Concert of improvised music

  • Concert of improvised music

A concert of improvised music accompanying the exhibition “Maria Bartuszová. Provisional Forms” and Warsaw Week for Culture Without Barriers.

As part of the programme that accompanies the exhibition “Maria Bartuszová. Provisional Forms", a series of musical improvisations has been prepared by Katarzyna Tekielska and guest musicians. This method of guiding around an exhibition is another way to explain its contents and dynamics, whereas vocal and instrumental improvisations seek to embed themselves between seeing, hearing, sensing and a verbal description. Owing to the use of such instruments as cello and bass guitar, the workshops are available to aurally impaired persons.

Improvisations performed by Katarzyna Tekielska (vocal, alto) and guest musicians:

Dominika Jarosz – vocal, flute
Dave Killoran – guitar
Anna Machnowska – vocal, bassoon
Patryk Tik Tak Matela - beatbox
Filip Szumowski - bass guitar
Aleksandra Górska-Tarłowska – cello


Katarzyna Tekielska, musician, studied at The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium Anwerpen. She sings, plays alto and violin, composes music and writes lyrics in such bands as The Frozen North and Kaad as well as Gre Badanie Experimental Choir.
She draws inspiration from chamber baroque forms, powerful sound of Mahler and Brückner’s symphonies, Lutosławski's work as well as such bands and artists as Nick Cave, Dirty Three or Godspeed! You Black Emperor.

Dominika Jarosz, vocalist, actress, dancer. Studied at the Faculty of Theatre Studies of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. While still a student, she began her cooperation with Piotr Borowski’s Theatre Studio.
So far, she has collaborated with Chorea Theatre Association, Sztuka Nowa Theatre Association, neTTheatre, Practitioners of Culture Association, Gre Badanie Experimental Choir, Pinokio Theatre from Łódź and Moon Fool from Great Britain.

Dave Killoran, born in Dublin in 1985, Dave is the guitarist and founder of The Frozen North. Coming from a background in mainly traditional irish folk music, which he played for years as a member of the irish band Entheos. He also is a proud metal head. He writes lyrics and plays different types of hand percussion.
Ania Machnowska, musician, vocalist and bassoonist, graduate of The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk at the Instrumental Faculty. Her artistic endeavours have been associated with the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk and Pomeranian musical circles.

In 2013 she founded the APPASIONATO Music Studio, to provide schooling to young musical art scholars. In her work she eagerly refers to domestic folk music, at the same time being inspired by foreign cultures, classical music and jazz.

Aleksandra Górska-Tarłowska, graduate of the Academy of Music in Łódź, where she studied cello under the guidance of Dr Dominik Połoński. She deals with historically informed performance and is keen on improvising and performing dance music on baroque cello.

Filip Szumowski is a bassist. To him, music serves a tool for establishing a dialogue between people. He performs and composes in such bands as Visions of Tondal and The Frozen North.

Patryk TikTak Matela, a beatbox teacher with over 10 years' experience, co-founder of the Polish Beat-box Battle, pioneer of mashing beatbox with untypical styles, author of the first book on human beatbox in Poland. He performed on stage during the Warsaw Autumn festival (with Kwartludium) and Turning Sounds (with Phil Minton, Sainkho Namtchylak and Didi Bruckmayr).


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (Emilii Plater 51)

The nearest bus stops: RONDO ONZ (about 300 metres), DWORZEC CENTRALNY (about 800 metres), PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE railway station (about 700 metres).

Transfer to RONDO ONZ bus and tram stop by lines No: 10, 17, 33 37, 41, 109 (only heading towards Central Railway Station), 160 (only heading towards Central Railway Station), 174, 227. Note: access to RONDO ONZ stops is available via pedestrian crossings.

Transfer to DWORZEC CENTRALNY bus and tram stop by lines No: 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 22, 24, 25, 33, 37, 41, 109, 117, 127, 128, 131, 158, 160, 174, 175, 227, 501, 504, 507, 517, 518, 519, 521, 522, 525, 700 and certain Mazovian Railways and Rapid Urban Rail trans (line S3). The line 41 operates solely on workdays.

Note: access to tram stops via stairs and underpasses. Access to terminals at Central Railway Station is available via pedestrian crossings. Access to bus stops of lines passing through Central Railway Station is available via stairs and underpasses.
Access to PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE railway station by means of Koleje Mazowieckie (Mazovian Railways) and Szybka Kolej Miejska (Rapid Urban Rail) (lines S1 and S2). Note: access to platform 2 of PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE station is available via lifts and stairs inside the railway station.

Bus lines are operated exclusively by low-floor vehicles. Tram lines are operated by low-floor and high-floor vehicles.

Access to the building: no obstacles. Car transport: a public car park (paid parking zone), including lots for persons with disabilities.
Moving around the building


Entrance to the café and toilets from Śliska Street, available from the ground level.
Exhibition. Entrance from Emilii Plater Street (former Emilia shopping mall) – 6 stairs or metal rails (21% slope, 55 cm height).

Ticket offices: not applicable.

Accessibility of halls/rooms where events associated with the Warsaw Week of Culture Without Barriers are taking place.

Exhibition located on two levels without a lift. Transfer between levels only via stairs.
Toilets adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities.

Available from Śliska Street – another entrance.

The toilet is small (manoeuvring space of about 130x130 cm).

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