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Komeda Project


Komeda Project

  • Date: Saturday, 13 June 2015, 8:30pm
  • Venue: The Sound Lounge — Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the SIMA International Winter Series 2015 series
  • Tickets: General: $35 | Concession/members: $30 | Student: $20 | Booking fees apply — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Following on from a critically acclaimed world premiere at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, 2014, we are delighted to welcome back Andrea Keller and Miroslav Bukovsky with music inspired by Polish jazz pianist and film composer Kryzstof Komeda. Well known to cinema enthusiasts as the composer of the scores to Roman Polanski's films Knife in the Water, The Fearless Vampire Killers and Rosemary's Baby. 
This fascinating project takes the listener on a musical voyage with bold music that conjures up cinematic imagery. The music responds to and reinterprets the music of Komeda by two leading Australian jazz composers and instrumentalists of Eastern European heritage, Andrea Keller and Miroslav Bukovsy who have been strongly influenced not only by the music Komeda wrote, but by the spirit in which he wrote. Through this project they give new voice to the spirit of freedom in Komeda's music.
Komeda inspired European jazz musicians with a ground breaking European aesthetic. He examined music of his own tradition and heritage (folk, classical and popular European melodies), rather than relying on American sources. A fine jazz pianist, he was initially inspired by the hard-bop players of the 1950s. By the mid-1960s the "European turn" in his music was clearly discernible and can be heard on the ground breaking album "Astigmatic The British critic Stuart Nicholson called it "marking a shift away from the dominant American approach with the emergence of a specific European aesthetic." 
Andrea Keller (piano) Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet) James Crabb (accordion) Andrew Robson (saxophone)James Greening (trombone) Ben Hauptmann (guitar) Jonathan Zwartz (double bass) Evan Mannell (drums)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9351 7940

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