#IMPRO

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Architectural scores (musical interpretations of photographic “notation”, the title itself comes from eng.”urban score”). We read photographs of urban architecture as musical scores for our improvisations. We are inspired by the form, rhythm, order, texture of the buildings, we translate the architectural categories into musical language, trying to find analogies by instant improvisation. We also read other aspects of carefully chosen photographs – the light, the weather, the surroundings. People captured in photographs are also very inspiring – perhaps the most challenging for interpretation, however also the most important and most vivid. (Krzysztof Kozłowski)

Marta Grzywacz (voice) / Krzysztof Kozłowski (synthesizers) / Ania Karpowicz (flutes) / Paweł Janas (accordion) / Wojciech Błażejczyk (guitars)

premiere: TVP Kultura, Classical Scene, 2019


#WITKACY

The #WITKACY program was created in 2017 to the photographic scores, after the invitation of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The CD album is a live performance at the premiere concert which took place at the PROM Kultury in Warsaw in 2017. The ensemble performed the same program at the Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin in frames of the SOUNDLAB concert series 2018.

Marta Grzywacz (voice) / Krzysztof Kozłowski (syntesizers) / Ania Karpowicz (flutes) / Paweł Janas (accordion) / Wojciech Błażejczyk (guitars) / Leszek Lorent (percussion) / Dariusz Przybylski (Hammond)

premiere: PROM Kultury, Warsaw, 2017

CD: https://requiem-records.com/pl/sklep/witkacy


Visegrad Songs

The musicians of the Hashtag Ensemble took the songs and dances of V4 classical music composers: Bela Bartok, Jan Levoslav Bella, Mieczysław Karłowicz and Antonin Dworzak. The instrumentation of the two independent musical collectives encouraged to sound-experiments and resulted in various inspirational paths: with American minimalism to begin with, through sound experiments taken straight from the 1950s and 1960s avantgarde, to folk music references.

Marta Grzywacz (voice) / Krzysztof Kozłowski (synthesizers) / Ania Karpowicz (flutes) / Paweł Janas (accordion) / Wojciech Błażejczyk (guitars)

Maciej Nerkowski (baritone) / Dariusz Przybylski (Hammond) / Leszek Lorent (percussion) / Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska (viola)

premiere: 2015