Back at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Made in Scotland showcase

In her most intimate work, cellist Justyna Jablonska explores how identities are made, unmade and remade in music. As part of, audiences accompany her on a personal and musical journey from Poland to Scotland. Evoking the physical space of a train station's Lost and Found, she blends the raw melancholy of Roma and Jewish folk with electronica and the otherworldly tonal textures of the Communist-era's Warsaw Autumn. This compelling new show combines virtuoso work on the cello with video and spoken word to create ethereal soundscapes where composed and improvised unite.

For show info and tickets please go to the official Fringe website

Songs for Cello and Carnatic Violin: Justyna Jablonska and Jyotsna Srikanth

As a musician, I have always valued the pure and surprising potential of collaboration. In my international career, I have been very lucky to meet and play with many talented artists, and participate in intercultural and collaborative projects across many musical traditions. My collaboration with South-Indian violinist Dr Jyotsna Srikanth began in 2019, as part of my PhD in Creative Music Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Jyotsna and I are both compelled by the importance and beauty of improvisation – which is central to the Carnatic tradition. Supported by Creative Scotland, we are excited to bring Carnatic music to audiences who are not as familiar with this music as they are with its North Indian counterpart. In my collaboration with Jyotsna, we are building on – and in some ways – departing from tradition in the pursuit of originality. I am bringing the cello – an instrument not often featured in Carnatic compositions – to the Carnatic tradition. We are also experimenting with electronics in our multicultural musical dialogue. We are aware that women in the music industry and within Carnatic music face many challenges, and we hope that our courage to bend, break, and reimagine the rules of what many see as conservative music encourages other women to feel empowered. I am excited to announce that together, we have recorded a forthcoming album ‘Songs for cello and Carnatic violin’. You can listen and pre-order it here: [link tbc]. We are touring especially in support of this album for the month of May. I hope that you will come and support us at an event near you!


Upcoming performances

*ALBUM LAUNCH* Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 5th May, 6.30pm Tickets Here

An Crùbh, Isle of Skye 19th May, 7.30pm Tickets

The Glad Café, Glasgow 26th May, 7.30pm Tickets

Made in Scotland Showcase, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021