The Golden Thousand

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Everything has started by my fascination of deep, dark, mysterious tone of a voice that I heard from an old magnetic tape. The sound quality left much to be desired, but already there I was intrigued. I did not know who was singing. I could only recognize that it was an elder person – through not clear delivery, hoarse voice, natural slow tempo of singing, delicate rustlings. I thought that it must have been an old recording and that the person on it was someone special, incredibly interesting, strong in spirit, in a sense – wild, uncontrollable. Something unbelievable to sing like this – use such intervals, not be afraid of glissand, whispers, scratches, rich melismatic. And above all, to bring out the sound in such a way – as if from the depths of yourself. He’s an extremely brave person, I thought. It was all heard in just a few verses of the song. It was the voice of Stanisław Brzozowy, and my fascination with his music has been going on for over a decade. With each subsequent listening, I “catch” more flavors – overstatement, understatement, hesitation, stalling, etc. I happily met two great musicians who accompany me in this search and discovery of new sounds. The band’s name comes from one mysterious verse of the song – you can catch it during the concert.

About members of the band:

Robin Hayward – since 1991 when he finished his studies in Manchester, he is an active performer of experimental, contemporary music. He is passionate with a subject of microtonal tuba – created an interface Hayward Tuning Vine and Microtonal Tuba.

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Sebastien Beliah – double bass player, member of artistic collective in Paris – Umlaut. Plays contemporary and improvised music as well as jazz.

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The sound of Brzozowy’s songs is dark, mysterious, full of tension. The voice, double bass and tuba complement each other in this sound.

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