Przemiany Festival 'Grow Your Own City’, The Copernicus Science Centre

Resina: concerts at the Planetarium

visual curators: Anna Klimczak and Tomasz Miśkiewicz, Multimedia Studio PJAIT, music curator: Michał Hajduk, concert partner: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Curator of the Festival: Rafał Kosewski

Resina, or rather Karolina Rec, is one of the most bright and artistically consistent personas on the Polish music scene. She merges cello with simple electronic tools (mainly a looper) and unassuming vocal parts. By looping and overlapping, she builds up the tension and drama of her compositions and live shows. Behind the scenes she is modest, but on the scene she becomes a charismatic one woman army.  

She is known as a composer, arranger, cellist, theatre and film score creator. She debuted in the British record label Fat Cat Records, positioning herself in the catalogue next to artists such as Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Hauschka or Max Richter. Her works appeared in the Oscar nominated movie Rabbit á la Berlin and the RPG game Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York. She collaborated with Nicolas Jarr, Scott McCloud, Christina Vantzou, Maciek Cieślak, Natalia Zamilska, Natalia Fiedorczuk, Piotr Kurek, Tobiasz Biliński, Hubert Zemler, Mateusz Rychlicki, Noon (Przemiany Festival)

photo by: Waldemar Kompała / Copernicus Sience Centre

Her first albums, Resina and Traces, published by the neoclassicist record label Fat Cat Records – 130701, gained enthusiastic reviews in The Guardian or Resident Advisor. The newest project of Resina is the album Speechless, on which the artist broadened her composing tools with a choir layer. The material recorded by Michał Kupicz and produced by Daniel Rejmer (Ben Frost, Foals), combines the voice, cello, drums and electronics, received high praise in both Polish and international music summaries of 2021. As Jędrzej Słodkowski claims in „Gazeta Wyborcza”: I don’t know how many musicians are able to combine the imagination of young Penderecki, the brutality and passion of noise-rock avant-garde, and a clairvoyance worthy of film score masters (Przemiany Festival)

photo by: Waldemar Kompała / Copernicus Sience Centre

During Przemiany Festival we will hear pieces from all three albums. There will be two cross-sectional concerts: a solo concert (Saturday, October 8th) and a duet with the drummer Mateusz Rychlicki (Sunday, October 9th). Accompanying Karolina Rec, Mateusz Rychlicki has been co-creating the group Kristen – an icon of the Polish noise and post-rock scene for over two decades. In the duo Kobieta z Wydm he collaborates with Błażej Król. He wanders through dub and ambient music in Dynasonic and MEF projects. The concerts will be accompanied by visuals under our Planetarium’s dome, which are inspired by diversity, organic farming and the constant change of cities. Their author is Bartosz Wyszyński and his team: Sonia Kaźmierczak, Michał Rusnarczyk (Przemiany Festival)

photo by: Waldemar Kompała / Copernicus Sience Centre

Organiser: Copernicus Science Centre; Director of Education and Science; Communication: Dr Katarzyna Młynek; Director of the Social Engagement in Science Department: Dagmara Szawdyn; Team: Rafał Kosewski, Stanisław Łoboziak, Paulina Strzyga, Malwina Kajetańczyk, Iwona Kamińska-Gosk, Marta Buler, Beata Głowacka, Paweł Kolanowski, Rafał Zarzeka, Aleksandra Rzążewska, Katarzyna Nowicka, Sylwia Łasiewicka, Jan Król; Curator of the Festival: Rafał Kosewski; Curators of Experimentarium: Rafał Kosewski, Stanisław Łoboziak; Curator of Music: Michał Hajduk; visual curators of Resina’s concert: Anna Klimczak and Tomasz MiśkiewiczProducers of the Festival: Paulina Strzyga, Dagmara Szawdyn; Coordinator of Experimentarium: Malwina Kajetańczyk; Strategies of Promotion and Communication: Aleksandra Rzążewska; Promotion and Communication: Aleksandra Rzążewska, Sylwia Łasiewicka; Media Relations: Katarzyna Nowicka; Social Media: Michalina Pieczonka, Katarzyna Nowicka; Text Editing: Katarzyna Nowicka, Natalia Krasicka; Festival Scenography: Centrala; Festival Logistics and Technical Coordination: Rafał Zarzeka; Festival Identification and Graphic Material: Peppermint