The album contains unique songs from Ukrainian Polissya we collected and recorded in a minimalist interpretation for voice and double bass.
It is a hot June evening in the village of Kurchytsya. The air is stiff, sizzling. There are three old women sitting on a bench, me crouching beside. The ladies are sitting motionlessly and singing. Hanna, Helena and Leonida. The stillness is disturbed only by a swarm of mosquitoes hovering above us. This evening the ladies sing wedding and harvest songs.
During last six years I have been visiting Kurchytsya several times. I recorded the same songs over and over, and I recorded new songs as well. And I sang together with the women. When Hannah decides that I have already mastered a given song, she announces: „This one you may sing now” and I feel as if she has given it to me. Now I want to share these songs with you, Listeners.
This record tells about one of many places I have vi....... more