Different Sounds Zone

Different Sounds Zone - is a cycle of concerts featuring original performers, the most interesting independent record labels and a variety of musical genres and their arresting combinations. This cycle is a continuation of the summer festival East of Culture- Different Sounds and allows us to abandon musical routine and experience new sounds.

Since December 2015 Kaiser Söze Foundartion is the partner of DSZ.

M8N plays ULSSS

When: 07.06.2018 – Thursday, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture – Próba Café, Grodzka 5a

Abstract music storytelling #OPENelectronic

The debut album of M8N (the pseudonim of Miron Grzegorkiewicz), ULSSS has been made in 8 parts. Between march 2017 and October 2017, on every 8th day of the month we had a new episode. The episode series forms a map of a mysterious world in which U. is the central character. Each new part is like a page torn from a travel journal and only after putting them together do they make any sense. The album was launched on 18.01.2018. The material on Miron Grzegorkiewicz’s debut album was inspired by the artist’s various recordings from the last decade. How they transformed constitutes an example of a subjective memory map. To create this map with him Miron invited: Karolina Rec, Mateusz Franczak, Kamil Pater, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Marek Karolczyk, Grzegorz Mańko, Barbara Kinga Majewska, Krzysztof Dziubka, Adam Podniesiński, Irek Wojtczak and Pete Simonelli.

Miron Grzegorkiewicz (1987) – has been weaving his artistic history since the first half of 2000s. Musician, producer, interaction designer, noncertified theatrologist, an enthusiast of all kinds of visual arts. He can be heard in such bands as JAAA!, HOW HOW, Daktari, SHMIB or PTKCSS, with whom he performed, among others, at Open’er (Gdynia), Off Festival (Katowice), Tauron New Music (Katowice), New Tradition (Warsaw), New Jewish Music (Warsaw), JazzBezz (Ukraine), JazzFest (Berlin), c/o pop Festival (Cologne), Reeperbahn (Hamburg), Primavera Sound (Barcelona). He took part, among others in, SIM improvisation workshops (The School of Improvisational Music, Ny, USA), the resident of the project Playback Play organized by Michał Libera. In January 2018 (under the name M&N) he published his debut storytelling album The ULSSS

The project’s history:
08/03/2017 Railway Bars – episode 1.
08/04/2017 Through the waterfall – ep2
08/05/2017 Before The Eyes – ep3
08/06/2017 Night – ep4
08/07/2017 Digging – ep5
08/08/2017 Hidden Kingdom – ep6
08/09/2017 After The Storm – ep7
08/10/2017 We are surprising no one – ep8

Music Video 
Teasers for 8 episodes 
Project records

Lonker See

When: 06.04.2018 – Friday, 8:00 pm
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a – auditorium, 2nd floor
Free admission

Different Sounds Zone in April brings a meeting with Lonker See, a quartet from Poland’s Tricity. Their original music, uniquely fusing such genres as jazz, post rock, psychedelia or noise, fits perfectly our formula of “different sounds”, that is music which seeks new sounds and evades simple classifications. Lonker See, having had their recent album released by Music is the Weapon, have been receiving many positive reviews. They are considered one of the most interesting bands in its style. We will be able to check what they sound like live on 6 April 2018 at Workshops of Culture in Lublin.

LONKER SEE is a project that began as an ambient duet consisting of Bartosz Boro Borowski and Joanna Kucharska, known from 1926 or Kiev Office. Having recorded the EP, the band decided to expand by inviting into their ranks the acclaimed jazz performers from the Tricity – Tomek Gadecki and Michał Goss and to change the music format by exploring a wider range of genres. Lonker See’s music contains such elements as jazz, space rock and psychedelia. It’s very open, based on long forms and leaves much space for improvisation. Lonker See’s debut album, “Split image” was released in April 2016 by Music is the Weapon. After its release, the band gave a lot of concerts and in February 2017 Instant Classic released a well-received split featuring the Sosnowiec-based band Arrm and after that they toured again. Recently, Music is the Weapon has released a double album Lonker Sessions and Live at Pijana Czapla.


When: 23 March 2018, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a, auditorium – 2nd floor

Tickets: 10 PLN – will be available for purchase at Workshops of Culture soon

Drekoty (Ola Rzepka, Natalia Pikuła and Olga Czech) made us wait over 5 years for another album. In February 2018 Drekoty released an album called “lub maszyna trawa dzika”, accompanied by unique guests under the supervision of Sebastian Witkowski. The basic instrument set remains the same, Drekoty still consists of vocals, keyboards and percussion. This time they have been recorded live in order to show the energy and joy of performing together. A long guest list extends the basic sounds in unexpected ways. The album features Antoni Gralak, Kasia Kolbowska, Rapahel Rogiński, Paweł Szpura and Mikołaj Trzaska.

