya all my life. But to keep it was meaningless ... I did not immediately know that Kolya was a musician. We worked for about a year together, and he brought cassettes with his records. And then he said that he wants to publish two discs of the Orchestra pit at his own expense: "O'Ya!" And "Ashtray". In the CD "O'Ya!" Kolya put a worm of weeds, and in the "Ashtray" - "white-sea". Mamonov later regretted that he did not have time to do the same - he also wanted to put a piece of wire in his "Electro T."
Yuri Saprykin (Editor-in-Chief of Rambler-Ashifi): For me, the music of Kolya Nikitin is something very personal. She does not want to share with anyone. It's terrible to think that someone can listen to these songs and laugh. This is akin to some kind of betrayal. I remember hearing the song "I walk around the city under a fly with a cat under my arm." And she seemed so touching to me, because I myself often felt in such a state ...
Peter Mamonov (musician, actor): I like his music. I did the transfer of the "Golden Regiment", one of the issues was called "Russian Rock". There I had "Polite Failure", "Center" ... and now I took one song of "Orchestra pit" - "Ashtray of the brain". And one of my friends, and she is such a woman in years, later said: "So I liked your show, especially this song -" ... your butt, you moron. " And she's straight again. Here such effects happen! It is immediately evident that a man did not do it for money, not because of some kind of "relaxation", not to enter into some space ... He did it with a pure heart, and it always rings.