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					27.11.2008

Concerts on Big Screen - Video presentations from 3rd festival
(Akademicka przestrzeń Kulturalna – Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki, 7 PM)


04.12.2008

1. STAHL QUARTET (Germany)

Jan Heinke
Peter Andreas
Georg W. Wagner
Alexander Fülle
DAS ENSEMBLE
STAHL QUARTET

Founded in the Summer of 1999 by the musician and instrument maker, Jan Heinke, the ensemble
"Stahl Quartet" brings together classical and jazz musicians. Their instruments, constructed out of
steel by Jan Heinke, are known as Steel Cellos. They are designed in terms of tuning and playing
technique to allow the interpretation of complex compositions and harmonies. These instruments
are synaesthetic objects that create a visual and sound sculpture in the environment in which they
are played. The steel cellos are designed to be bowed. A solid iron carrier connects a series of tuned
steel bars of varying length with a resonating curved stainless steel body that lends the sound its
own very special depth and tempo. The STAHL QUARTET plays predominantly acoustically.
Outside the framework of chamber music performances, the instruments are amplified and the
sounds electronically modified. The ensemble's repertoire encompasses their own compositions in
addition to interpretation of a range of works from classical to contemporary. However, the unique
sounds created by the steel instruments lift these compositions out of their various origins in time
and unite them in a common context shaped by the qualities of the instruments. In cooperation with
other ensembles or soloists, stylistic and perceptional boundaries are consciously transcended and
new forms of musical expression have been developed.

The concerts of the STAHL QUARTET are simultaneously Events as well as apparently
inconspicuous backgrounds, which permeate and influence the atmosphere of a venue in the way
that its colors or architecture also does. The music blends into the acoustic landscape of streets,
parks and industrial buildings.


2. XALA - Ania Losinger/ Matthias Eser (Switzerland)

Xala is the name of the first floor xylophone in the world to be played by dancing. This unique
instrument was created in 1998/99 by dancer and music performer Ania Losinger in cooperation
with inventor and instrument designer Hamper von Niederhäusern. Composed of 24 chiming
wooden and metal bars, with a total area of 4.5 square meters and a weight of 400 kilograms, this
acoustic instrument is played using Flamenco shoes, 6ft. high poles and other striking mechanisms.
The Xala is the essential part of various productions with Ania Losinger, which are being
showcased and marketed around the world. An extremely simple yet fascinating synthesis of music
and movement has been achieved with the development and construction of the Xala.

Ania Losinger
Born in Bern (Switzerland) in 1970, Ania Losinger is following her dream, that of finding a creative
form of expression that unites dance and music, in equal measure, in a single person. She acquired
basic athletic training in the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Squad. Afterwards she practiced
various dance forms until she became acquainted with flamenco dance. Many years of flamenco
training in Switzerland followed, as well as several trips to learn flamenco in Spain. She studied
rhythmics at the Conservatory in Zurich, worked as a rhythmics and piano teacher, accompanied
modern dance classes on the piano and gave flamenco lessons. From 1997 to 1999 she was engaged
as a dancer in the dance company "Flamencos en route". Together with instrument maker Hamper
von Niederhäusern, she developed the floor xylophone XALA, an instrument that could be danced
on. Thus she fulfilled her desire to find a sensually abstract synthesis of music and movement. She
developed her first solo programme "Soneto" (Director: Christian Mattis), and travelled throughout
Europe with it. In 2001 she produced her first solo CD, "Ania Losinger XALA" (Tonus-Music-
Records), together with composer and producer Don Li. National and international guest
performances of the “Ania Losinger XALA” CD live concert followed.

