RIP Zbigniew Karkowski



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RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby erector » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:16 am

Does this go here?

Anyway, I don't know how many on here are/were fans of his, but Zbigniew Karkowski passed away today. Apparently, according to Lars Akerlund, "Zbigniew Karkowski was diagnosed with pancreas cancer and had first symptoms only 10 weeks ago. Western medicine could not cure him so he went to see a shaman in Peru - but apparently his condition was too bad, so after only two days in the jungle he couldn’t take it anymore."

I saw him play twice, and played on the same bill with him the second time around (we also played a short collaborative set with a third musician, Goh Lee Kwang). I wasn't particularly close to him, but he came across as a thoroughly decent human being in the little time I spent with him (which included getting somewhat lost trying to send him and his wife back to their hotel).

What's particularly gutting for me is the fact that I forgot that I recorded the collab we did... until today, of course. While the timing is ridiculously unfortunate, Lee Kwang and I decided that sharing it would be a good way to pay tribute to Zbigniew, his work and his legacy, so:



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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby D.o.S. » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Aw man, he was relatively young, too. :(

That's an awesome collab, btw, and a great artifact.
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby D-Rainger » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:00 pm

That music is wicked!
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:48 pm

Wow, beautifully dense & brutal piece, erector.

I was unfamiliar with Karkowski until you posted this thread.

Then today, I found this as I was looking for (of all things) dotar music:

There is a light emitting diode that never goes out. …………….0.............Sweet dealin's: here
"… and they have to tell Ornette that he cannot play the trumpet and violin." - Miles

"Well, I'm not a fan of reverb on guitar, but I like to create space using a lot of delays." - Robin Guthrie
"The effects market was really nothing more than a bunch of beggars and theives, all building off one another's work." - Dan Armstrong…...........................…
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby erector » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:30 am

Thanks guys!

I don't want to come across as overly maudlin, but I can't help but feel a bit bummed that the last thing I said to him was "I'll email you soon!" I never did, natch. Oh well.

Here's an obit on Spin: http://www.spin.com/articles/zbigniew-k ... -obituary/

The essay linked in that obit is essential reading, even if you're not particularly (or at all) into noise.
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby Chankgeez » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:24 am

Thanks again, erector.

It's all so sad.

I just clicked on that Spin link and discovered that Bernard Parmegiani has also died. I hadn't heard.
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"… and they have to tell Ornette that he cannot play the trumpet and violin." - Miles

"Well, I'm not a fan of reverb on guitar, but I like to create space using a lot of delays." - Robin Guthrie
"The effects market was really nothing more than a bunch of beggars and theives, all building off one another's work." - Dan Armstrong…...........................…
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby D.o.S. » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:36 pm

My favorite Karkowski record happens to be on the youtubes:
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Re: RIP Zbigniew Karkowski

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:57 pm

Listening to this ^^^ right now.

Makes me wanna run some white noise through a flanger. :thumb:
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"… and they have to tell Ornette that he cannot play the trumpet and violin." - Miles

"Well, I'm not a fan of reverb on guitar, but I like to create space using a lot of delays." - Robin Guthrie
"The effects market was really nothing more than a bunch of beggars and theives, all building off one another's work." - Dan Armstrong…...........................…
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