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April

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Krzysztof Penderecki
perfor m ers : National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Choir (Poland) pl ace: National Philharmonic, Warsaw (Poland)

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February

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Oresteja
composer: Agata Zubel director: Maja Kleczewska libret to: Ajschylos organizer: National Theatre, Warsaw (Poland) place: National Theatre, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: National Theatre (Poland)

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28th Festival Musica Polonica Nova


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artistic director: Andrzej Chopecki director: Andrzej Kosendiak place: Filharmonia Wrocawska, Wrocaw (Polska)
The Festival reaches beyond referencing the names of well-known Polish composers. More than half of the works are world premieres. In this edition, two thematic threads were especially evident in commissioning works that related to the particular attributes of the town as well as to the opus of Henryk Mikoaj Grecki.

The dramato-opera project seeking to redefine stylistic boundaries in a cycle called Terytoria [Territories], presenting the most important contemporary musical works alongside the debuts of music by Polish composers. Agata Zubel is a controversial juxtaposition of ancient tragedy with contemporary texts designed to help in examining the family archetype.

Re:PRESS
p erfor m er : DJ Lenar p u b li sher : Bt Records (Polska)
Musical archeology and the art of the record player: sound miniatures inspired by works by Eugeniusz Rudnik, pioneer of Polish electroacoustic music.

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Witold Lutosawski scholarschip


l au re at e : Tomasz J. Opaka (composer) fou n d e r: The Witold Lutosawski Society (Polska)
The prestigious scholarship from the Witold Lutosawski Society is given annually upon the recommendation of the jury for the purpose of pursuing further musical studies abroad. Tomasz J. Opaka, is a composer of classical and film music, also a teacher and activist in musical circles, and a laureate of a scholarship of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin 2011.

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Meadow Quartet Unexpected


wykonawca: Meadow Quartet wydawca: Multikulti Project (Polska)
An attempt to create a platform for divergent influences of contemporary chamber music, jazz, improvised music, film music, and a fundamental common denominator of traditional Jewish music. (meadowquartet.com) Reaching for the Jewish modes is like a plunge into deep waters by young ensembles. Unless youre strong, its easy to drown. [] Its a sign that such a phenomenon is worthy of further study. (jazzarium.pl)

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magazine

tomaszjakubopalka.com

No. 1 PRESTO
editor: Kinga Anna Wojciechowska publisher: Redwood Project (Poland) The popular-science magazine brings its readers closer to classical music. Its the first publication of this profile.

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Glissando No. 19 Polska Music Junge Komponisten aus Polen auf Deutsch
publisher: Glissando

Debussy Szymanowski
perfor mer: Rafa Blechacz (pianist) publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

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(Germany)
The recording was recognized in April 2013 with the Fryderyk Award in the Album of the Year Category: Classical Music. The Fryderyk Award is the only such award given in Poland by the Society of Audio and Video Producers and the Polish Recording Academy.

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Quaardvarktet Debutee
perfor mer: Quaardvarktet publisher: Quaardvarktet (Poland)

with Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland)

Special German edition of a magazine devoted to new music presents the latest review of the Polish music scene, supported by audio recordings.

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Enriched by a trumpet, the Aardvark Trio self-published their debut album as the Quaardvarktet. In this eclectic project of linking genres, the young instrumentalists are looking for new and hybrid versions of contemporary jazz.

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Kranichstein Music Prize distinction


laureate: Jagoda Szmytka (composer) founder: 46. Internationale Ferienkurse fr Neue Musik, Darmstadt (Germany) organizer: Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt (Germany)
The award is given for composing or performing a work of exceptional quality and strength of expression. For Travelers like Angels and Vampires performed by the Ensemble BESIDES is an apotheosis of the physicality of musical instruments and performance art as an occupation. (jagodaszmytka.com)

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String Quartet No. 5


c o m p o se r: Hanna Kulenty performe rs : Kronos Quartet prem iere : De Doelen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) c o m m issione d b y: Kronos Quartet
For the second time, Kronos Quartet commissioned Hanna Kulenty to write a work for string quartet. Her String Quartet No. 4 (A Cradle Song) has been performed by Kronos over twenty times across the world, including Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall in New York.

