Go​-​Go Beuys​-​Band

by Marek Chołoniewski / Krzysztof Knittel

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about

Automatic Pilot was composed in 1985 by two performers and composers: Marek Choloniewski and Krzysztof Knittel. During several days of spontanious creativity spent at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the Academy of Music in Krakow the album of „paper music“ was assembled. During unlimited experiments of extreme forms of pop music performed on synthesizers from Analog Era: Korg Polysix, Synthi AKS, Yamaha CS-15, Byfacord B1, Roland TR505 several important figures appeared at the studio space: Marek Nedzinski playing on tenor sax, Olga Szwajgier using her unlimited voice in the Automatic Pilot song, as well as Krzysztof Suchodolski experimenting in the piece Rege Krakow.

Go-Go Beuys Band included Krzysztof Knittel (vocal, Byfacord B1, Roland TR505), Marcin Krzyzanowski (vocal, cello), Marek Choloniewski (vocal, Yamaha CS-15) and Marek Nedzinski (tenor sax) was active with the same stylistic principles. Original songs by Krzysztof Knittel – Avantgardists, China Wedding and I just want to know – merges with the songs of CH&K Duo (Choloniewski/Knittel) – Dojcze Reggae, Kosmos Cfaj – Marcin Krzyzanowski and Krzysztof Knittel Duo – Walking through the street (Chodzisz po ulicy), Heavy Baby, Heavy Love, Rock Body – and the composition Challenger by Marek Nedzinski (solos on bass and sax).

Almost unknown groups Island of Love and Nonexisting Monastery Group (Nieistniejacy Zespol Klasztorny) were active as anonymous bands, with no recordings available today. There are several legends about both groups coming back and forth and never confirmed. They were bands with unclear number of members hiring female artists of different professions. The art potential of the groups were close to the impotential skills of managements of the most of their projects. Meeting with exclusively selected audience were misterious with no annoucements of the name, place, date, program and length of the spectacles.

In that athmosphere of hazy and unclear arrangements The Freight Train (Piotr Bikont, Marek Choloniewski, Krzysztof Knittel, Marek Nedzinski, Jerzy Piaskowski) arrived to the Dziekanka Gallery in Warsaw on January 27, 1987.

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released 03 November 2011

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