Pruski - Ambient Works - Pawel Pruski
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Pruski is a Polish producer and composer of electronic music who has been exploring the borders of ambient and experimental music for years. His work is a unique blend of organic elements with subtle synthetic layers and field recordings, resulting in unique and surprising musical spaces that reference the foundations of ambient music. Pruski presents his music in various forms: from concerts to gallery exhibitions, film soundtracks, and producer albums. His compositions are characterized by deep immersion in soundscapes, where every sound is carefully thought out and placed within the acoustic space. His performances in art galleries are true sound art installations that harmoniously integrate with the surrounding visual space. He is affiliated with labels such as Whitelabrecs (UK), Crysalisound (Italy), and Four Tapes (Poland). To date, he has released seven albums in the ambient-experimental aesthetic, including „Playgrounds,” which was voted by listeners as the best album in Whitelabrecs’ history. His music is not only appreciated by listeners but also by reviewers, who praise its originality, depth, and emotional impact. A recipient of numerous artistic and academic scholarships (including from the National Science Centre), Pruski combines musical practice with a solid theoretical foundation in his work. In the process of composition, he uses a custom-designed modular system, which gives his sound a unique character. Theoretically, he is fascinated by probabilistic relationships, which also become elements of his compositions, adding an element of surprise and unpredictability to his music. He has performed at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad, such as the Ambient Festival, Freeform Festival, Tauron Festival, National Gallery Zachęta, WRO Festival, as well as in China, Germany, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, and Norway. Pruski has also presented his compositions at film festivals such as the Krakow Film Festival and the Silent Film Festival. Each of Pruski’s performances is a unique experience, where elements of improvisation make every concert one of a kind. The natural setting for his music is art galleries, where improvised concerts become a unique experience, offering listeners deep relaxation and solace amidst the chaos of the modern world. His proposed sound art perfectly complements contemporary art installations, creating a comprehensive, multisensory experience. For 10 years, Pruski has hosted his own radio show, „Beat Tools,” on Off Radio Kraków. In it, he presents a series of original podcasts prepared in collaboration with musical artists from around the world (e.g., Federico Durand, R Beny, Midori Hirano). He also organizes music workshops, promoting electronic music and sharing his knowledge and passion with others. His broadcasts are a platform for discovering new sounds and trends in electronic music, making him one of the key promoters of this scene in Poland. Pruski is an artist whose music is constantly evolving, inspiring and surprising audiences around the world. His works, full of innovative ideas and deep emotions, are positively received by listeners and reviewers, solidifying his position as one of the leading creators of ambient and experimental music.

 

Concerts

 

08/06/2024 – Muzeum Manhga

25/05/2024 – Ośrodek Kultury i Sztuki we Wrocławiu, Galeria FOTO-GEN

22/02/2024 – Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie / Poczta Główna

03/02/2004 – Galeria Poprzeczna (Miechów)

27/01/2023 – Skład Solny

25/01/2024 – Klub Pod Jaszczuram

09/12 /2023 – Cheder (Kraków)

26/10 /2023 –  Kino Rejs (Słupsk)

13-15/10/2023 – Filmdager  (Oslo)

06/08/2023  – Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury (19:00)

28/08/2023 – Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy

20/08 /2023 – Widoki (Kraków)

15/07 /2023 – Slot Art Festiwal

09/07/2023  – Cricoteka (Kraków)

06/07/2023 – Etnokraków / Rozstaje

30/06/2023 – Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej

18/06/2023 – Cisza w św. Krowie

03/06/2023 – Kolonia Artystów (Gdańsk)

26/05/2023 – Festiwal Spalnia (Tarnowskie Góry)

18/05/2023 – Goethe Instytut

30/04/2023 – Cisza/Cheder (Kraków)

11/03/2023 – Solar Renewal (ASP Katowice)

05/03/2023 – Cisza w św. Krowie

19/02/2023 – Widoki x Cisza

18/12/2022 – Cisza w św. Krowie

10/12/2022 – Festiwal Filmu Niemego

24/09/2022 – Music Trail Festiwal

24/09/2022 – Music Trail Festiwal

28/08/2022 – Widoki

27/08/2022 – Uszanowanko Festiwal

21/08/2022 – Teatr Łaźnia Nowa

08/08/2022 – Krakowski Festiwal Tańca

16/07/2022 – Ambient Festiwal 2022

03/07/2022 – Salon Ambientu UTP

12/03/2022 – Chader

22/01/2021 – TBA (Rzeszow)

29/01/2022 – Klub 303

12/12/2021 – Ogrody Sztuki

04/12/2021 – Festiwal Filmu Niemego

24/10/2021 – Widoki

28/08/2021 – Ambient w Poraju

19/08/2021 – Etno Kraków

25/07/2021 – Cisza w Radiu Kraków

16/07/2021 – Kolonia Artystów

08/02/2021 – Defekt Masy

27/06/2021 – Cisza – Ambient w św. Krowie

13/06/2021 – Gadafest Ambientowy Before

19/12/2020 – Fala dźwięku (Warszawa)

06/12/2020 – Festiwal Filmu Niemego (Kraków)

20/09/2020 – św. Krowa (Kraków)

13/09/2020 – Pop up Radio (Kraków)

12/07/2020 – Św. Krowa (Kraków)

14/06/2020 – Audiotalaila Festiwal

03/05/2020 – KSND live streaming

26/04/2020 – BAL (Kraków)

23/02/2020 – Cisza w Św. Krowie (Kraków)

