Sources // for voice and chamber ensemble - Jarek Kordaczuk
Works of various composers. Compilation. Compositions, studies and arrangements. I come from the mountains, and what I love most about them is observing sources. Water pours down the stones from different sides, streams sometimes hide and reappear in unusual spots. On sunny days they are almost gone, but after the rain they are born again and fl ow with even more strength. By recording this music I wanted to sing out my own sources. Sometimes the source is the melody, the lyrics, sometimes it is a memory, a word spoken by another person who I had just gotten to know, or events that had to have happened ? even if I don?t understand why. All of this blends together unnoticeably, creating consciousness, commonness and the moment in which I stand. These various sources of mine were joined together by musicians and friends: Jarek Kordarczuk, Marcin Wawruk and Roger Treece. Jarek provoked me to sing tones which once I believed were beyond my reach. I have been sharing my private and professional life with Marcin for years. Roger ? the perfect companion for long talks on life and music ? convinced me to follow my dreams... I have been working on this album for a few years in between other projects and daily life events. Its contrasting nature and diverse content is intentional ? my artistic sources were just as diverse. Each track relates to a personal experience. The motto of the whole album is the song ?Ja nie chcę spać? (?I Don?t Want to Sleep?), which tells the story of people which are similar to me ? who are already a bit experienced, but with a head full of ideas and who are open to new challenges. This song also expresses my unabated captivation with the climate of fi lms from the 1960s and the music by Krzysztof Komeda. I asked the American composer Roger Treece to arrange this song for me. I was interested in how he perceives the music of a Polish composer who was fascinated with jazz. The reference point for the whole project was the noble, analog sound of old recordings (part of the songs I recorded on an old valve microphone). There are more references to evanescence, e.g. a musical impression on the song ?Mała błękitna chusteczka? (?Little Blue Handkerchief?), the fi rst melody I remember from my childhood or the diptych ?Stary gambista? (?The Old Gambist?). The old gambist is a real person who I met 20 years ago. An elderly man in a loose sweater who played Early Music with the passion of a rocker and the energy of a young boy. ?Stara kobieta słucha? (?The Old Lady is Listening?) is an homage to the late Danuta Szafl arska, the unforgettable Polish actress. A few of the tracks are my earlier musical pieces and lyrics which over the years have gained new meaning ? ?Kołysanka? (?The Lullaby?) originally comes from a series of children?s songs, but in fact tells a story about our ephemerality, our fears and how fragile we are when confronted with the surrounding world. ?Tryptyk kurpiowski? (?The Kurpie Triptych?): once I was performing traditional songs from the Kurpie region as arranged by Karol Szymanowski. However, already at that time I felt that the discipline of form necessary for interpreting classical pieces in fact limited my still shy inclinations towards improvisation and transformation. ?Oczy me miłe? (?My Beloved Eyes?) is a musical impression based on the motifs from a beautiful Renaissance love song (as Sting says madrigals seem to be the fi rst pop songs). I divided the recorded material to two stylistically different parts, as if it were two sides of one vinyl record in a way. The fi rst one, arranged by Marcin Wawruk and Roger Treece, is lighter. The second, created together with the composer Jarek Kordaczuk, is more avantgarde. The bridge which brings these two worlds together is the track ?ródła? (?Sources?), which I sang with artists who work in a variety of musical fi elds: the jazz vocalist Agnieszka Hekiert; the singer-songwriter Basia Raduszkiewicz; the choirmaster Marcin Wawruk; and the Brazilian percussionist Celio de Carvalho. I also invited artists who I greatly admire for their virtuosity and their passion for music to work on this project: Sebastian Wypych, the double-bass enchanter; Cezary Konrad, the poet of jazz drums; pianist Jacek Skowroński, who was an ever-vigilant accompanist gifted with an amazing harmonic imagination; the brilliant string quartet New Art Ensemble; and my friends from the ProForma vocal ensemble. Małgosia Wawruk ? vocals, music, lyrics Jarek Kordaczuk ? music, lyrics, arrangements, electronic instruments, monoctone, EWI Marcin Wawruk ? music, arrangements, MIDI programming, percussion, vocals Roger Treece ? arrangements Cezary Konrad ? drums Jacek Skowroński ? piano, Wurlitzer piano, electronic instruments Sebastian Wypych ? double bass New Art Ensemble ? string quartet: Grzegorz Lalek ? violin I Agata Słowikowska ? violin II Igor Kabalewski ? viola Tomasz Błaszczak ? cello Mi?Kro?Pro ? vocal ensemble: Justyna Piotrowska ? mezzo?soprano Justyna Łuńska ? alto Rafał Gajewski ? tenor Tomasz Łukaszuk ? bass guest artists: Agnieszka Hekiert ? vocals (Track 6) Basia Raduszkiewicz ? vocals (Track 6) Rafał Gajewski ? vocals (Track 2) Celio de Carvalho ? percussion (Tracks 2, 4, 6) [conga, frame drum, pandeiro, shakers, caxixi, rattles, rainstick] Recordings: Jarek Kordaczuk ? Studio Ruchome DŸwięki Marcin Wawruk ? Studyjo Mix: Jarek Kordaczuk ? Studio Ruchome DŸwięki Andrzej Karp ? Studio SONUS Mastering: Artur Głębocki ? Studio AR?TON Photos: Jarek Poliwko, Studio Wiraszka Anna Bohdziewicz Markus Lackinger ? www.jazzfoto.at Cesar Bolly Marcin Wawruk English translation: Izabela Szatrawska Cover design: Adam Smoczyński ? Studio Ruchome Obrazki Graphic design: Łukasz Pawlak

