More announcements for East of Culture – Different Sounds 2021!
The Berlin-based duo Tarwater, Muniek Staszczyk with the project Muniek i Przyjaciele (lit. Muniek and friends), the Brazilian master of playing the Hammond organ performing as Daniel Latorre ORGANisation, the trance band you.Guru, Colors. that look back to the turn of the century, and phenomenal artists completing the feature of the label Instant Classic: ARRM, BNNT is Resina along with the latest project of Kuba Ziołek: Jantar – these are the next music announcement for East of Culture – Different Sounds.
This year’s edition takes place between 24-27 June. It’s the 14th edition of the festival and the 8th under the banner of East of Culture, a project carried out by the National Centre for Culture in cooperation with the local governments of Lublin, Białystok and Rzeszów.
This year’s line-up of East of Culture – Different Sounds expands to include the German band Tarwater that relies on both traditional instruments and modern electronica, thus escaping clear labels. We will also see more performers from Poland, among them many premiere projects or those whose stage life was brutally stopped by the pandemic for nearly a year and a half. One unique project which offers a musical response to strange times, is, for example, the Bydgoszcz-based you.Guru. The band has been set up to answer the shared need for experimenting with music. Their music balances on unpredictable grounds featuring trance-like loops and psychedelic melodies. The band ARRM fronted by Artur Rumiński, is also well-versed in trance sounds. They make only instrumental, hypnotic music based mainly on droning guitar sounds. This year, we will also go on an atmospheric albeit fairly dark journey with Resina and Daniel Szwed for the first time with a live presentation of the material from the album „Multiversion” as BNNT is Resina. The audience of Lublin’a Different Sounds will also have the opportunity to meet Muniek Staszczyk, the frontman of T.Love who will perform as Muniek i Przyjaciele, presenting his legendary sounds in acoustic and very intimate version. The Brazilian Hammond organ master Daniel Latorre, who will perform with Polish musicians in the Daniel Latorre ORGANisation project, will create a unique musical atmosphere. The line-up also includes local musicians like the Puławy/Otwock band Colors., while the presentation of the label Instant Classic- this year’s special feature at the festival – will be completed by Kuba Ziołek’s latest project, Jantar.
More announcements and the complete programme of the festival are coming soon.
Tarwater – a duo set up in 1965 in Berlin by Bernd Jestram and Ronald Lippok. Over time, the artists have become some of the most important representatives of German post-rock, never shying away from making trips towards electronic music, avant-pop, or projects combining avant-garde music with the poetry of Walt Whitman. This latter idea took the form of Tarwater’s joint album with Iggy Pop and Carsten Nicolai vel Alva Noto). The duo’s essential work also consists of their rich catalogue of music composed for theatre, film, and even the opera Tosca performed in Volksbühne Berlin.
Muniek i Przyjaciele – at this year’s Different Sounds, Muniek Staszczyk will appear in a double role. Together with Rafał Księżyk and Jarosław Szubrycht, he will discuss his famous autobiography, „King!” published some time ago by Wydawnictwo Literackie. He will also perform an extraordinary concert with the project Muniek i Przyjaciele. This time, the frontman of T.Love and Szwagierkolaska invites the public into a more acoustic and intimate world. On the stage, he will be accompanied by two phenomenal guitarists – Jarek Pęczak and Cezariusz Kosman.
Daniel Latorre ORGANisation – Daniel Latorre is a Brazilian-born master of the Hammond organ and the frontman of the group Hammond Grooves, with which he successfully toured the entire world. Recently, he’s been working on a project in Poland. The project invites talented and versatile jazz musicians of the younger generation. Daniel Latorre ORGANisation combines the Hammond’s unique sound with percussion, trombone and trumpet, which produces a truly unique and exciting effect.
ARRM – an instrumental quartet called to life by Artur Rumiński and formed by musicians known from such bands as Thaw, Furia or 52UM. The black metal experiences of the musicians are of secondary importance in ARRM. What stands out are trance, bold movements and extensive compositions, bringing to mind such bands as Swans or Sunn O))).
BNNT is Resina – a joint project, or rather artistic cooperation between the musicians/performers from BNNT and Karolina Rec, aka Resina. Konrad Smoleński and Daniel Szwed have been consistently inviting new artists to their Multiverse project, giving them control over unique iterations of this unusual undertaking. Artists such as Patrick Higgins, Mats Gustafsson, Michał Kupicz, Jacek Sienkiewicz and Robert Piernikowski have already made their contributions. At Different Sounds, the audience will go on this sonic journey with Resina and Daniel Szwed.
Colors. – as the band members describe it, „Colors. is a collaboration of two small towns (Puławy/Otwock), yearning for music from the turn of the centuries”. And admittedly, they are quite right in this statement. On their debut album, which Antena Krzyku has just released, we can hear all the best that the turn-of-the-century alternative scene had to offer. There are echoes of post-punk, shoegaze, as well as hardcore/punk scene. The fans of Different Sounds may be interested to know that the drummer is Dawid Ryski, whose exhibition of posters we could admire at the last edition of the festival.
you.Guru –the Wrocław-based you.Guru has been set up to answer the shared need for experimenting with music and exploring sounds. The performers, whose past projects include Something Like Elvis, Innercity Ensemble or Potty Umbrella, confront sound and form originally and creatively, boldly extending the boundaries in the reception and interpretation of their work. It is equally important to note that their concert in Lublin will be enriched with phenomenal visualisations by Radosław Deruba.
Jantar – the latest project of artists for years active in such bands as Alameda, Innercity Ensemble, Ed Wood or Stara Rzeka. Describing the beginnings of the band, the musicians say that they connected thanks to their shared love of broadly understood popular Brazilian music and a firm belief in the superiority of Caetano Veloso’s white album over the black album of Metallica. The artists discussed these topics during their meals at the hotel restaurant in the Brazilian Taboão da Serra. The debates and shared fascination led to the creation of Jantar (Portuguese for „dinner”).
East of Culture – Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival is organised by:
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, National Centre for Culture, the City of Lublin, Workshops of Culture in Lublin and Kultura Dostępna.
The Mayor of Lublin Krzysztof Żuk has taken Honorary Patronage.
The festival East of Culture – Different Sounds is part of the Keychange network and guarantees a 50:50 gender balance in the festival’s programme until 2022.
All events are free.
More information: differentsounds.eu and https://www.nck.pl/eng/activities/the-rise-of-eastern-culture