Joanna Duda

Joanna Duda

Joanna Duda – pianist, composer, improviser. She moves in experimental music with elements of jazz, classical and contemporary music. Her main projects are solo (KEEN Alpaka rec. 2019) and Joanna Duda Trio (FUMITSUKE 2020 Echo Productions). Both are characterised by combining electronic and acoustic sounds in an osmotic and organic way. What is unique about the artist’s music is that she finds sonic aesthetics where there is seemingly none.

In 2017, the artist formed the Joanna Duda Trio which, in recent years, has played at such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott’s in London, Le Periscope in Lyon, Opus Jazz Club in Budapest and jazz festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Bremen and Helsinki. Together with Morris Kliphuis (NL), she is co-founder of the Wake The Dead project, which juxtaposes electronic music and improvisation with the sound of a baroque ensemble. The project premiered at Bimhuis on 14 October. The project’s partners include the Department of Ancient Instruments at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Joanna Duda composed the music for the series Erotica 2022, a Polish film for the Netflix platform with female directors: Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Jagoda Szelc, Anna Jadowska, Anna Kazejak. The artist composed music for the film Cudak directed by Anna Kazejak and Już dłużej tak nie mogę dir. Joseph Ouarrack. She is also a music producer (White Black Hippie feat. Brydal).

The artist has an album of contemporary music to her credit. The album UNCHAINED with compositions by Julius Eastman, in the recording of which she participated, was awarded by Pizzicato magazine and nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. Joanna also collaborated with Krzysztof Knittel and Marek Chołoniewski during the Ad Libitum Festival (2019).
From 2008 to 2022, the artist co-founded the Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet pianistically and composer with whom she recorded 8 albums. The album CHAOS PEŁEN IDEI went gold and the album POLKA went platinum.

Apart from concerts in the most important European metropolises, such as Berlin, London, Vienna, Porto, Rome, Bucharest, Oslo, Tallinn, The Hague, Vilnius or Amsterdam, she has performed many times in Asia (e.g. Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi) and North America (Vancouver, Hamilton, Edmonton), as well as in less obvious destinations (Greenland – Nuuk, Sisimiut, Norway – Lofoten, Kaliningrad, Vladivostok).

As a multidisciplinary artist, Joanna Duda has created:
TRACK(S) installation (Plug -In Project room, Szczecin 2015)
video – art Flow (i.a. Bookstore – Exhibition in Krakow, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin)
video – art and installation Memory of Water (Polish – Japanese cooperation)
video – art COVInstastory (Gdańsk2020 exhibition)
installation – inscription in stone Unendlicher Wald commissioned by the Institute of Urban Culture in Gdansk as part of the City, I Love (2022)
Together with Katarzyna Pastuszak, she co-creates the audiovisual performance SKIN.
She has composed music for many theatre performances, including Amareya Theatre – Nomadic Woman,
Kantor_Tropy: Collage, Balladyna (dir. K. Garbaczewski)

More about Joanna Duda:

Live Remix: Joanna Duda
Erlend Apneseth / Joanna Duda (Premiere)
Joanna Duda & Erlend Apneseth
Punkt Festival
Sokołowsko Jazz meets Punkt Festival