JOANNA SŁOWIŃSKA & STANISŁAW SŁOWIŃSKI / POLESIE – PIEŚNI PRZESIEDLONE
This is the first project of Joanna Słowińska and Stanisław Słowiński to be so personal and formally minimalistic. The two find inspiration in the music of the roots, world music, jazz, and improvised music. They live constantly on the road – not only touring the world with their concert but also taking a journey within: in search of own identity, and sensitivity to people, music, and the world around them. After many joint projects – concerts with large forces, experiments with electronic sounds, genre and style fusions, they make a musical return to the roots: vocals, the word, unplugged instruments. It is also Joanna’s artistic journey to the roots of her family: inspirations come from the ritual songs of the eastern borderlands, a saunter into one of the most archaic areas of Slavic culture.
Joanna has performed with Muzykanci band, and run her own projects for years. She won the Polish Radio’s New Tradition Festival, the Folk Recording of the Year Competition, and the Review of Acting Songs in Wrocław. She has worked among others with Jarosław Bester, OPT Gardzienice, and Piotr Rubik, and has Zygmunt Konieczny composing for her.
Stanisław Słowiński, accompanying her, has won accolade at Jazz Juniors Festival and Zbigniew Seifert Competition. He finds the worlds of jazz, improvised, and contemporary music his oyster.