The album was released on 2nd February by Thin Man Records.

Drekoty first emerged on the scene in 2011 with the self-published EP entitled Trafostacja. Original, raw sounds comprising keyboards, percussion and three female vocals gave the girls a position in a niche market that stands outside genre classifications. Drekota’s concert activity with an award for the best Polish song at Gramy Festival 2011. Then, they performed alongside such names as Carla Bozulich, Julia Marcell, Pustki or Paristetris. Towards the end of 2012 they released their debut album called Persentyna. The release ranked among the top Polish alternative music releases in 2012. Over the next few years, the band continued to give concerts, performed at smaller and larger festivals (including Off Festival, Opener, Męskie Granie, Ars Cameralis), gave gigs in the best clubs in Poland and performed in Germany, Austria and Turkey. In 2015, they released an EP entitled “Nowe Konstelacje” featuring new interpretations of songs by Grzegorz Ciechowski and a new, original song “Spokój” produced by Leszek Biolik.

Drekoty online

Sorja Morja

When: 10 March 2018, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin – Próba Cafe, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Free admission

Sorja Morja is a band formed by Ewa Sadowska and Szymon Lechowicz. The band’s lineup for concerts also includes Małgorzata Penkalla from Enchanted Hunters.

In 2017 Thin Man Records released Sorja Morja’s debut album entitled “Sorja” that featured the band’s guitar-based music inspired by minimalist post-punk and RPG soundtracks. Michał Kupicz produced the album.

At present, Sorja Morja tour intensively or work on their next release.

Sorja Morja online: Facebook

Brzoska / Marciniak / Markiewicz

A musical experiment involving poetry, an electric guitar and a trumpet in open compositions and improvisations. The trio Brzoska/Marciniak/Markiewicz will give a gig at Different Sounds Zone in mid-February.

When: 16 February 2018 (Friday),  20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture – Próba Café, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Free admission

Wojciech Brzoska (b.1978) – poet, author of seven poetry collections, most recently: W każdym momencie, na przyjście i odejście” (2015). His verse has been published in the majority of leading Polish literary and cultural periodicals as well as internationally, among others in Sodobnost (Slovenia), Zeichen & Wunder (Germany), Cordite Poetry Review (Australia), and in numerous anthologies published domestically and abroad. His poetry has been translated into English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, and Spanish. He is the co-founder and vocalist of Brzoska i Gawroński, a band that so far has released two records: Nunatak (2012), and Słońce, lupa i mrówki [The Sun, the Looking Glass, and the Ants] (2015)

Łukasz Marciniak (b.1984) – A guitarist, composer and music aficionado residing in Katowice. The co-creator of Makemake, an improvised music duo noted for its open compositions in the spirit of ambient, free jazz and contemporary music. Makemake’s discography consists of two albums: From the Earth to the Moon (2016) and Something Between (Zoharum 2017). At present, he is also a member of io, a trio specialising in contemporary chamber music. In his solo work, he focuses on mastering his own idiom of articulation (pizzicato, prepared instruments), and also incorporates space and breath, merging them with noise and electronics. He has performed duets with Lena Czerniawska, Kuba Sokołowski, and Jacek Mazurkiewicz, among others.

Marcin Markiewicz (b.1977) – a trumpeter, vocalist, lyricist active in the reggae music scene. He is the co-founder and leader of Konopians, a reggae ensemble. Cultural manager, photographer.

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Better Person

Better Person is Adam Byczkowski’s solo project that offers seductive synthesizer ballads that are both sensual and sinister. We will find traces of influence of Arthur Russell or Sade, but also David Lynch and Andrzej Zaucha.

The musician who comes from Sopot and currently resides in Berlin, released the popular single “I Wake up tired”, followed by the EP “It’s only you” and most recently “Zakichany Człowiek” sung in Polish. Currently, Byczkowski is working on an LP and is on a tour that has taken him to Europe, North America and Asia and includes regular performances alongside such musicians as Alex Cameron, Sean Nicholas Savage, TOPS or Molly Nielsen.

