Make Like a Tree
Make Like a Tree is a quintessention of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko - a vagabond from Ukraine who is hitch-hiking round the world and spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas and exhibiting his minimalistic landscape photography taken in omnifarious places during his journeys.
Each concert is played with new members and all songs are created and recorded in different parts of the world. Experiments with sounds and collaborations with audience can turn one-man-band in a duo or in quite a large improvising ensemble so be ready to take part in a process of creating music.
Soundscapes of Make Like a Tree will bring you to inner world of nature, woods, mountains and songs of whales on the bottom of the ocean.
I met Sergey in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in May of 2018. I was staying in a small AirBnB down the street from a bar with free shows most nights, and my partner and I happened to wander over for a drink the night Sergey was playing. His live show was awe-inspiring. Building a stage show of twinkling star lights, strung photography, ambient noise, and interesting instruments, he captivated an audience of mostly-Slovenian bar-goers (and us).
When I asked Sergey if he’d like to participate in T&TT, he said of course - but he was releasing a new album and wouldn’t have time to put together anything for a split tape. However, the album was being released on CD in Europe and digitally in Asia, but no one was making any tapes - and thus the T&TT Full Album series was born. Sergey’s music is as beautiful as his soul, and he spends at least 7 months a year touring throughout Europe. You should make it to one of his shows. Really, do it.