on Mixed Currents project
Mixed currents could well enough be a new brand of jam (a juicy collection of various black and red currents, sweetened with evaporated apple juice for health). Or a name of a project where putting internal Panta Rhei of five individuals against instruments and electronic performative technology, both analogue and digital, promises a creative entanglement that is current and curiously intertwined. At the heart of the Mixed lies an open and equal exchange of skills, ideas and effort so that the electrifying, vibrant Currents that runs through each individual’s heart are continuously refreshed and renewed by shared music making, interacting and dialogue.
Violinist +, producer, researcher, violin teacher.
Founding member and executive director of Distractfold Ensemble.
Linda’s artistic interests orbit around long-term collaborations and a multifaceted performance practice that stretches her limitations.
In October 2014 she started working towards a PhD in contemporary music performance at the University of Huddersfieldresearching the topic of interdisciplinary virtuosity.
In 2016/17 concert season she was busy co-curating and co-producing the 2017 Cut and Splice Festivalin Manchester.
In recent years, alongside touring internationally to play New Music, she has been closely collaborating with Katherine Young, Pablo Vergara and Sam Salem on developing deeply personal works, as well as recording for Another Timbreand participating in large-scale dance projects (New Movement Collective’s ‘Casting Traces‘, Sadler’s Wells/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s ‘Sutra’).
Linda teaches violin in Chetham’s School of Musicand is a violin and viola lecturer at Leeds College of Music.
She was classically trained in her native Poznańwith Marcin Baranowski, later in Munichwith Christoph Poppen and in Manchesterwith Jan Repko. Linda owes her initiation to contemporary music to the Lucerne Festival Academywhich she attended in 2007-09.