Weddings in Kielce, communist-era film chronicles, avant-garde Hungarians, improvised punk, post-club music, echoes of the Holocaust and Georg Philipp Telemann. Culture.pl's Filip Lech brings you his subjective, and most eclectic, playlist celebrating Poland's diverse music scene in 2017. Read more »about: Music from Poland in 2017: A Subjective Mixtape
One of the most prominent British violinists in the world is known for her weakness for Polish music. Along with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner, Tasmin Little recorded Karol Szymanowski and Mieczysław Karłowicz’s violin concertos. Her new album will be released in September 2017. Read more »about: Tasmin Little plays Szymanowski and Karłowicz
My focus is traditional music, which means I have a living source of music within reach, giving me a never-ending singerly liveliness - says singer and instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and researcher of traditional music. Read more »about: Adam Strug
Remont Pomp is a percussion band which uses everyday objects instead of standard instruments. The exceptionally talented musicians create interesting musical structures on barrels, bottles, wine glasses, and other percussion instruments. Remont Pomp also functions as a therapy group. They have just released their second album in collaboration with Mikołaj Trzaska. Read more »about: Pomp Power – Remont Pomp
A remarkable new interpretation of Henryk Górecki’s classic Sorrow has had both classical enthusiasts and contemporary fans turning their heads. In an interview for Culture.pl, Colin Stetson explains his thinking and feelings about the Polish composer’s influence on him, and why his album adds metal and drone elements to one of his favourite compositions.
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Ha-Huncvot is the second album recorded by Raphael Rogiński, Mikołaj Trzaska, and Macio Moretti. In Jewish culture, shofar has multiple meanings, each equally important. What does the new Shofar album bring into the equation? Read more »about: Ha-Huncvot – Shofar
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.
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“I had never expected that the ‘robotic music’ is supposed to reflect the human soul. Until I met Eugeniusz Rudnik.” - says Zuzanna Solakiewicz, director of the film 15 Corners of the World, awarded at festivals in Wrocław and Locarno. The film was co-produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Read more »about: 15 Corners of the World – Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Musicians from the Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (formerly Janusz Prusinowski Trio) follow and continue the traditions of the rural instrumentalists of the past, whilst exploring their own means of expression at the same time. Read more »about: Janusz Prusinowski Kompania
His debut album brought a lot of excitement to the Polish scene. For a long time there hasn’t been a vocalist in Poland that would sing so well and write such convincing lyrics. Read more »about: Skubas
Culture.pl presents its guide to the musical events which will resonate in concert halls across Poland this autumn. From the baroque through to the classics of 20th century avant-garde, here are the highlights not to be missed – depending on what you are into:
Read more »about: From Swans to Górecki: 2014's Musical Autumn