Wrekmeister Harmonies, Shalosh and We Will Fail are the next artists to join the line-up of East of Culture – Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival 2019

The avant-garde duo from Chicago, the jazz trio from Israel and the leading Polish representative of experimental electronic music, namely, in order: Wrekmeister Harmonies, Shalosh and We Will Fail will visit Lublin in June. East of Culture – Different Sounds takes place between 27- 30 June 2019.

 Wrekmeister Harmonies is a phenomenal music project from Chicago. The band derives its name from the famous film directed by the Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr. The band is led by the producer and composer JR Robinson. His permanent, closest collaborator is the multi-instrumentalist Esther Shaw. The duo combine elements of heavy post-rock and doom metal, noise, minimal and drone music. The performers themselves call their music “pastoral doom”. The range of the duo’s artistic explorations is as impressive as the list of musicians who have collaborated with them over the years, including Ken Vandermark and David Yow. Wrekmeister Harmonies is undoubtedly one of the most original avant-garde metal bands.

The programme of Different Sounds also includes jazz, which this year will be represented, among others, by the Israel-based band Shalosh. The trio uses classic jazz instruments: the piano, double bass and drums, but their explorations take them far beyond standard genre boundaries. While they stay within the jazz format, Shalosh successfully add African and Middle Eastern sounds. Their music is full of free improvisation and play with form, contains echoes of desert blues, progressive rock and even winks at classic pop cultural anthems, like their bold interpretation of “You’ll never walk alone”. Their masterful performances in combination with wide interests and “open minds” make Shalosh one of the most important bands in Israel’s incredibly rich and interesting contemporary jazz scene.

 One of the most prominent names in contemporary Polish music, especially broadly understood electronic scene, is Aleksandra Grunholz who performs and records under the name We Will Fail. Her newest album “Dancing” has been getting great reviews and the artist’s fans and supporters have been rapidly growing. Recently, she and Jakub Mikołajczyk have also founded the label Refined Productions, which should soon result in more recordings. We Will Fall’s set is a fusion of energetic techno, droning avant-garde electronic music with moments of ambient stillness and lively beats that will sweep the audience off their feet.

Shalosh and Wrekmeister Harmonies will perform in Lublin on Saunday, 30 June, whereas We Will Fail on Friday, 28 June 2019. The concerts will take place in Błonia near the Castle. Admission, just like for all events at East of Culture – Different Sounds, is free. 

This year’s edition of East of Culture – Different Sounds takes place between 27-30 June 2019. Once again, music will become an inspiration and a point of departure for a free exchange of ideas, discussions on the dynamically changing world and a search for

what is shared in it, perceptually sensed at the level of natural human sensitivity. Different Sounds is a meeting of different genres, styles and harmonies that come together in the universal need for self-expression. It is here at Different Sounds that world-class stars of alternative music share the stage with rising stars from the east, and the masters and pioneers of genres vital to the development of music meet pioneers of new niches and seekers of original sounds. All this shapes the unique character of the event and its one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

 More announcements of the many artists to perform in Lublin at the end of June are coming soon.

 East of Culture is a project carried out by the National Centre of Culture with the financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, in cooperation with the local governments of Rzeszów, Lublin and Białystok. The aim of the project is to integrate creative groups from Poland and countries of the Eastern Partnership countries.

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