DON’T PANIC! WE’RE FROM POLAND
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Three Polish bands will be heading to Barcelona this year:
Lonker See, Tęskno and We Will Fail.
Thanks to the Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland programme; three Polish bands will be heading to Barcelona this year: Lonker See, Tęskno and We Will Fail.
They will be playing at the Apolo club within Primavera Pro and at Parc del Fòrum during Primavera Sound.
The chosen ones for this 2019 are: the quartet Lonker See (spacerock, ambient, freejazz, psychedelia), the talented and very young duo Tęskno (pop, neoclassical) and one of the
sensations of the current European electronic / experimental music scene, the enigmatic Aleksandra Grunholz better known as We Will Fail.
All of them will be performing at Apolo on Tuesday, May 28, and on Thursday, May 30,
this is repeating two days later but now at Parc del Fòrum during the official
Primavera Sound / Primavera Pro section.
Lonker See started as a project of Polish ambient duo Joanna Kucharska and Bartosz ‘Boro’ Borowski. After their first EP they invited TriCity jazz musicians Tomasz Gadecki and
Michal Gos, and changed the music formula, exploring a wider spectrum.
In their music you can hear (free) jazz, space and psychedelic rock. It’s based on long forms, leaving room for improvisation. At first, apparently minimalist tracks, which progressively increase in depth drawing the listener into an ascending spiral.
Their latest album “One Eye Sees Red” starts with an 18-minute trip and was released April 2018 on the Instant Classic label.
LONKER SEE - New Motive Power, Part 3 (taken from split with ARRM)
We Will Fail was created by composer and graphic designer Aleksandra Grünholz. Her debut album “Verstörung” was released in February 2014. We Will Fail builds her pieces on repetitive samples and field recordings. Combined with synthesizers, Aleksandra makes dark and
disturbing music – from ambient to powerful techno, sometimes with a melody full of dissonance, sometimes in an industrial context.
In an interview with Inverted Audio she attested: “…the scene lately is more privy to trends, and you can try and mimic them, but trends tend to fade fast […] I don’t need to follow expectations or trends to construct the best art I can make.”
We Will Fail sound has enveloped festivals such as TodaysArt, CTM and Unsound (Krakow and Toronto). Her latest album ‘Dancing‘ is an inventive representation of her feelings towards dance music and her sonic resolutions towards what she’s inferred from it.
We will fail – Patience
Tęskno is collaboration between singer Joanna Longić and composer Hani Rani, which was established in May 2017. The symbiosis and the project was born in fact in the botanical gardens of Warsaw.
Together they created of a collection of songs in Polish and music, which tries to escape general genres and styles, combining acoustic (piano, string quintet) and modern sounds.
In such an idyllic setting… The duo’s sound is chamber pop with a graceful silhouette,
which proudly drifts through a melancholic mist (it is no coincidence that the name
of the band means “longing” in Polish) and finds the perfect balance between intellect
and pure emotion.
The last album of the duo is titled “Mi”; they released it via [PIAS Recordings] including
beautiful and delicate songs like “Mapa”, “Łeb”, “Wymówka” or “Razem” (featuring
Polish electronic producer Pawel Krygier aka Duit).
tęskno - mapa
Primavera Pro is a global meeting point for the music world, opening a window on what's new and the challenges of an industry that is in constant evolution. During the week of Primavera Sound, this commitment culminates in the celebration of the yearly international meeting in Barcelona. For 5 days, the
state of the music business is debated with the best-known experts in the
field, showcasing dozens of newcomer bands and giving access to all the
tools necessary for the professionals from all around the world who attend
Primavera Pro has become the ideal setting for the analysis of what is going on and what is in store for the future of the music world, thanks to its position as a strategic point of cultural exchange between Europe, North America and the Latin American countries. In 2018, over 3000 accredited professionals
(half of whom were international) attended and participated in around
130 activities and 66 showcases.
It is, in short, where music meets.
PRIMAVERA PRO 2019
Primavera Pro 2019 will take place from 29th May to 2nd June, marking its 10th anniversary.
For 5 days the meeting will host a multitude of activities, which will go from debates to networking sessions, and include conferences, workshops,
mentoring sessions, showcases and receptions consistently aimed at
expanding knowledge of the sector and contributing to its transformation.
As well as its central programme, Primavera Pro also hosts the International Congresses that it has organised since 2015 together with some of the main organisations of the sector: such as the Concert Venues and Independent Labels organisations.
Innovate, Think, Connect, Engage, Play, Build, Lawyer Up, and Screen are the concepts that provide the backbone of the content of the Primavera Pro
activities that are at the same time a declaration of intent.
Primavera Pro divides its activities into two fields of action:
DAY PRO CONFERENCE: The centre of daytime operations, located in the CCCB, in the centre of Barcelona. As well as hosting all the talks, workshops and proposals, it also opens the city to the emerging bands participating in Primavera Pro with a free programme of concerts on a daytime stage.
The talks will take place from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st May, from
9 AM until 6 PM. The showcases will take place from Wednesday 29th
to Sunday 2nd June, from 11AM until 6PM.
NIGHT PRO: Primavera Pro also has its place in the Primavera Sound programme in Parc del Fòrum with its own stage, open to the festival
audience, on which all the bands participating in the meeting will play.
The Night Pro area, a VIP zone that is exclusive for Primavera Pro accredited professionals and is the perfect place to chill out and meet up.