When: 13 January 2018 (Saturday), 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture – Próba Café, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Free Admission

Better Person online: FacebookSoundcloud,  Youtube 1Youtube 2


Junket is an electronic music project from Ukraine that was set up spontaneously at an art exhibition where two members of the jazz band Atomic Simao (Georgiy Valchuk and Nikolay Shostov) created a symbiosis of electronic sounds and live instruments (saxophone, flute). A characteristic feature of the band is that they don’t play recorded songs; they create everything online with no chance to edit. Junket’s music is a fusion of break-beat, funk, electro dub, minimal house and drum’n’bass.

When: 19 January 2018 (Friday), 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture – Próba Café, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Free admission

Junket online:  FacebookSoundcloudBandcampYoutube


Zgniłość  is a new band founded by the Cracow-based poet Marcin Świetlicki and the pianist Michał Wandzilak (Swietliki). They have invited young jazz musicians from Tricity: the saxophonist Michał  Ciesielski and the trumpeter Dawid Lipka (Tymon Tymański’s brass section), the double bassist Maciej Sadowski and the percussionist Tomasz Kopra. Zgniłość has emerged from the band Jazztiki that performs jazz covers of Świetliki’s hits.

When: 13.12.2017 (Wednesday), 20:00

Where:  Workshos of Culture, Grodzka 5a, auditorium, 2nd floor

Free admission

The current music trajectory of Zgniłość can be defined as: post-post-ironic post-cold-wave post-yass. The band audaciously refers to the best Pomeranian and Cracow music traditions. May 2017  brought the releases of a double full-length audiobook entitled “Dobra Zmiana” authored by Marcin Świetlicki (Wydawnictwo 5a). The music is provided by Zgniłość. “Dobra Zmiana” is the first ever audiobook to feature the recording of a band improvising live and interacting with the audience. Currently, Zgniłość is on a tour promoting the band’s second album, “Siedmiościan”. The release includes original compositions and a number of surprising reinterpretations (such as “Mmmorderstwo” or “Przysiadalność”). The recording features guest appeareances by the legendary trumpeter Antoni Ziut Gralak, a famous acress and German philologist Julia Kamińska and other household names. The album is promoted via singles: “Hotel Savoy’ and “To ten sam wiatr” . The album has received the Top Note of the magazine JazzPRESS (November 2017).

Zgniłość online: FacebookYoutube 1, Youtube 2

Miles Bonny / Shhor / Dj Papa Zura

When: 30 November 2017, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin – Próba Cafe, Grodzka 5a
Admission free

Miles Bonny

Originally from New Jersey, he currently lives in New Mexico. His album “Lumberjack Soul” released in 2011 is one of the classic, timeless neo soul titles. Bonny’s career began in 2002 when he founded the band SoundsGood. He has worked with many renowned artists from all over the world. He has acted as a producer for Sage Francis. He has released singles with DJ Day, Brenk Sinatra (together they form S3 duet), Anthony Valadez, Suff Daddy, Kixnar. He has also released the EP “Egg Black” together with B.Lewis. This release was praised in many reviews of the year 2012 in music. Currently, Miles Bonny is getting ready to release an album he has worked on with Ta-Ku,  one of the most famous hip hop and soul producers. The album is set to debut in 2017.  Miles Bonny is currently in Lublin on an international art residency organized by Community Arts Lab. During his stay thus far, he has run a number of music workshops at Workshops of Culture.

Miles Bonny online: WebsiteYoutube 1Youtube 2, Youtube 3, Youtube 4Youtube 5Bandcamp


 A Tasmanian Singer and producer who has recently moved to Taos in New Mexico. Her style is a soulful  fusion of southern gospel, blues, jazz, soul and ambient electronica. Having received a number of awards for best vocal and graduating in music studies, she moved to Melbourne where, owing to her incredible voice and stage presence she fortified her position in a country that has produced such artists as Kaiyote or Daniel Merriweather. As a professional vocalist and choir leader, Shhor is often invited to take part in recordings  of hip hop performers and producers, including Mphazes, BeSpoke Music, Illy or Dylan Joel. She has also shared the stage with such artists as D’Angelo and her voice was used by the legend of house and ballroom music – Louie Vega (Masters at Work) in the song “Weekend Love” released by Soul Records. She has also contributed to the song Way, produced in cooperation with Tall Black Guy and the American musician Miles Bonny.  Currently, Shhor is working on her debut album.

Shhor online:  BandcampFacebookYoutube 1Youtube 2Youtube 3

Dj Papa Zura (Bartłomiej Pazura) 

Since the mid-1990s he has been an active DJ, music promoter and producer. He’s a member of SOUL SERVICE collective that has been releasing compilations of forgotten Polish music, promoting organic sounds of the 1960s/1970s and popularizing the vinyl record as a medium since 2005. He has performed his DJ sets at clubs, festivals and radio stations in Poland and several other countries. He records his own music as “Zura” (U know me records). He’s the music director of Spatif club in Warsaw.