A selection of additional productions with Xala: Tonus-Music for Xala and symphony orchestra /
2003; Live projects: "The Longest Journey" / 2003 and "Time-Experience" / 2003; DVD "New
Ballet For Xala" / 2004 (Compositions: Don Li, Tonus-Music-Records). Thanks to continuous
research in collaboration with Hamper von Niederhäusern, the new xala with a more refined sound
and tone came into being. Together with Matthias Eser, Ania Losinger composed the piece "The
Five Elements" for the new xala and marimba/percussions (composition commissioned by Pro
Helvetia). This performance is being presented since 2006 at festivals, in theatres and concert halls
throughout Europe and Russia. In 2007 Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser developed a concert
performance for children and young adults which was commissioned by the Stadtheater Winthertur.
The title of this composition is "Colorful Times" and first elements of musical-theartre are to be
found in it. Together with actor and director, Clo Bisaz, the well-rehearsed duo Losinger-Eser
staged the famous fairy-tale, "Cinderella". The instruments, which were specially created for this
piece, are part of the stage design and are composed of of sounding objects as well as the danceable,
electro-acoustic sound-floor TM-Xala (TM derives from the German "Tanzmeter" and means
Dance Meter). Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser recorded the musical score for the documentary
film "Diarios Cineticos de una escultura de Angel Duarte" by Carlos Lügstenmann. A CD-
Production with the Xala floor-xylophone is in the works. In 2008 in Burgdorf (BE) Ania Losinger
and Matthias Eser will present the Project "Tonus-Music für Xala, Marimba und Orchester".

Matthias Eser

Born in Zurich (Switzerland) in 1964, Matthias Eser is a musician, composer and producer whose
creativity encompasses a large stylistic spectrum and who has developed a distinctive and
unmistakable musical flair. The focus of his interest lies in the wealth of percussive sounds and the
ability to artistically set them in a musical context.

His studies of classical percussion at the Conservatory in Zurich were followed by lively work as a
soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician (Tonhalle and Opernhaus Zurich, 1991 to 2006
solo percussionist and timpanist in the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur). Additional training
with the vibraphonists Antony Kerr (London) and David Friedmann (Berlin). He became a member
of the «ensemble für neue musik zürich» and is founding member of the «Schweizer Schlagzeug
Ensemble». This led him to collaborate actively with composers for contemporary music and to
engage in a large number of first performances and CD-productions. As a performer of his own and
other works he appeared all over Europe, Asia and South America. His current musical activities
are focused on the groups and musical concepts that he has been pursuing for many years. These
include the duo-projects together with Ania Losinger, the pop/jazz band «Lyn Leon» with Stephan
Diethelm and New York singer Carolyn Leonhart, Nik Bärtsch‟s group «Mobile», the saxophonist
Christoph Merki‟s jazz group «music 01» and various groups of the musician and composer Don Li
(Tonus-Music).

THE DUO ANIA LOSINGER – MATTHIAS ESER

Ania Losinger und Matthias Eser live and work together in an old farmhouse situated on the
Friedberg, which overlooks the town of Gerzensee in Canton Bern. There, the unique artistic ideas
and concepts which are later presented as compositions, concert performances or musical
productions both in Switzerland and abroad, are developed.

The two performers met in 1998 and began working intensively in projects by Don Li, Nik Bärtsch
und in the Tonus-Music Labor Bern (and with other artists such as Hans Koch, Philipp Läng,
Martin Hägler, Norbert Pfammatter and Gwendolyn Masin). During this period they discovered the
consonance of their musical and artistic interests and preferences. Their time in the Don li Time-
Experience quintett, led to meeting videoartist Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and to various performances,
among the which their participation in the Jazzfestival Willisau 03 and the Jazzfestival Cully 04.

In 2005 their first common composition was developed "The Five Elements". The focus of this
concert performance in 5 acts is Ania Losinger's Xala, a floor-xylophone that can be danced upon
and which is made of wood and metal and Matthias Eser's Marimba with five octaves. In this debut
the artists already achieved a distinctive tonal universe that rapidly inspired the public and festival
organisers both at home and abroad. Festivals and concerts were held in Switzerland, Germany,
Russia, Finnland, Poland and Holland.

In 2007 the Stadttheater Winterthur awarded them a contract to develop a concert performance for
children and young adults titled "Colorful Times". Their first musical-theatrical elements were
expressed in this piece. Together with actor and director Clo Bisaz, Ania Losinger and Matthias
Eser co-developed the famous fairy tale, "Cinderella". The specially designed instruments are part
of the stage setting and include resonating objects and an elecro-acoustic sound-floor TM-Xala (The
abbreviation TM is derived from the German word "Tanzmeter" which translated means "Dance
meter").

Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser recorded the musical score for the documentary film "Diarios
Cineticos de una escultura de Angel Duarte" by Carlos Lügstenmann.


