“Spontaneous Chamber Music vol. 2”, the album, which I recorded with Patryk Zakrocki and Agustí Fernández, is a week’s album on Jazzarium.pl. By the way they’ve reviewed our CD – in Polish, but you can always try Google translate, it’s so beautifully wrong.
And this is how Piotr Wojdat writes about our album: From the very beginning until the end of the second volume of “Spontaneous Chamber Music” we can hear that Zakrocki, Olak and Fernandez come into artistic interactions that result in the truly beautiful music.
Zakrocki and Olak seem to have a symbiotic relationship, which is reflected in their telepathic conversations as a duo. Their non-conformist approach to improvisation is fresh and inspiring. Overall this is a very interesting and rich album, full of exciting moments and relaxed interludes, keeping the listener on his toes for the entire duration. This music is unique and shows a completely different avant-garde concept, which allows for calmness and contemplation to replace anger and aggression, which often turns avant-garde music into and unlistenable cacophony.
That’s what Adam Baruch has written about our new album, Spontaneous Chamber Music vol. 2. We are even more happy, because it’s the first review!
This Thursday – 14.06 – I will be Maciej Krawiec’s guest at RadioJAZZ. Maciej’s original show is an “Sztukmistrz ‘ – it means something like master of arts, mountebank, magician – it’s worth listening to, even without me. And on Thursday, we’ll talk about books and music. We’ll play some tunes from the latest Spontaneous Chamber Music release, and a few other albums, certainly interesting and not obvious ones.
RadioJAZZ is an internet platform, you can listen to us through their website: www.radiojazz.fm. Enjoy!
Edit: The interview is now available as podcast. Well… yes, it’s in Polish.But we also play some music, and that’s pretty international, isn’t it?
It’ll be a cool week. On Thursday I will play with Patryk Zakrocki in DZiK. We’ve invited phenomenal Anna Gadt to play together – in my opinion, she is one of the best and most creative vocalists in Europe. If someone has not heard her latest album yet, then please do not hesitate to reach the Misterium Lunae. On Thursday we improvise open and unexpected forms, I can not wait.
And on Sunday my trio will play in Cud Nad Wisłą. It’s a beautiful place, I’m so glad we can perform there! We’ll play some new things, some songs from previous albums. Maciek Szczyciński will play the bass, and Szymon Linette for the first time in this line-up on drums. Just come and listen!
Spontaneous Chamber Music & Anna Gadt – 24.05, 20:30
DZiK, Belwederska 44a, Warszawa, PL
Marcin Olak Trio – 27.05, 19:00
Cud Nad Wisłą, Bulwar Flotylli Wiślanej 1, Warszawa, PL
This Friday, 20/04, at 19:30, Spontaneous Chamber Music will perform at Iluzjon Cinema in Warsaw (PL). We will improvise music for a silent movie from 1932, “Spanish dancer.” This is one of the first films made with such a flourish – there is intricate intrigue, a lot of collective scenes, lots of details… Actually I’m curious to know how to play it.
20.04, 19:30: Kino Iluzjon, Warszawa.
Spontaneous Chamber Music vs. Spanish Dancer
15. Silent Movie Festival
This is a very special place. Many iconic characters and stories are associated with this club… So we are even happier to play here. Spontaneous Chamber Music will perform in SPATiF on 14.04, and it will be our first concert after the release of the new album. We will have new records with us. You can meet us there, and if someone wishes it, we can also sign a CD. Or anything else.
You can find more info about the event on Facebook.
This morning I’ve received a box full of new CDs, straight from the press. Marcin Olak, Patryk Zakrocki and Agustí Fernández, Spontaneous Chamber Music, vol.2 is out now!. The album, published by the Listen! Foundation, will be available in stores any moment now, and will certainly be available at our concerts.
We will play 14.04 in SPATiF (WAW, PL), then 20.04 in the Iluzjon Cinema (WAW, PL), at the silent movie festival. Come and listen!
On March 17th, I’ll give workshops in improvisation in one of my favorite music schools, Musicollective in Gdańsk (PL). I’ll talk about the psychological aspects of improvisation and the possibilities of developing a creative attitude. There will also be some individual lessons, we will most likely focus on jazz … or maybe not? This is an improvisation, anything can happen. If you happen to be in Gdańsk on March 17th, check this up!