Chicago / London Underground

Event details

  • Wednesday | 23.05.2018
  • 20:00
  • ul. Madalińskiego 10 / 16; 02-513 Warszawa - Mokotów (Nowy Teatr)


Pardon, To Tu wraca do Nowego Teatru. Od maja do września 2018 r., po raz kolejny obejmiemy opiekę nad letnią klubokawiarnią i Świetlica Nowego Teatru, gdzie będziemy organizować koncerty, spotkania literackie i bezpłatne warsztaty plastyczne dla dzieci. 

Bardzo się cieszymy, że na naszym pierwszym koncercie, który odbędzie się w środę, 23 maja 2018 i który zarówno zainauguruje naszą letnią rezydencje przy Nowym Teatrze wystąpi CHICAGO / LONDON UNDERGROUND, czyli niezastąpiony trębacz i kornecista Rob Mazurek, perkusista Chad Taylor (wystąpił u nas z Marc Ribot Trio), kontrabasista John Edwards (na co dzień związany z londyńskim Cafe Oto) i po raz pierwszy na naszej scenie, pianista Alexander Hawkins (współpracujący z Mulatu Astatke, Evan Parker i Louis Moholo-Moholo). Zapraszamy bardzo serdecznie!


➳ Środa, 23.05.2018 – g. 20:00

➳ Bilety: 49 PLN (w dniu koncertu) i 39 PLN (przedsprzedaż)

➳ Adres: ul. Madalińskiego 10 / 16; 02-513 Warszawa – Mokotów


Bilety są dostępne za pośrednictwem naszej strony internetowej, strony Going. / lub przed koncertem (od godziny 19:00) ‘na bramce’ i od 14.05.2018 w letnim “Pardon, To Tu przy Nowym Teatrze” przy barze (kolekcjonerskie bilety)

➳ Ilość miejsc siedzących jest ograniczona.


“Atmospheric, exploratory music that creates worlds as it progresses.” — BBC

“Mazurek is a player of great poise and elegance, while Taylor’s deftness, imagination and formidable technical skill make his playing a joy to listen to…from the densest meshes to the sparsest near silent passage, each sonic cypher, beat and note seem to be leading somewhere, to have been made with a purpose.” — The Wire

“Following the work of Mazurek and Taylor remains a near-requirement for those invested in modern creative music.” — Tiny Mix Tapes

Celebrating 20 Years as Sonic and Spiritual Brothers, Chicago Underground Duo-mates Rob Mazurek & Chad Taylor Team with London Improvisers Alexander Hawkins and John Edwards for the Exploratory, Boundlessly Inventive and Genre-Shattering  A Night Walking Through Mirrors

At a time when the world is mired in divisiveness, a time of wall-building and fear-mongering, it takes visionaries to build bridges rather than tear them down. “This is protest music,” insists Rob Mazurek. “It always has been. That’s why it’s called ‘Underground’ – it’s not just called that for fun. We really believe in it. The world has become so homogenized and leans so far towards the right, and this music expresses complete freedom and lack of borders. Our music is all about the obliteration of any kind of oppression, the tearing down of any kind of wall – freedom and equality, both sonically and spiritually.” 

For the last two decades the Chicago Underground Duo – Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor – have created music meant to open minds and explore alien territory. 

Now, on A Night Walking Through Mirrors, they’ve created a new  Transatlantic partnership in the form of Chicago / London Underground, inviting a pair of renowned British improvisers – Alexander Hawkins and John Edwards – into the creative fold. The result is an expansive sonic adventure whose every unexpected note and alchemical reaction runs counter to the limited imaginations ruling social media name-calling and clannish provincialism. 

To celebrate the occasion of the duo’s 20th anniversary, Mazurek and Taylor invited two London-based artists with whom they’d never collaborated but they deeply admired. 

“We love their playing and thought they’d be a nice complement to what we do,” Mazurek explains. When it comes to the rare occasions when he and Taylor do bring other musicians into the fold, he continues, “The only criteria is people who are completely open to anything, no matter how outlandish or crazy the idea is. They just have to be 100 percent into the moment and what we’re doing.” 

“Alexander Hawkins is a very dynamic player,” Mazurek says. “His harmonic and melodic sense as well as his phrasing and his approach to playing, whether songs or free playing, are very interesting and wide-ranging. John Edwards plays the most amount of bass I’ve ever heard anybody play. He plays a lot but nothing is wasted; it all means so much. They could go anywhere, so it was just a matter of being in the moment and letting the instincts roll. It was powerful, elegant, noisy, melodic, rhythmic, free – it had all the elements that usually come up when you think about making a complete and interesting set.” 

Hawkins and Edwards are newcomers to one of Mazurek’s longest-running musical partnerships. “We’re sonic and spiritual brothers,” Mazurek says of his profound partnership with Taylor. “It’s a special relationship, one of those cosmic things where it just works. It’s amazing that we’ve kept it going this long and hopefully we’ll continue for another 20 years.” 

The album’s title, A Night Walking Through Mirrors, is an evocative fit for this exploratory set, capturing the sense of alluring disorientation, of sympathetic worlds upon worlds echoing into infinity. “It really felt like we would be playing and somebody would take a left turn and we’d be in another dimension,” Mazurek recalls. “Another person would take a right turn and we’d be in yet another dimension, but everybody was right there. It really did feel like a night spent walking through mirrors in that respect.”.

Organizator: Pardon, To Tu

Współorganizator: Nowy Teatr