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Wild Music from the Heart of Poland Series Lecture. Mazurek: Musical Language from Another World

Monday, November 9, 2015
12:00 AM
UMMA Stern Auditorium; 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

People living in Central Poland have created songs and dances that express their lives and values. The poetry of the Polish tongue influences and shapes melodies - which are interpreted and improvised by instruments. Dancers turn instrumental melodies into movements, which again changes the music. In this lecture, we will observe the process of creating mazurek as a musical language from archived recordings through the Janusz Prusinowski Kompania’s interpretation - to experiments with the public. Perhaps we’ll come to Chopin’s version from this musical grammar!

Wild Music from the Heart of Poland is part of Campus Project, organized by culture-pl. Additional co-sponsors include CPPS and the Department of Dance.