At present, along with digitalization we are working on the project of editing CDs with selected music materials from the Phonographic Collection of the Institute of Art. The edition of CDs scheduled by the Institute of Art aims at demonstrating certain kinds and types of music, functioning in their stylistic variety across all Poland.
Over 10 CDs with selected music materials from the Phonoragphic Collection of the Institute of Art
"Melodie z borów, łąk, pól i znad wód" (Cassuibian folk music)
This is the second issue of CD "Cassubia incognita", which contains also some new materials, aswell as transcriptions of songs in Cassubian language and their translation into Polish. Book contains also biographical informations about artists and an ethnomusicological article about cassubian music and dance written by Jacek Jackowski, ph. D. All 99 tracks were field recorded after II WW in year 1946. See Tracklist
"And so the phonograph began collecting highlander melodies..." (Podhale region)
The oldest preserved phonographic relic that documents Polish musical folklore are considered to be recordings made by a philologist, Slavicist and ethnographer Roman Zawiliński (1855-1932) in 1904 in Podhale region. Just before the World War One Podhale region again hosted the phonograph and phonographic registrations were made in Podhale region by ethnographer and linguist – Julisz Zborowski.
The collection of phonographic cylinders recorded by J. Zborowski got preserved in the Tatra Museum in Zakopane – the inventory consists of 48 carriers, few of which went missing. It is hard to say whether the whole collection recorded by Zborowski is saved as we know that he purchased a hundred of wax cylinders and kept on buying them during the war. Some of the cylinders got broken or cracked (which did not eliminate the possibility of their reconstruction and replaying). It is worth to mention, that the discussed collection for many years was considered missing or destroyed and thus impossible to be read. In 2015, thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Jacek Jackowski and engineer Lechleitner executed the digitisation of the whole collection of Zborowski recordings.
Presentation of The New CD Release: 9.12.15, 5 p.m. in The Institute of Art (Długa 26/28 Street, Warsaw)
CD Presentation, fot. Piotr Dorosz:
Prof. Ludwik Bielawski, Aleksandra Szurmiak-Bogucka, Jacek Jackowski
Piotr Majerczyk's Band; Jacek Jackowski, prof. Ludwik Bielawski, Aleksandra Szurmiak-Bogucka
Audience at The Jadwiga & Marian Sobiescy Conference Hall
Prof. Ludwik Bielawski, Anna Rutkowska
Prizes and awards:
Winners of Fonogram Źródeł of 2015 year. Jury grants special award to Jacek Jackowski (second from the left); fot. Sławomir Browkin/Research.pl