With just a few days to go till the festival gates open, Europe’s innovative electronic music event; Poland’s Tauron Nowa Muzyka reveals a host of alternative excursions for festival-goers to take advantage of as well as exhibitions and one-off sound installations set up by Red Bull Music Academy that will premiere at the Closing Down Concert on Sunday 25th August.
Premiering over the weekend will be KOD/Y, the collaborative photography project by photographer Pawel Fabianski, graphic designer Michael Okraj and modern artist Natalia Mleczak, looking at symbols and the human form. Julia Dauksza challenges perceptions of art with the Grey Motors exhibition, displaying her vivid and unfinished paintings, and elsewhere the Design Silesia Cafe, specially built for Tauron Nowa Muzyka, will centre around the world of modern design with talks, book meetings and movie screenings. There will also be a screening of a 48 hour film project, which will see film makers writing, shooting, editing and scoring an original movie in just two days.
As well as hosting a stage at Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Red Bull Music Academy is collaborating with two local Silesian musicians and producers to create a unique and one off sound installation that will focus on the Upper Silesian Region. Exploring music concrete by taking recordings from the region, the project is an hour long musical picture of Silesian culture and premieres at the Katowice Evangelical Church, on the final evening of the festival.
Opening the festival on Thursday night will be master producer Vladislav Delay and jazz/hip-hop trio BadBadNotGood, who both pave the way for a myriad of explosive electronica acts over the four days including Moderat, Skream, Squarepusher, Jamie Lidell, Jon Hopkins, Venetian Squares, LFO, Zebra Katz, Deptford Goth, Omar Souleyman, Jackmaster and so much more.
Limited one-day, two-day and three-day tickets and travel packages are available now from the Tauron Nowa Muzyka website starting from 30.