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Three innovative bands performing at this year's edition of the WUJek Festival, blasting stereotypes about jazz music and the right formula for songwriting
The WUJek Festival (Warszawski Underground Jazzowy - Warsaw Jazz Underground) aims to bring the most interesting independent improvisational bands from Warsaw to audiences looking for a fresher sound. All three bands at this year's one-day event experiment with the musical form across jazz, rock and avant garde, demonstrating an innovative approach to the song formula. Rather than limit themselves to the verse-chorus formula or to the typical instrumental setup - vocal-guitar-keyboard-bass-drums, the groups take an new spin on convention.
The Frozen Bird ensemble arranges fairylike compositions for the piano, violin, accordion and tuba. The Babadag project utilises such unconventional instruments as steel drum or glockenspiel, while Maciej Cieślak, together with his new group, takes a novel approach to the sounds of an acoustic guitar and stringed instruments. These musicians explore how to take the traditional and bring it into the present in creative ways - with the pursuit of harmony and intriguing lyricism remaining at the heart of their efforts.
WUJek takes place on March 5, 2011 at the Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre.
Fabryka Trzciny Art Centrelink*www.fabrykatrzciny.pl*http://www.fabrykatrzciny.pl****
ul. Otwocka 14, 03-759 Warsaw
tel. (+48 22) 619 05 13
Source: press release