Paulina Owczarek – saxophonist and improviser, graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow. She plays the alto and baritone sax. Interested mainly in free improvisation, she also performs contemporary chamber music, having premiered numerous new works for saxophone in Poland.

She is an active member of improvised and experimental music scene, curating and taking part in Krakow free improv projects (such as Institute Of Intuition, Muzykoterapia) and international festivals of contemporary and improvised music (Ad Libitum, Sacrum Profanum, Berlin Jazz Festival, Hurta Cordel, Musica Electronica Nova, Ostrava Days, Lublin Jazz Festival, AudioArt, Sound Exchange, Krakow Jazz Autumn, Mirror Mirror, Discordian Community Riot, No Woman No Art, Unsound, Soundance, Saalfelden Jazz Festival).

The founder and conductor of Krakow Improvisers Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to conducted improvisation. Currently she is also involved in groups such as Morświn, Cranky Ego, WOO, Quadrilateral Exchange, Human.error, Dust Mite Paradise, Figa, Open House, Ute von Bingen and Sambar.

She has been a member of Stare Taśmy, OCHO, London Improvisers Orchestra and Satoko Fuji Orchestra; she has worked with theatres and has improvised with poets, dancers and painters.

Next Appearance:

7 October 2024 – 13 October 2024: Research Action 1 / Lille