Jazdów

by Cliff Baldwin

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about

In 1945 the people of Finland gave the City of Warsaw a handful of prefab wooden houses. The city had been leveled by the Nazis and held for six years.

You can still see the houses today. The little houses are located in a park in the middle of town near Poland's Sejm parliament building. They were occupied by artists and architects whose families worked to rebuild the city from the ground up. Several generations of families have survived Communism and grown up here.

To make way for new foreign embassies, the houses may soon be destroyed and this beautiful bit of history will be forgotten if the local politicians have their way. This music was recorded in our family's little wooden house on Jazdów Street and is dedicated to the next generation, Zosia, Stasz, Guczo, Ignatz and all the rest.

Proceeds from the sale of this music will go to a legal fund to preserve the houses on Jazdów Street.

credits

released May 10, 2012

Rob Shepperson on drums, percussion, laughing and global support.
Jasiek with the distinctive bark.

Special thanks to Joasia Baumiller, Krzyztof Baumiller, Ania Baumiller, Tomek Kulebiak, Zuzia Baumiller, Kasia Mendel, Mateusz Baumiller, Tom Baumiller, the lovely Marta Baumiller, and of course Hanna and George Baumiller.

Recorded and mixed in Amsterdam, Berlin and Warsaw.

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Cliff Baldwin Aquebogue, New York

Cliff Baldwin has composed electro-acoustic music for 40 years. His work has been shown at The Kitchen in NYC, in exhibitions like Soundworks at Franklin Furnace, and aired on NPR, and with the BCR Big Band in Kansas City, MO and other venues. He founded the Aquebogue Contemporary Music Ensemble and is a founding partner of the Rites of Spring Music Fest on the North Fork of Long Island. ... more

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