Toruńska Orkiestra Improwizowana
Toruń Improvisers Orchestra (Toruńska Orkiestra Improwizowana) is a band started in January of 2019 by a musician Maciej Karmiński (who's associated with such groups as Jesień, Drogi Krajowe or Rozwód). During the two years of its activity TOI managed to create a naturally forming musical environment made up of musicians regularly performing with bands or orchestras as well as amateurs. On the 11th of December 2021 the release of an album, S3RI4L NVMB3RS TOI SE02, which was recorded in January, took place. Te Orchestra made its name by playing in various unorthodox places - concert halls but also open spaces such as parks or a social garden. The Orchestra has a largely performative character. The artists use their instruments in unconventional ways, combining acoustic sounds with electronics or using everyday objects to create sounds. One of the mainstays used during the concerts ks a wheelbarrow, its origins tracing back to a village in Kuyavian-Pomeranian region. The wealth of sounds, such as creaks and crackles made by this object, which is severely old, influences the musical layer of the group. The wheelbarrow was used as one of the instruments during the recording of the TOI album, released in 2021. The very same wheelbarrow was used during the performance at the HanseArtWorks in Neuss (Germany), where it was used to create a "living metronome". Even though Toruń Improvisers'Orchestra doesn't have a stable line-up it can be said with confidence that the project is made up of several people who with lesser or bigger consistency take part in the rehearsals and TOI's concerts with mostly more than ten people appearing on stage.