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«Wood Organization»

Wood Organization is an ever changing constellation of musicians, led by Polish. Copenhagen-based drummer Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek and double bass player Tomo Jacobson. Wood Organization performs music inspired by nature and its sounds – streaming water, the forests, the mountains -alone and with guests. Wood Organization debut recording was released first on November 2017 as limited-edition of 32 deluxe wooden box cassettes and a limited-edition of 68 classic plastic cassettes, and only on April 2018 a digital version of this recording was released.

The first side of the cassette offers an extended duo performance of Gąsiorek and Jacobson at KoncertKirken, Copenhagen from June 2016. The atmosphere at first is open and loose, shifting leisurely between rhythmic patterns. Later it becomes more colorful and urgent when Gąsiorek and Jacobson adopt a kind of a distant and mysterious folky tones, toying with electronics and adding flutes and the Indian wind instrument, shenai, to their arsenal.

The second side feature the most interesting piece, a trio of Gąsiorek and Jacobson with Danish clarinet and baritone sax player Lars Greve, recorded at KoncertKirken on February 2017. This free-associative, extended improvisation shifts naturally between moods and dynamics. It swings between quiet, minimalist drones and soundscapes, with Greve employing an impressive array of extended breathing techniques, and intense and powerful, rhythmic textures, without losing its tension or focus. The last piece is the shortest and the earliest one. It features a quartet of Gąsiorek and Jacobson with Australian cellist Freya Schack-Arnott and fellow-Polish double bass player Franciszek Pospieszalski playing a chamber, structured texture that stresses the emphatic string instruments interplay, recorded in studio on December 2015.

Eyal Hareuveni

Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek (dr, elec), Tomo Jacobson (b, midi-ribbon, fl, shehnai), Lars Greve (cl, bs), Freya Schack-Arnott (c), Franciszek Pospieszalski (b)

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