Osowski-Kostrzewa Live PL 2014


The Present State of the Neural Network

Osowski-Kostrzewa Collective

Michal Osowski - live processing, synthesizer

Michal Kostrzewa - clarinets, prepared clarinet

'The Present State of the Neural Network' is a result of the creative work process that took place at the club MOZG (Brain) in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in June and August 2014. The form of the piece (a suite) is composed of the units of established duration, each of them employing a differently modified set of instruments. The units can be repositioned in any order within the form. The evolvement of their internal narratives is predetermined while the momentary texture is, on the micro level of the musical events: tones, timbres or motives, created in the process of the improvisational strategy. The work is dedicated to the sound exploration and to the revealing how this exploration can lead to the creation of different textures and their relation to the spatial resolution of the sound.

Michal Osowski is an interdisciplinary artist based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He specializes in interactive art projects integrating movement, sound and video projection. He presented his work at the art venues like Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the Fondazione Morra in Naples or De Wereld van Witte de With festival in Rotterdam, but also in uncommon settings: public buildings, streets, parks, etc.

Michal Kostrzewa is a clarinet and saxophone performer based in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He developed a special preparation for his clarinet, attaching pipe-like shaped objects made of metal, plastic or other material, to the mouthpiece.