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Line-up:
Jurij Andruchowycz - voice
Mikolaj Trzaska - alto saxophone, bass clarinet & harmonica
Wojciech Mazolewski - electric bass & double bass
Macio Moretti - drums, baby keyboard & two rubber pigs
Zoska Golebiowska - flute

Recorded:
Autumn 2003, Lvov, Ukraine

About:
The idea to record an album together, on which Andruchowycz reads his poetry to the music of Mikolaj Trzaska, was born during the artists' journeys through the Ukrainian Karpatian mountains. In autumn 2003, they went in the studio in Lvov. And thus "Andruchoid", a musical - poetic project, was born. It contains several poems by Andruchowycz, read by the author himself, put in musical frames by Mikolaj Trzaska, Wojtek Mazolewski, Macio Moretti and Zosia Golebiowska. This innovative form, in which a literary work is commented with music, had been successful before - during Mikolaj Trzaska collaboration with the poet Marcin Swietlicki and an author, Andrzej Stasiuk. It is an avant garde, non-commercial project which refers directly to the beatnik tradition of the 50's as well as old radio shows. The album also includes a booklet with poems in original as well as translated by Bohdan Zadura and Jacek Podsiadlo.

Jurij Andruchowycz
b. 1960 in Iwano - Frankowsk; a poet, author, essayist, interpreter. He underwent his military service for the Soviet Army. In the period from 1989 to 1991, he studied in Lvov and Moscow. He lives in his hometown. In 1985 he put out his debut poem collection, entitled 'Heaven and Squares'. The following years saw the publication of two consecutive collections of poems - 'The Downtown' (1989) and 'Exotic Birds and Plants' (1991), as well as three novels: 'Recreations'(1992), Moscoviada (1993) and "Perversion'(1996). In the 1980's, together with Wiktor Nieborak and Oleksandr Irwanec, he formed Bu-Ba-Bu, a poetic group, the poetic - musical actions of which, at the same time lyrical and mocking, conveyed the flow of political and creative freedom. Andruchowycz is the co-editor (with Jurij Izdryk) of the "Czetwer" periodical.

Andruchoid, Jurij Andruchowycz
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