Shepherds of Cats
Shepherds of Cats is a quartet formed in early 2014. Having instant and strong understanding, they explore the outer limits of good taste and push the limits of what should be considered as acceptable. Their attention to detail is impeccable and have created a deep trust to support each other in the most obscure and ridiculous tangents. Using improvisation as their working method, they create sonic stories and worlds, drenched in incredulity of their own existence. As their compositions are created live, they may suspend time along with other senses including good taste. They hunt and gather sounds only to re-appropriate them in sometimes inappropriate manners. However, they are well mannered and have shame but no ego. Shepherds of Cats colaborate closely with visual magician Vj Pietrushka who experiments live with moving images to create abstract spaces filled with the sonic presence of the band and vibrant curiosity of the audience..
Composer and saxophone player from Wroclaw, Poland. She is a regular to the jazz scene in her hometown as well as London, where she participated in projects such as London Improvisers Orchestra, Skronk and Exploratorio. Matylda leads acid-funk-jazz project Triology in Wroclaw as well as post-punk free-jazz band SIOOS in London. After cyclic performances during the esteemed Jazztopad Festival in her native city, she was featured twice in the music portal All About Jazz. Establishing her career with the band Kolega Doriana, the group released an album in 2015 to positive reviews from The Free Jazz Collective as well as Redbull Tour de Polonia.