Percussion music is a contemporary transition from keyboard-influenced music to the all-sound music of the future. Any sound is acceptable to the composer of percussion music; he explores the academically forbidden ‘non-musical’ field of sound insofar as is manually possible. - John Cage, The Future of Music: Credo
Repercussion, percussion ensemble, is a leading promoter of composition for percussion instruments in Wrocław. Jacek Muzioł, Bartłomiej Dudek, Radosław Jędraś, and Miłosz Rutkowski are graduates of the percussion department of the Wrocław Academy of Music and are an active part of musical life in Poland as performers and pedagogues. The group has performed during the Crossdrumming Festival in Warsaw, the International Percussion Forum, in Żagań, and DRUM BATTLE Rhythm Festival, in Legnica. The ensemble also has a passion for presenting educational activities for children and young people.
Jacek Muzioł cooperates regularly with the NFM and Capitol Theater, as well as the bands Rumbero Flamenco and Danza del Fuego. He is the founder and artistic director of Repercussion percussion group and organizer of the International Rhythm Festival, DRUM BATTLE. He currently serves as a percussion instructor at the Music School in Legnica. He and fellow percussionists founded the Repercussion Foundation in 2011, which also runs the Drum Clinic percussion school here in Wrocław.
Miłosz Rutkowski began his musical career in 1992, debuting with his band Salted Peanuts. He is the recipient of numerous prizes in the field of Jazz and his compositions for vibraphone and marimba are published by NORSK MUSICFORLAG. He currently serves as the Principal Percussionist of the Wrocław Philharmonic and regularly performs concerts in association with Kossowska & Rutkowski, and Vibraslap, in addition to Repercussion.
The evening's program will feature two compositions by ensemble members, Bartłomiej Dudek and Miłosz Rutkowski, representing percussion music from Peru and Asia, as well as music composed by Dariusz Kaliszuk, who currently serves as a lecturer in the Jazz Department at the Academy of Music here in Wrocław. Due to the nature and age of percussion instruments, the ensembles’ repertoire ranges from classical to ethnic and incorporates jazz, contemporary, and even indie styles. The carefully selected program allows listeners to become acquainted with the all the capabilities percussion instruments offer. These concerts are not only great fun for percussion enthusiasts, but also serve as an unparalleled experience for novices and budding music students.
Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator