Rebel Babel is an experimental, innovative team, which engages and invites various musicians, moving important social problems. We combine contemporary music with local traditional music, high culture with street culture. We join musicians, singers and composers from different regions, crossing their cultures and languages in the musical and verbal meaning. A collective of professionals crosses The world organizing surreal performances, micro and macroconcerts creating new branches in other regions. Rebel Babel Ensemble is an international, unlimited Big Band that performs on all over the world inviting artists from local orchestras and big-bands. Within 3 years we met more than 10.000 musicians.
“Dialogue” 2 of Rebel Babel Ensemble is a journey to jazz, classics, folk, and film music. Prominent Polish composers and producers such as Krzysztof Herdzin, Maciej Obara, Pawbeats, Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski, Nikola Kołodziejczyk, and The Whoop Group reinterpreted the repertoire of notable Polish film music creators, e.g. Krzysztof Komeda, Bronisław Kaper, Karol Rathaus, Jan A.P.Kaczmarek, Władysław Daniłowski, Aleksander Tansman, or Henryk Wars, the author of the music to the first Polish sound film “Na Sybir” directed by Henryk Szaro.
Film music in many interesting arrangements, including very new, futuristic ones, performed with great power and verve by an enormous Big Band consisting of jazz musicians Rebel Babel Commanders and local academic and school brass orchestras—that’s an unforgettable sound and taste mix. The whole thing is going to be completed with DJ Wojak’s scratching and VJ Deruba’s visualisations and will be a refined, well-prepared audiovisual show. The project features actors Sonia Bohosiewicz, Magda Kumorek, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Tamara Arciuch, soloists Piotr Zioła, Ania Rusowicz, and jazz artists Krzysztof Herdzin, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Irek Wojtczak, Kuba Więcek, The Whoop Group, and even a world-renowned saxophonist concerting with Miles Davis—Rick Margitza. Folk accents are provided by Laboratorium Pieśni or Dagadana ensembles.
We will hear 20’s and interwar hits, Henryk Wars’s “Ach, jak przyjemnie” and “Zimny drań,”, Komeda’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and“The Knife in the Water,” fragments from Jan A.P. Kaczmarek’s “Finding Neverland,” as well as other works in classic and new arrangements.