(Audio Cave, 2021)
„Kołowrót” means „Turnstile” and it is the collaborative album between Bastarda and the SWPS University Choir directed by Ewa Mackiewicz.
Original musical journey into traditions, ceremonials, and rituals connected to the four seasons, as well as the cyclicity of nature. Using references to traditional folk music, along with medieval sources, Bastarda Trio created original compositions which have achieved a deeper narrative dimension through the collaborative process with the choir. These compositions became audio tales about the most important changes both in nature and in culture, as well as the ceremonials connected with the same.
Through collaboration with Radio Center of Folk Culture, Magdalena Tejchma, Remek Hanaj and musicologist Antonio Chemotti, the musicians found incredibly inspiring sources which galvanised their creative process.
The project was created in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the SWPS University’s establishment and the 20th anniversary of the Choir’s existence.
All music composed and arranged by BASTARDA:
Paweł Szamburski – clarinet
Tomasz Pokrzywiński – cello
Michał Górczyński – contrabass clarinet
and SWPS University Choir conducted by Ewa Mackiewicz:
Agata Brzuska, Maria Buchwald, Iwona Grajkowska, Ada Komorowska, Kaja Machalska, Marzena Opacka, Zofia Pokrzywnicka, Joanna Pragacz, Paulina Radomska, Magdalena Rek, Yeva Tsinska, Magdalena Zdunek, Monika Czerwińska, Maria Dorn, Elżbieta Grochowska, Maria Haraszkiewicz, Joanna Kalinowska, Joanna Opacka, Kateryna Pozhydaieva, Rafał Wróblewski, Magda Zbrzeźniak, Gabriela Zwierzyńska, Michał Chęciński, Wiktor Gajewski, Filip Kołada, Paweł Sierszeń, Arkadiusz Górka, Mateusz Gaweł, Karol Grąbczewski, Bronisław Kryciński, Tomasz Luber, Bartosz Romanowski, Aleksander Sobczyński, Mateusz Zbrzeźniak, Arkadiusz Górka, Rafał Wróblewski.
Recorded live and mixed in Polish Radio Studio S2 by:
Michał Bereza and Tomasz Pokrzywiński
Mastered by Paweł Ładniak
Cover design by Joanna Pragacz
Coordinated by Joanna Kalinowska
Substantive and musicological support by Magda Tejchma, Remek Hanaj, Antonio Chemotti and RCKL