10 October 2014 Rimbaud at the Conrad Festival

Rimbaud at the Conrad Festival Rimbaud at the Conrad Festival. Music at this year’s Conrad Festival includes the turbulent, intensive and colourful compositions inspired by Arthur Rimbaud’s literary visions performed by three music personalities: Mikołaj Trzaska, Michał Jacaszek and Tomasz Budzyński. The Rimbaud project is a musical response to the French poet’s works, which provoke the artists to search for sonic equivalents of boundless spaces, an intimate whisper, obsessive repetition, and the destructive beating of sea waves. The band will perform at 9 pm on 20 October at the Alchemia Jazz Club.

The concert will be preceded by a performance by Andrzej Sosnowski, one of Poland’s major – and perhaps the most demanding – contemporary poets.

The Rimbaud project features the unexpected encounter of three music personalities: Mikołaj Trzaska, Michał Jacaszek and Tomasz Budzyński.

Rimbaud is a three-headed music beast showing the predatory instincts of electric free jazz and punk. Three personalities – three vectors – three different dynamisms. Each one follows a separate trajectory. Dissimilar styles and means of expression brought in by the three artists intertwine into a hypnotic and unpredictable structure. This combination of improvised music and electronics with vocal experiments may turn out to be the greatest artistic sensation on the Polish music scene.

Tickets cost PLN 15 and are on sale from today, 10 am., in four InfoKraków network points: on Św. Jana Street, in the Wyspiański Pavilion (2 Wszystkich Świętych Square), in the Cloth Hall (1/3 Main Market Square) and at the Tourist Services Centre (11 Powiśle Street).

Tickets can also be purchased before the concert.

The Conrad Festival is the largest literature event in Poland. The motto of its 6th Festival is Shared Worlds. The Festival is a joint initiative of the City of Krakow, the Krakow Festival Office and Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation.