Backspace [augmented] (PL)

Backspace [augmented] is one of the most original groups on the european improvised music stage. Musicians successfully combine the acoustic sound of the accordion, violin and cornet with the possibilities of modern technology. Dialogue, interaction, improvisation, live sampling and the creative use of computer software (Ableton Live), electronic effects, and even everyday objects helped to create unique sound and unique musical language team. In music, the group finds inspiration for both symphonic music, minimalism, „Tintinnabuli“ style through new Nordic jazz, to the ambient, electro and house. „The integration of instruments with electronics allows us to create a sound that would be impossible to obtain on acoustic instruments – it gives us a huge range of colours, with which we can express emotions, build the atmosphere and space, open the door to new and previously unknown areas of music. We devote ourselves to improvisation – each new sound tells us what will be next – we make music »here and now«, so that every concert could take the form of an extraordinary and unique music performance What inspires us is: the nature, city, machine, man, space, view, experiences, memories, uniqueness and everyday life, the Aborigines’ music, the German techno stage and abstract expressionism.“

Zbigniew Chojnacki: accordion/live electronics
Lukasz Czekala: violin/live electronics
Marcin Albert Steczkowski: cornet/fx