Free The Dance welcomes for another exciting international meeting of improvised music and dance! This time, during their European tour, three great musicians from Amsterdam are visiting Krakow: Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla and Mikael Szafirowski.
Since its formation in May 2011 “The King of the Bees” stands for an innovative mixture of Indie, Folk and Pop music.
Since 2010, when she appeared on the Italian recording market with the album Skinshout, she has become an important personality on her local music scene. Every year, she has been ranked as one of the top ten most creative and promising artists on Italy’s improvised music scene, and her recordings, although they have nothing whatsoever in common with entertainment music, are some of the most eagerly consumed.
Picastro (from Toronto, Canada) have received much praise for their broodingly beautiful, melancholic soundscapes, in which cello alternates in the lead with frontwoman Liz Hysen’s submerged, murmured vocals.
Matthew Shipp is truly one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants.
Autumn is nearing and with it the Krakow Jazz Autumn, a festival that in its 7 years of existence has established itself one of the most important festival scenes not only in Europe but around the world. Some of the most versatile and dynamic musicians of the improvised music scene today have starred at the festival, with Peter Brötzmann, Anthony Braxton, Barry Guy and Ken Vandermark taking the lead, giving both concerts and also as artists-in-residence.
We begin with four days of concerts at Alchemia featuring small groups (8, 9, 10, 11 October) and then finish off with panache with a concert featuring the whole group (12 October) in Manggha!
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a guitar heroine for our times. Born in the Norwegian town of Ålesund in the early 80s, she first picked up her mother’s nylon-strung acoustic guitar at the age of ten.
The URBAN 2013 Street Photo Contest, organized by the dotART art association, will go on a tour of Europe in Krakow, Poland, with four exhibits
Wilda’s music can be described as a combination of sensitive blues and
classical rock’n’roll. All this is compliance by raspy vocals and an
original text, which is ideal to listen in the acoustic arrangements.
“Polish Saudade, Polish morna and fado, no less poignant than these, and certainly as well original and beautiful. Staying deeply impressed by this collection, 15 pieces and no weak moments, I highly recommend it.” [Wojciech Ossowski, Polish Radio 3]
Krzysztof Ścierański at the very beginning of his musical career had been especially
interested in playing electric guitar. Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles were the
artists who significantly influenced him. However, once upon a time, the bass player from his
older brother’s band left, which turned out to be a good reason for Krzysztof to try out another
instrument, cello’s younger brother- electric bass guitar.