Author: Piotr Dąbrowski

МИР – Live for Ukraine. New release to support Ukraine

МИР – Live for Ukraine. New release to support Ukraine

As a follow-up to the recent charity concert for Ukraine organized by the Culture and Art Center in Płock and the Nobiscum Foundation, I am publishing a recording of my ambient-drone performance, and all the funds collected will of course go to further humanitarian aid 

Charity concert for Ukraine – 25 March

Charity concert for Ukraine – 25 March

On March 25, at 7.00 p.m., a charity concert for Ukraine takes place at the Płock Culture and Art Center, where I will have the pleasure to play together with friends from the bands kIRk and Schröttersburg. The organizers of the event are the Płock 

Na pohybel. Charity compilation for Ukraine released by Green Fairy Records

Na pohybel. Charity compilation for Ukraine released by Green Fairy Records

My track entitled Житомир can be found on a compilation released by Green Fairy Records the aim of which is to collect funds to support UNICEF Ukraine 🇺🇦

Check out the whole compilation including many great artists from all around the world and support free Ukraine in any way you can!

“It is our response to aggression with which we do not agree.
It’s our protest against the animalistic urges, for which there is neither place nor consent in the 21st century.”

Sound map of the Vistula river coming up in December!

Sound map of the Vistula river coming up in December!

Growing up in a city, of which the river is an inseparable part, it is hard to imagine functioning in a place where there is no such river – no banks, bridges, or the presence of aquatic birds… The Vistula used to have great importance 

New interview in Anxious Magazine

New interview in Anxious Magazine

An interview has just been published on the Anxious Magazine website in which I talk a bit about music, field recordings, releases, ideas and plans. I would like to thank Artur Mieczkowski for our conversation and invite everyone to visit the link below for some 

Performative reading of “ROOTS part 2 about coal” with my music

Performative reading of “ROOTS part 2 about coal” with my music

On October 29, my music will be played in the Konopacki Palace in Warsaw during the performative reading of “Roots part 2 about coal ”by Jolanta Sikorska, performed by the actors of Teatr 59 minut. Feel invited!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/394979638775984

Photo: Maciej Ratajewicz, model: Kama Deva (graphic materials of organizers)

Fantomatyka available on Bandcamp

Fantomatyka available on Bandcamp

On the occasion of Stanisław Lem’s birthday, “Fantomatyka” is now available on Bandcamp – as a free download of course. Fantomatyka by Piotr Dąbrowski The project was created as part of the activities of the Nobiscum Foundation thanks to the funding of the City of 

“Fantomatyka” online and released on CD

“Fantomatyka” online and released on CD

The “Fantomatyka” [“Phantomatics”] project is coming soon. On July 30, at 8.00 p.m., I invite you to the channels of the Nobiscum Foundation for an online concert, supplemented with visual material. This is the first opportunity to play “Fantomatyka” live, and the project turned out 

Fantomatyka – CD release and online event coming in July

Fantomatyka – CD release and online event coming in July

What if we let the machine create our sound environment? It can be assumed with high probability that it will start with seeking patterns understood as a specific score for its creation – algorithms intended to imitate random, sometimes only seemingly, sound phenomena, whether natural or being part of the anthroposphere. Following this path and analyzing the sounds and/or recorded audio, one may be tempted to treat it as such a score – in which two birds communicating with each other from the opposite sides of a forest road are responsible for the melody, and an engine of a tractor working somewhere in the depths of the forest can be treated as the rhythmic basis. It is not about creating artificial field recordings in the strict sense – but rather a new, immersive sound reality with all the errors of perception and translation of the sound environment within the languages of man and machine. Like an imperfect audio construct from one of the first versions of “The Matrix”, unacceptable to the human mind as real, but constituting a new sonic entity – perhaps even music, but rather simply a sort of artificial soundscape – “heard” and understood by the machine. In reference to the idea of Stanisław Lem’s phantomatics, it will therefore constitute an imperfect phantomatic phenomenon, only an experiment on the long way to the goal: creating an ideal – in this case sound-generating – Phantomat.

The project entitled “Fantomatyka” [“Phantomatics”] by Piotr Dąbrowski came to be as an attempt to create a specific sound environment – unrealistic, but immersive, sometimes musical and harmonically pleasant, but often unbearably noisy. The tool for its creation was a modular system – a relatively complex instrument consisting of many elements playing different roles within the project. All devices used in the recordings communicate with each other, so they influence each other as well on a micro and macro scale using control voltages – this way they create a very superficial, but still an imitation of the dependencies that often occur in our real sound environment.

“Immersion” – is the key word for the project. Although closed within the framework of classical stereophony, it is possible to implement, even in a conventional sense – actually, this is only how the idea of phantomatics can be treated today, due to the still limited technology. After all, we listen to most field recordings in stereo – and this is often enough to successfully experience the recorded place. At the same time, the project can obviously be a great base for further experiments with spatial sound and audience participation – in the future, post-pandemic reality.

CD premiere and online event promoting the project: July 2021.

Publisher: Nobiscum Foundation thanks to funding received from the City of Płock.

The sound map of Płock coming soon!

The sound map of Płock coming soon!

After many years of listening to the city I live in, it’s time for the first sound map of Płock. It will be released by the Nobiscum Foundation on a double CD thanks to the funding of the City of Płock. Below you will find