JEMP 2019 - Mechanical

12 Dec 2019 – 19 Dec 2019

Special hours

15:30 – 20:00
20:30 – 21:30
19:30 – 21:00

Cost of entry

12 December £8 (£6 concs) - on the door: £12 (£10 concs)
15 December £12 (£10 concs)
19 December £12 (£10 concs)

Swiss Church in London

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Covent Garden

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Arts Territory is delighted to announce the fifth iteration of JEMP, an eight-day festival of Polish contemporary electronic and experimental music, which takes place this year at the Swiss Church, Covent Garden, London, commencing 12 December 2019.


The festival presents specially commissioned works by the Polish artists Zorka Wollny, Wojtek Blecharz and Konrad Smoleński, as well as one by the London-based sound artist Ben McDonnell and the British choral group, Vocal Constructivists.

Curated by Kasia Sobucka, the programme explores theories of Unism, Composing Space, Calculating Space-Time Rhythms and Functionalism, a sonic discourse that includes performances that transform architectural plans and sculptures into musical compositions through voice and electronics; participatory concerts looking at rhythm in sculpture and architecture, as well as site-specific installations.

As with earlier festivals, the performances will be accompanied by an extensive programme of workshops, open rehearsals and lectures, all of which have been devised in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art. The event brings together some of Poland’s most exciting visual and sound artists and composers, connecting them with local researchers, academics, architects and a choir.

Says Kasia Sobucka: ‘After a small hiatus, we are delighted to be staging JEMP this year. The current edition brings to London some of the most exciting Polish artists that combine sound, space and architecture in their practice. This year is particularly exciting as the programme is based solely on new commissions centring on the largely unknown theme of Polish Constructivism. Our ambition is to give artists a platform for multidisciplinary experimentation and to support them in creating new and innovative work. I’m very excited to exhibit the work created by the artists as a result of this project to London audiences!’


12 December 2019
Konrad Smoleński: 6CH
Location: The Swiss Church
Time: 3.30 – 8pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 concs) - booked in advance, prices on the door: £12 (£10 concs)


15 December 2019
Wojtek Blecharz and the Vocal Constructivists
Location: The Swiss Church
Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs)


19 December 2019
Ben McDonnell and Zorka Wollny
Location: The Swiss Church
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs)



18 – 19 December 2019
Zorka Wollny: Constructing Site with Sound, workshop
Location: The Swiss Church
Time: (18 Dec) 5.30pm – (19 Dec) 8.30am
Tickets: Free



Kasia Sobucka

Exhibiting artists

Zorka Wollny

Konrad Smoleński

Benjamin McDonnell

Wojtek Blecharz and Vocal Constructivists


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