iubar project

iubar is an award-winning collaborative project hailing from Australia, led by Polish-born Martin K. Koszolko, a music producer known for his work with electronic and indie pop music acts KOshowKO and Philosophy of Sound. Martin holds a PhD in Remote Music Collaboration technologies and is an accomplished sound researcher.  

Iubar project’s signature sound is story-driven ambient, created using a blend of analogue and digital instrumentation and featuring field recordings and mobile technologies.  

iubar project – live at Tilde Festival

iubar’s origins can be traced back to 2009 when Martin’s high school friend from Poland, Jarek Binkowski, recorded multiple electric guitar drones and riffs, which became the foundation for the first compositions.

Over the years, iubar has collaborated with other talented musicians, including Modus Op, resulting in the piece ‘Untold,’ which features private family conversations and describes the hardship experienced during World War II. In 2019, iubar released their collaborative single ‘Nowy,’ produced by musicians from England, Australia and Croatia who had never met face-to-face.  

iubar project’s live performances incorporate mobile music-making technologies, as well as site-specific audience sampling techniques that Martin developed through live performances in Poland and Australia. The project has received international recognition, earning two Best Music Awards in 2021 for iubar’s music featured in the short film ‘Earth’ as well as receiving the award for Best Music in the Green Philosophy Film Festival in 2022. The awarded compositions are featured alongside other material on iubar project’s debut album “Survival Tactics“, released in March 2023 on Vivarium Recordings. 

iubar project discography:

  • iubar project – ‘Survival Tactics, Vivarium Recordings, USA 2023
  • iubar project – ‘Daylesford Naturalis: During Covid Lockdown #4, Las Maquinas, Australia 2022
  • iubar project – ‘Nowy’, Las Maquinas, Australia 2019
  • Reuben Ingall and David Finnigan – ‘The Bolted Report (Special Edition)’, Clan Analogue, Australia 2018 [remixed and produced ‘Bolted (iubar project ‘High Remix’)’ ]
  • iubar project – ‘Above the Ground, 4-4-2 Music, Australia 2012

compilation releases

  • iubar project – ‘Wombat Creek and Forest, Near the ‘Cottage’ on Various Artists – 16 Soundscapes‘, Biodiversità Records, Italy, 2023
  • iubar project – ‘Coda’ on Various Artists – ‘One Minute Compositions‘, AEMC Records, Netherlands 2021
  • iubar project – ‘Empathy in Action’ on Various Artists – ‘Distance: Sounds for an Empty Space, Clan Analogue, Australia 2020
  • iubar project – ‘Earth 2’ on Various Artists – ‘Ambient Online Themed Compilation 11: Mars‘, Ambient Online, USA 2020
  • iubar project vs Modus Op – ‘Untold’ on Various Artists – ‘Coordinate: Collaboration Beyond the Algorithm’, Clan Analogue, Australia 2017
  • iubar project – ‘America’ on Various Artists – ‘Noise is Anarchy’, Apptronica, USA 2016
  • iubar project – ‘America’ on Various Artists – ‘Fuck This Manifesto’, Dark Works, USA 2016
  • iubar project – ‘America’ on Various Artists – ‘No More Gun Violence, Vol. II’, No More Gun Violence, USA 2016

iubar project links:

Facebook: facebook.com/iubarproject
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/iubar
Bandcamp: philosophyofsound.bandcamp.com
iubar project on Spotify
iubar project on Apple Music

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