Waiting for tomorrow

My new composition “Waiting for tomorrow”. This is good title for the album … maybe;) I composed it 2 days ago and today was the first recording session with the piano. This is the first time when we play it...

Film music

Between composing, concerts and studio recordings sometimes I try something diffrent: music for the art animations. I composed my first music for the animation during the International Film Music Festival Transatlantyk 2011. It was music for the oscar nominated film “Walking” by Ryan Larkin. I recorded also some music for the films by Joanna Lurie. It is always great time for me and the new music experience. Sometimes the hardest thing is to find balance between scene and music and decide when the silence will should...

Ryan Larkin – Walking Score

The “Walking” is the oscar nominated animation created by Ryan Larkin. Wiki page: Walking This video contains the new soundtrack which I composed during the International Film Music Festival “Transatlantyk” 2011. Video copyright: National Film Board of Canada. Check also the oryginal version on the NFB: https://youtu.be/XAMtmK7ObkA This composition was apperciated by famous film composers George S. Clinton and Peter Golub. They liked it a lot but one of them said (I don’t remember which one;) that it is not possible to write it down, because of way it was played to fit the picture. Yeah… so I transcribed it;) Download PDF:...

A Foggy Day Behind the Wall

This is experimental jazz composition based on atonal voices. Very different from my other composed music… but really not so far;) The chorus is based on the bass line above: 2 x 9 bars. Second part is a bit modified. I attach also trascription of the 2 first choruses. This is great excercise to transcribe own improvisations. You learn a lot from it: one is ear traning and second reason to do it is better understanding what we play. Good jazz player can play music from his subconscious and sometimes we can catch it here and explore. If you play long improvisation you don’t have to transcribe all solo, sometimes one or few choruses is enough. You don’t have to transcribe everything 1:1. The goal is to keep the solo meaning. Download and print transcribed solo and listen to it with the score. You will see much more and you will find also references to some phrases in the later...

Unspoken Words

The last composition for the coming album “Unobtainum”. It means that the music for the new release is ready. Now we are going to mix and master all traks and share the final results of our (Me and Michal Ruksza) work. This composition also take you a little bit forward for the future and introduce the next Unobtainum...

Enceladus

Music form the another world. It takes you to the different dimension far away from the past and future. Enceladus – from the coming album Unobtainum. Music composed by Marek Jakubowicz & Michał Ruksza. Marek Jakubowicz – sitar, Michał Ruksza – piano, Arsam Babaei –...

Space

Space – the new conposition form the coming album “Unobtainum”. I spent today more than 4 hours in the studio and was trying to find best guitar line for this song. Every time I tried to play less and less notes and finally I found one posiible path to follow. It is always a challenge to compose music with so few notes. Music composed by Michał Ruksza & piano. Guitars – accoustic & jazz – Marek...

Let Me Go

New version of the “Let Me Go” composition. This is fifth song from the coming Unobtainum album. Let Me Go Marek Jakubowicz – guitar & composition, Michał Ruksza –...

Far Away / خيلي دور

Far Away – new composition for the Unobtainum album. I recorded guitar line for this song today. I played it many times during concerts but every version is different. Every time it is a little bit surprise also for me. This is jazz – moments and music which can’t be repeated twice. Music composed by Michał Ruksza, Guitar – Marek Jakubowicz, Piano – Michał Ruksza, Kamancheh – Arsam...

Another day

Another day – next composition for the coming album “Unobtainum”. I like this song a lot and I play it with Michal Ruksza on every concert but with Anna Chong Kee Xin and Arsam Babaei it sounds so unique. Thank You Friends! Marek Jakubowicz – composition & guitar, Michał Ruksza – piano, Anna Chong Kee Xin (Malaysia) – vocal, Arasam Babaei (Iran) –...

Moonlight

Recording session for the Unobtainum album and Moonlight song. Guitar – Marek Jakubowicz, Piano & Composition by Michał Ruksza. This is first song for the next album. Today’s...