Olbrzym i Kurdupel is a free-improv band from Poland. The duo consist of two exquisite musicians: Tomek Gadecki (sax) and Marcin Bożek (bass)
Olbrzym i Kurdupel is a free-improv band from Poland. The duo consist of two exquisite musicians: Tomek Gadecki (sax) and Marcin Bożek (bass) https://marcinbozek.pl/
Olbrzym i Kurdupel is a free-improv band from Poland. The duo consist of two exquisite musicians: Tomek Gadecki (tenor and b…aritone saxophones) and Marcin Bożek ( bass guitar). They play freely improvised music. The duo was created in spring 2007 in Gdynia. The music they play is simple, unrestrained and uninhibited improvisation. The composing is identical with the first and only performance of that piece and it is unique. The priority of OiK is giving concerts and the publishing is only the (documentary) trace of the stage of their creative work. During gigs the musicians are accompanied by the VJ who creates visualizations under the influence of music and displays them on the instrumentalists. During this musical and visual performance the band members wear white overalls. The light reflected from the figures of the artists gives the impression of three – dimensional image and the musicians become “transparent” thus music and vision are given space to play the main role. The primary idea of the band was the “classic” trio: saxophone, bass, drums. As the drummer couldn’t make it to the rehearsal Marcin and Tomek started to play without him and so it lasts since spring 2007… At the beginning of 2008 the band recorded the first cd titled “frrrr…” that have collected numerous complimentary reviews. In April 2012 their second cd titled “SIX PHILOSOPHICAL GAMES” was published by “Fonografika”, 15.02.2014 „WORK”, 2016 Olbrzym i kurdupel & Willi Hanne „In Side Shout”, 2016 DVD Olbrzym i kurdupel „Aleatorycznie” + Orchestra Music Theater in Gdynia. OiK achieved a very strong position at the polish improvising scene with its uncompromising, fresh and avant-garde work. It can be noticed mainly through many invitations to festivals of improvised music: “Art of improvisation” in Wroclaw; “OFF Jazz Festival” in Tczew etc. The duo cooperates with outstanding musicians such as Willi Hanne, Mikołaj Trzaska, Rafał Mazur, Keir Neuringer from the USA and others.