Shepherds of Cats is a free improvising 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. 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 collaborate 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.
Shepherds of Cats are:
Adam Webster: cello, loops, voice
Aleksander Olszewski: ethnic percussion, reeds, voice
Dariusz Blaszczak: synthesizers, sampler, objects
Jan Fanfare: guitar, loops, voice
Vj Pietrushka aka Maciek Piatek: video processing