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jurek jagoda

BIO


JUREK

Jurek Jagoda was born in Gdańsk, Poland. An author of space arrangements, visual projects and music. As the musician begun his adventure at age 6. He is a graduate of Grażyna's Bacewicz Music School in Gdańsk in piano class. The rest it is his passion. From the secondary school his broad interests connected with scenography and architecture drive him to other path of formal education. Jurek takes lessons in painting under the eye of Prof. Czeslaw Tumielewicz, lecturer of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and drawing in Stanislaw Sikorski Atelieur then he studies architecture.


DESIGN

After graduation from Gdańsk University of Technology Faculty Architecture in 2000 Jurek moves to Warsaw and gains experience as an interior and graphic designer in local studios and a few years later works at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw as an assistant stage designer and author of video projections. Among others he cooperates at "La boheme", "Bridges of Time", "The Glances" and "Medea".

Between 2007-2013 Jurek continues work as a freelance stage designer assistant and leads independent projects under the name SOU Production. Among his realisations are commercial spaces, event designs, museum exhibitions including spatial forms and scenographic arrangements as well as publications of own music projects.

In the beginning of 2014 looking for creative opportunities Jurek moves for almost three years to Dubai and cooperates with event agencies as a 3d senior designer, freelancer and consultant delivering stage design concepts, space arrangements, visuals and taking a creative part in design competitions as well as during realisation processes. Among a few others he is also the author of interior design with the bar made of copper pipes - Chicalicious Dessert Club Dubai, visual arrangements of ZERO Gravity's pool area and design projects for private clients.

Due to his strongest interest in visual part of production processes, photography and music as artist explores and develops projects related to audiovisual storytelling. A multidisciplinary background brings this perspective to his work especially during creation of various types of space arrangements or stage sets. During directing projects Jurek's technical, aesthetic and music skills help him communicate more effectively with a wide range of co-workers and other stakeholders.

MUSIC

The music accompanies him in private life. During secondary school, higher studies and the more late career Jurek works independently on the musical technique and writes own compositions. He is also the author of music for lyrics. While working at the National Opera he begins preparations to make the first jazz project and sets up Jurek Jagoda Trio.

In 2010 the band debuted onto the music scene with the first album "Songs Without Words". The project features 12 compelling songs composed by Jurek Jagoda and as the album title suggests this music is constructed around tunes. The album gets optimistic reviews (polish music magazines, internet blogs, radio stations) and was noticed in the ranking "Albums Of The Year 2010" of the British jazz magazine Jazzwise. The song „If only I could tell you" from this album was also included in the compilation „For Jazz Audio Fans Only vol. 4" by Japanese music journalist Yasukuni Terashima. A few months after the premiere he continues work with the band and composes music for the next album. The project is called "Liberated" and the premiere in record stores took place on 29 October 2011. The album consist of 8 compositions and is some kind of continuation of the previous project. Compositions are longer and more painted.

During stay abroad Jurek composes music for the next solo album called "Gift". The project is based on a piano concert with some orchestrations and film oriented mood. Further development of the project was resumed at the beginning of 2019.