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Kilar: Classical and Film Music


composer: Wojciech Kilar publisher: Sony Music/RMF Classic (Polska)
The two-CD album presents the best-known themes from film soundtracks such as Dracula, Death and the Maiden, The Promised Land, as well as heretofore unpublished works inspired by folk music from Southern Poland.

Music Installations Festival A Friendly Match


c u r ator : Pawe Mykietyn org a n i ze r : New Theathre, Warsaw (Poland) pl ac e : Krlikarnia, Warsaw (Poland)
A symphony performed by 111 bicyclists, a piano speaking with a human voice, and music heard from the deep. (nowyteatr.org) An idea to bring contemporary music to the people. A cultural event as an antidote to a sporting event. Pleasant, picnic-like format. Karol Nepelski

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Kranichstein Music Prize distinction


laureate: Wojtek Blecharz (composer) founder: 46. Internationale Ferienkurse fr Neue Musik, Darmstadt (Niemcy) organizer: Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt (Niemcy)
Kan for steel drum and 130 mallets (a part of the opera, Transcryptum, premiered in May of 2013 as part of Project P)

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Sounding the Body Electric. Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1957-1984
c u rators : Daniel Muzyczuk, David Crowley pl ac e: Museum of Art, d (Poland)
Experimental music and sound art presenting a wide spectrum of trends in Eastern Europe for the first time since 1989. Everything that was collected is admirable for its timeliness, constructivist zeal, conscious use of modern techniques in art, and utopian sweep. Monika Pasiecznik

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Global Music Awards The Excellence Award


l au re at e : Krzysztof Kaczka (flautist) org a n i ze r : Global Music Awards pl ac e : La Jolla (USA)
The performer was awarded, together with percussionist Nicholas Reed, for the recording Nostalgy: Chopin for Flute and Marimba. The jury was especially impressed by the originality of the transcriptions.

By the sheer force of their talent, these composers [Szmytka i Blecharz] have entered the international arena. They took two of the total of five prizes. Hundreds of composers from all over the world competed for these awards. Monika Pasiecznik

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Eugeniusz Morawski: Symphonic Poems


composer: Eugeniusz Morawski publisher: CD Accord (Polska)
A new album with three symphonic poems (to texts by Cervantes and Poe), performed by Sinfonia Varsovia led by Monika Woliska. Eugeniusz Morawski is a notable but underrated composer, painter, lecturer and pedagogue, active during the first half of the 20th century, who recently began to be duly recognized.

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September

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Sacrum Profanum
artistic director: Filip Berkowicz organizer: Krakw Festival Office (Poland) place: Cracow (Poland)

Harnasie
comp oser s: Karol Szymanowski, Wojciech Kilar orga n i zer : Mieczysaw Karowicz Association (Poland) p lac e : International Festival of Chamber Music Muzyka na Szczytach, Krokwia Place, Zakopane (Poland)
A dance spectacle inspired by Wojciech Kilars symphonic poem, Krzesany, and Karol Szymanowskis ballet-pantomime, intended to introduce elements of folklore into the high culture of the theatre. An example of interdisciplinary approach, with performers from across Poland invited to present various dance styles and methods. Janusz Wawrowski

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Symphony III Song of Angels


com p os e r: Pawe ukaszewski p e rfor m e rs : Maris Sirmais (conductor), the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the National Choir of Latvia p re m i e re : 15th International Sacred Music Festival, St. Peters Church, Riga (Latvia)
An oratorio in two parts based on the Ethiopian Book of Enoch in a new Latin translation, as well as the analogous studies from Catholic Church documents. Pawe ukaszewski is a choral music composer as well as the founder and leader of the excellent Musica Sacra choir. W wydawnictwie Hyperion Records ukazay si do tej pory trzy pyty z jego twrczoci.

This edition of the interdisciplinary festival had a noteworthy series of concerts presenting young Polish composers Aleksandra Nowaka, Marcina Staczyka, Cezarego Duchnowskiego, Agaty Zubel, Sawomira Kupczaka and a Polish Icons project a reinterpretation of the DJ tradition.

