It is in the context of years of artistic collaboration between Joanna Garnczarek – composer – and Marta Chrzanowska Foltzer – poet and writer – that Nova Aura duo was created in 2013. It all began with private concerts given both in Poland and in France. Since 2017, Nova Aura plays regularly in Cracow at various events such as the Gala Concert of the Sokόł Society in 2017; in 2018 at the “Dreaming of Lviv” concert with the Warsaw’s Theater of Songs and at the occasion of a concert dedicated to French music and songs “L’air du temps”.
Their Album “Nova Aura Square”, released in 2018 was entirely written and composed by the duo and arranged by Cracow’s famous musician Jerzy Zając.
Songs found in this album are an invitation for a new view of our everyday lives. Balancing between blues, waltz and tango rhythms, they take us through a journey of feelings, from mischievously funny to a tad nostalgic, in one single song hop.
Behind the glass, time doesn’t go by in minutes, not even hours, but in choruses and litters of coffee. From comparatives to superlatives, to get to the point. Is it good? What’s the time… 4 o’clock? Maybe we can do (coffee) better? A bit more (coffee) work… There! Voilà! And somehow… night has fallen outside
Nova Aura duo – hard to say „it” when talking about it – so… let’s just settle for „we”.
It is between France and Poland that we create and perform. Although Polish are very important to us, our „imaginary world” has been built from many influences. Words and Sounds. Rythm and rime. Dozens of music notes scribbled everywhere, bottom drawer notebooks full of poems just laying there. Rehersals, first emotions, in front of our first audience – definitely worth living. As is reaching to one another.
Arrangement – Accent, pulse.. New sound, new inspirations. We go together, no longer a duo but a trio.
Technique – Three octaves … coloratura. Some have it.
We practice …
STUDIO JZ CRACOW
Important words. Important and what is written and what is deleted. Sometimes subtracted easier. Shorten gracefully..
At the beginning the heart beats piano, forte… Before it is under your fingers, everything is possible, but fleeting. Don’t lose it, run out, save it. Play …
“Atlas” of memories …. Would you like to feel the joyful atmosphere of the old Lwow, browse its alleys, its parks … and sing the waltzes or stop at Atlas? We invite you to the musical journey!!! …
Guitar – Plays the game with the audience. People always gather around its sounds. Forgives the imperfection! Has fantasy!
“Make an eye”. No, rather wink it. “Add color”. Then you see the world differently.
Figure – Vocal figure, a difficult, complicated thing. Keep level. So what, we recommend jumping – interval!
A silent reviewer. Comes when it’s ready. How does he know it’s ready? Mystery… Cat Mystery (Kota tajemnica, Square)
It’s him! A Cat from muzeum, a legend of old Krakow. He is sitting in the dark gate, he knows evrything … but most often he is not there. Oh !
When is it a good time …
When is it a good time for a CD? It’s when you want to share your song, your world …