XIX Ambient Festival – July 14-15, 2017

14.07.2017 / Friday

Accomplice Affair

Accomplice Affair  – musical project that can be described as dark ambient. It is also influenced by dark wave and psychedelic music. Project started February 2005 by Przemysław Rychlik.

Backspace feat. Marcin Albert Steczkowski

Backspace – dialogue, interaction, improvisation, live sampling and the creative use of computer software (Ableton Live), electronic effects, and even everyday objects helped to create unique sound and unique musical language team. In music, the group finds inspiration for both symphonic music, minimalism, “Tintinnabuli” style through new Nordic jazz, to the ambient, electro and house.

Marcin Albert Steczkowski – laureate of “Citta di Undine” in Italy and NYCEMF – New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, as well as People’s Choice Award winner of Music Contest for electro-acoustic musical sketch based on themes from Kielce Governorate area. Sound organizer, musician involved in all sort of alternative music, 20th-century classical and avant/jazz/thrash music. He plays cornet and piano.

Eivind Aarset

Eivind Aarset – a guitarist with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship that can span from quiet intimacy to searing intensity. His debut as a bandleader on Jazzland Recordings was described by the New York Times as “One of the best post-Miles electric jazz albums,” setting a high benchmark that Aarset has consistently met and exceeded, both in the studio and in live performance.

15.07.2017 / Saturday

Tomasz Mreńca

Tomasz Mreńca – creates spatial music on the fringes of many styles, balancing between acoustic sounds and electronic textures. His compositions are constructed with complex, overlaying violin parts. Reach, illustrative character of his music is deepened by the analog synthesizers, pedalboard, loopers and additional dsp processors that affect instrument’s sound. Listeners should be prepared for imaginative and moody compositions contrasting with tense violin improvisations.

Katarzyna Borek

Katarzyna Borek – is recognised as one of the most outstanding polish pianist. She proved her artistry by receiving awards in many prestigious international piano competitions as well as represented Poland on many occasions. She has performed since she was very young, receiving laudatory reviews from musical authorities as well as praise from international audiences all over the world. Her main goal in music is to bond her need for sonic experiments with musical virtuosity.

Katarzyna Borek studied at the F. Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (Poland) in the class of great pianist and professor – Katarzyna Popowa – Zydroń. Having received The Polish Ministry of Culture and the Flemish Government Scholarship, between 2003 and 2007 Katarzyna Borek studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Brussels. Her Professor was Daniel Blumenthal, a truly great American pianist.

Katarzyna Borek will be accompanied by Paweł Osicki /live electronics/ and Ioana PĂUN / VJ-ing/

Günter Schlienz

Günter Schlienz – talented musician deriving from German psychedelic rock, who constructs his own instruments to create quality cosmic sounds. His music story begins when he started to play guitar in 1987. For the last 20 years he is a member of ambient/post-rock project Navel. He is also known as Cosmic Winnetou from his music releases in analog formats.

Music Market

Concerts are also accompanied by the music market throughout the days of the festival, so you will have an opportunity to meet musicians, music publishers and collectors, and buy some great music (CD/Vinyl) at first hand.

Mini exhibition of Art and High-End audio equipment presentation

There will be also a small exhibition of art works by Tadeusz Łuczejko, as well the presentation of High-End audio equipment thanks to Polish Audio Cluster – Audiomica Laboratory – audio cables, Encore Seven – Egg-Shell amplifier, Avcon – speakers and Shape of Sound – turntables, to be exact.
At the very end of the Ambient Festival, as usual, artists and audience will be able to gather around the bonfire to have a good time!

Festival Pass 60 zł
Daily Ticket 40 zł

(Ticket valid for the day it’s dated)

Passes, tickets reservation:
Gorlickie Centrum Kultury
Phone: +48 18 35 35 695