PIOUN was created on the initiative of Mateusz Czarnowski in a search for the cultural identity of Szczecin and Western Pomerania, and is a demographic analysis of the region after 1945. The questions asked: who, where and what music did they bring with them, giving an excuse for West Pomeranian music to be born as an example of living folklore.
The idea of the project is to create new musical spaces embedded in electronic music (computer), as well as traditional instruments (piano, accordion, double bass, violin) and the use of archival recordings made by field ethnographers and ethnomusicians.
This is a look at traditional music as a starting point for creating new interpretations, using modern means of expression. What connects the new with the old is the violin, which is based on traditional performative techniques. All the assumptions made so far have contributed to the creation of the program entitled "Recovered notes".
Mikołaj Rykowski PhD
Musicologist and clarinetist, doctorate, and associate at the Department Music Theory at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Author of a book and numerous articles devoted to the phenomenon of Harmoniemusik - the 18th-century practice of brass bands. Co-author of the scripts "Speaking concerts" and author of the spoken introductions to philharmonic concerts in Szczecin, Poznań, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.