Music Program

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

Casperous Vine


Paul Christopher Kozlowski (bayan, accordian, guitar)
David Adamczyak (violin)
Natalie Bennet (violin)
Kathleen Ashwill (cello)

Casperous Vine is a concept that composer Paul C. Kozlowski began to develop in 2001 following the break up of experimental jazz-grindcore outfit, Parade of the Lifeless, of which Kozlowski was a prominent member. Casperous Vine has evolved from a solo project to a three-piece, and now an acoustic chamber quartet, which features the talent of David Adamczyk, Natalie Bennett, and Kathleen Ashwill. Together they bring to life Kozlowski's stylistically unorthodox compositions—deeply influenced by his encounters as a world traveler as well as his experience writing music for Buffalo's underground avant-garde theater.

Inspired by classical, experimental, and Eastern European gypsy and klezmer music, Casperous Vine's genre-defying sound is that of a transplanted nostalgia, the chaos of distant memories and the whimsical reinterpretation of tales.

"Kozlowski's skill as a composer (especially given his lack of formal training) is formidable, and particularly evident on the songs ‘Granite' and ‘Li Fong'..."
- Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

"Although this music has a Spanish-tinged ethnic flavor, it doesn't really sound like it has a distinct link to any one culture. What I dig is that it has a minimal yet kaleidoscopic quality with selective layers of acoustic, electric and sampled sounds seamlessly woven together into an endless story that changes scenery every few minutes." - Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery NYC reviews debut album "Ginger Lovers."

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