Polish Sound Artists to Collaborate with Apartment House for Embedded
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Michał Libera and Robert Piotrowicz have been selected to take part in an international version of Sound and Music’s Embedded composer-in residence programme.
For this special version of Embedded, the Polish artists will travel to the UK to collaborate with Apartment House over a period of 18 months, developing new works inspired by Dick Higgins’s ‘intermedia’concept.
Michał Libera is a sociologist specialising in sound and music since 2003. He also produces the conceptual pop label Populista dedicated to mis- and over- interpretation of music as well as Bôłt Records, a series of reinterpretations of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio.
Robert Piotrowicz has authored radio dramas, sound installations, and music for film and theatre productions both for electronics and acoustic instruments. As an instrumentalist, he works mainly with his own live performance setup, developed around the electric guitar and analogue modular synthesiser.
The two Polish sound artists will spend their UK residency in close collaboration with Apartment House, an experimental music group based in London, created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Under his direction it has become a venerable exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world.
‘Intermedia’ describes the act of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration, and the selected artists will have the freedom to blur the lines between text, sound and visuals, creating new music for violin, bass/alto flute, cello and keyboard, with simple auxiliary instruments, gadgets, toys and synthesisers too.
One of the biggest problems for music today is definitions - said Lukoszevieze in an interview with Culture.pl
Everybody uses different words: contemporary music, avant-garde music, new music or words like noise, drone. And they argue about it! People say: You can't use avantgarde because it's like the 1920s. For me experimental music is a good word, because, as I said, it comes running in different ways, every few years. I've been playing for 25 years, what it meant to me when I was younger is totally different now. So that's why I used intermedia.
Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative artist development programme funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation. Embedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations. Aimed at talented composers and creative artists, it is a bespoke professional development programme, providing practical hands-on experience and a range of significant creative opportunities.
Both programmes are supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music initiative.
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Edited by az, Anton Lukoszevieze interviewed by Filip Lech, 5.09. 2016.