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Echoes. A Concert for Traditional Singing and Trumpet

The concert comprises traditional Polish songs (sung ​​in a rough manner, rooted in archaic folk rituals) and improvisations on the trumpet, an instrument whose musical and historical connotations are quite specific. The minimalist form adopted by the artists shows how far and yet close to each other both expressions of music are, neither blurring the differences nor escaping similarities. An attempt to bring these two aesthetics together may be interesting in that Brice Pichard frequently employs prepared instruments, which greatly broadens the way his trumpet sounds.

Zosia Bernad (Poland)

She has been engaged in traditional singing since 1998. She took singing classes from outstanding experts on the subject: Monika Mamińska from Poland, Yevgeny Yefremov and Tatiana Sopiłka from Ukraine, Svetlana Vlasova, Tatiana Zimienkova, Vladimir Ivanov from Russia and Jelena Jovanovic from Serbia. As a member of The International School of Traditional Music Ensemble, she has been giving concerts since 2003, both in Poland and abroad. She performed in the following pieces: “Polish Songs,” “Three Sounds” and “The Curse” by Stanisław Wyspiański. In 2006 she took part in the “Polish Songs” project, shown during the Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn.” In 2008 she took part in the recording of an album “Scenes From Infinity”, together with, among others, Tadeusz Wielecki, Krzysztof Knittel and Jerzy Kornowicz. She performed in the concert “Polish Lullabies” together with Tomasz Stańko, as well as the participated in the premieres of Aleksander Kościow’s musical pieces: “Lenten Lamentations” and “Lithaniae” for symphony orchestra, soprano and traditional singing (Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music CODES).

Brice Pichard (France)

Trumpeter, composer and improviser. Graduate of the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. He has participated in many musical projects: jazz (Surnatural Orchestra, Big Band Umlaut), contemporary music (Ars Nova, Hodos, Links), theatre music (Joel Pommerat) and pop music (Peter von Pohel, Rover). He teaches trumpet at the Conservatoire Regional de Poitiers in France and coordinates music workshops with Jean Baptiste Pelletier. Pichard collaborates with many artists, among others, composer Emmanuel Ducreux.