Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: Weronika Lewandowska, Przemek Danowski & Marcin Macuk
Project: VR Nightsss – A virtual erotic poem (7min)
Poem, Lyrics, Performance: Weronika Lewandowska
Director, screenwriter and executive producer of the VR experience “Nightsss”
The work is based on her spoken word poem, which has been translated into 13 languages and presented in over 20 countries, on three continents. It could also be heard in Paris (2019) during the exhibition "The Liberated Voice - Sound Poetry at the Palais de Tokyo" that presented the most important phenomena and compositions of sound poetry in the 20th and 21st century.
Lewandowska is a spoken word poet, performer, PhD in cultural studies, researcher of new media and immersion experiences. She runs workshops on spoken word poetry, literary performances and VR/digital storytelling.
Music: Marcin Macuk
Musician, composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Composed the ambient soundscape of “Nightsss” VR experience.
Composed soundtracks for Marcin Wrona's films My Flesh, My Blood (2009) and The Christening (2010). Collaborates with a film director Agnieszka Smoczyńska-Konopko. The Fryderyk Music Award in the best hip-hop album category (Together, Snuz) and awarded in the best production category for the album MTV Unplugged: Hey. Created arrangements for Monika Brodka and Abradab.
Sound Interaction: Przemek Danowski
His algorithms have sculpted the space sound and audio interactions of the VR experience “Nightsss.”
He deals with sound in interactive and multimedia forms. Creator of soundscapes and music composer for computer games, theatre performances, films and multimedia. Author of spatial sound and artistic multimedia installations. Multi-instrumentalist musician, music producer and DJ. Creator and curator of the permanent VR projection exposition – UMFC VR. Currently working on a doctoral dissertation on the subject of sound design in 3D space.