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Małe Instrumenty (Small Instruments) are a band exploring new sounds using a wide array of small instruments. The instruments used in their sonic experiments feature an ever expanding array of professional instruments, sound toys made for children or naive in nature, strange musical inventions as well as a whole array of small items that aren't really instruments but do make a sound. The music created in this way reveals unique colours of sound sometimes beautiful and fine, sometimes surprising and insightful, sometimes exposing the incomplete nature of the sound created and allowing ears to feast on this restriction. All this means that the band is constantly faced with the need to look for new creative solutions.
The group was started by Paweł Romańczuk in 2006, he is joined in Małe Instrumenty by Tomasz Orszulak, Jędrzej Kuziela and Maciej Bączyk, Piotr Łyszkiewicz. In July 2007 the band made its debut at Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw/Poland and has since worked on many music projects under the name of Małe Instrumenty. The group has collaborated with many prominent art organizations and artists in Poland and Europe and has perfomed at many festivals including:
Era Nowe Horyzonty (Wrocław 2007,2008,2009)
Unsound Festival (Kraków 2009)
Ferlitizer Festival (London 2009)
Kody (Lublin 2009,2010)
Skiff Festival (St. Petersburg 2010)
Animator (Poznań, 2010)
Supersonic Festival (Birmingham, 2010)
Unidram (Potsdam, 2010)
Open'er (Gdynia 2011)
Festival d'ile de France (Paris 2011)
Nancy Jazz Pulsation (Nancy, 2011)
Male Instrumenty recorded music for documentary films, animated movies, advertising spots. More: HERE
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