“The music of Slavicada is exciting and engaging with great moments of improvised music.”
"Warsaw Autumn Concert is a great album that takes influences from multiple genres..."
Anyone who enjoys great technical skills of guitar, clarinet, violin, and bass will want to check out Warsaw Autumn Concert."
Slavicada draws inspiration from Central European folkloric traditions placed in context with jazz, classical music and contemporary influences. Based on Suita Slavicada written by Martin Simon, the music floats freely on the borderline of Slavic, Gypsy, Klezmer and Balcan influences, full of rich melodic motives, pulsating polyrhythmic textures and improvisation. It brings together musicians from classical, folk and jazz background from Central European World whose creative spirits and musical fascinations result in rich and elaborate music making as presented on this live recording.
released September 3, 2013
Martin Simon - guitar
Adam Mazurek - clarinet
Wojciech Hartman - violin
Jacek Mazurkiewicz - bass
All tracks from Suita Slavicada composed by M. Simon
except track 5 arr. by A. Mazurek
Recorded by Waldemar Kocik and Stanislaw Bokowy
Warszaw Autumn International Festival of Poetry
Cover photo: Piotr Bulaz
IN 3 SENTENSES:
Slavicada presents some of the most interesting new instrumental Central European music which incorporates jazz, folk, classical music in artistically uncompromised way. Slavicada treats folk music as a ground to create an original, modern musical style. Of course, there is a space for Slavonic nostalgia as it crosses a wide palette of moods, from rebellious to pensive, luring with simplicity and then attacking with polyrhythmic bursts of energy.
IN FEW MORE WORDS:
Slavicada draws inspiration from Central European folkloric traditions placed in context with jazz, classical music and contemporary influences. It is built around distinctive melodic themes and pulsating polyrhythmic textures that lay the ground for spontaneous improvisations. The instrumentation features instruments typically used in the musical culture of Central Europe - clarinet, violin, guitar, bass.
The music was conceived by Martin Simon, a Slovak composer, who was inspired to compose new works that would bridge the two musical worlds — the Central European roots and modern concepts; music that could evoke the musical emotion of tradition using innovative approach. It brings together award winning musicians and strong musical personalities. Their creative spirits and musical fascinations result in rich and elaborate music making as presented on the live recording “Slavicada – Warsaw Autumn Concert”.
Since its inception Slavicada has been gaining audience’s sympathy, performing at international and multicultural events. It has performed with the support of Slovak Cultural Institute. One movements of Suita Slavicada has been selected to semi-finalist instrumental category of the ISC 2011 International Songwriting Competition receiving a record numer of over 16,000 entries.