TonqiXod & The Glitchhh (Belarus)

Different Sounds Zone will end November on a strong guitar note at a double concert of performers from Minsk –  TonqiXod and The Glitchhh.

When:  24 November 2017 (Friday), 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a – auditorium, 2nd floor
Admission free

TonqiXod  is a trio that play a fusion of post-punk, progressive rock and indie. The band’s prinicpal instruments are drums, guitar and keyboard plus vocals and original Belarusian lyrics. Since 2014 TonquiXod have given dozens of concerts and won a number of awards, including  the best Belarussian album of 2015 and the best Basóvišča festival band (Poland) in the same year.
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The Glitchhh,  another trio from Minsk, focus on contemporary instrumental music. They mix shoegaze and noise with blues post-rockand metal. The range and scale of inspirations they draw from is huge and The Glitchhh try to take a bit from everything whilst polishing their own sounds, exploring classic rock instrument sets, namely the guitar, drums ans bass.
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New Cage

New Cage  is a new band set up by Joanna Halszka Sokołowska and Bratłomiej Tyciński, Warsaw-based musicians  signed up with Lado ABC record label. In 2016, the artists,  known for their collaborations with such bands as Mitch & Mitch, Der Father, Warszawskie Combo Taneczne or Jerz Igor, recorded an album entitled “Wszystko Jutro” which was subsequently released by Lado ABC in spring ’17. Both the album and the repertoire the band will present in Lublin include new arrangements of  songs by Johnny Cash and original compositions inspired by guitar road songs.

When: 16 November 2017, 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a – auditorium 2nd floor
Admission free  

The artists about their album “Wszystko Jutro”

We wanted to call our record “Vemoedalen”. Give the press something to write about. V. is the feeling you get when you take a picture of something beautiful, knowing that it has been photographed a thousand times before. It’s the frustration and fear of realizing that everything has already been done. Still, we couldn’t help ourselves and made yet another record with beautiful songs about love. This time without the fear and frustration. We just postponed everything until tomorrow. The pressure dropped, the heart went unharmed, peace and quiet settled in. There was time and place for everything. We formed a band to play songs by Johnny Cash. They were an inspiration for us. Someone once said they should not be sung by a woman. We decided to see what happens if they are.

Johnny’s spirit would visit us during the creation of this material, but we are no longer sure which Johnny it was.

New Cage onlineFacebookBandcampVideo

Limboski Solo Act

Limboski  is an artist deriving from European songwriting tradition, inspired by American folk-blues and at the same time fascinated with Mongolian throat singing- Kargyraa. He has written many beautiful ballads that the public knows by heart. He’s also a wild concert beast. He’s often compared to Nick Cave and Tom Waits. At his solo concerts, he becomes a One Man Band. He plays the guitar, sings, loops live and uses  bass drums evoking associations with wandering, lone troubadours. He interacts with the audience and freely juggles the situation to create something called One Man Madness.

When: 10 November 2017 (Friday), 20:00
Where: Próba Café, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Free admission

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TeChytrze is an original project of Jacek Steinbrich – a Lublin-based double bassist and guitarist who finds inspiration in punk, blues, minimalism, jazz, free jazz, contemporary and classical music. Jacek is a finalist of the competition Cage 1,2,3 and has taken part in numerous composing and jazz workshops. He works with various bands, including the Polish-Irish free jazz band, the psychedelic group Braces are beautiful, the collective Cząstki Elementarne as well as the quartet
Dokalski/Cieślak/Miarczyński/Steinbrich. In the spring of 2017, he set up the band TeChytrze. The idea was to interpret traditional music (mostly Lublin songs and one from Kurpie) by contemporary musicians deriving from jazz and alternative music and singing female vocal sections in white voice.

TeChytrze about themselves:
As a result of very strong disturbances in space-time, our great grandmothers planted cabbage right next to American cotton plantations, were influenced by the punk revolt and crossed distant deserts and prairies. The working songs of dark-skinned slaves fused with the songs of fair-skinned peasant women and punk grunge,  western music clashed with love songs. These unusual neighbours and circumstancess gave life to new music genres. Exotic tunes replaced traditional ones but the language and content of the songs remained the same. TeChytrze wants to recreate this kind of music.


