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Music Alive: Paul Woznicki

By Historic Germantown (other events)

Saturday, October 12 2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM EDT
 
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October 12, Paul Woznicki

Modern Music for Keyboards, Synthesizers and more. Cosmic Ambience Jazz and Blues, Rooted in the Past and Future

The performance will take place in the Historic Germantown courtyard, located at 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19144.  Show will begin at 4PM. Bring Your Own Picnic.

 

In 1980, movie director Don Dohler made a horror movie called Fiend, creating sort of a new shocking creature apart of the classic Frankenstein or the Dracula/vampire cliché; the fiend was meant to be a ”genuine new fantasy creation, complete with its own legend and style”, according to the director’s own words.

Delaware born multi-instrumentalist Paul Woznicki was in task to make this beautiful synth jazz / funk instrumental soundtrack album, which he released in the ‘80s under the name of ”Woz”. American record label WT Records found a copy of the album in a dirty basement complete with newspaper clippings and a business card. They track the still active musician down and stepped up to give this lost gem a wider release. The record overall has a wide music approach, ”from schizophrenic drum machine dissonance to dreamy, soothing soundtracks”, as WT Records briefly describes it.

Paul Woznicki was also involved in a number of different dance projects, including modern-tap-ballet-butoh-flamenco and belly dance. His gypsy jazz band has been doing Belly dance shows. When he was 26 years old, Paul built two robots, as ‘crowd pleasers’, go-go dancers Merqua and Blinky. The self-taught electronic wizard said he’s always thought about building a robot, but when he saw Star Wars, he knew he had to have one.

Here’s a splendid 12” reissue of advanced and unclassifiable music, from jazz to obscure psychedelic tones and riffs, funk and dub-ish wretched beats, all compact in this beauty, brought back to relevance by NYC heads. Not to be missed!