Our music event for December falls earlier in the month than usual and is, for sure, one to fit into your calendar before the Christmas rush gets going!
Marta Adamowicz is a visual and sound artist of Polish orgin based in Glasgow. After being invited to perform at Sharmanka she decided to revisit her 'noise music' and experimental performance roots and merge them with her more recent passion for sound documentary forms and spoken word. This journey has led her to this unique performance composed especially for Sharmanka audiences.
Marta hails from from the Saint Cross mountains. It's a region rich in history and full of legends. According to Slavic folklore, witches from all across Eastern and Central Europe would assemble in these mountains for Sabbaths. To this day the witch is a local symbol and a mascot of the region, perhaps surprisingly so since from the early onset of Christianity in Poland the ties to pagan history and witches were being erased. Saint Cross Mountain, being a centre of witchcraft, had a Benedictine monastery built at its summit just after the year 1000 and this became a place of religious pilgrimage. Christian pilgrims would walk the way that witches used to walk in an attempt to erase their footsteps.
The piece that Marta will be performing amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures is a sound metaphor depicting the struggle between pagan beliefs and Christian religion.
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The music event will be followed by a mini performance of Sharmanka's kinetic artworks.
There are a limited number of tickets to fill this intimate space, so if you want to be there, the soundest advice is to book early!
This continues Sharmanka's 2023 Live Events Programme by John Cavanagh / www.johncavanagh.co.uk [http://www.johncavanagh.co.uk]
_Doors open__: 6:45pm_
_Event starts: 7:00pm (no late admittance)_
_Running time: approximately __60 - 90 minutes._
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