Stretching the boundaries of film music, contemporary jazz and classical — this new album of multi-award winning genre-defying polish composer places AUKSO string orchestra in lieu of jazz rhythm section, and places avant-garde brass virtuosos Samuel Blaser and Tomasz Dąbrowski in suprsingly melodic context.
Baroque instrumentalists with folk musicians and jazz improvisers play this suite that won FRYDERYK Jazz Album of the Year 2016.Listen
While improvisation is commonly associated with creating melodies on a known tune — Stryjo improvises the tunes themselves. Highly melodic and weirdly coherent — their music defies expectations and generates unique bond with the audience.Listen
From recomposing Moniuszko’s Śpiewnik Domowy for an eclectic large ensemble, reimagining Karłowicz’s songs for big band, symphonic orchestra and Agata Zubel’s voice to concerto for sewing machines, typewriters and 9 instrumentalists — Nikola’s diverse areas of interest really show in his music, and his style of conducting. Early music, arabic maqamat, folk heritage, jazz freedom — all combined with a scent of new technology.Listen