Szymon Kaliski
I make ambient/experimental music from deconstruced acoustic sounds.
You can also check my professional work and my personal projects.

Bio

Szymon Kaliski is a Polish multimedia artist who combines lo-fi techniques with new digital technologies.

Kaliski is constantly searching for individual methods of expression, using self-made software and unique hardware.

His tracks are intentionally filled with imperfections, full of cracks suspended in slowed down soundscapes. Compositions are always born from acoustic sounds, looped, decayed and reconstructed.

His releases were warmly received by press, he was compared to artists such as William Basinski, Eluvium, or Taylor Deupree.

If you enjoy listening to good music, you should buy this album; if you're interested in thinking through the ways in which sound and place make each other meaningful, you've even more reason to do so. Fluid Radio
[Kaliski] takes pieces from all the greats, lots of vintage Jeckian crackle, subtle glitches like Hecker, some Basinski melancholy, and Deupree style processed minimalism, all while not sounding too much like any one of them. Anti Gravity Bunny

Discography

From Scattered Accidents

Kitchen. Label (2012)

"From Scattered Accidents" centers around the themes of imperfection and fleeting phenomena. Recording began in the Winter of 2010, and the album chronologically documents his creative process over a year. Preferring to pick up anomalies in his recordings which arose from the process of constructing his acoustic loops or curated set of found sounds, a single key on a broken piano with its patina and wear was picked up as one of the few working materials.

For Isolated Recollections

Hibernate (2011)

"For Isolated Recollections" is closing stories from "Out Of Forgetting", following on the same deconstructed memories of fleeing pictures.
Released as very limited 100 postcard CDs, currently only available as digital copy.

Out Of Forgetting

Audiobulb (2010)

"Out Of Forgetting" is retrospection of somehow destroyed memories, smallest pieces of sound and pictures. Crafted between carefully planning and most aimless improvisations, this tracks are filled with melancholy and cracks, imperfect, as stories they tell.

Concerts

01.10.2016 FLIM, Stockholm, Sweden
28.10.2015 Frameless, Munich, Germany
12.09.2015 OSA Festival, Sopot, Poland
18.08.2015 gift_lab, Tokyo, Japan (with FJORDNE, and Chihei Hatakeyama)
16.08.2015 Anonym Gallery, Nagano, Japan (with Miho Yamazaki)
15.08.2015 space eauuu, Kobe, Japan (with Ex Confusion, and sleepland)
19.09.2014 Up To Date Festival, Białystok, Poland (with bvdub, and Thomas Köner)
13.09.2013 Galeria EL, Elbląg, Poland (with Stefan Wesołowski)
24.05.2013 Głośna, Poznań, Poland (with Stefan Wesołowski)
08.12.2012 Kronika, Bytom, Poland
01.12.2012 Festiwal Ambientalny, Wrocław, Poland (with Rafael Anton Irisarri, and Carbon Based Lifeforms)
07.11.2012 art+bits Festival, Katowice, Poland
07.10.2012 Transvizualia Festival, Gdynia, Poland
01.09.2012 Les Digitales Festival, Paradiso, Switzerland
18.05.2012 Performing Media #2, Głośna, Poznań, Poland
14.05.2012 Suedhain, Kassel, Germany, Poland
12.05.2012 Vision'R Festival, Paris, France
03.03.2012 Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland
28.10.2011 Kultura 2.0, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Warsaw, Poland
22.10.2011 Cyklotronika, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, Poland
17.10.2011 FQP Unquiet Event, Alchemia, Kraków, Poland
03.06.2011 FQP Unquiet Event, Kronika, Bytom, Poland
06.05.2011 Mózg, Bydgoszcz, Poland
31.03.2011 Pod Minogą, Poznań, Poland (with Peter Broderick)
19.02.2011 Cyklotronika, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, Poland
06.10.2010 Audiosfera, Radio Afera, Poland