Komeda Film Scores Festival
May 7, 2014
The sixth Krzysztof Komeda Film Scores Festival will be held May 8 and 9 at the Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw, showcasing the work of the “Chopin of Polish jazz,” as Komeda is sometimes referred to.
The festival brings together Polish and European musicians, composers and filmmakers inspired by Komeda and his work, which includes the memorable lullaby theme tune from Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polanski.
The highlights of this year’s Komeda festival will include the only performance in Poland by acclaimed Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad, who is one of the most colorful jazz musicians, composers and impromptu performers in Europe. He will be accompanied by Norwegian sax virtuoso Tore Brunborg.
Polish artists at the festival will include sax virtuoso Janusz Muniak with young and talented pianist Paweł Kaczmarczyk, who will perform a joint project featuring work by Komeda. The Motion Trio of accordion players have prepared new arrangements of three Komeda pieces which they will play for the first time during the festival.
The Komeda festival will include several accompanying events, including a poster exhibition entitled Komeda—Polanski comprising posters for movies that feature music by Komeda. The items come from the Film Museum in Łódź.