Soundwalk & Found Structures Workshop

Grupa ETC: Soundwalk & Found Structures Workshop
Video documentation by Maciej Ratajski
Medium: Video (HD, color, sound)
Duration: 5:22 min.

Workshop conducted by Grupa ETC [The ETC Group] as a part of The Urban Resort Warsaw: The Social Swimming Pool project at Ośrodek Inflancka Swimming Pool, focused on researching and revealing to the audience the audiosphere and oral history of the place.

Grupa ETC [The ETC Group]: Antoni Michnik, Anna Płonka, Maciej Ratajski, Krzysztof Sokół, Agnieszka Szostakiewicz, with: Vardan Harutyunyan, Kamil Niedziałek, Anna Czaban, Witek Hebanowski, and others.

All sound was recorded on-site by workshop participants and mixed by Maciej Ratajski. Film by Maciej Ratajski.

The movie follows two workshop participants, Vardan Harutyunyan and Kamil Niedziałek, both professional artists and musicians, exploring the soundscape of Ośrodek Inflancka swimming pool complex.

The second (theoretical and practical) part of the workshop conducted by Antoni Michnik and Maciej Ratajski focused on strategies in composition and experimental music notation that emphasised interpretation. The workshop encouraged participants to look for ways to interpret discovered sculptures, spatial compositions and architectural geometry as musical scores and use them for the final performance that would also involve the field recordings made during the walk.

Video was displayed at the Pokazówka [Showpiece] event curated by Wojtek Zrałek-Kossakowski on the 6th of October 2023 at Jasna 10: Społeczna Instytucja Kultury Krytyki Politycznej.