Teoniki Rożynek & Aleksandra Słyż(PL)
Composer Teoniki Rożynek has an audible fondness for sound design. Attentively listening, she centers reality as her main source of sound material. As a collector of sonic waste and junk objects which generate sound, she creates electronic and electroacoustic music. Aside from playing the violin, she is fluent in electronics and accidentally found objects. Working both solo and in collectives, she frequently collaborates with artists from other fields, co-creating films, performances and multimedia installations. On top of that, she’s a feline fanatic.
Working with complex tonality and blurring the boundary between acoustic and synthetic elements, Polish composer, sound artist and engineer Aleksandra Słyż makes unashamedly physical music that's driven by the motion of sound itself. On her debut album "A Vibrant Touch", released last year on Warm Winters, she channels 20th century spectral composers like Grisey or Scelsi, smudging a quartet's sustained notes into disorienting drones that she supplements with elegant modular reflections. Neither wholly classical or wholly electronic, it's music that prioritizes energy, power and patience.