Fundacja Precyzja is new media art collective founded by Jakub Hader. As lead sound designer and composer I create music and audio content used in new media, generative and interactive art works. These are regularly showcased at large-scale projection mapping events worldwide. Furthermore, I work with Jakub in audio visual project Space F!ght where he is completing the set with generative and audio reactive visualisations.
Selected works with Fundacja Precyzja include:
O3 - 3D mapping/data sonification used as composition tool. Piece made to raise awareness of ozone’s impact on human health and vegetation. Piece run in a loop throughout the festival. Circle of Light, Moscow, Russia, 10-14th October 2014, duration 3min.
Mismatch Negativity - 3D mapping/data sonification piece using brain wave (MMN) data from people suffering with schizophrenia as structuring tool for the composition. Zushi Media Art Festival, Japan, duration 70sec.
Second Stroke - Interactive audiovisual painting, installation presented at WRO 2013 Pioneering Values. 15 Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland.
Meteor - Audiovisual generative installation at WPA 6, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland, 2014.
More info: http://www.precyzja.org/przyjaciele/
Audiovisual performance that explores interaction between improvised music and visualisations. The music aesthetic stems from interaction between saxophone, electric guitar and electronic hardware creating a powerful blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. This is structured by a visual narrative, that the musicians respond to and vice versa (the visuals are patched to react to the sound). This represents interaction of human feel with technology. Acoustic contemporary jazz improvisation is collided with glitchy electronic rhythms and ambient guitar riffs. Sounds are processed and sampled live with effects that emphasize performers’ idiosyncrasies. There are loop based, carefully designed to micro level grooves that drive the performance. Unpredictable arrangements of the pieces make it unique and on the edge of commercial and contemporary music – not falling into any of the mainstream genres. Pieces range from atmospheric, laid back, almost lounge tracks to heavy beat based, dense textures.
Audio reactive visuals inspired by the music are being controlled live with custom-made software. Each piece of the set has dedicated visual elements acting as short music videos. Because of the improvised nature of the music and the specially designed interactive visual software, every performance is unique to the audience. But because of the constraints on the material, it has an exciting, unique idiom.
Space F!ght performed audiovisual immersive performances using 4 screens and 32 speakers, 3D mapping performances and most recently uses custom made modular sculptures acting as scenography/projection screens. These used during the shows emphasise the 3D effect of visualisations.
Space F!ght announced ambassadors of Northern Jazz scene in UK (2013/14) and received Emerging Excellence Award 2014. Performed at Kernel Festival 2012 (Italy), MIRA Festival, 2014 (Spain), Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 (UK), Tinderbox Festival 2012 (UK), Culturenight 2011, CFCP (Dublin) and is frequently touring in UK. Space F!ght showcased the pieces on Tychy Mapping Festiwal 2012 (Poland) and did music and sound design for Jakub Hader’s installation at WRO Biennale, Poland 2013. Recently collaborated with NASA and Stockholm Environment Institute on data sonification and visualisation.
Matt Postle (USA) – trumpet
Radek Rudnicki (PL) – electronics
RPE Duo is a live act that explores interaction between trumpet and live electronics. Electronic grooves combine hip- hop with techno/dub in an experimental manner. The trumpet interacts with electronics, aiming to contrast/duplicate the electronic timbre. Improvisations slowly develop in time into dense noise or fragmented pieces. None of the material is scored however each sound is carefully crafted. Visuals used in the show, expose how limited material can entertain and evolve, these produced during the concert range from clear to abstract images.
Radek is using Elektron Machinedrum and Octatrack, processing, recording and mixing the performance live. Matt is improvising with trumpet and interacting with the effects and rhythms while being live sampled.
Duo toured UK, Italy, Ireland and USA. Recently collaborated on data sonification with NASA and Stockholm Environment Institute, this resulted in performances at Dave Douglas’s FONT festival in NYC (2013). In 2012 performed as Jamey Aebersold’s guest artist at UNC Chapel Hill, USA. In 2014 RPE Duo is releasing their Playground EP on Wave Folder Records and touring the UK.
Duo is also providing workshops on improvisation, extended techniques and creative use of technology. These were made for university and college students, and for youth groups.
Collaboration between Radek Rudnicki and Ricardo Alvarez. Music is inspired by South Andean folk featuring field recordings from Tirana celebrations at Atacama desert, where Ricardo Alvarez travelled, and gathered source material for the compositions.
Ricardo Alvarez – saxophones
Radek Rudnicki – electronics
Kirki Project is exploring new sonorities for sax and electronics through improvisation inspired by this aesthetic. Heavy beat-based electronica fused with improvised sax melodies draw from this festival full of life, joy and intensity. The album and live set structure is based on the festival with four main movements. The arrival (Ya vamos llegando), square, pilgrimage and farewell.
Forthcoming album and live set futures the following pieces:
Composer, sound artist and performer
focused on using improvised material in multidisciplinary projects. Worked as a sound designer and music composer with Precyzja Foundation, Elektron, RAF, Dhyaan Design, Lomography Poland and Hedonskate. He made pieces for theatre, film and game sound design. He collaborated with dance choreographers, visual artists and made number of audiovisual installations. In 2008 Radoslaw has been shortlisted by SPNM (UK), as one of the most interesting emerging composers living in the UK. In 2013 announced Ambassador of Jazz in the North of England with the project Space F!ght, subsequently supported by Sound and Music toured the UK in November 2013. In 2014 received Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK.
Radek holds PhD in Digital Composition from the University of York. He is interested in interactive multimedia, visual arts and multidisciplinary projects combining art and science. As a result. collaborated with NASA’s GISS on sonification projects, which he toured both in USA and UK. Radek provides seminars and Music Technology workshops for universities, schools and youth groups. He emphasizes a varied range of digital music, including contemporary composition and free improvisation. As active member of Tokyo Doorbells and o/f [or], founder of Space F!ght and co-founder of RPE Duo, Kirki Project and UUCMS, he regularly performs in Europe and the USA. He exposed his work on festivals and art galleries in Brazil, France, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, the UK and the USA.