Ad Hoc Ensemble (1.3)
Music Workshop Ensemble (2.2, 2.3)
New Music Orchestra, dir. Szymon Bywalec (1.2)
Radical Polish Ensemble (2.4)
Stanisław G±sowski – violin (1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5)
WOSPRiTV, dir. Kazimierz Kord (1.4)
2CD | 16 page booklet | digipack
In Poland, for the last two decades and particularly in recent years there has been a growing need for a reinterpretation of the peasant class and especially its culture. It is difficult, perhaps, to unambiguously ascribe Zygmunt Krauze's folkloristic output to intentional, notional harbingers of those re-evaluations, but it certainly became a powerful antithesis to the protectional "polishing" that peaked a quarter of a century earlier. In Krauze, an unconventional attitude is combined with an "immersion" (to use the composer's own word) in the sound environment, resulting in work that is fresh, original and - against the Polish background of its times - distinctive.