Coals is not another ‘electronic duo from Poland’ or the next band the journalists have great hopes in. Already before their album was released, Kasia and Łukasz caught attention of a big group of fans, organisers of the most important Polish festivals, and professionals from the British magazine The Quietus and the American radio KEXP.
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The folk-jazz trio Sutari is joining forces with Brazilian musicians to hold a series of workshops, concerts and musical encounters. The group’s residency is part of a Culture.pl project meant to popularise Polish culture in Brazil. Read more »about: Folk Whirlwind Sutari to Wow Brazil
Księżyc (Polish for ‘the Moon’), present for two decades only on low-budget records, cassettes, and the internet, has managed to delight a big group of people, including those who don’t know Polish Read more »about: Księżyc
Numerous bands all over the world are called Kinsky, but the Polish one is very original. This incredibly noisy quartet builds every concert like a performance, dragging the audience into a common experience.
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Rafał Zapała is a composer, pianist, drummer, and live electronics musician. He is assistant professor at the Composition Department, and member of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Academy of Music in Poznań.
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Seventeen artists from fourteen countries, including Kuwait, Iran, Japan, USA, Norway, and Finland take part in a play by Song of the Goat Theatre, inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The performance will premiere on 1st July 2016.Read more »about: Crazy God — Grzegorz Bral
In Jazzpospolita’s music there is a clash of rock and jazz, power and lyricism. Melodic, clear songs of the band were complemented by their energy during the concerts already in the early stage of career. Improvisation and, with time, more and more melancholy, burst into the orderly structures. Read more »about: Jazzpospolita
After the world premiere in Baden-Baden, the new adaptation of Tristan und Isolde by the director Mariusz Treliński and set designer Boris Kudlička is staged in the Varsovian Teatr Wielki — Polish National Opera. In autumn the opera will inaugurate the season in Metropolitan Opera, New York.Read more »about: Tristan und Isolde – Mariusz Treliński
T’ien Lai was established by Kuba Ziołek and Łukasz Jędrzejczak (both born in 1985). The name of the band comes from an imaginary brand of cigarettes smoked by the main character of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K. Dick. It can be roughly translated from Japanese as ‘heavenly music’. Read more »about: T’ien Lai
Sorry Boys started out their career by recording ordinary rock songs with female vocals. With time their sound became more nuanced — they introduced more synthesizers and electronics. The music gained both on individuality and catchiness. They were compared to Florence And The Machine, partially thanks to the voice, charisma and scenic outfits of Bela Komoszyńska.
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Sensorium is a music installation for cities created by the composer Rafał Zapała. The project is interdisciplinary — it connects sound art with experimental psychology and technology.Read more »about: Sensorium — Rafał Zapała
Łukasz Twarkowski is an author of theatre plays, performances, installations and movies, and a member of an interdisciplinary Identity Problem Group collective whose aim so to combine visual and performative arts with literature, architecture and soundart. He’s a director at Polski Theater in Wrocław and National Stary Theater in Kraków. Read more »about: Łukasz Twarkowski
Italian influences in Polish architecture and the cuisine of the 16th and 17th century are well-known to the average audience member through a shared education. However, one can get the impression that the time between the beginning of the Polish state up to the era of Chopin was a mute period.Read more »about: Helper and Protector – The Sixteen
A tenor born in Jawor is one of the most promising young Polish tenors: he has performed in La Scala, Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall and other prestigious concert halls and has recorded for Sony, Warner and Deutsche Grammophon. Read more »about: Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak
The reception of Taco Hemingway’s recordings in 2015 is the best proof that such a rapper was needed in Poland. Both fans and journalists were ecstatic about his albums. Taco Hemingway plays the music in the style of the first years of Polish hip-hop, not looking up to anybody, technically uncouth but very literary. Read more »about: Taco Hemingway
If you want to listen to Polish rock and roll you should start with The Stubs. There is one little ‘but’ – their songs, style of playing and recording, as well as the attitude on stage are – using the advertisement language – the quintessence of style and the best proof that rock and roll is international. The Stubs sing in English. Read more »about: The Stubs
The Poznań-based Spring Break Festival in April 2016 will feature established stars as well as debutants from the Polish independent music scene. Together with Culture.pl, the Don't Panic! We're from Poland project is a partner of the conference accompanying the festival Read more »about: Spring Break 2016 Showcase & Conference
Andrzej Czajkowski's opera will be staged in six British opera theatres, with the tour ending at the Royal Opera House in London. The Merchant of Venice is a co-production of the Bregenz Festival, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polska Music Programme as well as the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw.
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The Szymanowski Quartet went on an Asia tour, bringing Polish contemporary music to five major Asian cities. The Quartet's musical journey included concerts in Busan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung and Taipei. Read more »about: Szymanowski Quartet's Asia Tour
The iconic Polish Jazz series, encompassing albums from Polish jazz legends such as Krzysztof Komeda and Tomasz Stańko, is to be reissued by Warner Music Poland. If you haven't had a chance to acquaint yourself with the highlights of Polish Jazz, you'll have no better opportunity to do so.
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String quartet founded in 1995 in Warsaw. Given their worldwide career, they are recognized as the ambassadors of polish music on international level. A significant place in their repertoire is reserved for the composer chosen as ensemble’s namesake, Karol Szymanowski Read more »about: Szymanowski Quartet
After a huge success of Polish cultural programme organised last year in China, in 2016 we focus on presenting Polish theatre, dance and opera productions as well as early, classical and contemporary music. This time the Chinese audience will have a chance to see some of the most recent and representative Polish theatre productions. Read more »about: Culture.pl in China 2016
Songlines, one of the most important magazines devoted to world music, will showcase the rich Silesian music scene in its April 2016 edition. The included Silesian Roots sampler was created as part of a programme promoting artists associated with Katowice, named a UNESCO City of Music in December 2015. Read more »about: Silesian Folk to Conquer the World