The Philharmonic Laboratory of Electronic Music is a place where musicians, listeners and an unusual space meet. The structure of our Philharmonic serves as a form in which the sound, image and architectural shapes intertwine. Where are the boundaries between music and chaos? You will find the answer in a documentary film by Szymon Karpierz to be premiered on Saturday 21st October at 21.00, just after the opening concert of this year's edition of SoundLab Gabriel Prokofiev / Mr Switch | LAB 1: El-sound. The film screening is free of charge.
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The first edition of the Laboratory was characterized by a whole range of sounds: from the precursor of the genre Eugeniusz Rudnik, through the unquestionable king of Polish electronics Marek Biliński, to the virtuoso of modern sounds synthesis Richard Devine. It was a meeting with the history of the genre, and also a showcase of the new paths that artists and their electronic music had undertaken. Experimentally, "Foley Room" also took place. What is hidden behind this mysterious name? "Foley Room" is an open recording session during which the sounds, tones and samples generated by everyday objects, broken instruments, and electronic and electrical devices emitting a variety of noises, are recorded.This allowed creation of a unique library of sounds, which in the future could become a source of inspiration and tools for the emergence of experimental musical compositions.
It’s a great initiative, allowing for the development of every musician. It develops imagination and creativity. It’s a fantastic experience for anyone who makes sounds says Adrian Janowski, participant of the "Foley Room".
You can find out more about all the experiments and exploration of the boundaries between music and chaos on Saturday, October 21 2017!
Szymon Karpierz is the author of the film. He is a dj, music producer and radio host, connected with the national heavy electronic music scene. He has made a number of original shows on radio stations such as RadioABC and SzczecinFM. He is also the author of soundtracks for documentary films, computer games and short feature films.
This film is a perfect supplement to the ebook published last year “SoundLab Talks". It is a collection of interviews with artists connected with the field of electronic music. The heroes are the same artists we will see in the film: Tangerine Dream, Richard Devine, Andrzej Smolik and SBB. Each conversation is a small talk about current phenomena, history and the future and the philosophy of contemporary music. The questions were asked by Maciej Kaczmarski, a journalist connected with the portals of NowaMuzyka.pl and Onet.pl. The ebook can be downloaded free of charge from the NEXTO portal..
On Saturday evening, right before the screening, the Philharmonic stage will witness a clash between the old and the new on many layers. In one corner the symphony orchestra, the embodiment of long musical traditions, and in the other, musicians representing the world of electronic sounds.
Gabriel Prokofiev is a grandson of the 20th century classical musician Sergei Prokofiev. He is a composer, music producer, DJ and creator of the "Nonclassical" concept. Under this label in England, Gabriel Prokofiev produces music that challenges European classical music. One of the flagships of the innovative undertakings of Prokofiev’s grandson is the Concerto for Turntables.