Łukasz Ojdana is a pianist and a composer known to the wider audience mainly from the renowned trio RGG, with which he has been recording and touring since 2013, though that is only one of his artistic endeavours. For three years Ojdana had been amember of Tomasz Stańko’s last quartet, he also currently is part of Zbigniew Namysłowski Quintet. His discography consists of nine award-winning and distinguished albums. The artist himself can boast of a number of individual successesand triumphs in various contests.
Kurpian Songs & Meditations is the first fully individual album in Łukasz Ojdana’s career in which he meets...the traditional melodies from the Kurpie region. As Ojdana explains: When considering my musical identity I came to the conclusion that the most inspirational and natural for me are the contents stemming from the cultural heritage ofmy country. Choosing such a topic, despite seemingly being obvious, was not devoid ofchallenges. What I found interesting in Kurpian songs was that due to the limited temperament of my instrument I could not play them in the 1:1 ratio.
The traditional performance of these melodies uses the scale consisting of quarter-tones, which are impossible to get from a conventionally tuned piano...The aura of the music, resulting fromthe highly refined scale, along with its compliance with my harmonic language has multiplied my fascination with this subject - the pianist summed up.