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Mr Krime, photo: Dominik Tarabański
As a DJ and producer Mr Krime has been in the musical scene since the mid-90s. He was a pioneer of Polish turntablism.
Pink Freud, press materials
The music of Pink Freud can’t be described with a single word or easily pigeonholed. What is certain, however, is that it is a quartet driven by its charismatic leader Wojtek Mazolewski, and that it is widely regarded as Poland's most energetic improvised music band.



Opera "The Passenger" by Mieczysław Weinberg photo. Karl Forster / Bregenzer Festspiele
The premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera the Passenger was held on Thursday July 10th at the Lincoln Center in New York. Zofia Posmysz, whose short story inspired Medvedev's libretto, was in... Read more »
Laibach, 1984,  photo: Jane-Stravs / http://www.laibach.or
The Slovenian industrial pioneers, are preparing a new album for the 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Read more »


Paweł Łukaszewski; photo by Mariusz Makowski
The Polish composer and artistic director of MUSICA SACRA Choir has received the prestigious Orphee d’Or – Grand Prix du Disque Lyrique – Prix Hector Berlioz at the 2014 Academie du Disque Lyrique... Read more »


Krzysztof Penderecki and Eugeniusz Rudnik at the Expermental Studio of the Polish Radio, April 1972, photograph from Ludwik Erhardt's book "Spotkania z Krzysztofem Pendereckim" (Meetings with Penderecki)
The temporary liberalization of life in Poland in October 1956 brought with it the establishment of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Ahead of Stockholm and many other music centres who would... Read more »


Donatan Słowianie
We Are Slavic was the most watched video in Poland in 2013 – and its visibility only has increased in 2014. Here we explore five parodies of the controversial video and ask what happens when... Read more »


Music and theatre from Poland are presented at Edinburgh's two major record-beating festivals. Scotland hosts showings of Song of the Goat Theatre's Return to the voice project, as well as the I,... Read more »


Jewish Culture Festival - promotional photograph; promotional materials
The Jewish Culture Festival will take place in Kraków on the 27th-29th of June, 2014. For the first time in its history, the performances will be broadcast live in Israel, thanks to the efforts of... Read more »


Krzysztof "Komeda" Trzciński with his wife Zofia, Zakopane, 1958, photo: Wojciech Plewiński / Forum
The prolific history of Polish Jazz may seem inaccessible for foreigners: so many characters, so many musicians and various streams of jazz music. If you want to get started on Polish jazz and... Read more »
From the Baltic Sea to the Sudetes, from klezmer to Gothic. Summer music festival guide by Read more »


On the sound stage of the 12th SURVIVAL Art Review in Wroclaw, the mysterious RSS B0YS and Gerard Lebik with Migul A. Garcia will present their latest sound installations. Read more »
photo: Kacper Gunia
Summer in full blossom means many things: holidays, summer jobs, weddings, heat, etc. For some of you, it may be the time to decide what to do with your further education. Ever thought about studying... Read more »


120 young representatives of various cultures and nationalities from 18 different countries visit Poland as part of the Brave Kids project. Throughout June, they present their skills at numerous... Read more »
Łukasz Korolkiewicz, "13th December 1981", 1982, oil na canvas, 89 x 190 cm, photo: courtesy of the Warsaw National Museum
Whether they revered or loathed him, industrial music bands Laibach and Muslimgauze wrote songs about Wojciech Jaruzelski, last communist leader of the Polish People's Republic. Read more »


Agata Zubel talks about her latest plans and poetry's place in her life and work Read more »


A bust of Chopin, Wielkopolskie Centrum Chopinowskie, photo: Daniel Pach /Forum
Chopin's 24 Preludes are universally recognized as some of the composer's most characteristic works. Not only are they quintessential of his style, but are also deeply tied with upheavals in Chopin's... Read more »


Bohdan Mazurek, photo: Polish Filmmakers Association
After a look time battling an illness, sound engineer, composer and teacher Bohdan Mazurek, a legend of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, passes away. Read more »


Andrzej Bieńkowski, fot. dzięki uprzejmości Małgorzaty Bieńkowskiej
What is folk country music, what made Oskar Kolberg a unique figure, and how deep do the processes of exclusion still run for those who live in the rural ares? Find out from our talk with Andrzej... Read more »


History has always provided numerous challenges in the two nations’ relations, but the cultural heritage and kinship never failed to result in many fruitful artistic exchanges between Russians and... Read more »


One day from the Experimental Stage programme will be inspired by traditional music. Read more »
Canzon de'baci by Andrzej Kwieciński for solo voice and chamber orchestra won in the Young Composers category at the International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki. Read more »