Kirichenko (16.04.1956) was born in Novoshakhtinsk, Russia.
Studied at the Moscow Military Music School (at the same time as
Arkady Shilkloper). In 1978 was graduated from Moscow Gnessins Music
College. Later studied in Kazan Conservatory and in the Institute of
Since 1979 started to play jazz and jazz rock music (Alexander
Eisenstadt improvising music ensemble).
1983 - 1988 played in Moscow-based Dixieland band - Lev Lebedev's
Capella Dixie (many festivals in USSR and a festival in Dresden,
former East Germany).
1984 - 1986 - worked as an actor and musician at Mossoviet Theatre (in
the musical after Berthold Brecht's "Mann ist Mann", directed by Mark
Since 1984 - perpetual participant on the musicals by composer Sergey
Dreznin ("Ophelia", etc.).
In 1985, Kirichenko, together with Sergey
Letov and Arkady Shilkloper, founded "intuitive
music ensemble" TRI-O which toured Russia, USA, Europe: venues like
the Knitting Factory, Anyway (New York), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Blue
Tomato (Vienna), Sud des Alpes (Geneve), Moods, Rote Fabrik (Zurich).
Since 1987 (as the member of TRI-O): participant of the music +
spoken word shows by actor Alexander Filippenko.
Since 1987 Arcady Kirichenko played at the Pop Mechanics by Sergey
1988 - 1989: worked as the music director of USSR Theatre Union's
Theatre of Impovisation (directed by Oleg Kisselev.)
1986 - 1991: Arcady Kirichenko regularly performed at the School of
Dramatic Art by Anatoly Vassiliev, and also at many performances of
Poetry Club with such poets as Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov, Gennady
Katsov, Andrey Turkin, Yuliy Gugolev, Tatiana Shcherbina, Nina
Iskrenko, Konstantin Kedrov, Elena Katsyuba, Lyudmila Hodynskaya,
Alexander Yeremenko, Ivan Zhdanov,
Alexei Parshchikov, Vladimir Druk a.o.
Arcady Kirichenko was the participant of the 1st festival of jazz
vocalists in Novosibirsk (1990).
1991 Arcady P. FreeMan lives in USA (New York). His change of
residence he explained as his desire to touch the roots of jazz, to
feel the spirit of the world capital of jazz, to listen and to see his
favorite musicians. America made him several presents, like the
acquaintance with his compatriots - Boris Rayskin, Ilya Faingersh, Yan
Troyanovsky, the Obermaneken group etc., with whom he performed in New
York' clubs and cafes (the Knitting Factory, Anyway, CBGB a.o.), and
also with such American musicians as Thomas Chapin, Cara Silvernail,
Richard Thomson, LaDonna Smith, Steve Swell, a.o.
In 1996, together with Boris Rayskin and Yury Zmorovich ,Arcady
FreeMan took part in the Birmingham Improv Festival in Birmingham (Alabama).
Since 1997 A.F. is the steady participant of the International
Festival SKIF, dedicated to the memory of Sergey Kuryokhin (in TRI-O
and with other groups).
2000 in New York he released his solo album "Tuba Mirum Unlimited, Inc.".
In 2000 Arcady, under his first name an patronymic, Arcady Petrovich,
was the jazz DJ at New York Russian Radio. Also he is known as
organizer of a club that unites all nations.
Since 2005, Arcady P. FreeMan live in Russia and regularly tours all
around the world.
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