A contemplative show presenting musical visions inspired by the oldest work of Polish music – the song Bogurodzica [Mother of God]. This religious piece has inspired contemplative sounds firmly rooted in modern forms of electronic music and video. Audiovisual technology becomes here a time machine for taking the audience on an artistic journey – across the history of Polish music. The project was premiered in the former Cistercian Monastery of St. Hedwig of Silesia in Trzebnica. Walking through the Baroque interiors of the monastery, which today is looked after by the Sisters of Mercy of St. Charles Borromeo, the spectators were introduced into an ascetic atmosphere of silence.
- Agata Zubel – voice
- Andrzej Bauer – cello
- Cezary Duchnowski – electronics
- Paweł Hendrich – guitar, electronics
- Jacek Kochan – percussion
- Maciej Walczak – computer visualisation
The project was financially supported by the Municipality of Trzebnica.
History of Poland told by means of sound and light
The production deserves to be called the cultural event of the season. The artists presented music that was new in all its monumental charm. The show was colourful, soothing but also irritating, exhausting, provocative and coquettish. Its various sounds were perfectly matched by computer visualisation images. It takes great sensibility on the part of the authors and performers to harness everyday sounds, to liberate them and, out of this apparent chaos, create one harmonious whole – a song that tells the history of Poland across the ages.
NOWa – Gazeta Trzebnicka
My concert projects. Old and new. The projects I develop and perform cover a wide stylistic spectrum. Some relate to performances of the classical repertoire, some are modern creations combining performance and composition, using digital technology and multimedia.