Krzysztof Topolski
Gdańsk — Poland
Electroacoustic improviser, author of soundart projects, drummer, field recordist. Key concepts in his work are noise and soundscape. He explores the area of percussion and live electronic, improvised and electroacoustic music. He composes with the use of computer, creates interactive and sound installations, organizes presentations and lectures on contemporary music and sound art and also runs workshops. He is a member of PSeME (Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music). Arszyn published his music and sounds on labels: Post_Post, Nefryt, Monotype, Audiotong, Sqrt, Lado Abc, Plg, Konkretourist, Sangoplasmo, Bółt. In 2009, together with Mariusz Waras, he created installation Fabryka (Factory) curated by Daniel Muzyczuk in CSW Znaki Czasu (Signs of Time) in Toruń. Presented the piece Folk Science as a part of Pandemonium project in AC Institute [Direct Chapel] in New York. He was awarded a sholarship of Museums Quartier in Vienna, artist-in-residence program (2004), Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2007/2010), CCA Kronika, Bytom (2006) and Visegrad Fund residence program at Skolska 28 Gallery, Prague (2011). Took part in many festivals: Unsound, Line_in : Line_out, Wien Modern ’03 , Stimul '05, Echofluxx '11, '12, Prague, Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland, '11, '12, London.
Description of work with field recording
Very important topics in my work are soundscape, acoustic ecology and field recording. As a workshop facilitator I organize sound walks, listening exercises, and field recording - sound mapping projects. I regard field recording as a kind of performative activity and I am experimenting with creating transitions, in the process of recording itself. I am working towards deepening the practice and theory of field recording as something in between performance art and phonography.
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