After the great boom of hardcore techno in the 1990s and at the beginning of the new millennium, the genre was slowly becoming exhausted. In fact, this somewhat dark and sharp type of techno did not celebrate triumphs as in the times of the famous band The Prodigy. However, thanks to the activity of a handful of enthusiasts, electronic sounds emitted with the speed of pendolino trains have survived. Among these is Julien Chastagnol from Toulouse in France. He debuted in 2008 as Doc Colibri by releasing several dark recordings onto the Internet.
The stage name (from the famous jazz track by Thelonious Monk) Ruby My Dear was adopted in 2010. His interests have gone through such genres as reggae, acid, trance, drum & bass, as well as folk, funk and rock. That is still the case. Enriching the sound language of techno style, with surprising themes such as those coming from classical or jazz music, has given this genre a second life. In the clutter of aggressive, electronic, technoid sounds, metal "fuzz" can appear as well as opera soprano, gliding over the industrial atmosphere of music. Welcome to the postmodern world of Ruby My Dear.
Mikołaj Rykowski PhD
Musicologist and clarinetist, doctorate, and associate at the Department Music Theory at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Author of a book and numerous articles devoted to the phenomenon of Harmoniemusik - the 18th-century practice of brass bands. Co-author of the scripts "Speaking concerts" and author of the spoken introductions to philharmonic concerts in Szczecin, Poznań, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.
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ur. 1929 w Warszawie. Jeden z najwybitniejszych autorów w historii fotografii polskiej. Studiował historię sztuki na KUL w Lublinie. W latach 60. pracował w tygodniku „Stolica” oraz miesięczniku „Polska”. W latach 1970-1980 mieszkał w Niemczech i fotografował dla takich czasopism, jak „Stern”, „Spiegel”, „Die Zeit”. W swojej pracy bez trudu zmieniał fotograficzne konwencje, równe sukcesy odnosił jako fotoreporter prasowy, fotograf mody oraz twórca fotografii kreacyjnej.