(Bôłt - BRPOP06) CD $14.00

Voice, objects and tape by Miron Białoszewski performing at Teatr Osobny, Warsaw, on Christmas Day 1965. Mickiewicz and Białoszewski meet where the word “opera” loses its most obvious meaning, as Dziady is located in a province of no opera tradition, composed how Mickiewicz imagined it rather than “properly.” Intention of such a twisted trajectory can only be fulfilled by equally unusual performance: mis-opera or opera misunderstood, something resembling the opera by accident and indirectly. The material on Bôłt’s CD consists of the sections of Dziady that step outside the regular model of reading and thus unite text and sound / music, especially Mickiewicz’s own edit and montage of section IV. Volume six in the label’s Populista series.