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Bio

Bastarda and Jrpjej

Bastarda is a Polish trio featuring Paweł Szamburski on clarinet, Tomasz Pokrzywiński on cello and Michał Górczyński on contrabass clarinet. They are known for their reinterpretations of medieval music for funeral rituals. Jrpjej, from Nalchik in Russia, plays Circassian ritual music; the ensemble is on a constant search to find ways to express their own unique sound within the boundaries of traditional forms. In an Unsound commission, Bastarda and Jrpjej will compose new works together, performing for the first time at Unsound.