The Supertonic Orchestra was founded in 2010 by Przemyslaw Lozowski, a multi-instrumentalist from Lublin, Poland and, who is now based in Dublin. The Supertonic Orchestra has established itself as the most prominent Roots Folk and Klezmer ensemble in Ireland. The Orchestra has performed in many venues, festivals and cultural events across the country, never failing to attract crowds of Polish Folk connoisseurs and to surprise and captivate the uninitiated listeners. Its shows have been described as powerful, soulful, engaging and moving.
Lozowski has gathered a group of musicians from different musical backgrounds, sharing the same vision to bring Polish traditional songs to the Irish audience. Traditional instruments like the hurdy gurdy and the fiddle are combined with modern acoustic ones like double bass and trombone and even electric guitars.
The ensemble has developed a modern sound while retaining sensitivity to the original music. Influences from apparently distant music genres like Reggae, Jazz and Rock are an important part of the Supertonicsound and philosophy.
Lozowski and The Supertonic Orchestra find inspiration in the melodies, poems and dances created by the communities who were living in Poland between XVI and XVIII century. At a time when Europe was tormented by religious persecutions, Poland has offered refuge to many ethnic and religious groups. Hasidic and Ashkenazi Jews, Germans, Ukrainians, Gypsies and others could thrive there, preserve their culture and ultimately mix with the native peoples, particularly the minorities on the Carpathian region: Lemkos, Bojkos, Hutsuls, etc.
Przemyslaw Lozowski – vocals, fiddle, accordion, trumpet, hurdy gurdy
Andrzej Krempowicz – vocals
Magdalena Kuntz – violin, vocals
Aneta Moran – saxophones
Marek Blaszyk – saxophones, clarinet
Eryk Kuntz – trombone
Marcin Natorski – guitar
Marco Santaroni – double bass
Chris Hokamp – drums, percussion