„ In Search of Sources”
The music from this recording wasn’t written in big city agglomerations. It wasn’t composed as a result of strenuous analyses of a folklorist. It was created on its own, as if accidentally. It was warmed with care by the fire somewhere in the Polish Carpathian Mountains or in winter in an old wooden hut by a stove, where it is the warmest then. At all costs, we tried to avoid drawing water from the stream which dried up long time ago and yet mud remained at the bottom of it. It could be percolated and a few drops could be still squeezed. However, we set off up the river in search of its sources.
Performed by :
Jarek Adamów : clarinet, hurdy – gurdy, finger – holed pipe, foot – tapping, pipe without finger – holes, baraban
Marcin Kozak : pipe without finger - holes ( short and long ), finger holed pipe, frame drum, jews harp, foot – tapping, darbuka
Marcin Kozak took his first steps in music learning to play the tabla, the traditional Indian percussion instrument. He played the tabla in such groups as Yuva Shakti and Nirmal Anand, which were inspired with Indian folklore. He gave many concerts with those groups. In 1997 he began to cooperate with Warsaw Village Band, with which he held dozens of concerts, playing the baraban (the traditional Polish drum). When he was playing with the Warsaw Village Band, they won the following awards and distinctions: the 3rd place in the competition “Mikołajki Folkowe”; the 2nd prize and the Audience Award during the Polish Radio Folk Music Competition “The New Tradition”, the Polish equivalent to the BBC “Young Tradition Award” ; the main distinction during “Folkowa Majówka” in Radom. With the Warsaw Village Band he made the album “Hop Sa Sa” (the recording studion KAMAHUK), which was distinguished in the competition for “Folk Phonogram of the Year ”; owing to the votes of the III Polish Radio Program, it won the title of the best Polish folk record. Nowadays, first of all, Marcin focuses the attention on traditional instruments such as edged pipes (holed and without finger-holes), the jews harp, the frame drum; he also plays the darbuka – the drum of Turkish origin.