It all began in 2007 when City Cultural Centre in Bydgoszcz, inspired by tremendous successes of our musicians and International Drums Forum from the 80's with performing top drummers from all over the world, decided to use this potential and organise a cycle of concerts which would promote achievements of musicians from Bydgoszcz. This is how the festival was created.
At present, Bydgoszcz is famous in Poland for its excellent school of drums, jazz mostly, but not only. Top names are Piotr Biskupski, Jacek Pelc, Marcin Jahr, Łukasz Żyta. They cooperate with the best jazz musicians on a daily basis. Drums Fusion Festival is dedicated exactly to them - the drummers who are usually hidden at the back of a stage. It presents their distinctive achievements and stylistic diversity.Drums Fusion is about somewhat specific artistic and musical experiments which show how much energy hides in the drums and attempt to establish a musical dialogue on the stage like a battle of drums.
THE RHYTHM IS IN US AND AROUND US. It guides us during party dance, when we play and sing. Repetition, pulse, sometimes even some kind of a trance is present in our daily activities and duties. However, we are the happiest when it stimulates us musically. When this material dimension of art encounters ethereal singing voices and sound of melodic instruments music is created. You will be able to see and listen to what can be achieved through the rhythm and melody by masters during further editions of DRUMS FUSION festival of drums art.
The concert performed by a big group of drummers led by world-famous artist and teacher - John H. Beck.
Drums Fusion festival is also about education! This is why so important element of the program is Drums Forum i.e. three days of workshops taught by excellent academic teachers from all over the world. This year the Forum shall end with a gala on 23 June at Opera Nova and exceptional concert of B-Drums Orchestra performed by world elite musicians. The group of performers who present full spectrum of generations of drummer artists who share one common trait. They all belong to wonderful family of people who had graduated from Bydgoszcz School of Drums. The school run for dozens of years by various teachers. Among those who will honour us with their presence on the stage and those whom we will remember one should mention:
Director of City Cultural Centre in Bydgoszcz – Organiser
director of the festival
artistic director of the festival
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