London's HMV Forum hosted Poise Rite band in a visionary concert performance that promoted the release of their new album inspired by the poetry of Czesław Miłosz. A light installation and video projections heightened the impact of this powerful performance.
Photo: press materials, courtesy of The Poise Rite
London's HMV Forum hosted Poland's The Poise Rite in a visionary concert performanc, with inspirations drawn from the poetry of Czesław Miłosz and the contemporary expression of rock music
A light installation and video projections heightened the impact of this powerful performance. The architectural installation transformed the interior of the Forum, creating a unique performance of light and sound. Fragments of Czesław Miłosz’s works were woven into the projections. Alongside the concert, the Polish band’s new album "Miłosz Hated Rock and Roll", was released on the same day at the HMV flagship in London. The inspiration behind the project is the Nobel winner’s work as well as his significance in promoting Poland in Europe and across the world.
The Poise Rite was started up in 1997, in the south-eastern Polish town of Rzeszow. Their work is defined as a blend of guitar rock and indie-pop. One of the few Polish bands to play at the legendary Glastonbury festival, they are the only musicians from Poland to be regularly mentioned by the British music press. In their work, one can trace echoes of the best guitar bands, such as Placebo and Interpol. The Poise Rite's first series of London concerts took place in 2004. Positive reviews from English critics helped to ensure their emergence on the European music scene. Their songs have appeared on several important British compilations, including "UV Magazine" alongside the works of Clearlake, Tokyo Dragons and the New York Dolls.
In 2007, after a decade of experience and quest for their own, original sound, "The Poise Rite" released their first album "Passagalia" (EMI), and began its promotion tour.
For their new album, they have joined up with Julian Tulk, a rising star of the British music scene. Rock Sound Magazine wrote of the vocalist:
...Masterful blend of emotion and integrity...Tulk's voice holds your attention with a gentle but vice-like grip... 9 / 10.
Julian Tulk's rock and folk influences, combined with the cold-wave sound of The Poise Rite is likely to win the band an even greater following.
For more information on The Poise Rite, see: www.provokacja.com, www.poiserite.com
Date: 8th of October, 2011 (7 pm)
Venue: HMV Forum, London
Organised by: Provokacja Agency
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, www.provokacja.com