Jazz Poetry Month: Waclaw Zimpel "PROGROM” ft. Poet Alex FreiheitTuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 75 minutes)
Classically trained clarinetist and composer Waclaw Zimpel is one of the key figures of the Polish improvised music scene. He first wowed City of Asylum audiences in 2017 with 3 evenings of sold-out solo shows. Waclaw is known for using many instruments throughout his performance, as well as a looper, allowing him to layer sounds on top of sounds and creating a harmonic musical experience like no other.
Waclaw will join us from Warsaw in collaboration with Alex Freiheit, Polish spoken word poet and punk singer. Their concert was filmed in an abandoned communist era swimming pool, (discovered by mistake by a friend of Waclaw’s) with perfect acoustics for a stunning musical performance.
Alex Freiheit is a lead singer of the SIKSA duo and a performer, poet, writer, actress and dancer. Freiheit’s influences are rooted in the punk genre, a variety of literary sources, and theatre backgrounds. Her work tends to dissect the Polish consciousness.
Alex Freiheit – lyrics, vocal
Waclaw Zimpel – music, alto clarinet, electronics
cinematography, editing by Arek Blomka
recording, mixing by Waclaw Zimpel
english translation by Agata Pyzik