Marek Pospieszalski soprano, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet & tape | Piotr Chęcki tenor & baritone saxophone | Tomasz Dąbrowski trumpet | Tomasz Sroczyński viola | Szymon Mika electric guitar & acoustic guitar | Grzegorz Tarwid piano | Max Mucha double bass | Qba Janicki drums & soundboard
Marek Pospieszalski continues the project dedicated to the twentieth-century Polish school of composition, this time focusing on the works of women. Starting from the String Quartet No. 1 by Grażyna Bacewicz, to the first compositions by Agata Zubel. Just like on the well-received first album, here too the octet does not use scores, the main emphasis is on collective improvisation. Original compositions are a pretext to create impressions on the basis of great works that tell about the current times, as evidenced by the use of means from the world of sound design, noise and electronic music. This time the forms of the works are concise, but full of sudden twists, multicolored, and sometimes radical like the work of Polish female composers. It is a great opportunity to present eleven outstanding artists, e.g. Barbara Buczek, Elżbieta Sikora, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil and Marta Ptaszyńska. The title of the new album was taken from „A Song on the End of the World”, a composition by Agata Zubel to words by Czesław Miłosz, and it seems to resonate strongly today.
All arrangements by Marek Pospieszalski | Recorded by Tomasz Kubiak at SACRUM PROFANUM Festival/Kraków September 2022 | Mixed & Mastered by Michał Kupicz
Produced by Marek Pospieszalski | Co-produced by Krzysztof Pietraszewski | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos