Calling Jarmila’s songs ‘musical pearls’, Wojciech Ossowski presents her music from Aspaklaria in his programme Trojkowy Ossobowy on Polish Radio Trojka.
Hundreds of students have benefitted from this exceptionally effective approach to learning, and for many of her students this methodology has been a real ‘game changer’…
What is certainly typical of Jarmila’s music is that it is positively atypical. Like other critics before him, in his review of Jarmila’s album Aspaklaria, Haydon Benfield proposes several different genres in his attempt to classify her style. Art-pop, electronica, experimental, adult-contemporary, jazz, IDM all end up thrown into this cocktail shaker, but ultimately he confesses…
‘Jarmila Xymena Gorna is like a musical polymath. She’s a bit like the Ibn Ezra, and although he is a medieval Torah commentator and she’s a modern musician - so there’s quite a gap between them, but in a way it’s very much the same kind of ability to do many, many, many things well, all at the same time without seemingly specialising in one, being super confident in all of them...’
אנ׳ מאוד נרגשת. השירים שלי הושמעו בתוכנית של דובי לנצ. הייתי רוצה להודות לדובי ולכל המאזינים. מקווה מאוד שנהנתם
Jarmila’s fav long-term collaborator, Larry Holcombe, shows his fab mastering skills on her song ‘Only You’ from the album Aspaklaria, in the Ozone 8 mastering tutorial on Groove8
JARMILA'S CHILDHOOD MEMORY - SOUND ENGINEERING?!
In 2006 I was invited to take part in the exhibition titled 'Childhood Memories' at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. I chose to recall how, as a child, I constructed my first 'recording studio', where I was able to execute basic tracking and layering of different parts. I used my sister's old Grundig reel to reel and my own new little Grundig tape recorder to do that. Actually, the museum couldn't find a Grundig, so a prop was used!
‘Gorna’s choice of title for her debut album was a very conscious thought. The creative process is universally fascinating and resolutely difficult to nail down. The title she chose Hashgachah translates from Hebrew as meaning divine synchronicity; those “magic moments from above”. It is easy to hear how the sublime wordless communication of Silver Bird was born from this spiritual inspiration’.