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XI CODES Festiwal of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music

XI CODES Festiwal of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music

The Festival of Tradition and Avant-Garde Music CODES is a core project organized by the Center for Intercultural Creative Initiatives “Crossroads” and one of the most unique music events in Poland.

During the festival, outstanding composers of contemporary music meet great instrumentalists, traditional musicians and talented artists reconstructing archaic music traditions, in order to seek new music meanings and take artistic risks together.

The majority of projects presented during the festival are premiere works. This year’s edition will also feature unique events that would recreate a diverse musical landscape, inspired by the metaphor of the Tower of Babel – the tension between global and local, central and peripheral, cultural mainstream and aesthetic minorities.

PROGRAMME

8 MAY 2019 / WEDNESDAY
19:00 / The Rector Church of St. Peter the Apostle in Lublin / 9 Królewska Street

“ Vibrations and Voices” – concert-mystery / commissioned by CODES Festival / premiere

Performers:

The Stone Alphabet (Switzerland)

Dominik DOŁĘGA – lithophone, stone gongs and percussion instruments
Felix PERRET – orgalito and percussion instruments
Mathias STEINAUER – keyboards and electronic media
Matthias BRODBECK – stone slabs, stone gongs and percussion instruments
Beat UNTERNÄHRER – trombone
Sebastian STRINNING – tenor saxophone and bas clarinet

Anchiskhati Ensemble (Georgia) – the choir of the Orthodox and Apostolic Church of Georgia

Reso KIKNADZE (Georgia) – saxophones and electronic media

Programme:

Songs and music scenarios, musical improvisation and chants of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.

The event is co-financed by Pro Helvetia

22:00 / Centralna Lublin / The Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street

Meet the artists – open discussions

Hosted by: Kajetan PROCHYRA

9 MAY 2019 / THURSDAY
19:00 / Oratorio / The Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street

“Nadir – Kenosis” – instrumental monodrama / commissioned by CODES Festival / premiere

Performers:

Marcin KRZYŻANOWSKI – electric cello and electronic media

Programme:

Marcin KRZYŻANOWSKI – musical improvisation

20:00 / The Centre for Culture in Lublin (Main Auditorium / Underground / Black Hall) / 12 Peowiaków Street

#EchoChamber – simultaneous concert

Permormers:

Hashtag Ensemble (Poland)

Ania KARPOWICZ – flute
Oliwier ANDRUSZCZENKO – clarinet
Wojciech PSIUK – saxophone
Hubert ZEMLER – percussion
Paweł JANAS – accordion
Wojciech BŁAŻEJCZYK – electric guitar
Krzysztof KOZŁOWSKI – synthesizers
Marta GRZYWACZ – voice/performer
Agnieszka GUZ – violin
Marta PIÓRKOWSKA – violin
Aleksandra DEMOWSKA-MADEJSKA – viola
Dominik PŁOCIŃSKI – cello
Mateusz LOSKA – double bass

feat:

Nikola KOŁODZIEJCZYK – Hammond organ
Aleksander WNUK – percussion
Alicja PILARCZYK – violin
Jakub GUCIK – cello
Michał BEREZA – sound engineer

Programme:

Jennifer Walshe – /AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE / Polish premiere
Artur ZAGAJEWSKI – LA MER /watch?v=y1RpVZNSw6k / commissioned by CODES Festival / premiere
Nina FUKUOKA – 5 Secrets to Making New Music / commissioned by CODES Festival / premiere

Project curators:

Ania Karpowicz
Wojciech Błażejczyk
Lilianna Krych

22:00 / Centralna Lublin / The Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street

Meet the artists – open discussions

Hosted by: Kajetan PROCHYRA

10 MAY 2019 / FRIDAY
19:00 / Main Auditorium The Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street

“Amazones POWER” – concert

Wykonawcy:

Les Amazones d’Afrique (Mali, Benin, Gabon, Nigeria)

Mamani KEITA – vocal
Ahouéfa “Fafa” RUFFINO – vocal
Mamounata “Kandy” GUIRA – vocal
Franck BAYA – percussion
Salif KONE – guitar
Nadgib BENBELLA – turntable and serato

Programme:

Music and the women’s matter – the selection of songs from “Republique Amazone” and “Amazones Power” authored by a female collective from West African countries.

21:00 / Centralna Lublin / The Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street
Meet the artists – open discussions

Hosted by: Kajetan PROCHYRA

22:00 / The Festival Club / Underground of the Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street

Dance Night – live music

Performers:

US Orchestra (Ukraine)
Yaryna DRON – first violin
Serhii POSTOLNIKOV – second violin, «cymbaly» (dulcimer)

Andrii LEVCHENKO – «bubon» (frame drum), «bas» (cello)

Programme:

Traditional dancing classes with instrumental music from Central and Western Ukraine. Repertoire also includes the pieces of Ukrainian musicians, who migrated to the United States and Canada, that were recorded by Columbia Records at the 1920s-1930s.