Two Theremins and a Laptop

I only have occasional guests on my programs since I am only on the air once a week, however the beginning of this year already looks very exciting.

In March, during the 9th annual series “In Praise of Woman”, Tania León and Roxana Panufnik will join me live in the WPRB studio.

Also, next Wednesday, January 11, at 10:00am till 12:30pm I will host the young Polish composer, living now in USA, Jakub Ciupiński, aka Żak, whom I discovered some months ago on Google while searching materials on the first electronic instrument, the Theremin.

It just happens that Jakub actually built a modern version – a system out of two Theremins and a laptop with his own software to perform live electronic music.

I hope you can check this really cool video:

I know that I do not need any excuse to present any specials on my program. I do love to prepare these, especially when I have occasional foreign guests.

John Psathas was my guest on “IN THE LAND OF KIWI” – A MUSICAL VOYAGE TO NEW ZEALAND, Ross Edwards joined me on “CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES GOES OUTBACK “ 
Musical Voyage to Australia and Ēriks Ešenvalds was a guest of  FROM RIGA WITH LOVE – Musical Voyage to LATVIA

I have regrets that I could not do a whole Serbian program with Aleksandra Vrebalov this past summer, unfortunately, my Serbian music collection on CD is a bit on the small side.

Since Jakub Ciupiński is Polish, my program for next week will be titled “POLISH MUSIC BEYOND CHOPIN AND GORECKI”.

Anyone who listens to Classical Discoveries knows that I have a weakness for music from Eastern Europe and the Baltic region.  The music of Poland however has a special place for me since my wife was born there and introduced me to this wonderful country and it’s arts, music and of course, it’s food.

I am not going dwell much on the subject of Polish music since I devoted time to it last summer.

So, get ready for more Polish music on Classical Discoveries from 5:30am till 10:00am and some Avant-Garde at 12:30pm till 1:00pm.

From 10:00am till 12:30pm there will be talk and much music by my guest. Since Ciupiński is a very diversified composer who writes in all styles from traditional classical to pop/world, and electronic, his music will be perfect for both programs, “Classical Discoveries” and “Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde.”

As I mentioned before, Polish music is very common on my weekly programs and below are some links to various playlists that focused partially or were totally devoted  to works of Polish composers.

Some other programs devoted to Polish music:

01-11-2012 – Polish Music Beyond Chopin and Górecki – 2012 Edition

10-26-2011 – Spotlight on Andrzej Panufnik

06-15-2011– From The Baltic Sea To The Tatra Mountain – Part 2

06-13-2011 – From The Baltic Sea To The Tatra Mountain- Part 1

05-08-2011 – Marta Ptaszyńska – Opera, Pan Marimba

10-27-2010 and 08-15-2007 – A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF POLISH COMPOSER WOJCIECH KILAR 

05-26-2010 – Musical Portrait Of Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński

11-08-2009 – Polish Moods – Classical Discoveries Goes Jazz

06-05-2009 – Paweł Łukaszewski – A Musical Portrait

08-06-2008 – From The Baltic Sea To The Tatra Mountain – Millennium of Polish Music

09-07-2007  and 08-31-2007 – Warsaw Autum – The 50th Anniversary

05-24-2006 – The Glorous Sounds Of Polish Baroque

09-01-2004 – Polish Music Beyond Chopin and Górecki – 3

08-22-2004 – Krzysztof Penderecki – Opera, Ubu Rex

03-26-2003 – Polish Music Beyond Chopin and Górecki – 2

12-16-2001 – Moniuszko, Stanisław – Opera, Haunted Manor

09-02-2001 – Moniuszko, Stanisław – Opera, Halka

05-01-2001 – Polish Music Beyond Chopin and Górecki – 1

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