Dear all, I’m booking some dates for ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI and PAPIER TIGRE ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI (Poland) Availability: between 28th and 5th April and from 21st April onwards…. Territory: Everywhere PAPIER TIGRE (France) Availability: 7th June 2013 Territory: BelGium ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI Zbigniew Karkowski was born in 1958 in Krakow, Poland. He studied composition at the State College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden, aesthetics of modern music at the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Musicology, and computer music at the Chalmers University of Technology. After completing his studies in Sweden, he studied sonology for a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, Netherlands. During his education, he also attended many summer composition master courses arranged by Centre Acanthes in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, France, studying with Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez and Georges Aperghis, among others. He works actively as a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He has written pieces for large orchestra (commissioned and performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), plus an opera and several chamber music pieces that were performed by professional ensembles in Sweden, Poland and Germany. Along with Edwin van der Heide and Atau Tanaka, he is a founding member of “Sensorband.” In performances by this electroacoustic music performance trio, Zbigniew “activated his instrument by the movement of his arms in the space around him; this cut through invisible infrared beams mounted on a scaffolding structure” (Tanaka 2012). Zbigniew has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for the past eight years and is active in the underground noise scene there. Karkowski is currently on a residency at UC Santa Barbara in California. PAPIER TIGRE 5 years after they started from scratch, PAPIER TIGRE have built a name for themselves with two albums Papier Tigre (2007) and The Beginning And End Of Now (2008) and 350 shows in more than 20 countries over 3 continents, with the three-piece appearing at ATP among other festivals around the globe. In September 2010, to support a tour they did together with their friend bands Electric Electric, Marvin and Pneu, a 4 way split 7” was released with a brand new song from each band. Their music is firmly entrenched in the tradition of inventive, challenging punk but combines elements of experimental pop compositions and aggressive math-rock. The band understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy. For their new album Recreation (2012), the band teamed up with John Congleton to produce their most significant work yet. Pushing the limits of their unusual line-up (drums, 2 guitars, percussion, vocals), the band has matured into a devastatingly efficient unit, with instruments, ideas and personalities bouncing off each other in an audible culture of creativity. The 10 songs are an impressive account of the band’s ability to balance different atmospheres, underlined by original rhythmic patterns, minimalist melodic lines and distinctive vocal hooks, the whole blossoming under Congelton’s sonic prowess. I hope to hear from you asap. Have a nice week-end. Alain Some Noise asbl C/O Alain Bolle PO BOX 43 1050 Brussels 5 Belgium


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