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jaZZ & beyond Improvised Music Festival 2018: Individualism

Makemake / Zbigniew Chojnacki / Dominik Strycharski

04 December 2016 time 19:00 | Jazz Club Hipnoza, Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2, 40-032 Katowice

Ticket: 20 zł

Zbigniew Chojnacki - accordion

Dominik Strycharski - flute

Strycharski Dominik (born 1975) - Composer, Recorder player, Singer, Improviser, Performer, Teacher and Writer.

Plays and composes contemporary jazz in many electric and acoustic incarnations, contemporary music, electronic music, music for the theatre, post-hip-hop, noise as well as various types of improvised music in his own Pulsarus Band, Prophetic Fall and Organic Panic Quartett. He also works with contemporary vocal techniques, and as one of the few in Poland plays improvised and jazz music on modern recorders/blockflutes.
Recorded over 20 albums with many different projects and bands.
Composed music for over 70 theatre plays, dance shows, films and various audiovisual projects.

Pulsarus has recorded 4 albums since 2005: Digital Freejazz issued by Tone Industria. Squared Rotoscope with Tomasz Gwincinski for Tone Industria, FAQ for Biodro Records with Mikolaj Trzaska, Adam Pieronczyk, Wojciech Waglewski, and Jan Peszek. The band played among other venues on Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Avant Festival, Art Depot, Slot Art Festival, Transvisualia, Cinema on the Border, the Malta Festival in Berlin, the Polish Cultural Center, Era New Horizons, in Recklinghausen and in many clubs as well. In 2014 the fourth “Bee Itch” album appeared with a completely new 7 piece lineup for a new For Tune Records company.

He is widely recognized as the creator of theatre music. He made music for many theater productions utilizing a great number of genres and styles for Michal Zadara, Wojciech Klemm, Lukasz Kos, Katarzyna Raduszynska, Anna Badora, Jan Peszek, Wojtek Urbanski, Grazyna Kania and Natalia Soltysik.
He also creates Doministry, multi-dimensional solo project that combines contemporary electronic music, performance and electro-ambient. This project is developed with the voice and its total electronic transformation. Improvisation plays a very important role in the project, open to all possible influences and concepts.

With a DJ and producer CueFx he co-creates BandFx which has already released its debut album in the internet label, and was a member of Kostas New Progrram and has released three albums and played many concerts with it.

He was one of the core members of experimental group RhPlus and recorded 4 albums with the band.

Since 2001, as a composer and performer was part of Bretoncaffe Theatre, which was awarded several times (including three times the Ministry of Culture). Theatre performances created by the group: "Lustro", "Slam.In", "S-nic", "Slam.Out", "T.Raum", "Smuggy", "Opera Toffi", "Manifest Jaszczurki", „Dion.Is.Us”, „Agave”). Presented regularly on Polish and international festivals (Germany including Berlin and Tallinn, Paris, Budapest, Prague).

He cooperates with Teatr Akt creating live music for 2 of their shows with DJ Hiroszyma.

Zbigniew Chojnacki

"While accordion has a lengthy history in jazz, it’s far from a common instrument. Indeed, it probably has far more detractors than supporters, which is unfortunate because the accordion is an incredibly versatile axe. The most visible contemporary practitioners fall squarely in the avant garde realm, building on expanded palettes and a clear understanding of the instrument’s rich preexisting vocabulary. On the young Polish accordionist Zbigniew Chojnacki’s unaccompanied debut Elektrotropizm, he supplants a grimy Hammond B3-like insistence with an array of pedals and a laptop (as well as occasional wordless vocals). The music ranges from bright, folksy melodies, like the closing “Tuwim”, to the fantasia of measured blurts and sine-abetted darts that begins the four-part “Suite” central to the disc. By its third section, Chojnacki’s deft keyboard work and supple bellows are in full view, creating intricate chordal patterns advancing and receding in relation to dramatic melody fragments, halting in curtailed blows as he builds an emphatic slink into the lengthy fourth part’s honking minimalism. Elektrotropizm is a flawless, vast exploration arrived at through singular means" New York City Jazz Record