7 December 2013, 7 pm

ul. Jaskółcza 1, GDAŃSK - DOLNE MIASTO


The Conductor is a 45-minute audiovisual performance by Dariusz Makaruk. The project combines emotions, instinct and symbolism. The performer is on stage by himself, without stage design or instruments. The visualization and music are made by the movement and gestures of the artist. His performance is an attempt to find a new language of communicating with the audience – through illusion. The Conductor concentrates on contemporary life, self-consciousness, and ways of perceiving the world. Here music and sound mixing covers a spectrum ranging from an orchestra and harmonious melodies, to noise and dark ambient. Makaruk’s improvised movements of generate the video and music immediately, allowing for an entirely intuitive and human way of controlling multimedia content.


Dariusz Makaruk

Musician, performer of live electronics, producer, programmer, manager. As an audiovisual artist, he creates interactive visualizations and interactive spaces in architecture. As a music producer, he performs his own repertoire of electro-jazz. He lives and works in Warsaw. Makaruk composes music for the theatre and musical illustrations to silent films (e.g. Visages d’enfants, 1923, dir. Jacques Feyder).

He is a member of the Polish Association of Electroacoustic Music, the Polish branch of CIME/ICEM in Bourges, which is supported by UNESCO.

In 2007, he initiated and became Artistic Director of the Moving Closer – Innovative Media & Art Festival. Since 2010, he has been working with the French Theatre, Mabel Octobre on the creation of his own sound and video systems for the play, Corps de femme performed at key centers of contemporary art in France, among others in L’apostrophe, Le Grand R, Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Makaruk co-produces contemporary jazz projects with world-renowned violinist, Michał Urbaniak. He has performed with Tomasz Stańko on many accounts. He collaborates with Mariusz Wilczyński, Włodzimierz Kiniorski, Tymon Tymański and Naoko Maeshiba. He is the author and producer of the project and album called Erotyki Ludowe [Folk Erotics], which is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Polish music.

The artist has performed in China, India, Germany, Sweden, France, Romania, Ukraine, Czech and Italy.

Municipal Institution of Culture