  • Renata Krawczyk – vocals
  • Weronika Nowacka – vocals
  • Lidia Szpulka – vocals, flute, clarinet
  • Ania Trawicka – vocals
  • Roman Chraniuk – double bass, vocals
  • Jakub Miarczyński – percussion, vocals
  • Jacek Steinbrich – guitar, vocals

TeChytrze online:


When: 20 October 2017 (Friday), 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, Lublin – auditorium, 2nd floor
Free event

Devarrow & Owen Meany’s Batting Stance

Devarrow is the moniker of Graham Ereaux, a singer-songwriter who blends simple folk with sophisticated pop to create music which reflects an upbringing in Moncton, New Brunswick and a subsequent half decade of traveling.
In 2015, Devarrow self-released The Great Escape, a collection of eleven songs written in a leaky-roofed apartment while living in Vancouver for a winter. To support the release, Devarrow toured Canada extensively as a one-man-band in 2015 and 2016, focusing on creating an energetic, captivating and intimate live show performed in the raconteur style. Gaining recognition in the maritimes – including an ECMA nomination – Devarrow moved back East to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he now resides. With a refined focus on lyrics and arrangement, Devarrow is currently working on a new album.
Devarrow Online: WebInstagramFacebookBandcampVideo.

Characterized as ‘impassioned literary folk’, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance is the moniker of Halifax via Guelph singer-songwriter Daniel Walker.
Walker’s work embarks on an exploration of how a song can be used to cradle narratives, weaving lyrics and melodies to sew stories and express personal longings, frustrations, and all else that results from his tangles with cultural introspection. If John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and John K. Sampson of the Weakerthans formed a book club, you can be sure that Walker would be scurrying to the nearest second hand book store in search of the recommended novels he hadn’t read.
Owen Meany’s Batting Stance’s self titled record, released September 17th 2016, has been recently nominated for 3 Music Nova Scotia Awards (Best New Artist, Alternative Recording of the Year, and Individual Recording of the Year). Currently in the midst of a European tour, OMBS will be returning to Canada later in the fall for showcase performances at Halifax Pop Explosion music festival as well as Nova Scotia Music Week.
Owen Meany’s Batting Stance Online: WebFacebookBandcampVideoSpotify.

When: 6 October 2017, 19:00
Where: Próba Café, Grodzka 5a
Free event


Kristen was established in Szczecin in 19997 by Michał Biela and Mateusz and Łukasz Rychlik. There is no other band in Poland that would be active for as long as they have and keep recording albums of such consistently high quality. Each new album is a treat for the fans of Polish alternative music. The penultimate album – The Secret Map was very well received by the critics and the vocalist and guitarist Michał Biela was nominated for “Paszporty Polityki” Award. Kristen’s music cannot be easily classified as any one genre, it keeps showing different faces ranging from math-rock to elaborate trance. Their newest album, “LAS”, released by the leading Polish record label Instant Classic received a whole bunch of awards and was one of the best albums of 2016. The band is known for excellent gigs and they have performed several hundred of them in Poland and abroad. “LAS” was recorded in an extended, four-member line-up, with Maciek Bączyk. The artist had contributed to their previous album, “The Secret Map”, but with this album, he became a permanent band member. The band cuts the means of expression but at the same time offers sounds that are meaty and suggestive; their compositions are often based on repetitions. This album features Michał Biela singing in Polish the outstanding, hypnotising eponymous song. But Kristen’s music is far from songs- the band often goes for experimental forms. This can be heard at their gigs- the performers love them: they play powerful, catchy sounds that pull the listeners into the world of their music.

Kristen is Mateusz Rychlicki – drums, electronics / Łukasz Rychlicki – guitar / Michał Biela – bass, vocals / Maciej Bączyk – synths.

When: 27 May (Saturday), 20:00
Where: Próba Café Patio, Grodzka 5a
The event is free!

T’ien Lai and X-Navi:Et | double concert 

T’ien Lai –  an organic and synthetic dance quartet established in 2012 by Łukasz Jędrzejczak (So Slow, Alameda 5) and Kuba Ziołek (Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble) as a result of their search for new forms of meditative electronic and electroacoustic music. Their debut album “Da’at”, released by Monotype Records in 2013 evoked the sounds of old Polish People Republic’s “Śnieżka” radios processed via guitar effects and superimposed on synthesiser loops. These adventures ended with well-received gigs at the Unsound Festival in Cracow (2012) and Monotype Zone in Warsaw (2014). The duet also recorded a second album called “RHYTHM” , released in autumn 2015 that concluded their experiments with pulse music and explorations of various dimensions of rhythm.  “RHYTHM” featured music that was more lively and energetic- the effect of musicians’ work in  Alameda 5 and Innercity Ensemble. Since the beginning of 2015, T’ien Lai has been performing as a quartet. New members joined: Rafał Kołacki (Hati, Innercity Ensemble, Mammoth Ulthana) and Mikołaj Zieliński (Alameda 3, Alameda 5, Rara)  playing on the African percussion and drums. Jędrzejczak and Ziołek have returned to strictly synthetic sounds, that are juxtaposed live with the organic sounds of the percussion instruments. The result is a music veering between quasi-shaman trance and raw, almost industrial electronic rhythm and even pastiches of contemporary techno. The band plays and improvises live, without using computers.

