CONCERT / Languoria. Sofie Birch & Antonina Nowacka
Concert accompanies the exhibition “Solstice. Nordic Painting 1880–1910”
Danish sound artist Sofie Birch and Polish experimental singer Antonina Nowacka initially met at 2021’s Ephemera Festival. A spark emerged from the combination of the two artists, leading to another collaboration at Unsound Festival the same year. After their second performance, the artist met in Copenhagen to record the album “Languoria”. Fusing the melodicism and gentleness of Birch’s sound practice and the abstract, spiritual vocalisations of Nowacka, the album alludes to the wonders of the natural world while also turning its gaze inwards. The well-received record is translated into a live show that premiered this year at the Unsound Festival.
For the first time in Warsaw, Sofie Birch and Antonina Nowacka will present “Languoria” during the opening weekend of the exhibition SOLSTICE at the National Museum. Scandinavian art exploring emotions and affirming nature will create a perfect context for their contemplative music performed in the museum’s modernist space.
Birch and Nowacka give us an enduring snapshot of the most ephemeral kind of beauty. — Pitchfork
When: 19 November 2022 (Saturday), 20.00
Where: Foyer of the National Museum in Warsaw
Participation: 30 PLN and 15 PLN (reduced fee) available at the Museum and on online.
Availability of the event: no architectural barriers
Album “Languoria” by Sofie Birch & Antonina Nowacka released by Mondoj and Unsound.
Concert light design by Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Concert stage design and costumes by Planeta
Photography by Filip Preis
Concert at the National Museum in Warsaw accompanies the exhibition “Solstice. Nordic Painting 1880–1910” presented from 18/11/2022 to 5/03/2023.
Concert production: Alicja Latkowska
Cooperation: Primitive Agency, Proton Agency