7 grudnia 2013

Music for silence

The Klezzmates from Kraków delighted audience in Drezden.
It is as if the melodies are winding around the silence. They do not reach it, they only surround it as if they wanted to resemble it. But the silence flees them.

A music over the silence – obviously a paradox. But the thing or two shown by the Klezzmates from Cracow at Sunday’s afternoon in a small house also seemed to be unbelivable.
Five musicians at stage bathed in an atmospheric illumination, surrounded by the sounds of clarinet, violin, accordion, contrabass and percussion, some of the sounds are supernaturally beautiful, the other heart saddening, while the other ones rousingly jolly. The melodies are bouncing like a ping-pong balls. A proper and shared play with an introduction, variation and further sending, it all confirms a subtlety, diligence and the perceptible joy of music playing.

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7 grudnia 2013

The highest level of the world music

The Klezzmates from Kraków made a guest appearence in Hörste.
A town – Hörste. The Klezmer music, the world  music trend connected with Jewish culture, recently delighted an audience of Heinrich-Hansen-Haus, at a sold out concert of the Klezzmates, polish quartet from Kraków which performed only its own compositions.

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7 grudnia 2013

Greatness through exaggeration

The third concert during their first tournee in Germany took place in Osterburken. Polish musicians appeared at the stage wearing black clothes. According to them nothing, except the music, should absorb audience’s attenion – even too long verbal presentations between the compositions. This is how the Klezzmates let their music speak for itself.

The best way to experience the band’s music is listen to them playing live, when it is easy to allow yourself to be carried by the young musician’s excuding joy performance. It is possible to hear and to see how Bartek Staniak playing violin and Tomasz Polak on clarinet, as the melody leading instrumentalists, perform an excellent music dialogue,  how Jarosław Wilkosz, running over and pulling, spins around the strings of his contrabass and Marcin Wiercioch with his accordion feels the harmonies intuitevely.

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7 grudnia 2013

Traditional Jewish Sound

Głos Pomorza 28.02.2006 r. – Grzegorz Butkiewicz

The music of KLEZZMATES subdued the audience in Slupsk. A picture of Jewish folklore was shown with the positive energy of violin, clarinet and accordion. The full hall of philharmonic and theatre was charmed for an hour and a half. (więcej…)

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7 grudnia 2013

Klezzmates – The record and the concert

Gazeta Wyborcza 12-10-2005 – Magdalena Gaisek

Klezzmates have been playing together for only a few months, but the band has already managed to perform a few festivals, and even more – they are among the prize-winners of one of the most prestige – New Tradition – moreover they have released their first record, consisted of authors’ pieces of music.

The beginning was really impressive, but it’s nothing unusual as the members of the band are versatile and experienced instrumentalists and composers: Robert Milewski – violin, Maciej Bosak – clarinet (he used to play with them on the record, now they cooperate with Tomasz Polak), Marcin Wiercioch – accordion, Krzysztof Kossowski – percussion instruments and Jarek Wilkosz – double-bass. (więcej…)

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7 grudnia 2013

About the record „KLEZZMATES”

Gazeta Wyborcza 12-10-2005 – Magdalena Gaisek

I wouldn’t advice listening to the music of Klezzmates whilst sitting – it rouses, you can lose yourself in it from the first intently listening.

However, it doesn’t mean that we deal with the dance music. Just the opposite – complicated rhythmical and harmonious taken steps make the ideal space to exhibit the melodies of solo instruments. That melodiousness of the themes, improvisation parts, and also the ability of constructing compact compositions in relation to the form, with perfect dramaturgy are the virtues of the band. That soft music fascinates and at the same time positive energy emanates out of it.

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