Think of it as Donkey Kong meets Norman Cook...
or maybe Tetris takes on Kraftwerk.
Mikro Orchestra is an experimental sound - visual project from Poland, basing on the use of hand-held game consoles as a music instrument. Main assumption of project's authors is to create new sound space on the base of tones generated live from hand-held game consoles during a highly intensive performance consisting of massive explosion of visuals.
The aim of the Mikro Orchestra is to create irony in the electronic music scene with low tech hardware and relatively simple software in a world dominated by ever more advanced digital music processing and creation technologies. A crucial decision since the very conception of this digital music project was the creation of a unique brand of music by relying solely on game consoles as musical instruments.
Group is active since 2001, currently with four players: Jaroslaw Kujda, Agnieszka Kujda, Mariusz Jura and Boguslaw Krawczuk..
In 2006 orchestra has changed the name from game**yzz orchestra project to Mikro Orchestra.
The Mikro Orchestra has performed at a number of venues including:
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz; Transmediale, Berlin; Club transmediale, Berlin; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw; Read_Me festival, Moscow; Piemonte Share Festival, Torino/Italy; FESTA ELETTRONICA, Rome; experimentaclub, Madrid; Festival Emergences, Paris; ENTERmultimediale festival, Prague; STEIM, Amsterdam; Warsaw Electronic Festival; Microscopesession, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden; Social Hacking, Plymouth and more.