A meeting of musicians who know each other well and have been playing together for quite some time now. Let us welcome a fusion of two musical traditions: Chicago avant garde jazz (DKV) and its Scandinavian counterpart (The Thing).
AB BAARS Ab Baars is a Dutch saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and improviser. Born in 1955 in Magrette, he started playing the saxophone at age 15, and played in the Philips Marching Band and other local bands in Eindhoven. From 1976 until 1981 he studied under Leo van Oostrom at the […]
A French double bassist, composer and vocalist, Léandre is a renowned and influential figure in modern classical music. John Cage and the Italian composer and surrealist Giacinto Scelsi have both composed musical pieces for her.
Pat Thomas (keys/electronics) A central figure in British improvised music since the 80s, Pat Thomas is equally creative when it comes to playing cassettes, synths and grand piano. His unique approach to sound production has resulted in collaborations with multiple artists, such as Derek Bailey, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Oxley and […]
The band creates incredibly intense music, with influences drawn from Delta blues, no wave, early free jazz and Japanese noise music, as well as Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann.
The programme of the Krakow Jazz Autumn is set, for the ninth time, to provide lovers of improvised music with a multitude of unforgettable concerts, workshops and other music-related events. Most of the planned concerts are the Polish premieres of new projects by recognised stars of the international improvised music scene.
This year, the ninth Kraków Jazz Autumn kicks off with a bang! The incredibly popular (cult even, as some claim) Dutch outfit The Ex will be performing on an open stage in Plac Nowy. Look forward to an incredibly powerful mix of punk rock, Ethiopian rhythms, free jazz solos on brass instruments, and sophisticated lyrics.
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.
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!
An Ames room is a room that is distorted to create a kind of optical illusion. It was created in 1934 by the American ophthalmologist, Adalbert Ames. As a result of the optical illusion, a person standing in one corner appears to be disproportionately tall, while the person standing in the other corner appears very short. People moving from one corner to the other seem to grow or shrink as they walk across the room.