VIDEO: Michał Matczak, who is better known by his stage name Mata, has already racked up over 200 million YouTube views in his short career with his hit single ‘Kiss Cam (Podryw Roku)’ having amassed over 16 million views in the last two weeks.
Award-winning composer and musician Piotr Wróbel has spent the last month cycling from Warsaw to Gdańsk and searching out ‘taken-for-granted’ statues to pose with his tuba-like instrument and raise money for dogs with cancer or other diseases, or which have been injured in traffic accidents or mistreated by their owners.
Fifty seven percent of Poles prefer to shop online, 21 percent of them buying on the web more than once a week, a survey by the ARC Rynek i Opinia pollster has shown.
Entitled Echa Wielkiej Płyty (The Echoes of the Plattenbau), the tracks dating from 1982-1987 are a collection of synth-infused sounds typical of the Polish electronic music scene of the late Soviet era.
Composed of over 3,000 elements with figurines to imitate how a living audience would absorb sound, to test the acoustics, sound was played at a frequency 10 times higher than usual to shorten the sound waves so that they would reverberate in precisely the same manner as those in the completed hall.
Carla Fernandes who was born in London to a Polish mother and Spanish/Portugese father, has already clocked up over 3.5 million views on YouTube and has been streamed over 1 million times on Spotify since the release of her song ‘Ok’ on April 22nd.
VIDEO: When not at his main home in Kraków, the sprawling grounds in Lusławice were the place where Krzysztof Penderecki spent most of his time, reportedly getting up at 6am each morning for a walk in the gardens. On the first anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the importance of the place to his legacy.
The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, a professional dance ensemble that revives old court dances, spent two months reconstructing the dances to German composer Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore”.
Josie Dixon had little idea that her great-great-great-great grandfather Felix Yaniewicz was one of the 19th century’s most notable composers until a chance conversation about a Stradivarius violin led her on a path of discovery.
VIDEO: The jaw-dropping performance by 20-year-old Marcin Patrzałek has now gone viral with leading heavyweight rock stars and music journals describing the performance as ‘genius’.