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REBEL BABEL is an unique international orchestra of brass bands – soon to be the biggest band in Europe. It’s a meeting space for musicians, writers and composers from various regions of Europe. This project aims to create a dialogue, to mix cultures and styles, to join professionals and enthusiasts, collide folksy with futurism.

REBEL BABEL is a series of concerts, performances and flashmobs created to improve people’s everyday reality with music, update the tradition and reach those with less access to the culture. Our goal is to make the European culture flow with the hip hop and funk and eventually mix the uniqueness of local bass bands sound with verbal complexity of various languages.

This project is being held under Wroclaw ECOC 2016 patronage.

John Feat. (Jan Eleński) – born in 1984 in Ronne, Danish composer and performer of Polish descent. Graduate of Conservatorium van Amsterdam (drums). He grew up in Wroclaw and afterwards in 1992-2009 because of his father’s engineer contracts he travelled through Europe living in Germany, Netherlands and UK. He performed series of avant-garde acts on the streets of many European cities joining local brass bands as an instrumentalist with cymbals. Since 2012 together with a group of ornithologists he’s conducted a series of therapeutic sound installations which aim is to provide sounds of exotic birds in silent winter parks of Eastern Europe. In 2013 he began cooperation with Institute B61 from Torun and naming himself USB he gave a dozen performances in Baltic Republic titled “Everything is Just a Memory Flash” creating a Macro USB drive from elements of public space.

It was his grandfather, bandleader of Galician orchestra who inspired Feat to explore the culture and sound of brass bands. At the same time he has been fascinated by funk and hip hop and that is why, trying to restore and cultivate tradition of orchestras, since 2013 he writes and plays with them modern music situated between pop, funk and hip-hop (for example concerts with Lisbon Orchestra Bombeiros and Original Bandalheira). In 2015 he established in Wroclaw Rebel Babel Ensemble - an unique international and multilanguage orchestra of brass bands gathering musicians and composers from various regions of Europe in order to create a dialogue and to improve everyday reality with music. Ensemble performs various musical acts in all kinds of spaces and circumstances and it’s aiming to be the world’s biggest band. This project is being held under Wroclaw ECOC 2016 patronage.

Solists

JOKA

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Ńemy

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Wena

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MESAJAH

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MAŁPA

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RoDeO

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BISZ

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PROMOE

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GRUBSON

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HADES

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MELA KOTELUK

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RAPSUSKLEI

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Orchestras

Original Bandalheira

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Ensemble Nostri Temporis

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Orkiestra Dęta Chełmińskiego Domu Kultury

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Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna Powiatu Lipnowskiego

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Orkiestra Dęta Gminy Obrowo

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Orkiestra Dęta OSP Aleksandrów Kujawski

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Stowarzyszenie Orkiestra Dęta Świecie

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AAlle Band

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Hanys Band

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Orkiestra Dęta Gminy Wejherowo

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Orkiestra Dęta Państwowej Szkoły Muzycznej II st. im. Ryszarda Bukowskiego we Wrocławiu

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Orkiestra Dęta Miasta Štramberk

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Orkiestra Dęta Akademii Muzycznej im. Karola Lipińskiego we Wrocławiu

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Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna AGH

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Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna Komendy Wojewódzkiej Policji we Wrocławiu

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Nola Brassband

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Orkiestra Dęta z Trzebnicy

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Orkiestra Dęta Dobrzenia Wielkiego

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Bikensemble Parade
is a cycling concert, cycle brass bands parade which joins bikes with brass and big bands culture phenomenon. This year for the first time it will accompany Wroclaw Bike Day creating an 8 kilometers of live concert.
All this on June 14th on Wroclaw streets.
This combination seems awkward, but has in fact very strong common denominator. Bikes as well as brass instruments feed on natural energy, specifically: force of human muscles. The originator of this unique, one of the first in Europe events is Jan Feat, Danish composer and performer of Polish descent.

Project held under Wroclaw ECOC 2016 and NEXTBIKE patronage is going to be a constant element of building international and multilingual orchestra of brass bands - REBEL BABEL ENSEMBLE.

Compositions

We are sharing with you John Feat’s compositions edited by Adam Lepka. We start from 11th, 2nd & 4th Symphony. If you want to share yours orchestra music with other REBEL BABEL members, please send it to join@rebelbabel.com

Download 2nd symphony Download 4th symphony Download 11th symphony