Tuesday 28 May 2024, 7.30pm

Piotr Kurek photo by Marta Szewczyk | Anenon photo by Valerie Chaika

Piotr Kurek + Anenon

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Excellent double-header featuring Warsaw-based musician and composer, Piotr Kurek, and Anenon - aka Los Angeles native Brian Allen Simon.

Piotr Kurek

Drawing on a diversity of approaches and influences, Piotr Kurek creates hypnotic music centered on the human voice and occasionally composes for film and theatre. Known to work as a solo musician, but also as part of various collaborations, he has released music on Unsound, Edições CN, Mondoj, Hands In The Dark, Black Sweat Records, Dunno, Sangoplasmo and other labels.

Piotr Kurek has performed extensively, presenting his work at numerous music festivals like Unsound, CTM, OFF, TodaysArt and UH Fest, as well as participating in extensive tours in Poland and abroad. He is an alumni of SHAPE platform and OneBeat by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. In recent years, he was also invited to residencies at EMS in Stockholm, Sweden and Gyeonggi Creation Center in Ansan, South Korea.

He has scored both short and feature length films, including Sebastian Mihăilescu "Mammalia" (Berlinale 2023), Magnus von Horn’s “Sweat” (Cannes Official Selection 2020). He is a regular collaborator of an acclaimed Polish theatre director Grzegorz Jarzyna from TR Warszawa, as well as Tian Gebing from Beijing’s Paper Tiger Theatre Studio. Among his recent productions are Jarzyna’s "Solaris 4” which opened the New Stage of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, as well as Tian Gebing's "Heart Chamber Fragment" for Münchner Kammerspiele. Music from his various theatre productions was collected into a release titled “A Sacrifice Shall Be Made / All The Wicked Scenes” released by Warsaw imprint Mondoj in 2020.


Anenon is the ongoing solo studio and live project of Los Angeles native Brian Allen Simon, whom since 2010 has released multiple albums and EPs to critical acclaim, including the highly revered ‘Tongue’ (2018) and ‘Petrol’ (2016), and most recently ‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ (2023) on label imprint Tonal Union.

Brian's atmospheric music incorporates both acoustic and electronic instrumentation, textured ambience, improvisation, and abstraction into a sound all his own. Simon has performed internationally in support of artists such as Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Richard Hell, Morton Subotnick, Kelly Moran, and many more. He has collaborated with Sam Gendel, Laila Sakini, Nite Jewel, Miha Trifa, Chantal Michelle, Hugh Small of legendary post punk band Vazz. and with the visual and performance artist Susan Cianciolo. Brian officially remixed Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Life, Life" in 2018, and In 2016 alongside NIck Malkin, was co-curator of Monument—a series of ambient music performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He is also a long time host of Non Projections, a monthly show on LA radio institution dublab.