Jeff Gburek and Qba Janicki will perform together on 19 November 2020 at 8 p.m. at the SPATIF club in Warsaw as part of the 5th edition of the "SuperSam + 1 series" of master performances. The concert will be broadcast on YouTube channel.
"Super" in the title means that the programme will be based on renowned artists – masters. "Sam" (in Polish means "alone", "by himself/herself") refers to the solo performances as well as the creative loneliness. "+ 1" in the title means that each evening will be crowned with a duo performance. In most cases, the artists will meet on stage for the first time. The 2020 edition of “Supersam + 1” will present respected Polish and foreign artists whose work is original, experimental and innovative.
Jeff Gburek is a sound artist, composer, improvisor, instrument builder, field recordist. Foundationally a guitarist, he launched into percussion for a period after studying gamelan music in Bali and Java and built his own hybrid world music free noise junkyard percussion set with oscillators and shortwave radios providing live music for dance theater project Djalma Primordial Science. Evolving again towards prepared guitar and live electronics, eventually integrating self-designed piezo-electric units for tapping into object resonance, he experiments found-sonospheres, with room and field resonance. Hailing from the USA, he has had artistic residencies in Berlin, Lyon, Amsterdam (STEIM), Darmstadt and Brussels.
Qba Janicki performed – over last 15 years – hundreds of concerts with such personalities as Jerzy Mazzoll, Sławek Janicki, Roscoe Mitchell, Tomasz Sroczyński, Toshinori Kondo, Peter Brotzmann, Kris Wanders or Fred Frith. Currently he works in such formations as Malediwy with Marek Pospieszalski, Kondensator Przepływu with Bartłomiej Chmara and Martyna Chojnacka, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet and recently established duos with composer Teoniki Rożynek and belgian producer Obsequies. Besides playing instruments, he also composes music for theatre working with Maciej Podstawny, Paweł Łysak, Artur Pałyga and Grzegorz Jaremko. In addition, as a co-creator of MÓZG FOUNDATION, he works on organizing cultural events in Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information at: http://supersam.mozg.pl/