As Marek Winiarski introduced the band - Inner Ear is 40% of Resonance and that's already quite good result. Quartet was born 3 years ago, with the second meeting of the Resonance Ensemble. I've written recently about their fresh and first cd "Breathing Steam" as well as I talked about the band with Mikolaj and he spoke also about their first meeting:
...You're on stage and you see it, you hear this is THE band.We play so many improvisational meetings, that's what this music is about. And sometimes you hear from the very firsttime this is THE group. You look, go one place and somebody's following you, or you can follow someone, or you canmake a turn and he will continue. It's all beyond any explanation...
(in the section "Interviews" you can find links to the entire interview)
I can confirm this is THE band, 4 musicians filling the air with flow of ideas, immagination, adventorous spirit, reacting and co-creating. Music for inner ear that demands focus but rewards greatly the attention (and the audience gathered in Alchemia was holding their breath to hear even the most futile sounds hidden in the apparent silence). I invite you to get back to the cd's review and interview with Mikolaj for more. As for the concert it all summed up for me in the brief moment - expression of complete excitement andon Tim Daisy's face as the band was about to start the second improv of the concert. He had no idea what was about to happen. And he enjoyed it immensely. So did I and (to judge from the final applause) the rest of the audience.
(photos taken by Krzysztof Penarski a week before during the Resonance performance)
Mikolaj Trzaska - baritone sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, objects
Steve Swell - trombone, objects
Per-Ake Holmlander - tuba
Tim Daisy - drums, percussion
Alchemia. Krakow. 21.03.2012