Kuku na Muniu, czyli przeprosiny śmierci, to spektakl muzyczny Sceny Inicjatyw Aktorskich w Teatrze Dramatycznym w Gnieźnie w 2005 roku. Jest to tragifarsa, powstała na motywach wierszy Macieja Rembarza, do których skomponowałem muzykę.

Spektakl składa się z 14 piosenek, których muzyka podkreśla charakter wierszy – gdy poeta stylizuje, poszukując inspiracji w różnych epokach ja odnajduję odpowiedni muzyczny idiom w przeszłości, bądź piszę „pod prąd” – wbrew narzuconej tekstem konwencji, prowokując odbiorcę do nieschematycznego spojrzenia na temat śmierci.

Kuku na Muniu to przejmująca opowieść sceniczna, w której nie wiadomo, co jest na serio, a co jest ironią. Do odbiorcy należy wybór, taki był nasz - twórców tego spektaklu zamysł.



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The sense of choral structure is the result of many years of acquired experience, which originates in my childhood. As a student of the Poznan Choir School I quickly came across a polyphonic texture. Singing in the choir helped me to get to know the specifics of the vocal apparatus and gave me later on the freedom and ease when writing for the choir.

Going through the stages of artistic education, for example the organ class at the secondary school and the Faculty of Music Theory at the Music Academy in Poznan, I gained the knowledge and experience in arrangement and composition.

Choral music is still an artistic adventure and compositional activity for me. Over the years I was able to work out my own original and unmistakable style.

I was arranging for:
Affabre Concinui,
Collegium Cantorum Chamber Choir (in which I also sang for many years), Be Four

 



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Przybieżeli do Betlejem pasterze - Chór Affabre Concinui

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Pójdźmy wszyscy do stajenki - Chór Affabre Concinui



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Mizerna cicha - Chór Affabre Concinui

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White Christmas - Chór Affabre Concinui

Playing in the Big Band is fascinatig because of the sound and timing - and let's not forget, it requires enormous discipline. It is always a good school, not only for beginners. I found myself playing in a Big Band quite late - in 1990 - when I could already be called a mature jazz pianist. I worked with many American musicians on the cruise ship sailing around the Caribbean Islands ... and so it began.

At present
- I am a pianist in the  BIG STAN BAND conducted by Stanislaw Gruszka.
- in 2010 we won the first prize at the Big Band Festival in NowyTomyśl. In 2011, this time playing with a different big band - Sharp Eleven we have been also awarded, receiving a distinction for performing the Prelude As Dur op. 24 17 by Chopin in my own arrangement.

The band was formed in 2000 based on the fascination with Latin music, in particular the Caribbean. Combo Latino creates a replica of the instrumental groups of salsa and merengue from Cuba and Puerto Rico. The beauty of rhythms, original percussion instruments (congas, bongos, maracas, timbales etc.) and its fascinating dancing rhythm creates a real unique value of the Combo Latino on the Polish market.

Musicians - band members draw inspiration from the tradition of Afro-Cuban music experienced during numerous tours through the Central America. The band ambition is reaching into the roots of folklore, at the same time abandoning its commercial interpretation.

The band performs on various jazz and entertainment stages. In addition it is engaged in integration projects for companies. It is open to the cooperation with Cuban and Latin musicians.

The band wants to reach into the roots of folklore, which does not exclude the creative use of musical themes from other areas. An example of such artistic experiments are arrangements of well known Polish hits with a distinctive Cuban groove, which creates an interesting and also humorous symbiosis.

The founder, arranger and leader of the band is the pianist Jarosław Kostka.

 



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Tequila





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In November there will be another Jazz All Souls Church in the church of O.O.Dominikanów (Dominican Order) in Poznan. This year I will also play in the intention of the great dead jazz musicians...

I am also taking part in various projects of the Christian mainstream musicians - with Poldek Twardowski, Kinga Kielich, Julia Kopal. In April 2016 we created musical background of a big celebration of the 1050th anniversary of Christianism in Poland.