Album Across Africa and Asia with Kolberg portrays the unusual musical fusions. It features the material recorded in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Pakistan, Algeria, Senegal, Korea and Poland between 2011 and 2014. It is the first project designed to create musical fusions of traditional culture of Poland (mainly Mazovia) and selected African and Asian countries. It combines the results of innovative work on promoting and presenting Polish folk music in Africa and Asia with artistic education. During the workshops organized in each of the mentioned places, I taught selected folk repertoire to the local communities and next transformed it into African-Polish and Asian-Polish fusions. Some of the albumâs tracks appear as studio versions, others were recorded live.
MateriaĹ pĹyty, to emocjonalne improwizacje Marii Pomianowskiej, wykonywane wokĂłĹ tradycyjnych melodii polskich i orientalnych, na starych instrumentach smyczkowych (suka biĹgorajska, fidel pĹocka), podparte ambientowymi szerokimi podkĹadami WĹodzimiera "Kiniora" Kiniorskiego. Elektronika nie stanowi tu jedynie biernego tĹa, ale nadaje charakter i barwÄ prostym melodiom, bÄdÄ c ich swoistym uzupeĹnieniem czy pokazujÄ c je w nieznanym do tej pory Ĺwietle. ZnalazĹa siÄ tu znana juĹź wszystkim "Matula", tradycyjna "LipeĹka", a album zamyka skoczna orientalna melodia, w ktĂłrej zachwyca archaiczny Ĺpiew. CzÄĹÄ kompozycji, brzmieniowo dopeĹnia miÄkki saksofon Kiniora, ktĂłry wcieliĹ siÄ tu w rolÄ muzycznego "dopowiadacza", pomocnika i wspĂłĹtowarzysza Pomianowskiej.Â Album "Smok DwugĹowy" Â to propozycja cechujÄ ca siÄ przede wszystkim ĹwieĹźoĹciÄ . ArtyĹci ĹÄ czÄ tu elementy new wave'u, ambientu, muzyki etnicznej i jazzu, dodajÄ c w temacie etno-jazzu coĹ nowego - wĹasne osobowoĹci i fascynacje, wyraĹşnie w tym materiale zaznaczone.
LutoslavsÂ Maria Pomianowskaâs Orchestra Lutoslavs
The project on CD present the music of the great composers from the perspective of the modern man's expectations. Although his works are the highest expressions of artistic creation, they have not yet reached the vast audience, which does not listen to classical music often. My project aims to change this situation. Due to its innovatory content, it is addressed to the broad spectrum of recipients, who listen not only to classical music, but also to other genres, such as jazz, pop or world music. The program presents LutosĹawski's music in a manner never used before. The pieces on the CD will contain a compilation the three main subjects directly connected to theÂ composer's work: tradition (folk sources in his compositions; chosen works of LutosĹawski along with Polish folk melodies performed on folk intruments), composition (original pieces of the composer arranged forÂ non-classical instruments, both European and non-European) and inspiration (creation of copyright pieces based on chosen works of W. LutosĹawski) The music of the composers stimulates the imagination of the artist and motivates him to improvisation. This element of own composition derived from the inspiration by LutosĹawski's music is the joining element of the whole project. The three elements of creation described above, which are the base for creating a new sonically-expressive quality in the presentation of W. LutosĹawski's music, appear with differing intensity throughout the project. In result a coherent, homogenous effect with a unique character was created.
Poland and Pakistan. Sounds of the two continents. CD was created after a series of workshops and concerts that took place in Islamabad on 7-13 November 2012. Within five days of the first Polish-Pakistani festival with the best musicians of Pakistan Maria Pomianowska created a fusion of music and a unique blend of European and Pakistani cultures. Musicians invited to participate in this event to Taimur Khan - expert sarangi, Ustad Mohammad Ajmal - tabla master and Azam Bakshi, son of the legendary singer and Bakshi Salamat Qawwal, Marta SoĹek (bass, fiddle) - a student of Maria Pomianowska. Album released by the Polish Embassy and IPAC.