Ziemba is the performing moniker of NYC-based musician, composer, perfumer, writer, and cultural geographer René Kladzyk. Ziemba’s multi-sensory creations playfully interrogate space, perception, and the body.
Since first making an incense for her debut album (using flowers from the yard of her childhood home), Ziemba has increasingly employed fragrance as a vehicle for transforming sonic spaces. Her new full length album, ARDIS, functions as a series of portals into a sci-fi adventure and parallel world. It was released sequentially throughout the spring and summer of 2019, in the form of audio download, limited batch fragrance, video, and tape.
Ziemba was Pioneer Works' music artist-in-residence for the month of March 2019. She also co-leads Xhoir, an experimental vocal collective, along with Berlin-based artist/musician Colin Self. During her time at the Varda residency, Kladzyk will be working on new fragrant sounds.