Matěj Metoděj Štrunc will christen his first solo album Lidověk in Kabinet Múz. The guest of the evening will be Czech-Polish singer-songwriter Beata Bocek.
In the presence of dulcimer, violin, and other acoustic instruments, Štrunc works with folk song along with synthesizers, drums, electronics, and modern sound. Traditional songs, overseen by singer Thom Artway in a production role, are mirrored in a new form on the new Lidověk release. The entire repertoire will be performed live with a six-piece band of musicians who also contributed to the album: vocals, guitar, piano: Matěj M. Štrunc; violin: Jan Bradáč; cimbalom: Michal Grombiřík; electric guitar: Adam Caha; bass guitar: Josef Stránik; drums: Petr Ptacek. The album launch is announced for 17 January 2023 at 8:00 pm in Kabinet Múz.
Beata Bocek, a Czech-Polish singer-songwriter and musician from Český Těšín, will perform as a guest. Her songs are about memories, childhood, travels, and dreams. Bocek creates songs using a loop station, where she layers her voice over each other to create harmonies of voices in a dance-rhythmic arrangement.