Two years ago, the prototype of a single microphone that does multi-track recordings was introduced to the public, and caused an international Internet sensation. Now, Culture.pl, which dubbed the device a ‘magic ball’ due to its remarkable functionality, has finally received a commercial version of the ZYLIA for tests. Here’s what we found out…
This summer Boiler Room hosts crème de la crème of Polish alternative music artists. The prestigious broadcasting platform supports the best artists from all over the world among them two bands from Poland. Follow KAMP! and Księżyc the brand new Boiler Room’s stars.
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.
On the gloomy morning of 11th January 2016, media around the globe reported the death of David Bowie, one of the most original music stars in history. At Culture.pl, we would like to pay tribute to him by telling the story of his song Warszawa, inspired by his short visit to Poland’s capital.
Apart from the huge festivals with pop star-packed line-ups, there is a smaller one that deserves a closer look – one that has been voted The Best Small Festival 3 times in the last 4 years, sells over 10,000 tickets a year while being run by a group of 5 friends. We’re talking about Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka. I went to Silesia to talk to one of its organisers.
They’re the ones sending out music with a blue-and-pink bunny to Primavera, The Great Escape, and the Jazzahead festivals. Culture.pl talks to Iga Zawadzińska, Michał Hajduk, Krzysztof Halicz, and Barbara Feliga from the Don't Panic We're from Poland project of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
This was the most rapid Polish independent music career of 2014. In January Zamilska released one song on the internet. In mid-December websites were reporting on a video from a Dior fashion show in Japan, which was accompanied by the music of the Silesian artist.
Julia Marcell (real name: Julia Górniewicz) is a Berlin-based singer-songwriter originally from Olsztyn. For her second album, June, Marcell was nominated for 7 Fryderyks (winning one for best alternative album), as well as receiving a Polityka Passport award.
Live concerts and experimental spectacles are a major part of Paristetris' activities, which mash together a mixed bag of genres, from rock and pop to jazz and classical, with each band member bringing something different to the table.
Two of Poland's most exciting acts join one of New York's biggest showcases for international musical talent. Known for her unique brand of "folk power with punk energy", Monika Brodka is one of the most acclaimed young Polish recording artists while Loco Star draws upon a blend of influences, including neo-jazz, rock and electronic music
The group's eponymous instrument is an electro-acoustic wooden table with built-in converters and microphones having outstanding and unusual acoustic properties; by tapping it, blowing through the drilled holes or nudging its strings, using coins, wine glasses or their fists.
The UA/PL Alternative Music Meetings aims to create a shared meeting place – a platform for both Polish and Ukrainian musicians to jointly find artistic inspiration. The event presented the more independent side to music across both nations.