25/01/2020 – Klub 89 urodziny Off Radio Kraków (Kraków)

12/01/2020 – Cricoteka (Kraków)

21/12/2019 – Beat Light Festiwal

17/12/2019 – Zasypianie

07/12/2019 – Drzwi Zwane Koniem (Katowice)

10/11/2019 – Św. Krowa (Kraków)

20/10/2019 – Młodsza Siostra (Warszawa)

19/10/2019 – Las (Olsztyn)

06/10/2019 – Niezła Sztuka (Rzeszów)

05/10/2019 – Sygnał/Szum (Płock)

22/09/2019 – Muzeum Nowej Huty

21/09/2019 – Kulturhauz (Toruń)

14/09/2019 – Kolonia Artystów (Gdańsk)

13/09/2019 – Tłok (Gdynia)

07/09/2019 – Hevre (Kraków)

06/09/2019 – ArsTechne

27/07/2019 – Cisza w Plenerach (Kraków)

24/04/2019 – Szpitalna 1 (Kraków)

23/03/2019 – Before Ambientalny 2019

23/10/2019 – Festiwal Ars Cameralis 2018

18/10/2019 – Muzeum Nowej Huty

11/10/2019 – Klub SPATiF (Warszawa)

28/10/2019 – Patchlab Festival (Kraków)

27/10/2018 – Galeria Sztuki (Płock)

09/09/2019 – Kolonia Artystów (Gdańsk)

09/09/2019 – Alchemia (Kraków)

 

Discography

Private Language (2023 / Whitelabrecs)

  • Bandcamp: https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/private-language

The Pruski sound starts life with a modular synthesizer system which Paweł has designed and developed over several years and another layer of control over the music is applied through Ableton which also facilitates his live performances. His work blends electronic sound sources into organic-sounding, intimate soundscapes. This approach was used once again in his latest work, ‘Private Language’, pooling many months’ worth of sketches and experiments into a defined album of tracks, in which he also invited compatriot Tomasz Mreńca to contribute violin to the track ‘Last Particle’.

 

Moments of Immersion (2022 / Whitelabrecs)

  • Bandcamp: https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/moments-of-immersion

‘Moments of Immersion’ is Pruski’s sixth album. The album is a development of earlier ambient experiments and techniques and there is a balance of three elements: field recordings, processed tape sounds and modular synthesizer. The title of the album alludes to the immersion in several moments. It is not a reflection of some space or time but rather, of experienced moments. Interpretation of subjective experiences from which individual elements have been removed, leaves only a hazy outline of a background. It is a development of the main idea of ambient, in which the music harmonises with a specific space. In this case, the space is changed with the feelings of the moment, for whoever is listening.

Whispers (2021 / Whitelabrecs)

  • Bandcamp: https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/whispers

Returning to our catalog, Pruski has created ‘Whispers’, a series of organic drones created using an OP-1 modular synthesiser which has been a key source of experimentation, discovery and evaluation for several years. Part of the production process fell during lockdown, in which there were limitations on travel and human interaction. On the other hand, Pruski started walking a lot in the forests around him, allowing him to listen and connect with nature; he would encounter the rustle of leaves that began to resemble whispers. It was from here that he had the idea of nature’s constant whisper, evident all around us, if we choose to listen. Each track represents a whisper from the natural world, which combine as a whole to be a metaphysical journey.

Between (2020 / Krysalisound)

  • Bandcamp: https://krysalisound.bandcamp.com/album/between

Between. It is interesting to look for what lies between the words, between the moments, between the first and the next particle of sound. There is a completely different picture of music. Its structure is no longer linear and the whole thing is freezing over time. There is no earlier and no later, there is no history and no future, there is no cause and effect. There is only a single moment levitating „in between”. We don’t need any kind of language or descriptions. „Between” is just a set of these moments

 

Pruski - Playground

Playground (2020 / Whitelabrecs)

  • Bandcamp: https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/playground
  • Reviews: Nowamuzyka.pl

Playground is a journey into a child’s world. A world without sophisticated sentences, complicated relationships or conventions. Here, the most important things are gestures, curiosity and surprise. It is discovering what is around, fascinated by nature. It is an attempt to look from the side back to the beginning of our journey in this world. What was it like to be surprised by the colour of the leaves, rain, and the ticking of the clock? For this is a journey to a place where the tree is the whole world, and a small meadow can be the whole cosmos.

 

Home Diaries (2020 / Whitelabrecs)

  • Bandcamp: https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/home-diaries-005

 

Pruski Black Birds

Black Birds (CD/2018) – Second ambient/drone album.

 

 

 

Sleeping Places (CD/2018) – We are witnesses of constant change. Places change, people around us change, we change. Most of these changes are fluid. Unwittingly, every second we become someone new. We become blurred in time. One hair fell out. After 140 thousand repetitions we are bald. Cities, nations, ideas disappear – the natural passage of time. The steady stream of changes flows through us as well. Our internal life constantly clashes with the outside world. Memories encoded in our neurons begin to direct us towards emptiness. The places to which they refer ceased to exist – they fell asleep. Sleeping Places is the debut album of Paweł Pruski. Formerly known as Minoo, in this new endeavor he takes his listeners on a trip through the worlds of ambient and experimental electronics. The leading part of the album are synthetic sounds combined with processed field recordings. Conceptually the album is not an attempt to create a musical illustration of any place in particular. It is an interpretation of what is left only in memory, what is no longer a part of our reality. It is the end resultant of combining subjective memories, fragments that survived in the form of sounds.

 

 

 

 

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