Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland 5-7 December 2011

Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland 5-7 December 2011

Programme

MONDAY 5 DECEMBER

8.30pm @ VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
Tickets: £12

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MACIEJ OBARA QUARTET Maciej Obara –sax, Dominik Wania – piano,
Maciej Grabowski – bass, Krzysztof Gradziuk – drums

Obara's music comprises rebellious energy and musical insubordination, but this time it is settled within a mature harmonic frame of Dominik Wania's piano.

ARSZYN / DUDA
Krzysztof Topolski – drums, Tomasz Duda - sax

Tomasz Duda is one of Poland's finest young saxophonists, member of Baaba, Pink Freud and Mitch and Mitch. He has teamed up with Krzysztof Topolski, an electroacoustic improviser, sound artist and drummer. Key concepts in Arszyn’s work include noise and soundscape, exploring the area of percussion and live electronic music.
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER

7.30 @ THE FORGE
Tickets: £14 (£11 conc)

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MARCIN MASECKI – piano solo
Masecki will be subjecting a selection of Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas to his unique brand of musical deconstruction. Over the years Macecki has acquired an intimate knowledge of the pieces and as an improviser finds them to be an incredibly fertile ground for all kinds of creative alterations.

OLEŚ DUO Marcin Oles – bass, Bartłomiej Brat Oleś – drums

Virtuoso improvisation that stems from clear compositional structure and form, performed only on double bass and drums. Influenced by jazz tradition, their music brings a whole new spectrum of sounds and explores new ways of approaching composition and improvisation. Extraordinary music not to be missed.

 + Pre-concert talk with the artists led by Ed McKeon
WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER

7.30 @ SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS
Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)

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PIOTR KUREK - electric accordion and modular synthesizer
A composer, musician and sound artist. Kurek has also created pieces for theatre and contemporary dance performances. As the co-founder of Ślepcy, he created one of the pioneering forces in polish experimental electronic music in the late 1990’s.

LIVE ELECTRONIC SET BY LOCAL POLISH MUSICIANS
The festival will end with series of short sets presenting local experimental scene. Featuring works by:

Kacper Ziemianin - electronics
Kacper in his musical practice is useing many different sound sources, ranging from acoustic, digital and analogue. In this performance he will combine all of them in order to create an interesitng soundscape of ever changing sounds and dynamics with an element of randomness.

Maciej Miskiewicz – electronics

Artists / Maciej Obara Quartet

Maciej Obara
MACIEJ OBARA QUARTET
Maciej Obara – alto saxophone
Dominik Wania - piano
Maciej Garbowski - bass
Krzysztof Gradziuk - drums


Maciej Obara Quartet is a new project on the European jazz scene that has received many enthusiastic reviews. Musically unruly and uncontrollable, Obara found a partner in Dominik Wania, who can create musical stories with equal energy and virtuosity. Obara's music comprises rebellious energy and musical insubordination, but this time it is settled within a mature harmonic frame of Dominik Wania's piano. Maciej Obara is a young Polish composer and alto saxophonist. He has collaborated with many acclaimed musicians including Tomasz Stańko, Atnoine Roney, Alexi Tuomarila, Jakob Bro, Ralph Alessi etc.

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Artists / Arszyn & Duda

Arszyn and Duda
ARSZYN & DUDA
Krzysztof Topolski - electronics, percussion
Tomasz Duda – saxophones

The duo will perform an improvised electroacoustic music set. Tomasz Duda is one of Poland's finest young saxophonists. He has studied under various legends of improvisational jazz and is a member of bands such as Baaba, Pink Freud, Saksofort, Mitch and Mitch, Tołhaje. He has teamed up with Krzysztof Topolski, an electroacoustic improviser, sound artist, drummer, lecturer and workshop facilitator. Key concepts in Arszyn’s work include noise and soundscape, exploring the area of percussion and live electronic, improvised and electroacoustic music. Together they form a formidable duo which has so far produced on studio album, entitled SE.

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Artists / Marcin Masecki - Piano Solo

Maciej Masecki
MARCIN MASECKI - piano solo
Masecki will be subjecting a selection of Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas to his unique brand of musical deconstruction. Over the years Macecki has acquired an intimate knowledge of the pieces and as an improviser finds them to be an incredibly fertile ground for all kinds of creative alterations.
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Artists / Oles Duo

Oles Duo
OLES DUO - Marcin Oles - bass, Bartlomiej Brat Oles - drums
Oleś Duo – a unique project led by two brothers described as Poland’s 'rhythmic dream-team' by Jazz Zeitung. Virtuoso improvisation that stems from clear compositional structure and form, performed only on double bass and drums.
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Artists / Piotr Kurek - Electronics

Piotr Kurek
PIOTR KUREK - Piotr will perform solo on electric accordion and modular synthesizer.
A composer, musician and sound artist. Kurek has also created pieces for theatre and contemporary dance performances. As the co-founder of Ślepcy, he created one of the pioneering forces in polish experimental electronic music in the late 1990’s.
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About / Contact

About the festival:

The first edition of Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland is a celebration of Polish contemporary jazz and exploratory music taking place in various venues in north and east London. Produced by Deconstruction Project it promotes contemporary Polish culture and encourages audiences to look beyond the jazz label.

The festival features unique work from groundbreaking musicians and composers. These artists are linked by their sonic experimentation within and beyond a tradition of jazz practice in which improvisation has always played a key role.

The festival aims to promote challenging music from Poland to new audiences and London's cultural scene. Our ambition is to connect like-minded Polish and British musicians and create a platform for long-lasting collaboration.

Forging links between UK and Polish artists and audiences, the festival takes the form of a three-day intensive live music experience.

We begin with powerful saxophonist Maciej Obara and his quartet followed by an improvised electroacoustic set by


Arszyn/Duda. On Tuesday we present Oleś Duo, which reviewers have called Poland’s 'rhythmic dream team’, performing their latest compositions and Marcin Masecki, who will be deconstructing Scarlatti’s Sonatas. The performances will be followed by a discussion with the artists led by Ed McKeon. The talk will focus on jazz interpretations of classical music; an artistic phenomenon popular among Polish musicians.

The last day will be devoted to experimental music and feature a solo performance by Piotr Kurek on electric accordion and modular synthesizer and a live electronic set by local Polish musicians.

Jazz and Experimental Music From Poland gratefully acknowledges financial support from:

the National Lottery through Arts Council England
the Polish Cultural Institute in London

And is in partnership with:
Sounduk
Resonance.fm
Londynek.net


Festival team:

Kasia Sobucka – Festival Director / Producer
Joanna Petkiewicz – Project Manager
Agnieszka Kucharko – Administrator
Magdalena Krzeslak – PR Manager Intern

Contact:

kasia@deconstructionproject.co.uk
tel: 07515377256

Venues

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
Dalston Junction

How to get there:

Tube / Overground
The nearlest stations are : Dalston Kingsland (Silverlink) - one minute walk from the venue. Connect from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line) and Dalston Junction, East London Line, connects Dalston Junction to New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

Buses
The Vortex is on the following bus routes: From Liverpool Station 149 (N149)

Other routes 67, 243 (N243), 30, 76, 38 (N38), 56, 277

Click here to view the map.

www.vortexjazz.co.uk
The Forge

3-7 Delancey Street
London NW17NL
Camden Town

How to get there:

The Forge and Caponata are located on Delancey Street, just off Camden High Street, a 5 minute walk from the tube station. Camden Town is very well served by public transport and metered parking. Please note parking restrictions are enforced 7 days a week.

Tube / Overground
Camden Town and Mornington Crescent stations on the Northern line are a few minutes walk away. Camden Road station on the London Overground Line is about a 10 minute walk away.

Buses
The following buses go to or through Camden Town: 24, 27, 29, 31, 46, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2, N5, N20, N28, N29, N31, N253, N279

Click here to view the map.

www.forgevenue.org
Servant Jazz Quarters

10a Bandbury Road
London N16 8JN
Dalston Junction

How to get there:

Servant jazz Quarters in within two minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction London Overground stations.

Buses
The following buses stop nearby: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 277, N38, N76

Click here to view the map

www.servantjazzquarters.com

Press

Available documents:

Press pack
Images

For detailed information, images and interview requests please contact:

Polly Eldbrige at sounduk:
E: polly@sounuk.co.uk
T: 0117 329 0519
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