Witness Trupa Trupa’s postpunk triptych in the video for “Fitzcarraldo”.
The music made by Gdańsk’s Trupa Trupa covers a wide range, both musically and emotionally. “Fitzcarraldo,” from their 2020 EP I’ll Find, is more on the blissed-out side of things, juxtaposing nimble guitar melodies with an airy musical backdrop. The brand-new video (also available below) finds the band crossing the United States, and includes some footage shot at their show at Union Pool.
The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University are pleased to present an afternoon of poetry and conversation with the Polish poet and musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, whose poetry (along with the music he performs with his band, Trupa Trupa) address issues of historical memory and forgetting, especially around fascism and the murder of Polish Jews during the Nazi period. In addition to offering a reading of his poems, Kwiatkowski will be joined by two U.S.-based respondents, Zackary Sholem Berger and Karen Underhill, who will engage him in conversation about the state of poetry and the arts in contemporary Poland as well as the political and social role of poetry and popular music more generally.
Next Thursday Grzegorz Kwiatkowski will be a guest of the panel “Holocaust Memory in Poland: Preserving the Past, Planning for the Future”. The meeting will be part of the Genocide Awareness Month. It will also be attended by Adara Goldberg, Joanna Sliwa, Jakub Nowakowski, Dara Bramson, Menachem Kaiser, Katarzyna Markusz and Rachel Rothstein.
On Monday, April 26, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski will be a guest of The University of Texas at Dallas and Professor Xtine Burrough’s LabSynthE studio.
The University of Cambridge and the Ted Hughes Society invite you to “Ted Hughes’s Crow at 50: a seminar devoted to the extraordinary power and enduring life of Crow. The seminar will feature a distinguished panel of speakers: Dame Marina Warner, Alice Oswald, Mark Cocker and Grzegorz Kwiatkowski.”
„The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities invite you to participate in an introductory workshop with Polish poet and musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, on the topic of ‘Virus of Hate’.
Mark Payne of Comparative Literature, Classics, and the Committee on Social Thought will read poetry (in translation) by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, the reading to be followed by an open conversation on music, poetry, literature, and politics.
JTS Library Director Dr. David Kraemer will speak to Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, a critically acclaimed Polish poet and rock musician who speaks out against Holocaust denial, genocide, and the rise of right-wing nationalism in Poland.