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Means of Protection for female voice, cello, and prepared accordion


composer: Wojtek Blecharz perfor mers: Anna Radziejewska (vocal), Magdalena Bojanowicz (cello), Maciej Frckiewicz (prepared accordion) premiere: 55th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, National Philharmonic, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: 55th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn(Poland)
Inspired by the case of Annette Messager, a musical catalogue of safety features as seen by a mind enslaved by the persecution complex. The composition designed to inspect the operatic means of expression. (warszawskajesien.art.pl) This emotion-filled contemporary composition is also a demonstration of compositional techniques that can be easily understood by an average listener. Jacek Plewicki

HMG Festival 2012. 2nd International Henryk Mikoaj Grecki Festival of Contemporary Music
artistic direc to r: Micha Kwiatkowski organizer: Fundacja Pro Music Nova (Poland) place: Cracow (Poland)
Among the performers were the technically accomplished Royal String Quartet, the avantgarde performance project Muzyka Centrum Duo (Marek Chooniewski, Kazimierz Pyzik), and the Silesian Philharmonic Choir. The commemoration of a Polish composers, and presentations of contemporary music in historical venues. dr Iwona Lindstedt

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5th Film Music Festival


artistic director: Robert Piaskowski organizer: Krakw Festival Office, Cracow (Poland), RMF Classic Radio (Poland) place: Cracow (Poland)

Single-themed concerts and film music retrospectives as well as film and music spectacles done with flair and care regarding technological innovations.

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Transatlantyk Festival
di rec to r : Jan A.P. Kaczmarek p lac e : Pozna (Poland)
An open, courageous and glocal festival linking the cinema and musical performances, seeking to inspire discussion about the social context of film and music. Accompanied by a prestigious open film scoring competition, the festival draws talent from across the world. It also includes a host of meetings and extra musical events.

13th International Biennale for Architecture distinction


l au re at e : Katarzyna Krakowiak (artist), Micha Libera (curator) fou n d e r: International Biennale for Architecture, Venice (Italy)
The sound sculpture Making the Walls Quake as if They Were Dilating with the Secret Knowledge of Great Powers shown at the Polish Pavilion was noted as an exceptional architectural presentation in the category of auditory experience. Here is the proof that one doesnt need to be a composer in order to create a musical work of great merit for the listeners. Its enough to interpret the sound creatively and place it in a particular context to have an engaging and challenging composition for the audience. Jacek Plewicki

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55th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn and the 2nd Youth Warsaw Autumn Festival
artistic director: Tadeusz Wielecki organizer: Zwizek Kompozytorw Polskich (Polska) place: Warsaw (Poland)

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Voice in its diverse applications was the common denominator in this edition of the festival: voice as a performing medium in music and the analysis of the human voice as an expressive means in contemporary music form.

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Stojc z daleka
composer: Ignacy Zalewski perfor mers: Varsoviae Regii Cantores Chamber Choir and The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession Childrens Choir, Warsaw (Poland) premiere: New Music Festival, The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: Varsoviae Regii Cantores Association and Choir (Poland)
The first part of the triptych by a young composer (born in 1990) dedicated to Gods expressions of faith. The composition is constructed as a dialogue between the choir of doubters and the choir of the innocent (childrens choir).

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Contemporary Music Does Not Bite. Series of educational meetings.


organizers : Polish Association of Contemporary Music pl ace: Lokal Uytkowy, Warsaw (Poland)
A cycle of conversations with authors about the character, traits and goals of contemporary music. A unique opportunity to directly meet contemporary composers of various generations. dr Iwona Lindstedt

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Ad Libitum Festival
artistic director: Krzysztof Knittel organizer: Polish Music Council Foundation (Poland) perfor mers: Kwartludium (ensemble) place: Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland)
A festival devoted to improvised music, promoting the atmosphere of collaboration and a search for new means of expressions through marathon concerts and workshops.

