Recorded duduk for ТРАГА TRACE project of the multi-talented musician of Macedonian origin Klime Kovaceski. In 80s he played guitar in the exciting Yugoslavian rock bands blending post punk, Balkan folk and Orthodox church singing. Today he is not only making great music but he is also the chef and the owner of one of the "100 best restaurants in America".
One more international collaboration. This time I recorded duduks for Leaf Yeh, the young singer from Taiwan whose voice reminds me sometimes of Kate Bush. The song called 愛咿 ("Aye") which means "Love". English is mixed here with Chinese, traditional - with modern, and dialog of cello and duduk is exceptional. :-)
April. The new album of Ana Alcaide "Ritual" released, I recorded duduk for two songs on it. In May the album was #3 on the World Music Charts Europe and in June it 's #1! The 'world music charts europe' are formed by almost 50 radio professionals from Europe specializing in world music, who monthly vote for the best international albums within this genre.
September 2020. New EP of Vellua project released with my duduk on the beautiful song called Réo.
It was a great honor to record duduk for the single by Vellua featuring the legendary Kurdish singer Ciwan Haco!
Taking part in the new EP of Vellua project. Karl Magi mentioned me in his review.
... “Dejah” is given a unique feeling by the unmistakable, powerful sound of the Armenian apricot wood oboe known as the duduk, played expressively by Ilya Mazya. It’s an instrument that has a stirring, almost vocal sound to it ..
Yaron Yerahmiel Cherniak - Anticipation
"Vesti" newspaper 2004 (in Russian) - click the picture below to download the article