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Piotr Kurek and Pietnastka - Tour in North American

April 08, 2014

Photo courtesy www.polishculture-nyc.org
Photo courtesy www.polishculture-nyc.org

Montreal, Hull, Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

An instrumental project by Piotr Kurek "born of love for things old and mysterious," Pietnastka is one of the most interesting enterprises to emerge from the Polish tape revival movement. The project's debut album Dalia, released in 2011 as a cassette, explores some truly psychedelic territories with "woozy soundscapes and subcutaneous tensions crawling under layers of nostalgic, fairytale-like haze." Their music has also been described by Decoder Magazine as "a sprawling and epic synthesis of experimental composition with the traditional melodies of eastern Europe."

Warsaw musician Piotr Kurek was a co-founder of the pivotal Polish band Slepcy in the 1990s, but in recent years has established a name for himself, both as a solo musician and through an ever-evolving instrumental project with percussionist Hubert Zemler. He works in the realm of experimental music, sound and video collage, utilizing old keyboards, modular synthesizers, reel-to-reel and cassette players, amplified organs and acoustic instruments to create minimalistic, but at times frenetic sound tapestries that draw both on experimental music and traditional melodies. He has collaborated with a long list of music labels (most notably Digitalis, Sangoplasmo, Crónica Electronica), dance companies, and independent choreographers in Poland and abroad. In 2012 he was a fellow of OneBeat, a residency and tour program for musicians from around the world, funded by the US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Suoni per il Popolo
4871 St-Laurent
Montréal, Québec

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Peut-Être
6029 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, Québec

Friday, April 11, 2014
Axe Neo 7
205 Montcalm Rue
Hull, Québec

Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Horse Room
Saskatoon
[address TBC]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Cha Island
10332 81 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Local 510
510 17th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Remington Gallery
108 East Hastings
Vancouver, British Columbia 

Friday, April 18, 2014 
Wayward Music Series
Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor
Seattle, WA

Monday, April 21, 2014
Valentines
232 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Living Lodge
Oakland
[address TBC]

Wednesday, April 24, 2014
Los Angeles, TBA