Pasha Mansurov

Session Flute player

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Session Flute player as heard in soundtracks such as Matrix, Stranger Things and Alien and solo flute on Thom Yorke's (Radiohead) Album Suspiria.

Having gained education in the top centres of the musical world: Moscow, New York and London, my professional career has taken me around the world from China and Kazakhstan to India and South America.

I frequently play with leading UK orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields, English Session Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic as well as Symphony Orchestra of India and touring with bands such as Deep Purple, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead), PJ Harvey, Anna Meredith, Belle and Sebastian, and Rick Wakeman. I am principal flute of the London Contemporary Orchestra and Orpheus Sinfonia. I have premiered multiple contemporary pieces in collaboration with the Riot Ensemble.

Film Credits include: Stranger Things Season 4, Matrix: Resurrection, The Two Popes, The Master, Alien: Covenant, Under The Skin, Cyrano, Saltburn, Forgotten Battle, Little Birds, Algoritmo, The Pale Horse - Agatha Christie, The Beast Must Die, Call of Duty (PC Game), Dying Light (PC Game), Knock at the Cabin, Saltburn, Haunting in Venice.

I play flute, Alto flute, Bass flute and Contrabass flute.

My full home studio set up includes AKG and RODE microphones, Apogee interfaces and Mac Studio set-up.

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Interview with Pasha Mansurov

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: All of the film soundtracks that I played on. I am proud of all of them.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital. It is easier. Analog cause it sounds better.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: They will be happy with the results.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: The fact that I can do it from home.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: What do you do for a living? My answer is the same: Music.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That I play pretty Flute music.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: How quickly do they need the recording done.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Decisiveness is important

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Camera, laptop and a wifi range extender.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I started classical music when I was 6 and it took me all around the world. I went to some of the best music conservatories in the world with some of the best teachers in he world.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Classical Flute

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Always listen back to your work before sending it back to the client.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Soundtracks

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I can make the flute sound cool.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: The flute can be anything from beautiful and haunting to punchy beats. My experience of working on film soundtracks give me the ability to understand what the client needs quickly.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I am very easy going and can adjust to the client's needs. Generally I just sit down and record until it is right (which is very quick).

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I use a Mac Studio with Logic Pro X as my DAW. This is connected to Apogee Element 88. My mics include 2x AGK214, 2x C1000S, 2x RODE NT4. I play on Solid Silver Altus Flute with a 14K Gold Haynes Headjoint.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: I love music of all genres from baroque to contemporary. I am a hard rock fan at heart.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: I am a session musician. I usually work in the studios.

Suspirium by Thom Yorke

I was the Flute Player in this production

  • FluteAverage price - $150 per song
Gear Highlights
  • AKG 214 microphones
  • RODE NT4 microphones
  • Apogee Element 88 Interface and Mac Studio
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