Tropy in Different Sounds Zone

Tropy_Eight piecesArtur 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. Therefore, the  entire  concert tour  FONOMO ON TOUR will promote their debut release.

The cycle Fonomo on tour  consists of two unique documentary films about music and a concert they will play live to accompany the short films by Pedro Ferreira.

TROPY (Artur Maćkowiak and Bartek Kapsa) play live music to films by  Pedro Ferreira

Artur Maćkowiak – guitar, synthesizer

Bartek Kapsa – percussion, electronics, bass,

When: 8 April,  20:00

Where: Workshops of Culturer, 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|


Artur Maćkowiak –  musician, performer. Plays solo, in Innercity Ensemble and in various ephemeral musical projects. He was once a member of the bands Something like Elvis and Potty Umbrella. He plays broadly understood guitar music, richly flavored with experimental sounds, elekctronic music, ambient and improvised sounds swathed in characterstic Slavic melody. He has released three solo albums: Take Away (2012), Before the agels play their trumpets (2013) and if it’s not real (2015) .

Bartek Kapsa  percussionist and co-founder of the band Contemporary Noise Sextet. Earlier, in 1996, he was a percussionist in the band something Like Elvis that he had founded. His music career began in 1990s when he recorded with SLE. This band gave him his first stage experiences, allowing to perform alongside such bands, as NoMeansNo or Fugazi.  Since 2004, he has worked as a producer for the recoding studio ElectricEye Studio. As a member of Contemporary Noise Sextet he has conducted  many workshops for young musiciaans, for instance during the Night of Culture in Lublin in 2013 or during the Seiny Jazz Collective during Summer at the Borderland. He recorded music to many stage plays and movies, eg. Made in Poland  or Generał (The General). Currently, he is involved with Helatone Trio and the band  Tropy. Albums  that feature him  also come out in Japan and Germany.   He is involved with the German label Denovali Records that represents CNS in Europe. .

Pedro Ferreira  born in 1988 in Portugal. He is mostly involved in film, video, sound, photography and digital media. In 2013 he majored in multimedia art at the University of Porto. In 2014 he was selected to participate in the programme  European Media Arts Residency Exchange „Move On”  at Images Festival in Toronto.  He presented his works at many  festivals, galleries and museums worldwide.  He cooperated, among others, with   the Museum of Contemporary Art and BWA Gallery in Wroclaw and Canadian Centre for Contemporary Art in Toronto. His films were screened  at such festivals, as Toronto’s 8Fest,  Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Festival International Du Film D’Environment in Paris,    New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw and  Curtas Vila Do Conde and Indie in Lisbon.