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Schedule / FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

Discussion: New Traditions


This discussion features some of Poland’s leading musicians, each presenting a new work at Unsound, creating contemporary music and performances that draw on existing traditions and shape them into new forms. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Wacław Zimpel will present The Spirit Still Remains with Shackleton, involving Zimpel’s understanding of new classical forms, jazz and Indian carnatic music. Zosia Hołubowska will perform with Julia Giertz for Community of Grieving, referencing traditions of vesper and lament. Paweł Szamburski is a member of Bastarda, a trio that made its name with contemporary interpretations of medieval music connected with death; for Unsound they will collaborate with Jrpiej, from Nalchik in Russia, who will be represented by Bulat Khalilov of Ored Recordings. Moderated by Jennifer Lucy Allan.