Life is creative continuation. “Modes & Codes” are the continuation of tradition in our lives thanks to creating music it inspires. Listeners ask us, how this music comes to being, from inspirations to a final song? May the title of this CD explain that a little.
Mode has two meanings in Polish: fashion or shortening from “modifiction”, well-known among game players, one computer game can have many modes. Mode is a sign of times. We have always tried to find the right mode for playing a traditional song but it is only now that we can name this process. By codes we understand – apart from the source code of Polish tradition – two characteristic musical codes: well-worn folk hits known from so-called “song and dance ensembles” as well as chanting which is now popular in its hip-hop or ragamuffin versions but was always present in traditional performing art on the border of speaking and singing. Thanks to this combination ....... more