Making Eye Contact With Solitude cover typography by Julita Goździk

Kraków-based artist Martyna Basta’s diaristic sound shapes a delicate atmosphere that balances lush and haunting. Classically trained in guitar, the Polish composer escaped academia at the age of 18, replacing her native instrument with a synth. She soon developed a unique way of composing, involving modulated voice, electronics, and field recordings. This radical transformation was captured on her first album Making Eye Contact with Solitude released on the Slovak label Warm Winters, which introduced her as part of a new wave in the European experimental scene. After the release of her debut, she reached back for acoustic instruments like guitar and zither, establishing her unique electro-acoustic tone.

( 2023 )
dec 1
new york, usa
lincoln center
nov 26
antwerp, be
nov 18
wrocław, pl
festiwal ambientalny
nov 16
poznań, pl
ck zamek
nov 3
vienna, az
opera club
oct 8
budapest, hun
uh fest
oct 4
krakow, pl
Unsound Festival w/ claire rousay
sep 15
prague, cz
Meet Factory
aug 12
frankfurt, de
eos air
Jul 8
Berlin, de
Brücke Museum
jun 25
Luhačovice, CZ
Luhovaný Vincent Festival
Jun 17
London, UK
Cafe Oto
Jun 15
warsaw, pl
ephemera festival
apr 28
gent, be
Drinks & Sounds
Turku, Fi
On residency in Titanik gallery
( 2022 )
Dec 16
Hasselt, Be
Soundbath in Clarenhofkapel
Nov 18
Krakow, PL
Audio Art Festival
Nov 13
Bratislava, sk
LOM Space
Nov 12
Prague, Cz
Alternativa Festival
Oct 11
Krakow, Pl
Unsound Festival
Sep 3
Krakow, Pl
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Aug 14
Sokolowsko, pl
Sanatorium of Sound Festival
Jul 8
Gdansk, pl
In Tension There Is A Bliss premiere at Kolonia Artystów
Jun 13
Warsaw, pl
Radio play listening session at Ephemera Festival
Apr 22
Poznan, pl
Centrum Kultury Zamek

Web design: Gabriela Basta

Cover photo: Majka Zawrzykraj