Australian "Function Ensemble" visits four Polish cities: Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow

Last April “Triosk,” a famous band from the Australian independent music scene, played in Krakow club RE. Their coming opened the door to this Saturday’s RE “Function Ensemble” show through a friendly connection with the Australian group. But the band “Function Ensemble” has no ties to any specific country. Matt Nicholson, an Australian musician, composer and sound engineer started the band 12 years ago in his homeland but has since collaborated with artists from every continent. Currently “Function” band members are Nicholson, Clare Tuckley, Pascal Babare, Felicity Mangan, Ian Wadley and Patrick Liddell. The musicians use various instruments to create slow sound landscapes ? something between ambient, folk and jazz. “Function” has previously released two albums: “The Zillionaire-Retarded Speeds of Ordinary, Measured Light” (2003) and “The Secret Miracle Fountain” (2006). The latter took three years to record in more than 10 countries. The recording came about with the collaboration of over 30 musicians.Nicholson says their third LP is ready and will be released at the end of 2007 by Chicago label Locust. “Function” will be playing in Gdansk, Warszawa, Poznan and Krakow. The RE club (ul. sw. Krzyza 4) gig begins Saturday, August 18, at 20:30.

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