3. MUZYKA CENTRUM – Olga Szwajgier/Kazimierz Pyzik (Poland)

OLGA SZWAJGIER

The world-class soprano and creator of the unique voice compass widening method, has extended
her voice range from four to six octaves and can sing to the limits of hearing. Mrs Szwajgier is a
Distinguished Lecturer at the Ludwik Solski State School of Drama in Cracow (Poland), and
founder of the “Laboratory of Voice Training”. Throughout her career Olga performed in
prestigious venues around the world and interpreted operas by Ives, Stockhausen, Risset,
Penderecki, Stachowski, Luciuk, Lutosławski] Since 1976, Mrs. Szwajgier has sang in all major
festivals of contemporary music in Poland, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Korea, Lithuania,
Ukraine, and Mexico. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Olga before her 3 day
workshop in Stockholm and I asked her the following questions: do you really see colours while
singing? How can you sing a colour? Does the sound have a real impact on different parts of the
human body? Her answers were so fascinating that the next day I found myself taking part in the
workshop led by Mrs Szwajgier.
KAZIMIERZ PYZIK (born in 1955) – cellist, studied playing contrabass, music theory and
composition at the Music Academy in Krakow, as well as playing viola da gamba in Meistersinger
Conservatory in Nuremberg and in Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussel. His music activity is
divided between two different fields. On different kinds of viola da gamba he plays mainly baroque
and renaissance music, performing soloist recitals and concerts with ensambles i.e. Fiori Musicali
and Camerata Cracovia. Using
contemporary instruments (cello, contrabass) he mostly plays music of the XX century. He is a
member of Muzyka Centrum Society, cooperates with MW2 Ensemble, Olga Szwajgier Quartet,
and also performs as a soloist. At the beginning of his performing he has been a member of
chamber orchestra Capella Cracoviensis and Krakow Oboe Quartet. He performed almost in every
part of Europe and United States. He also made many world premiers, radio and television
recordings, he also recorded albums. His compositions are related to classical forms and tonal keys
and harmony through especially constructed harmonic systems, and also to the experimental forms
with out of music elements. Kazimierz Pyzik was awarded at many Polish composers competitions
i.e. Artur Malawski Contest. His compositions were performed at the most important festivals of
contemporary music in Poland (i.e. Warszawska Jesień), Germany, France, Yugoslavia, Denmark
and United states. In 1994 and 1997 he gave lectures at International Workshops of Contemporary
Music in Krakow. Among his most important pieces are: Concerto a Tre per violino, oboe e
trombone con orchestra [1978], Prelude and Canon for mixed choir and chamber orchestra [1978],
String Quartet [1978], O!? [1978], Musica Speculativa for Middle-aged instruments [1978],
Virtuoso Etudes for different solo instruments [1979-1981], Sonata for flute and vibraphone [1980],
String Quintet [1980], Trio D-dur for contrabass, organs and percussion [1981], Sonata for baroque
oboe and basso continuo [1981], Small Concertino for trombone and ensemble [1981], Action I
orchestra [1982], Action II for orchestra [1983], Stimulations for oboe [1984], Action III for
orchestra and conductor [1984], Symphony [1984], Tiento per violoncello, contrabasso, fisarmonica
e 2 sintetizatori [1992], Suite no 4 for viola da gamba solo [1996], Suite no 6 for viola da gamba
solo [1997], Hallucinations no 2 for prepared contrabasses and electronics [1999], Hallucinations
no 4 for accordion and string quartet [1999].


4. Evening of Improvising Music – Mozg Club, after the concerts in Theater


05.12.2008

1. Photo exhibtion „STO NA 70“ by Paweł Karnowski – Polski Theater


2. NEVERS - Jean-Philippe Gross & Clare Cooper (France/Australia)

Jean-Philippe Gross - electronics
Clare Cooper - guzheng

NEVERS is a tumbleweed of wires and strings. The duo finds common ground between Gross‟s
mixing board, cheap microphones, radio, small speakers, feedback and Cooper‟s high pitched,
machine-like percussive vocabulary on the ancient chinese guzheng. At times the result sounds like
a fire in an electronic flea market, at other times like an amplified insect funeral march.

Jean-Philippe Gross (Born in 1979) lives and works in Metz (France). Before turning to
electronics he was playing drum in different rock bands. Since 1998 he plays improvised electronic
with a mixing board, cheap microphones, small speakers and analog synth. His work is primarily
focused on feeback. He is collaborating with various musicians, among them with Will Guthrie,
Ferran Fages, Xavier Charles, Agnès Palier, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Arnaud Rivière. He is also a
member of power free noise band Maelstrom with Arnaud Paquotte and Michel Oury. He creates
sound/music for dance and theater. In 2004 he made the soundtrack for Radiographie, a theater
piece by the company Les Patries Imaginaires. In 2003 his work was part of the exhibition 33 RPM:
Ten Hours of Sound from France at the San Francisco‟s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA, USA)
curated by Laurent Dailleau. Aside from the Nevers duo with Cooper, he has also played with John
Hegre, Silent Block, Norbert Moeslang, JazKamer Metal line up, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Utah
Kawasaki, Kazushige Kinoshita, Katsura Mouri, Stephane Rives, Frederic Blondy, Jack Wright,
Clayton Thomas. Since 2001 he is engaged as a program curator in the association Fragment (Metz,
France).

Clare Cooper (Born in Sydney 1981) is now based in Berlin (Germany) after running „the NOW
now festival of spontaneous music and film‟ for the past 7 years. During her years in Sydney,
Cooper has had the pleasure of working with with Internationally acclaimed Australian improvisers
as well as minimalist ensemble the Splinter Orchestra, the Scott Horscroft Ensemble, songwriter
Darren Hanlon, Hip Hop producer Unkle Ho, and Australian Pop groups Sun, Prop, Gelbison and
Inga Liljestrom. Cooper is currently performing with her ensemble „Hammeriver‟ (Chris Abrahams,
Christof Kurzmann, Tobias Delius, Werner Dafeldecker Tony Buck and Clayton Thomas),
Nicholas Bussmann and Martin Brandlmayr‟s „Kapital Band 1‟, her science/fiction duo „Germ‟ and
„Pin Pin Pin‟ trio with pianist Magda Mayas and drummer Steve Heather.

Both Cooper and Gross have toured internationally, collaborating with the world‟s finest
improvisers, including and both have had their fare share of organising festivals and concerts over
the past 7 years.

3. SING SING PENELOPE - Tomasz Glazik, Rafał Gorzycki, Wojtek Jachna, Daniel
Mackiewicz, Patryk Węcławek (Poland)

Tomasz Glazik - tenor and baritone sax, synthesizer
Rafał Gorzycki - drums
Wojtek Jachna - trumpet
Daniel Mackiewicz - keyboard, synthesizer, percussion
Patryk Węcławek - double bass, bass

The band Sing Sing Penelope (SSP) was born in Bydgoszcz in 2001, formed by the musicians
performing in the significant Polish jazz, avant-garde, and postrock ensembles. 2004 was the year
of their debut album release. The album has been edited at Warsaw record company „Tone
Industria‟. In 2006 the band has released their second production - “Music for Umbrellas” with the
guest star performance of the outstanding violinist based in Norway - Sebastian Gruchot. In 2006,
during the Polish Year in Germany organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute, SSP represented
Polish art. They were awarded and performed at Oxford University in University of Oxford Club in
March 2006. Among very few Polish jazzbands, SSP was invited by Mariusz Adamiak to Warsaw
Summer Jazz Days - twice! - in 2005 and 2007.

February 2008 was the month of the latest album premiere “We remember krzesełko”, edited by the
Polish record company Electric Eye. In a Polish national daily „Gazeta Wyborcza‟, Sing Sing
Penelope was mentioned as one of the most important jazz artists - next to Leszek Możdżer and
Simple Acoustics Trio (Tomasz Stańko) or Bracia Oleś. The band was regarded as one of those who
have created a significant generation milepost in Polish jazz music. English radio station Last.fm,
based in London, has given its best avant-garde jazz music propositions for 2005; Sing Sing
Penelope took the tenth place. In „Gazeta Wyborcza‟, „Playboy‟ and „Onet‟ 2006 rankings , SSP
appeared as one of the brightest music stars next to Tomasz Stańko, Rafał Błechacz and Cracov
Kleymer Band.


4. Ju-ghan/Dowgiałło/Walerian Trio (Poland)

Mateusz Walerian

Jazz saxophonist, composer. He studied philosophy and Japanese culture. Since he was 4 he has
played the piano. His music is firmly placed in the Japanese mainstream, somewhere around hard
bop (hard free bop), with a tribute to atonal avant-garde music. Classical music, jazz classics and
ethnic music (Japan, India, Africa), have all left a distinctive impression on his creation. He
cooperates in diverse music projects with musicians that represent various musical streams; jazz,
classical music (on the harp, flute and clarinet duo), contemporary and ethnic music (Walerian/
Poloniewicz duo on the table, clarinet, flute and saxophone), improvised, avant-garde music
(Walerian/ Poloniewicz/ Latecki trio on the trumpet, table and saxophone), electronic music. He is
the author of such musical projects as AcidEnsemble (together with Mieczyslaw Litwinski on the
piano, Zofia Dowgiallo on the harp, and Marcin Oles on the contrabass), Zen trio ( with Zofia
Dowgiallo - on the harp, and Bart Paltyga on the cello), Walerian. Dowgiallo. Oles trio, or, finally,
Enson-- together with Joanna Duda on the piano and Dariusz Ju-Ghan on the contrabass). In his
author‟s projects he mixes classical chamber music, ethnic music and classic jazz along with
modern sounds of improvised music. Mateusz had given concerts in Poland, Slovakia, Germany,
Holland, Belgium, Egypt, Austria… and many more. He is also the owner of an independent record
company „KESAproductions‟.

Zofia Dowgiallo

A composer and harp player. She is a graduate of the Warsaw University on the faculty of
philosophy, and of Warsaw Music Academy in the harp class of Urszula Mazurek, where she
currently studies composition under the guidance of Zbigniew Baginski. Zofia took part in the
masterly courses under direction of Isabelle Moretti, Isabelle Perrin, Brigitte Sylvestre, Susann
McDonald, Elzbieta Szmyt, and Park Stickney. As well, she has studied early music during the
International „Summer Early Music Academy‟ in Wilanow, and „Cambridge Early Music Summer
School‟. Zofia specializes in the contemporary music interpretation, improvisation and execution of
early music on historical instruments. She took part in the recording sessions of two albums with
medieval Galician music, together with MEENDINHO Ensemble, and she travelled with
promotional tours marketing this project in Spain. She is a performer of improvised and
contemporary music in a duo with Karolina Wojaczek (the cello), Marianna Dabek (the accordion),
Martin Blanes (the guitar) and Hubert Poloniewicz (the ney, the table). Dowgiallo takes part in
various projects of the leading figures of the Polish jazz scene (ZEN, ACID ENSEMBLE,
Walerian. Dowgiallo. Oles trio). The artist took part in the first-night performances of many pieces
created by the contemporary Polish composers, such as Marcin Wierzbicki, Pawel Jankowski,
Pawel Przezwanski, Artur Zukowski, Andrzej Bozym, plus, she performed on the occasion of
international contemporary music festivals - „Warszawska Jesien‟, „Audio Art‟ or „Laboratorium
Muzyki Wspolczesnej‟. In 2006 she was on residency at „Music Omi International Arts Center‟ in
New York. Zofia Dowgiallo received 2nd award at Composers‟ Competition of Adam Didura In
Sanok for the piece „Swiatlocienie. Dziennik malarza” for soprano and string quartette (2006), and
a distinction for “Tryptyk” for baritone, cello, accordion and piano (2006) at the 48 th Young
Composers Competition of Tadeusz Baird.


5. Paolo Angeli & Takumy Fukushima (Italy/Japan)
ANGELI FUKUSHIMA DUO is a new project of the italian guitarist Paolo Angeli and the
japanese violin player and singer Takumi Fukushima. Songs, impro music, noise are only some
adjective to descrive the caracter of the duo. A freedom that move out from their own tradition and
give birth to unic, strong synthesis of language spoken in a imaginary land between Sardinia and
Japan. Their instruments, (sardinian prepared guitar and violin) are mainly bowed and producing a
tessiture, a background for their voices. Takumi played with the sensational After Dinner - first
japanese band to play in the european and american innovative scene - with Volapuk and she
already work on music for dance. Paolo played with Hamid Drake, Fred Frith, Jon Rose, Evan
Parker and more...


6. Evening of Improvising Music – Mozg Club, after the concerts in Theater


06.12.2008

1. Workshop with Elliott Sharp – Mozg Club, 4 PM


2. Tomasz Gwincinski (Poland)

Tomasz Gwinciski, a composer, guitar virtuoso, composed music for various films and theatre
works, including the most recent “Proces” (“Trial”) based on Franz Kafka‟s masterpiece, as well
as music compositions for the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (at the Warsaw Uprising
Museum in Warsaw). During last few months he has been working on two albums with the
ensembles “P. und der Wolf” (at „Biodro Records‟), and “Szkola Bydgoska” (at „Wydawnictwo
Festiwalu Warszawska Jesien‟). Gwincinski has studied medicine at Akademia Medyczna in Lódź,
and composition in Cracov‟s conservatoire, under the guidance of B. Schaeffer. Some of the
interesting facts from his artistic past are musical activity with the ensemble “Maestro Trytony” of
which he was the founder, and with the band „Łoskot‟. In 2007, “Klub Samotnych Serc Pulkownika
Tesko” -album created by Gwincinski was released; it was an homage to the American composer
Frank Zappa and William Hanover‟s philosophy of CCD (Core Consumption Demage). Except
being a musician, Tomasz Gwincinski is author of various texts- a collection “Hokkej” (publishing
company „OHM‟), spectacle “Amszel Kafka” (prapremiere at „Teatr Polski Wroclaw‟) and
screenplays, including “Gry Polowe (production - „Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop‟), “Strażnik‟ (“The
Guard” at MIRAMAX), “Aleister Crowley a Hory Izerskie” (TVC Ostrava).


3. Piotr Pawlak/Michał Gos (Poland)

GYM SOCIETY
Piotr Pawlak - guitar, sampler
Michał Gos - percussion, sampler

Basing on their previous experience, they have decided to check if one can make it louder, “thicker”
and more intense. An extreme noise without needless ambitions. Music made with the use of
computers, video, photographs, playing the instruments- these are our means of expression, our
workshop; a space, in which we perform our everyday, title “excercises”. We are trying to answer
the question of what makes these routine “excercises‟ become art, or stay only intellectual or
physical gymnastics. The duo have recorded sounds that are currently being submitted
postproduction - they are being given an orchestra touch/ real-time computer music, and videos
prepared for this occasion by a photographer Igor Omulecki. The person invited for the realization
of the orchestra parts is Marzena Komsta (one of the most esteemed contemporary music
composers, connected with the IRCAM institute in Paris). The works on the material should be
finalized in Autumn 2008, with the final piece named “EXERCISES”.

Piotr Pawlak

One of most interesting and original guitar player who work on rock, techno, jazz and experimental
field. Guitarist associated with Gdansk yass scene

The beginning of his professional career falls at the end of 1980s when he joins the band Bielizna
from Gdansk. The cooperation lasting, with intervals, 8 years results in recording 3 albums. In
spring 1992, responding to the invitation of Ryszard Tymon Tymanski, he becomes a member of
Kury, which after over 2 years of work turns into a strongly experimental ensemble. The effect will
be an album entitled Kablox Nieslyna Histaria released in 1995.

in autumn 1995 he begins collaboration with Mazzoll, becoming a member of the group Arhythmic
Memory. Initially the role of the band is to set musically the actions and projects of a renowned
visionary Robert Knuth. In summer 1996 in the Mozg club he plays a concert with Kaffe Mathews,
an ambient style violinist from Britain. In autumn 1996 he joins Mikolaj Trzaska's band Loskot,
being at that time reorganised. The end of 1996 and the beginning of 1997 find him working for
Teatr Miejski, the municipal theatre in Gdynia. in a duo with Mazzoll he plays the music of Marcin
Krzyzanowski. At the beginning of 1997 the album Cynober Manifest is released, the effect of
collaboration with Mazzoll and Arhythmic memory.

1997 is a year of intense studio work. the result will be a number of recordings:
p.o.l.o.v.i.r.u.s - the second album of the band kury,
Amariuch - an album by Loskot
He also is a co-producer of a recording debut of the band Scianka - the album entitled Statek
Kosmiczny.

The three albums listed above, released in 1998, get together 10 nominations for Fryderyk - an
award of the polish phonographic industry. Eventually Kury wins a Fryderyk for the alternative
album of the year, getting also a Machiner - an award of the magazine Machina for the popcultural
album of the year. July 1998 marks an encounter and the first concert with Andrzej Smolik and
Przemek Momot. That leads to the birth of the band Caligari. In august together with Kury he takes
part in a collective project with two english djs, Tony Morley and Scissorkicks. The fruit of that
collaboration will be a joint tour Kury & dj Scissorkicks, which in autumn 1999 comprises 10
towns across Poland.

In 1999 together with other musicians he creates Yass Big Band, which appears at Gdynia Summer
Jazz Days and Jazz Jamboree festivals. In the same year a live record of Kury is released - Na Zywo
w Pstragu. In spring 2000 Loskot presents their new album - Smierdzace Kwiatuszki.

The appearance at Jazz Fair in Poznan marks the beginning of his collaboration with Antoni Gralak.
Together with Mateusz Pospieszalski, Andrzej Rajski and Adam Celinski they create a group
Yeshe. This multimedia project combines music with video projections and theatre activities.

In 2001 a new album of Kury is released - 100 lat undergroundu. He plays numerous concerts with
loskot. During their journey to the Ukraine the band appears together with Yurij Anruchowycz and
Andrzej Stasiuk combining music with poetry and prose. The beginning of 2002 finds him taking
part in two enterprises of totally different character. he plays improvising music in a trio with Asia
Charchan and Michal Gos, and club music with Andrzej Rajski and Rafal Nowak from Automatik,
a band from Kielce.


discography

as a musician:

Kury:
Kablox Nieslyna Histaria - 1995
p.o.l.o.v.i.r.u.s – 1998
Na Zywo w Pstragu -1999
Napijmy Sie Oleju - single 2000
100 lat undergroundu - 2001

Loskot:
Amariuch -1998
Smierdzace Kwiatuszki -2000

Mazzoll and Arhythmic Memory:
Cynober Manifest -1997

Bielizna:
Wiara Nadzieja Milosc i Inwigilacja
Tag
Pani Jola


as a producer or co-producer:

Statek Kosmiczny - Scianka
Amariuch - Loskot
Samsara - Czan
p.o.l.o.v.i.r.u.s - Kury
Napijmy Sie Oleju - Kury
100 lat undergroundu - Kury

IGOR OMULECKI

I was born in 1973 in Lodz (Poland) where I was studying at Polish National Film School at
Cinematography and Photography Department's. I was always surrounded by artists and filmmakers
(Andrzej Rozycki, my uncle, is a famous and well-known polish photographer and film director),
what has had great influence on me and what was inspiring me a lot during my youth years. As a
student I produced some short films and took part in a lot of movie plans. It was there, where I got
my cinematic education. During last 8 years I produced over a 100 photo shoots for various polish
and foreign magazines Eye Magazine (UK), Cross Magazine (UK), Shoots (UK), Pictured (UK),
Obieg (PL), Pozytyw (PL), Fluid (PL), Ekxlusiv (PL), Exit (PL), Przekrój (PL), etc. I collaborate
with foundation Young Photographers United and London freelance agency Pocko People.
I keep being active as an artist. I've already exhibit my works many times and I'm not planning to
give up...

Education :
1993-1995 College of Theatral and Film Arts in Lodz, Poland
1995-1999 Polish National Film School in Lodz, Poland, Department of Cinematography and
Department of Photography

Exibitions:

1997 First Prize in Polish Photography Arwards "Konfrontacje", Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
1998 "Action 3" in Forum Fabricum, Lodz, Poland - group exibition
1998 "First eye" in FF Gallery, Lodz ,Poland - group exhibition
1999 "Impressions" in Miedzy Nami , Warsaw, Poland
1999 "Black project" in Akwarium, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2000 "Black and white" in Miedzy Nami, Warsaw, Poland
2001 "Delfin Eye" Homeless Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2002 "Meditations" in Miedzy Nami, Warsaw, Poland
2003 "Masters of photography" in Art Media Gallery, Warsaw, Poland - group exhibition
2003 "Polish" in Druskieniki, Latvia, Sanatorium - performance and group exhibition
2003 "Somewhere Totally Else", London Design Museum
2003 "Kwadraty" Homeless Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
2004 Festival in Cracow, Poland
2004 "Bigos Masala" Photomonth in Lodz, Forum Fabricum, Poland
2004 "Relax just do it" Foksal Fundation presentation in Cieszyn, Poland - group exhibition
2005 "Cube", Center of Contemporary Arts at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland - group project
2005 "Image-Central European self story" in Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Central European House of
Photography, Bratyslava, Slovakia - group exhibition
2005 "New Contemporaries 2005" bloomberg exhibition - The Lot, Bristol, Barbican, London
2006 Corbett PROJECTS, The Glass House Gallery, London
2006 "Teraz Polska" Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland - collective exhibition
2006 "Nowi dokumentalisci" Center of Contemporary Arts at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
- collective exhibition


