ArtBazaar Records is a platform for musical endeavors created by visual artists—a project initiated by two collectors, Piotr Bazylko and Krzysztof Masiewicz. Each record is published in a limited edition, often with a unique cover made by the artist.
The newest one is by Jan Smaga; it’s a documentation of a rainstorm made using an artwork constructed by Edwin Van Der Heide, that was stolen by Smaga from an exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. It registers and “translates” light into sound and thus enables you to hear it. Smaga used Heide’s artwork to register not the thunder, but the lightning bolts of a storm over Warsaw skies—and made it into a classic 12-inch single.