Martyna Basta

Krakow-based artist Martyna Basta’s diaristic sound shapes a delicate atmosphere that balances lush and haunting. Classically trained in guitar, the Polish composer escaped academia at the age of 18, replacing her native instrument with a synth. She soon developed a unique way of composing, involving modulated voice, electronics, and field recordings. This radical transformation was captured on her two records on the Slovak label Warm Winters, which introduced her as part of a new wave in the European experimental scene.

Martyna Basta is an artist of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and interdisciplinary art, co-funded by the European Union.