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Nervy fot. Bartek Holoszkiewicz
To attract attention they only needed four compositions released online and three well-known names. And music that probably none of the three artists forming Nervy could have recorded on their own account.
Soniamiki, photo: press materials
Zosia Mikucka aka Soniamiki was born in 1982 in Zielona Góra, but grew up in Konin. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań where she studied film animation.



I, CULTURE Orchestra in 2014, photo Konrad Ćwik
I, CULTURE Orchestra garnered excellent reviews after a performance at the Edinburgh Festival. The youth orchestra is on its way to Stockholm. Read more »
Zuzanna Solakiewicz’s documentary about Eugeniusz Rudnik and the history of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio won in the Critic’s Week section at the 67th edition of the Swiss film festival. Read more »


Mironczarnia, Jakub Neske’s choral composition based on Miron Białoszewski’s poem, ranked 3rd in the 1st International Competition of Choral Composition juried by legendary film music composer Ennio... Read more »


On nights this August, traditional Scottish songs performed by Polish artists will resound in the interiors of a 12th century cathedral located in the heart of Edinburgh. The ingenious Return to the... Read more »


Peter J. Birch, photo: Ala Protasiewicz
Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary… If you were asked what those countries have in common, you would probably mention their history, their fast-growing economies or their status as... Read more »


Temat Rzeka, photo courtesy of the owners
Hipsters, as well as almost everybody else, change their habits when it is getting hot, and instead of hanging around in the city centre or Praga, they go to the riverside to party in one of many... Read more »


DJ working on a remix in a private house, photo: CC
Our remix review is ongoing. If you want to keep up with the newest re-polished pieces of international artists this is where to look for them. Read more »


Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with just a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. 15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Read more »


Urszula Dudziak; photo by Krzysztof Opaliński
The competition commemorates the work and character of the Polish jazz violin genius Zbigniew Seifert. Read more »


Chopin died in 1849 and was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His heart, however, was taken out and taken to Warsaw. Was it because he wanted part of him to rest eternally in his lost... Read more »


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 »