Rafał Iwański (X-NAVI:ET) –  sound artist, percussionist and ethnologist by education. He makes electroacoustic music based on sounds of electronic and acoustic instruments that are analogue-modified as well as on recovered sounds.  Co-founder and musician in Hati (with Rafał Kołacki), Kapitał (with Kuba Ziółek) and Innercity ensemble, since 2014 he has been a part of Alameda 5. He worked on audiovisual projects: Aqualuna (with Anna Pilewicz) and VOICES OF THE COSMOS (with Wojciech Zięba and Sebastian Soberski- a radio observer from the Astronomy Centre at the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń). Iwański played solo and with bands at dozens of  gigs in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, France, Denmark, Lithuania, Hungary and the USA, including with other artists such as  Z’EV, Richard Pinhas, Peter Votava, Jerzy Mazzoll, Jeff Gburek, John Zorn, Anna Zielińska, Wojtek Jachna, Jacek Buhl, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Xavier Bayle. He participated in the recording and production of a number of albums released on digital media, vinyl records and cassettes. A member of the Polish Association of Electroacoustic Music. As part of HATI, he conducted sound workshops based on the idea of recycling. In November 2015,  the label Wounded Knife released a mini-album signed X-NAVI:ET; released on cassette, it was titled  “Vox Paradox”.


When: 27.04.2017, 19.00

Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a

The event is free


SONAR consists of  Łukasz Stachurko (RYS co-founder),  percussionist Rafał Dutkiewicz and Lena Osińska who’s debuting as a vocalist. Fascination with trip hop and sensual electronics resulted in creating a very original sound because it’s tough to compare Sonar with anything else. They have only Polish lyrics (penned by Mateusz Holak), live percussion, string quartet, Artur Bogułsawki on the piano, a few interesting guests and most of all Lena’s voice are the ingredients of the album „Pętle” (Loops) that was released in September 2016 by U Know Me Records.


Muzyka Miasta – official music video

Vaga – official music video

Kilka Wspomnień – official music video

Sonar performing Debiutantki live 

Między wierszami – official music video

When: 17.03.2017,  20.00
Where:  Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a

Free event.

Duży Jack and Xenony | double concert

Duży Jack – the band was formed in 2011 for a gig featuring the covers of Starzy Singers and years later released an album with their own compositions, completely different music and a slightly changed line-up. The members are Paweł „Bebech” Górski (Xenony) playing the baritone guitar and Tomasz Dubiel the drummer. These two were later joined by the guitarist Piotrek Bukowki (Xenony, Hokei) and the vocalist Łukasz Jędrzejczak (T’ien Lai, Alameda 5). Duży Jack is a Frankenstein-like band: each member draws inspiration from a different source. That’s why their new album “Uczucia” (released by Lado ABC) evokes many associations- starting from Shellac and NoMeansNo, through Refused and Dead Kennedys and Stereolab.

Duży Jack on FB

Xenony – the only band to combine synthesiser sounds with advanced knowledge about vectors and integrals in such an uncompromising way. They can be modern, they can be melancholy and they strive to be entertaining. And they are most definitely super cool.

After the excellent album “XE” released in 2014 (Lado ABC abc A/13, MA14), XENOMY has ventured on a different course. That course is space. On the tour in autumn, the band will present new tracks from the upcoming album „Polished Space Program” – that will have its premiere in spring 2017. Members: Bukowski (Hokei, Duży Jack) – synth, Koszniec Karol (Komora A) – synth, Bebech (Duży Jack) – synth.

