Jan Kaczmarek

J.A.P Kaczmarek, one of the world's most recognised film composers and an Academy Award winner for the film 'Finding Neverland', tours a series of concerts in select venues across Europe

Jan Kaczmarek, a composer, recording artist and touring musician, found his first successes in the US theatre scene, in productions such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' and theatres such as Chicago's Goodman Theatre and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, winning an Obie and Drama Desk Award along the way. His first compositions, however, were for the highly politicized underground theatre and for the hugely successful "Orchestra of the Eighth Day" which he formed after working with legendary Polish theatre practitioner, Jerzy Grotowski. The orchestra went on to perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the VPRO Radio International Contemporary Music Festival in Amsterdam, the Venice Biennale, and the International Music Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia.

In January 2005 Kaczmarek was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Score for Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland", also receiving a Golden Globe nomination. His notable film work includes "Unfaithful" (starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez), "Evening" (a love story starring Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Hugh Dancy) "The Visitor" (a film about immigration post- 9/11), "Get Low" (with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray) and period piece "Washington Square", directed by Agnieszka Holland.

In 2010 the composer opened his own European film institute- "Instytut Rozbitek" (inspired by the Sundance Institute) dedicated to the development of new work in the areas of film, theatre, music and new media. To date, Kaczmarek has written scores for over fifty films and documentaries.

The concert's repertoire was specially chosen by the composer to reflect the given performance region and the concert features special multimedia projections linked to Kaczmarek's works.

For more information, see:

www.jan-ap-kaczmarek.com

www.assocfemmesdeurope.org

Date: 26th of October, 2011 (8pm)
Venue: Notre Dame de la Chapelle Cathedral, Brussels
Organised by: Instytut Rozbitek, The Association Femmes d’Europe a.i.s.b.l
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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