Slow Art Day is not only about deep reflection on selected works (>>>). As part of this year’s edition of the action, we would like to invite you to listen deeply to the sounds of the clarinet and double bass, which will resonate inside the shelter thanks to Mateusz Rybicki and Zbigniew Kozera.

The musicians have been closely cooperating for a number of years, in partnership with different artists. Their debut record XU is a testimony to partnership in music and a demonstration of how Music with a capital “M” emerges through craftsmanship, attention to not only smooth narrative, but also details and consistency in sound. Their music is devoid of the often tiring competition for the primacy of individual instruments. Instead, it stems from a sense of shared experience, which does not mean that it cannot be vivid and beautiful, wild and sharp. Both musicians play with simple sounds verging on the ascetic. Perhaps this is the reason why the climaxes resonate with unusual expressiveness.
[source: publisher’s materials]
Mateusz Rybicki
is an improviser who plays the clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Being the son of the actor Tadeusz Rybicki, he grew up at the seat of the Cinema Theatre in Michałowice, where he was exposed to his first experience of art. He currently lives and works in Wrocław. His inspirations include African-American free jazz, European improvised music, contemporary music, Baroque music, minimalism, ethno and traditional music. Apart from concerts he has also cooperated with dancers and theatre. He has collaborated with many artists, including: Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Antonio Borghini, Peter Brötzmann, Steve Noble, Adam Pultz Melbye, Harri Sjöström, Noid, Matija Schellander, Mark Tokar, Emilio Gordoa, Piotr Damasiewicz, Gerard Lebik, Mikołaj Trzaska, Wacław Zimpel, Paweł Szpura, Dominik Wania, Maciej Obara or Irad Mazliah.
Zbigniew Kozera
lives in Wrocław. He is an improviser who play the double bass and guimbri. His inspirations include African-American free jazz, European improvised music, ethno and traditional music. He has been involved in initiatives such as M.A.T.A, Power of the Horns, Imprographic, Melting Pot. Together with Mateusz Rybicki he co-created Impro Travel Nights and the Fleshmachine trio. He has cooperated with Piotr Damasiewicz, Wojciech Romanowski, Kuba Suchar, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Oscar Aichingere, Dominik Strycharski, Wacław Zimpel, Marcin Ciupidro, Paweł Szpura, Ksawery Wójciński, Krzysztof Szmańda, Hubert Zemler, the Cinema Theatre. He has performed with Hamid Drake, Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Steve Noble or Jason Adasiewicz.