Laboratorium Pieśni – Song Laboratory (world/ethno/spiritual/mystic folk music) is a female group of singers from Poland, created in 2013. Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia, Poland and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), creating a new space in a traditional song, adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.
The traditional songs are often brought from their source – different regions of Poland, Europe and world, by the members of the group – having their unique history and evolving in the course of work. Finally, they are performed in a new form – traditional or enriched.
The group is also creating theatre performances, where using traditional songs they tell stories about disappearing rites: ‘Pory Roku’ (Seasons) 2013, ‘Puste Noce – Pieśni, które już się kończą’ (Empty Nights – Songs that have come to an end) 2014.
Laboratorium Pieśni collaborated with Polish valued and known musicians, for example on a project with Kayah and composer Atanas Valkov, participated in album recordings and concerts “GOOD L.U.C.K”, by L.U.C artist, performed in the concert organized by Andrzej Smolik: “We Chose Freedom” and City of Sopot Birthday, along with other Polish musicians.
The “Rasti” album of the group was nominated for the Fryderyk 2020 award, in the category "Album of the year – World music".
The group has visited over 15 countries with concerts and workshops (for example: USA, India, Switzerland, Japan, Spain, Israel, Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, United Kingdom). The video with Belarusian song ‘Sztoj pa moru’ has reached over 13 mln views, and the group is followed by more than 150 thousand fans on Facebook.