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FRIV MOVE ZAMEK is presenting the first event of the residency programme Laboratorium [Laboratory] organised by the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań. On Saturday, 31 August (7 pm), Zamek (Hall Balkonowy) will host an open meeting of musicians and dancers getting together to improvise in duos and trios. It will be an extraordinary occasion to witness the birth of sound and dance live. Friv Move Zamek meetings are meant as a platform for musicians and dancers to listen and observe each other. Reacting to changes in sound and movement they will improvise together. The meeting will gather artists from Poznań and guests, all being experienced improvisers who nevertheless have never performed together. Admission free.

Sound:

Hector Ray /Bilbao, Berlin/ – no-input mixer

Konrad Chyl /Poznań/ – percussion

Patrych Lichota /Poznań/ – prepared saxophone

Hubert Wińczyk /Poznań/ – electronics

Movement:

Katarzyna Górczyńska /Poznań/

Przemek Kamiński /Warsaw/

Agnieszka Kryst / Warsaw /

Marta Romaszkan /Poznań/

Detailed information about the project

Artists’ bios:

Katarzyna Górczyńskaholds a degree in music choreography/rhythmics and piano improvisation from the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland. She has also completed with honours postgraduate studies in rhythmics/EMP at the Hochschue fur Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, Germany. She is a member of the Institut Rhythmik Hellerau e.V. In her artistic work, she focuses on performances involving movement and music as well as on choreography. She also puts strong emphasis on her teaching and scientific activity working with students at the Hochschule fur Musik in Dresden and teaching rhythmics in Poland and Germany. www.kasiagorczynska.com

Agnieszka Krystgraduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with a diploma in choreography and dance theory. In 2013 she received a scholarship from Alternatywna Akademia Tańca [Alternative Dance Academy], Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, Poznań, Poland. She has collaborated with Karolina Kroczak, Tomas Nepsinski, Marysia Stokłosa and Małgorzata Haduch. She also took part in a range of workshops in Poland and abroad, conducted e.g. by Laura Aris Alvarez, Peter Jasko, Benoit Lachambre, Keith Hennessy, or David Zambrano. Currently, she is participating in the New Europe festival/choreographic competition in Prague, Czech Republic, working on a solo set to the music of Czech composer Lukas Matusek. She is a member of Warsaw’s Centrum w Ruchu.

Przemek Kamińskiis a dancer, performer, and emerging choreographer. He is studying at the Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland, and has trained as instructor at the Mazovia Regional Centre of Culture and Arts in Warsaw. He has received scholarships from the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Alternatywna Akademia Tańca [Alternative Dance Academy] in Poznań, and participated in a student exchange organised by the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kamiński has collaborated with a range of choreographers, directors and visual artists, such as Nicole Seiler (CH), Karolina Kroczak (PL), Kirstine Kyhl Andersen (DK), Małgorzata Haduch (PL), the Harakiri Farmers collective (Dominika Kanapik, Wojtek Klimczyk, PL), Aleksandra Dziurosz (PL), Kaya Kołodziejczyk (PL), and Krzysztof Garbaczewski (PL). Together with Korina Kordova, he is a member of an informal collective Flesh System. He has also been designing stage movement for dramatic theatre, including plays directed by Wojciech Faruga, Agnieszka Błońska or Michał Kmiecik. In October 2013 he is to begin his studies at the Dance, Context, Choreography programme, Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin.

Marta Romaszkanholds a degree in philosophy and public communications at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In her choreographic work she incorporates elements of Asian martial arts: Tai Chi, which she was learning in China and Poznań, as well as Aiki, which she studies in Brussels with Masato Matsuura, master of Aiki and Noh theatre. She has also participated in various dance workshops conducted by Polish and international teachers. In 2012 she received a scholarship from Alternatywna Akademia Tańca [Alternative Dance Academy], Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, in Poznań. Together with Patryk Lichota she created Starving Mirrors, Lightskin, and an audio visual performance Strange Lóóp. She is a member of the FRIV MOVE collective which explores relations between improvised movement and free improvisation music. Together with Lichota, she is taking part in the residency programme Laboratorium organised by Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań, working on the project Friv Move Zamek.

Hector Reyplays the no-input mixing board (where the input of the board is connected to the output, and the artist manipulates the resultant audio feedback). He also plays the trumpet and different objects. A qualified sculptor and musician, Rey focuses in his work on the matter and its potential formal configurations. He has exhibited world-wide (in Spain, the USA, Finland) and gave concerts at a range of clubs and festivals (MEM, Personal-collective Madrid). He has recorded with such labels as Doministiku, Mantricum, or Desetxea. Apart from giving solo performances, he has also collaborated with various musicians, dancers and visual artists, such as Seijiro Murayama, Miguel A. Garcia, Oier Iruretagoiena, Shu Lea Cheang, Dominique Starck, Marianela Leon, Margarida Garcia and many others. He runs his own record company Nueni Recs and organises music listening sessions called Murrunmaldiak. Hector Rey is writing his PhD on non-idiomaticity in improvisation.

Konrad Chyl is a percussion player, improviser and sound artists. He has participated is music improvisation sessions playing the percussion, electronics, turntable and different objects, alongside musicians such as Joel Grip, Pierre Borel, Krzysztof “Arszyn” Topolski, Mikolaj Pałosz, Patryk Lichota, Piotr Tkacz, Piotr Kala, Oier Iruretagoiena, Kim_Nasung, Konrad Gęca and many others. He is looking for his own form of artistic activity (sound situation) incorporating elements of concert and sound installation. He wrote music for the Lublin Dance Theatre’s Kosmos and organises AudioLogie, a festival of his own authorship devoted to sound art and electroacoustic music at the Centre for Intercultural Artistic Initiatives “Rozdroża” [Crossroads] in Lublin.

Patryk Lichotais a musician, composer, improviser and radio producer. He holds a degree in culture studies and musicology from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he currently studies cognitive studies, while doing his PhD at the Department of Polish and Classical Philology, and teaching students of the programme Interactive Media and Performance. He is a member of the HAT Center, as well as artistic director and producer of the festival of improvised music FRIV. He composes music for theatrical productions and radio drama, while creating multimedia installations as well. He is a member of various ensembles: KakofoNIKT, Posoka, Stupor, Ryzykowna Wyprawa Batyskafem, Kurort, Disgrained. He created the video project Fonoleptic, and is the author of the conception for Strange Lóóp, Lightskin, and Starving Mirrors. Together with Marta Romaszkan he is developing FRIV MOVE, a project devoted improvised music and dance. Patryk Lichota has performed/recorded with Blanka Dembosz, Konrad Chyl, Ilia Belorukov, Clayton Thomas, Piotr Mełech, Jeff Gburek, Jakub Paczkowski, Piotr Tkacz, Adam Gołębiewski, Rafał Zapała, Pascal Battus and Lucie Lariq. For five years he has been hosting Audiosfera, a radio show on contemporary music on Radio Afera.

Hubert Wińczyk is a sound artist and performer. He has played with ensembles such as kakofoNIKT, Revue svazu českých architektů, WW Duo. He records, processes and emits sounds as Urinatorium. Sometimes he collaborates with Ramzes. He works with sounds inside and outside.

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