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IndieTalks #2 Wielogłos
IndieTalks is a independent music industry discussion and salon event, conceived by too many fireworks and partnered with Radio Kampus, that takes place 4 times a year in the Pardon, To Tu club in Warsaw. Each event has an over-arching topic and features an “indietalk” by an industry figure elaborating on an idea or concept they’d like to share; a panel discussion involving several other guests relevant to our topic; and an audience workshop to get attendees talking, collaborating and working together. The event is for both industry figures, and for music fans interested in how things happen.
Our second event was themed “Wielogłos (Polyphony)” and we looked at how artists might find different voices to share their music, and how writers prefer to work.
Mariusz Herma – a Global Bee-hive
Mariusz Herma is the founder of the excellent online music magazine, Beehype; co-created by 90+ journalists from around the world and presenting and promoting interesting music from their local scenes. Mariusz is also a journalist and writes for, Polityka, Zwierciadlo and Gazeta Magnetofonowa. He also writes the blog, Ziemia Niczyja. Mariusz’s bumper IndieTalk (running to almost double the length) takes us through the creation of Beehype, and what Mariusz learned from the experience.
In our second panel, our guests – 2 journalists, a blogger, and a musician – discussed how musicians, bands, and artists may approach press or writers to best have their music written about and heard by the wider public.
Our guests for IndieTalks #2
Ania Nicz is a journalist who writes about music in Gazeta Magnetofonowa and on the Red Bull Music portal. She also works with Interia Music, and was – in the past – deputy editor of the Brand New Anthem website.
Bartek Chaciński is a journalist, columnist, and culture editor of “Polityka”. He presents music programs in Polish radio and blogs on Polityka’s website also. In the past he has In past he has written for Przekrój and for Machina.
Michał is a mainstay on the Warsaw music scene and is often found moderating such panels. He writes for Gazeta Magnetofonowa magazine and the Uwolnij Muzykę! website, while also having his own music blog, “Na obrzeżach”.
Coldair is a solo endeavor of Tobiasz Biliński, a 25-year-old producer, composer, singer and classically-trained instrumentalist. Born in Norway, raised by the Baltic Sea in Poland and currently based in-between London, Warsaw and anywhere else he might be at the moment, he has been following the DIY philosophy since the age of 16, releasing a total of 5 critically acclaimed full length albums up to date (2 with his now-dead band Kyst).
Photos and Videos
The photos and videos from the event will be available in a month or so. Check back then to watch Mariusz’s talk and the panel discussion.