4. Elliott Sharp & Hamid Drake (USA)

Elliott Sharp is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who has personified the avant-
garde experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. He has released over 200
recordings spanning the musical spectrum and leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon,
Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and
genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators include Ensemble
Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Radio-Symphony of Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie
Harry, computer artist Perry Hoberman; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; jazz
greats Jack deJohnette, Sonny Sharrock, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake, and Billy Hart; turntable
innovator Christian Marclay; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka from
Morocco. Sharp's work was featured in the 2008 New Music Stockholm festival with the premiere
of "Sidebands" and at the Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale in May 2007 with the premiere of
his orchestral work "On Corlear's Hook" for the Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt, "Howlin' At The
Wolfgang" for The Baermann Trio, and his solo performance "Momentum Anomaly." His music-
theater work "EmPyre" was premiered at the 2006 Venice Biennale.

In 2004, he created and directed the recorded soundwork "Radio HyperYahoo" with vocals and
texts by Tracie Morris, Steve Buscemi, Eric Bogosian, Jack Womack and others. He has just
completed the scores to Toni Dove's science-fiction feature-film "Spectropia," thee feature-
documentary "Commune" by Jonathan Berman and to "Raw Boys," a play by Dael Orlandersmith.
 "Quarks Swim Free" for his Orchestra Carbon premiered at the Venice Biennale in September
2003 . He functioned as music director and player in the Al-Mashreq All-Stars, a collaborative
project with Arab and American musicians at the Lincoln Center Summer Festival in July 2002. In
2002, he created the score for the play "Yellowman" by Dael Orlandersmith with runs at the
McCarter, Wilma, Long Wharf and American Contemporary theatres. Sharp's solo Tectonics
program was featured at the re-opening of NYC's PS1 Contemporary Art Center in October 1997.
 He has composed for video artists Nam Juin Paik and Paul Garrin and for choreographers Ton
Simons, Jo Andres, Kaja Gam, Barbara Chang, and Nina Wiener, as well as collaborating with
Japanese Butoh groups Poppo, Byakko-Sha and Tatoeba. His other scores for film include "The
Salt Mines" (by Susanna Aikin and Carlos Aparicio) and "Daddy And The Muscle Academy" (by
Finnish filmmaker Ilppo Pohjola.)

Hamid Drake (b. Monroe, Louisiana, August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and
percussionist. He lives in Chicago, IL but spends much of his time traveling around the world for
concerts and studio dates.

He first became known for his work with Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson. Drake was one
of the founders, along with Foday Musa Suso and Adam Rudolph, of The Mandingo Griot Society.
His other frequent collaborators include New York bassist William Parker, saxophonist David
Murray, composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph, German free jazz saxophonist Peter
Brötzmann, fellow drummer Michael Zerang and Chicago free jazz saxophonist Ken Vandermark.
In addition to the drum set, he also plays the frame drum, the tabla, and other hand drums.


5. Video instalation „TRIGONOS“ by Wojtek Zamiara,
   during the breaks between the concerts in Theatre

1). Wiesław Rentowski - Por dia de anos 13:21
2). Krzysztof Olczak - Intervals         8:42
3). Stanisław Moryto - Conductus         9:21
4). Zbigniew Wiszniewski - Trigonos      9:44
5). Wojciech Nowak - Pneumatofonia       9:48
6). Władysław Słowiński - Translacja     6:03
7). Jacek Rabński - La fontaine de joie  8:53


6. First Rate (England) – concert/party in MOZG Club

All concerts (except last one) will happen at Polski Theater in Bydgoszcz – 2 Al. Mickiewicza
St. Beginning – 8 PM. Approximate time of each concert – 50 min.

On Each day of festival, at Mozg Club, 6 PM, and between all concerts in Theater, there will
be shown some video presentations from 3rd festival:

Billy Bang & William Parker, Kris Wanders Quartet, Clayton Thomas Trio, Tomasz Glazik
& Jacek Buhl, Kwartet Pomorski, Audrey Chen, Extasy Project

				
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