XenonyBand on FB

When: 15 December 2016 (Thursday), 19:00

Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a

The event is free


Karolina Rec who performs under the stage name Resina is the first Polish musician to have ever signed, at the beginning of this year, a contract with the legendary British label FatCatRecords, and specifically with its post-classic branch, “130701″. For the past 10 years, Karolina has been associated with the Polish independent scene co-forming bands with such performers as Maciek Cieślak, Michał Biela or Natalia Fiedorczuk. Resina’s debut album was released on 30.09.2016. It is the result of experiments combining cello and simple electronic instruments. It means that sometimes the tracks are almost songs and sometimes they become more elaborate, intuitive impressions. What links all composition is the desire to learn and explore all non-obvious functions of the instrument. Fat Cat Records is famous for discovering many important contemporary alternative artists (such as Animal Collective, Múm or Sigur Rós). Through calling to life the sublabel 130701 they became unofficial originators of the so-called post-classical trend in contemporary alternative/instrumental music. In July 2016, 130701 celebrated their 15th anniversary and to celebrate they released a unique compilation featuring all 11 (current and former) artists associated with the label. Aside from compositions by such masters of instrumental music as Max Richter or Johann Johannsson, it also featured Resina’s piece.

Resina on Facebook

When: 25 November 2016 (Friday), 20:00

Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a

The event is free


JAAA!- JAAA!’ s music can be defined as a trance flight to the land of imagination. Sounds are tools for building stories with emotion. In the time of singles and easy playlists, their conceptual album is a true gem for the fans of Thomas Yorke, Moderat or Atoms For Peace whose influence, according to many journalists is very discernible in the band’s work. The musicians themselves try to avoid any comparisons, letting the music speak for itself. “Remik” is an album that Marek Karolczyk, Kamil Pater and Miron Grzegorkiewicz have worked on for three years. It is a a nearly hour-long tale about a boy who escapes the real, dark world and creates his own, safer reality. In this self-made world, the alienated Remik is not lonely anymore. He has a friend and defender called Bujillo. Together, they are untouchable. Together, they journey across new worlds. JAA’s concerts are also unforgettable. Every concert is different because the musicians improvise using different synthesizers and samples they have previously recorded, often outside studio (field recording). JAAA’s gigs are accompanied by unique, animations by Karolina Głusiec. Emotional music and the imagery inspired by it transport the public to an entirely different realm. All musicians have been working in the business for years: Marek Karolczyk and Robert Piernikowski form Napszykłat, Kamil Pater was a member of Contemporary Noise Quartet, and Miron Grzegorkiewicz was a part of such projects as Daktari and How How.

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When: 28 October 2016 (Friday), 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a Grodzka
The event is free

Fonomo On Tour | Tropy | Movies: „Every Other Summer”, „Do It Together”

Artur Maćkowiak and Bartek Kapsa have been organizing the FONOMO Festival in Bydgoszcz for the past four years, but they never cooperated before. The time to cooperate has come now. They have composed music to accompany experimental films by Pedro Fereira and they will play it live in Lublin. Eight different films, ranging from abstract video-art to found footage  drown in the jungle of sounds and become spread between melodies and improvised experiments. The premise  of this project is that sound and image interact but neither dominates over the other. In this instance, film and music are two parallel stories, which closely interact. In February the band released their album TROPY ( Tropes) which contains tracks created specifically for this concert. Therfore, the  entire  concert tour  FONOMO ON TOUR will promote their debut release.

When: 7, 8 April, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, ul. Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Tickets: 10 zł –  available for purchase from 22 March 2016  | Workshops of Culture in Lublin, ul. Grodzka 5a,  1st floor, Monday to Friday 10:00-16:30 and an hour before the concert or |online|.

Lomi Lomi

According to many music critics, Lomi Lomi’s album entitled “Heroizm Woli” – The Heroism of Will (Lado ABC) is one of the most interesting releases of 2015.  Piotr Domagalski, Mateusz Szemraj, Krzysztof Cybulski and Artur Lipiński play music that evades categorisation. Check it out! Lomi’s music is like experimental dance music and contemporary early music. Lomi joins the unjoinable: psychedelia, melodic lightness and a touch of nerdiness (those cymbals!)  It’s pretty chill, absurd and convincingly blasé. – Radek Soćko ( It’s a bit like a radio drama broadcast by a niche radio station, or like a soundtrack to an old film, or like music played at a funeral, except the organist slightly overdid psychotropic substances – Łukasz Kamiński (Gazeta Wyborcza)

When: 11 march 2016, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Tickets: 10 PLN / available for sale from 22 February 2016 / Workshops of Culture in Lublin / ul. Grodzka 5a, 1st Floor, Monday to Friday 10:00-16:30. They can also be purchased an hour before the concert and online on our website 



Lauda is a musical project created by Błażej Król and his wife Iwona. Material recorded on their album “Gennin” was produced among the rush of daily life and constitutes an attempt to play/capture  the place where the couple has been living for a few years: a small village called Jenin located just a few kilometres away from Gorzów Wlkp. Listeners who know Błażej Krol only from his UL/KR days or his newer solo projects may be in for a surprise, unless they are familiar with his project Dwutysięczny (Two-thousandth) and the album “Jedynak” (Only Child). The pair’s music is clearly influenced by early Aphex Twin and Demdlike Stare. Lauda will release their debut album at the beginning of February. The album will be published by Latarnia Records. For the remainder of the month the  duo will promote their  album at concerts in selected cities.

