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Online Jazz Concert

Have you registered for the upcoming conference “Dynamics of biological systems: from viruses to populations“? If you haven’t registered yet then, you will miss the chance to attend also “Jazz concert” on the 24th of September, Thursday at 16:00 till 17:00. You can register at https://indico.cern.ch/event/943962/.

On Thursday, we will take a front-screen seat to an unforgettable performance delivered by two distinguished Jazz musicians: Nikola Kołodziejczyk and Mateusz Pliniewicz. They will play their own compositions but they also promised to improvise. They will want to translate the complex scientific topics of the conference; dynamics of biological systems into free-spirited Jazz. With the aim to open space for dialogue between science and arts, to create bridges enabling understanding without words.

This concert will be a live event and will be accessible to conference participants.

Let me give you a quick biography of our distinguished musicians.

Nikola Kołodziejczyk /piano/

Nikola graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice: jazz piano tutored by Dr. Wojciech Niedziela and composition under Prof  Edward Anthony Partyka. He authored eight jazz ensemble pieces, among others “Chord Nation”  and “Barok Progresywny”. He plays in Stryjo – a trio devoted to improvised compositions: without sheet music, based solely on musical communication between musicians, and Vincent Veneman 10, Štěpánka Balcarová TUWIM, Michał Zaborski Quartet, Bartek Pieszka Quartet, Mateusz Pliniewicz Quartet, Aga Kiepuszewska FALA, Joanna Kucharczyk Quartet. He was also awarded two Fryderyk awards and several prizes for his work.

Mateusz Pliniewicz /violin/

Mateusz graduated from the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice and was tutored by Henryk Gembalski. He has performed with such bands as: Dean Brown Band, Bernard Maseli On the Road, Acoustic Acrobats, Klezzmates, Tangreen, Szeherezada, and Tryptyk Armiański. Currently he is the leader of the jazz quartet Warsztat Dźwięku, and a member of the free jazz quintet “Nóż w wodzie”, which is a tribute to the music of Krzysztof Komeda, with his sounds supports bands performing music from the border of folk, rock, tango, and classics.

With these notes, I would like to close this post. See you at the conference 🙂


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