Event: Embedded with Apartment House

Michał Libera and Robert Piotrowicz
Michał Libera and Robert Piotrowicz
13th August 2017
Cafe Oto, London
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Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institue as part of the Polska Music programme.

Apartment House//Embedded - Final Performance 

Apartment House present a heady cocktail of experimental work covering 55 years, with premieres from Polish innovators Robert Piotrowicz and Michal Libera.

The event marks the culmination of a cultural exchange project (part of Sound and Music's Embedded scheme) that saw Michal and Robert work closely with the ensemble over 18 months. 

Find out more about their time working with the Apartment House in our Q+As with the artists: Roberts Q+A // Michal's Q+A

The event also includes film work by Scottish film maker Margaret Tait, music by Eleanor Cully, performance art by Alison Knowles and a new collaborative performance of Toshi Ichiyanagi's seminal graphic score from the sixties, IBM for Merce Cunnigham by Luke Fowler and Anton Lukoszevieze.

This event is supported by the Polska Music programme, established by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Sound and Music, UK.

Event details

Date: 13th August 2017

Time: 8.30 -10.45pm

Venue: Cafe Oto, London - map here / accessibility info here

Tickets: £10/ £8 / £8 - buy here

Meet the composers!

Michał Libera 

Michał Libera (1979) is a sociologist working in sound and music since 2003, recently mostly producing and staging sound essays and other experimental forms of radio art and opera which brought him to collaborate with Martin Küchen, Hilary Jeffery, Pete Simonelli, Ralf Meinz, Komuna// Warszawa and others. Libera is a producer of conceptual pop label Populista dedicated to mis- and over- interpretation of music as well as series of reinterpretations of music from Polish Radio Experimental Studio (Bôłt Records). He curates various concerts, festivals and anti-festivals and music programs for art exhibitons. Libera received honorary mention at 13th Venice Arhcitecture Biennale for an exhibition with Katarzyna Krakowiak and Ralf Meinz. Collaboratoring institutions include National Art Gallery Zachęta, Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Polish National Museum (Królikarnia), Galerie West in The Hague, Satelita in Berlin. His essays on music and listening „Doskonale zwyczajna rzeczywistość” were published by Krytyka Polityczna.

Michał Libera  

Robert Piotrowicz

Robert has authored radio dramas, sound installations, and music for film and theatre productions both for electronics and acoustic instruments. As an instrumentalist, Piotrowicz works mainly with his own live performance setup, developed around the electric guitar and analogue modular synthesiser. His music has as much in common with contemporary electro-acoustic compositions as it does with sound art. Piotrowicz has released several solo albums as well as collaborations with artists such as Burkhard Stangl, Anna Zaradny, Jérôme Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh and Kevin Drumm. Other collaborators in recent years included John Tilbury, Ensemble Phoenix, Valerio Tricoli, Oren Ambarchi, Martin Klapper, Zbigniew Karkowski, Lasse Marhaug, Kasper Toeplitz, Tony Buck. Co-founder of the Musica Genera Festival and record label.

Robert Piotrowicz

About Embedded 

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

Event details

Date: 13th August 2017

Time: 8.30 -10.45pm

Venue: Cafe Oto, London - map here / accessibility info here

Tickets: £10/ £8 / £8 - buy here

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Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music Programme

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