• Chasing the visual in music

    Zine design for Society4odds, an experimental collaborative project exploring the connections between visuals and music. All content – text, interviews, photography – was created during or shortly after the Soundrive Festival 2019 in Gdańsk, Poland.




  • By the time we ended up doing this project, we were fighting our way into the festival world for more than a year. Our aim was to make you put down your phone and basically look. Look for all the intersting things in music, but most of all – visuals. Is there anything like it – visual music?

    We did our best to look for it, went to two music festivals with acute senses and investigated this kind of experience. It wasn't an easy road. Being a concert photographer is challenging, precisely because of the fact that you work with music, but mostly capture the visual aspect of it. The magical photos happen to be the ones in which actually "see" the music. We all know iconic photos from shows and festivals. It's not always the stage, mostly you'll see dedicated audience, some kind of connection between artists and their fans or backstage. These are the things we tried to capture, but it is a strange position to be in. You have to become a some kind of clairvoyant running around in between audience and musicians, pointing your camera at situations that happen only once and will never ever be repeated. getting the perfect shot is more than satisfying, but what's next? Is is the last visual thing we get from live music?

    The golden times of musical newspapers are sadly gone, however there might be a revival. The revolution is slowly coming. We are trying to help it fully bloom.


  • Cover by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Spread by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Spread by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Spread by Zuzanna Zakrzewska
  • Spread by Aneta Zdziech
  • Spread by Aneta Zdziech
  • Spread by Aneta Zdziech
  • Posters by Zuza Zakrzewska (left) and Aneta Zdziech (right)
  • Spread by Aneta Zdziech
  • Spread by Aneta Zdziech
  • Posters by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Spread by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Posters by Marek Knap
  • Spread by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Spread by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Posters by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Spread by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki / Linda Lach
  • Posters by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki (left) and Zuza Zakrzewska (right)
  • Spread by Linda Lach
  • Poster by Linda Lach
  • Spread by Linda Lach
  • Spread by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Spread by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Spread by Kamila Staniszewska / Zuzanna Zakrzewska
  • Spread by Zuzanna Zakrzewska
  • Posters by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Posters by Kamila Staniszewska
  • Posters by Marek Knap
  • Posters by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
  • Posters by Marek Knap (left) and Kamila Staniszewska (right)

  • Coordination

    Members

    Artistic mentorship
    Marek Knap

    Project finansed and realized with the generous support of
    Antalis Poland
    Epson Poland
    X-PRESS Experimental Publication House
    Soundrive Festival

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