When: 25 february 2016, 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Tickets: 10 PLN – available from 8 February 2016, at Workshops of Culture, ul. Grodzka 5a, 1st Floor,  Monday- Friday 10:00-16:30. Tickets can also be purchased an hour before the concert or ONLINE on our website.




Ścianka is a cult Polish alternative band which was created in 1994 in Sopot. Their style is difficult to define – it combines the raw energy of pre-punk with free-jazz madness. In Lublin the group will present their latest project, „Ścianka – Niezwyciężony,” which will be performed live exclusively in December and in a few selected venues in Poland. The band has also prepared a number of musical surprises for those who remember their earlier albums.

When: 18 december 2015, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Tickets: 15 zł – available from 23 November at the Workshop for Culture in Lublin, first floor (Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:30 and one hour before the concert).

Syny + Adam Gołębiewski

Syny – admired by the Pitchfork magazine for their concert at the Unsound Festival, labeled as „the most beautiful discovery of the festival of New Music” by the French magazine Traxmag. They have also been appreciated in Poland, as exemplified by the nomination for the Aktivist magazine Nocne Marki award. After well-received appearances at festivals such as the New Music, Avant Art, Unsound and Up To Date, the duo starts its autumn and winter concerts in cancert halls and clubs.

Adam Gołębiewski – born in 1984,  drummer, improviser, musicologist and sociologist. He is mainly involved in improvised and experimental music as well as free jazz. In his work he focuses on the ultimate extension of the capabilities of the drum set and percussion instruments  in terms of their anatomy, sound and expression in an attempt to create frank and poignant sounds.  He has worked with icons of experimental art and music such as  Yoko Ono or Thurston Moore. He has performed and recorded with leading figures of improvised music: Mats Gustaffson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark and John Edwards.

When: 4 december 2015, 20:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, Lublin
Tickets: 10 zł – available from 23 November at the Workshop for Culture in Lublin, first floor (Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:30 and one hour before the concert).


Different Sounds Zone invites you to a special concert. This time we will meet the band Slalom and their new album, Wunderkamera  (Wunderkammer), which was released on 14 October 2015. Lap steel guitar,  sampler and  analogue synthesizers combine to create sounds you simply cannot miss. Slalom was set up in 2013 by  musicians  associated with the record label LADO ABC ; Bartłomiej Tyciński (Mitch & Mitch, Alte Zachen, Starzy Singers), Bartosza Webera (Baaba, Mitch & Mitch)  and Hubert Zemler (Piętnastka, Natalia Przybysz, Moped).  The sound they play results from the band’s use of unique instruments.

When: November 17, 2015, at 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Ul. Grodzka 5a
Free event

Karbido & Andrukhovych

Karbido and the writer  Yurii Andrukhovych  have been working together since 2005. Their active participation in historical transformations, the experience of the changes taking place in Ukraine, an awakening of a radical perspective on the musical-literary experiment, and, finally, their unending travels to important corners of the world  constitute the genesis of their new joint project entitled “Atlas Estremo”

When: 20 May 2015, at 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a
Tickets: 20 zł – tickets will be sold at  Workshops of Culture  starting from May 13, between 10:00 and 16:00. We accept payments in cash only.

The Fruitcakes

A new hope of the alternative scene in the Tricity. The band consists of young artists and true enthusiasts and is likely to become a music epiphany in the future. They are  clearly inspired by the sounds of the sixties, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan.

When: 27.04.2015 (Monday), at 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin
Free Event

Jachna/Buhl + Artur Maćkowiak

The first concert will be a double event. It will be a solo performance of Artur Maćkowiak – a guitarist, producer, co-founder of the cult band Something Like Elvis. We will also meet the duo  Wojtek Jachna (trumpet) and Jacek Buhl (drums) who combine jazz, electronic music and improvisation. Their newest album, “Atropina” has been getting rave reviews in Poland.

When: 19.02.2015 (Thursday), at 19:00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin
Free Event