The fifth annual Zandari Festa is taking place in Hongdae from September 30 –
October 3. To spotlight some of the event’s performers, Korea Gig Guide is asking a bunch of acts five simple questions.
For this installment, we’re talking with Izabela Wroblewska, the vocalist for alt-pop act Cosovel from Poland. Cosovel will play at Zandari Festa on Monday, October 3 at 8 pm at Freebird. Now let’s get to her answers!
1) Why are you excited to be performing at Zandari Festa 2016?
For me, Zandari is literally food for thought. It’s a musical paradise with a dozen clubs within arm’s reach. It’s a chance to get a new perspective, experience moments of musical ecstasy, and face the challenges. Overcoming the challenges gives you some of the greatest joys of all.
2) What can people expect from a Cosovel live show?
A combination of a music and dance performance on the verge of diverse feelings: joy, sentiment and nostalgia, with a strong pulse of beat. I’m a melody and harmony lover, but lately I’ve gotten into dirty, underground techno. It will be definitely visible in our performance, rhythmically and sonically.
3) For fest-goers not familiar with Cosovel yet, what should they know about you?
I’m an emotional addict. I love seeing people dancing and singing with me during concerts. I fulfill myself working with music in its all aspects, from creating, recording, producing, performing and making video clips. I enjoy touring a lot. It gives me the greatest thrill when the day is already dawning and I glide along the road into the brand new. I like the feeling of the unknown. I value devotion and criticism in art. And I really can’t wait to see you in Seoul.
4) Aside from performing, what else would you like to do during Zandari Festa 2016?
To tell the truth, I’d like to grab as much as I can during that short glimpse of time. My goal is to experience Seoul’s momentous heritage treasures and rollercoaster nightlife at the same time. I’d like to soak into the city, hang out with locals, listen to the pulse of the streets during rush hour, dazzle myself with the glow of motley streets, visit old markets, breathe the same air as Nam June Paik, taste soju for the first time, experience Sajik Daeje, meet Xooang Choi by accident – I could make a list of my wishes at least 10 times longer.
5) If you can go drinking with another Zandari Festa act, who do you want it to be?
It’s hard to answer that question without being a part of the concert and feeling the real energy of the performing artist. I’d love to experience some great live shows with pure power, which is something I really miss after the electronic music revolution. I see a lot of enthusiasm in the Green Flame Boys, I don’t remember the last time I had an evening with a punk band.