New faces of tradition - concert

When: 16 VII 2022, 20:00
Entrance: PLN 30 can be purchased at www.nck.interticket.pl, at the PWN bookstore at ul. Korzenna 33/35 from Monday to Friday from 9: 00-17: 00 and an hour before the concert at the St. John's Centre in Gdańsk
Where: St. John's Centre, ul. Świętojańska 50

It started with a search. Unusual, folk sound that could be combined with singing. And since the discovery of a lost, no longer existing instrument.

It is a folk stringed instrument, no copy of which has survived to this day. Restored from engravings and descriptions on the initiative of Maria Pomianowska (multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, composers), it gained a second life.
Now the Biłgoraj bitch can be admired by the public from all over the world. The instrument has a beautiful, singing sound, so it suits the human voice very well. It has enormous possibilities, so you can play practically anything on it. Even contemporary music.

And this is what we want to present to the public - as yet undiscovered, mysterious, renewed - possibilities that lie in the Biłgoraj Suka.

Especially for this occasion, contemporary composers: Aleksandra Vrebalov (Serbia), Uģisa Prauliņša (Latvia) and Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk (Poland, Gdańsk) wrote pieces in which we find a mixture of all emotions and styles - folk, ethnic, minimalist, trance, pop, contemplation.

These will be premieres with the following cast: biłgoraj female dog and vocal octet.
The main star among the performers will be Maria Pomianowska, who will also play solo pieces, thanks to which we will be able to get to know the traditional sound of the instrument.

The Polihymnia Foundation is responsible for the organization of the concerts.
The first of the concerts will take place at the St. John in Gdańsk - a large medieval church with an amazing interior atmosphere. It will be an excellent environment for the sound of the old instrument, and for discovering its new face at the same time.

Meet the performers and composers: www.noweoblicza.pl