Sources Pieces for solo voice and chamber ensemble - part of the project with the participation of various composers. voice of Małgorzata Wawruk music by Jarek Kordaczuk Commission: Małgorzata Wawruk CD album ródłasongs for voice and chamber  Solo project by vocalist Małgorzata Wawruk, inspired by her artistic fascinations and nostalgic memories, reaching back to childhood. It is a platform for a bold meetingof various motifs coming from seemingly disparate sources: the Polish folk traditionand the singer-songwriter genre, Early Music and contemporary avant-garde, jazz and popular songs; all this filtered through the artistic personalities of the composers (Marcin Wawruk, Roger Treece, Jarek Kordaczuk) and performers. As a result, songs have been created that combine the sound of human voice, acoustic instruments and sophisticated electronics in a variety of stylistic configurations in an original way. On this page, only songs composed by me are presented. You can listen to all of the project's tracks on a CD released by Requiem Records.Performers:Małgosia Wawruk - vocalsJarek Kordaczuk - monoctone, EWICezary Konrad - drumsJacek Skowroński - piano, WurlitzerSebastian Wypych - double bassNew Art Ensemble - string quartet:Grzegorz Lalek - violin IAgata Słowikowska - violin IIIgor Kabalewski - violaTomasz Błaszczak - cello Sonokinetic works Małgosia Wawruk Sensor matrix Experimental music Installations Coral music Solo pieces Improvised music Acousmatic music Electronic Music Monoctone Pieces for children Jarek Kordaczuk mp3 Dark Energy Agnieszka Kołodyńska Pantomime Electroacoustic music Vocal-instrumental music Instrumental Music Musical interpretations of fairy tales Compositions Adam Smoczyński Sacred Music EWI ProForma Theatrical music Jan Brzechwa Julian Tuwim Sebastian Wypych Poetic song Sung poetry Jarosław Kordaczuk Arrangements Videoclips Animations Titelituralia Onomatopeic compositions Theatre of Sound A Room Full of Fairy Tales Children's Art Centre Cezary Konrad Krzysztof Herdzin Basia Raduszkiewicz Music for children

Polski
Jarek Kordaczuk
All projects
All projects
Basia RaduszkiewiczImprovised music
Children's Art CentreInstrumental Music
MonoctoneVocal-instrumental music
Musical interpretations of fairy talesTheatrical music
Acousmatic musicPoetic song
Music for childrenTheatre of Sound
Experimental musicPieces for children
Electroacoustic musicOnomatopeic compositions

Sources

Pieces for solo voice and chamber ensemble - part of the project with the participation of various composers.

voice of Małgorzata Wawruk
music by Jarek Kordaczuk

Commission: Małgorzata Wawruk


At You, Mother
words: folk song (Kurpie, Poland)
music: Jarek Kordaczuk (based on Kurpian song)

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
By the Lake
words: folk song (Kurpie, Poland)
music: Jarek Kordaczuk (based on Kurpian song)

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
Fly My Voice
words: folk song (Kurpie, Poland)
music: Jarek Kordaczuk (based on Kurpian song)

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
My Beloved Eyes
music: Jarek Kordaczuk ? based on melody
from the Tablature of Jan of Lublin (XVI century)

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
Waiting for the Rain
words and music: Jarek Kordaczuk

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
The Old Gambist I
words and music: Jarek Kordaczuk

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
The Old Gambist II
words and music: Jarek Kordaczuk

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
The Lullaby
words: Małgorzata Wawruk
music: Małgorzata Wawruk, Jarek Kordaczuk

voice: Małgorzata Wawruk
ródła
songs for voice and chamber 

Solo project by vocalist Małgorzata Wawruk, inspired by her artistic fascinations and nostalgic memories, reaching back to childhood. It is a platform for a bold meeting
of various motifs coming from seemingly disparate sources: the Polish folk tradition
and the singer-songwriter genre, Early Music and contemporary avant-garde, jazz and popular songs; all this filtered through the artistic personalities of the composers (Marcin Wawruk, Roger Treece, Jarek Kordaczuk) and performers. As a result, songs have been created that combine the sound of human voice, acoustic instruments and sophisticated electronics in a variety of stylistic configurations in an original way.

On this page, only songs composed by me are presented. You can listen to all of the project's tracks on a CD released by Requiem Records.

Performers:

Małgosia Wawruk - vocals

Jarek Kordaczuk - monoctone, EWI
Cezary Konrad - drums
Jacek Skowroński - piano, Wurlitzer
Sebastian Wypych - double bass

New Art Ensemble - string quartet:
Grzegorz Lalek - violin I
Agata Słowikowska - violin II
Igor Kabalewski - viola
Tomasz Błaszczak - cello