Jarmila Xymena Gorna
JARMILA XYMENA GORNA - COMPOSER, PIANIST, VOCALIST, SOUNDWOMAN, PRODUCER, INVENTOR AND TUTOR OF A UNIQUE MUSIC TRAINING METHOD CALLED THE GORNA METHOD™©.
Jarmila’s new album Aspaklaria has just been released. How did it all start?
She was very nearly born on stage in the Lodz Grand Opera House where her opera-singer mother was determined to go on with the show! Could it be this prenatal experience of being surrounded by multi-layered choir harmonies became the essence of Jarmila’s musical creativity?
She started composing at 5, first attempt at sound engineering at 12. Teenage flirtation with Beethoven’s sonatas and Bach’s fugues. Academy of Music, Jazz faculty. She has never stopped reinventing herself… First in Poland - 19th century English folk music with Sovay, keyboard player with rock bands…
Then in England – in a quest to ‘find her own voice’ – her multimedia improvised Trance-Magic Piano Sessions at the bohemian Trolley Stop in Dalston, London, resulting in acclaimed album Hashgachah. Chosen for nomination by the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards, guest lecturer at Cambridge University, composer of music for theatre and film. Performances at the ICA, Jazz Café, Vortex, Union Chapel etc. and European music festivals. Featured and interviewed by radio and TV around Europe. Inventor of a unique music teaching system – the Gorna Method. Built her own recording studio, where she works as a composer, songwriter, sound engineer, producer and arranger of music.
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