“In this inventive mixing of styles, Katarzyna Glowicka shows herself to be an extremely original composer, with a sense of drama and at the same time intellectual mastery.”

Neil van de Linden - basiaconfuoco.com



Project supported by The Performing Arts Fund Netherlands, Research Found Royal Conservatory Brussels, Nuit Blanche 2018, Les Brigittines – Playhouse for Movement, Polish Institute – Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels

The texts adapted for the libretto of “Unknown, I live with you” were created by Afghani female poets in the period of strongest political supremacy of Taliban regime. The authors, known as Roya, Meena Z., Fattemah AH, and Freshta, conceived their poems during clandestine creative writing workshops under the online Afghan Women’s Writing Project, supported by activists from local organisations. The texts combine great simplicity with powerful expression. Confronting a typically Western “high-art” music form with the power of resistance to the fundamentalist, religious retrotopia   which literally realizes the fundamental patriarchal idea of the inferiority and serfdom of women   says a lot about the present. It emphasizes the continuum of precarious female condition characteristic for social orders founded upon patriarchal ideas of religion.




Release Date: V 2019

Total Time: 40:30

CD | 16 page booklet | digipack1. River Promise   Unknown, I Live With You

2. Damn You!

3. A World of Luck   If I Were Not a Woman

4. Sexual Assault   I Can Not Live Without You, Dignity

5. I Feel

6. Mother, Sister, Daughter, Where Are You?

7. I Thought It Was a Dream But When I Woke, I Couldn’t Walk

8. Highways

All music by Głowicka | Texts by Freshta, Fattemah AH, Meena Z., Roya

The Airport Society: Krystian Lada   concept

Małgorzata Walewska (mezzo-soprano), Lucia Lucas (mezzo and baritone), Raehann Bryce-Davis (mezzo-soprano), Gala Moody (voice), Sara Jo Benoot (mezzo-soprano)

Tomasz Aleksander Plusa (first violin), Aleksandra Kwiatkowska (second violin), Clara Sawada (viola), Natania Hoffman (cello), Katarzyna Glowicka (electronics)


PARTNERS : Stichting ARTEk, The Airport Society, Bołt Records