Not I for soprano, chamber ensemble and electronics


comp oser : Agata Zubel p erfor m er s: Agata Zubel (vocal), Klangforum Wien (Austria) p re mi e re: Festival Sacrum Profanum, Cracow (Poland) commi ss io ned by: Krakw Festival Office, Cracow (Poland)
A composition based on the motives from Samuel Becketts experimental monologue. Drama and exceptional vocal techniques, maturity of style and a profound interpretation of Samuel Becketts text outstandingly performer by the composer. Maciej Jaboski

Ksiycowy Pierrot
com p os e rs : Maciej Jaboski, Przemysaw Fiugajski p e rfor m e rs : Agata Zubel (vocal), Sawomir Pacek (actor), Szymon Bywalec (conductor), Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej p re m i e re : 55th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, National Philharmonic, Warsaw (Poland) com m i ss i on e d by: 55th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn(Poland)
The work was designed as a modern, multilayered collage, both in terms of content (lack of self-acceptance, alienation, frustration, politically incorrect thinking, and personality disorders), and form (parallel video narration, spatial, and multimedia dimensions). http://www.culture.pl/baza-muzyka-pelnatresc/-/eo_event_asset_publisher/eAN5/ content/maciej-jablonski

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New Music Festival


perfor mers: Varsoviae Regii Cantores Chamber Choir (Poland) organizer: Varsoviae Regii Cantores Association and Choir (Poland) place: The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw (Poland)
Besides the world premiere of Ignacy Zalewskis work, Kamil Staszowskis Messa dellUomo Moderno was also performed. This composition touches upon the role of faith in the life of modern man. It links an unusual group of instruments and freely-adapted forms with the ossified Latin liturgy of the Tridentine Mass. Piotr Tabakierniks Xopancuicatl [Spring Song] written to texts in the Nahuatl language with spoken elements and additional sound effects was performed at the end.

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Grecki: Miserere
com p os e r: Henryk Mikoaj Grecki p e rof e m rs : Los Angeles Master Chorale p u bl i s h e r: Decca Classics (UK)
A spectacle designed to present a different face of Henryk Mikoaj Greckis music to the public which continues to identify the composer with his Third Symphony. Produced by one of the best choirs in the US, this album is a moving tribute to the life and work of Grecki Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

Unsound Festival
cur ators : Mat Schulz, Magorzata Pysa organizer: Fundation Tone Music and New Art Forms pl ace: Cracow (Poland)
This event is distinguished by its uncompromising approach to electronic music and the latest discoveries in the European club scene in the widest possible spectrum of its scope. A festival that includes experimental electronic and club music, commissions new works and supports all kinds of projects. Jacek Plewicki

[konferencja] tytu: John Cage: czowiek dzieo paradoks organizator: Marek Chooniewski, Krzysztof Szwajgier, Barbara Bogunia miejsce: Akademia Muzyczna, Krakw (Polska) Midzynarodowa konferencja z seri koncertw; oryginalny zestaw zaproszonych goci, artystw z Polski i zagranicy (Chris Cutler, Stewart Collinson, Julius Fujak). Marek Chooniewski cage-conference.pl

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New Music Festival


p erfor m er s: Varsoviae Regii Cantores Chamber Choir (Poland) orga n i zer : Varsoviae Regii Cantores Association and Choir (Poland) p lac e : The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw (Poland)
Besides the world premiere of Ignacy Zalewskis work, Kamil Staszowskis Messa dellUomo Moderno was also performed. This composition touches upon the role of faith in the life of modern man. It links an unusual group of instruments and freely-adapted forms with the ossified Latin liturgy of the Tridentine Mass. Piotr Tabakierniks Xopancuicatl [Spring Song] written to texts in the Nahuatl language with spoken elements and additional sound effects was performed at the end.

15th Silesian Days of Contemporary Music


organizer: Polish Composers Union, Katowice Section (Poland) perfor m ers : Jan Jakub Monowid (contratenor), Jos Maria Florncio (conductor), NOSPR (Katowice) pl ace: Katowice (Poland)
The festivals goal is to present new music from the region juxtaposed against international repertoire of the 20th and 21st century. Besides music by foreign composers, works by Piotr Warzecha and Aleksander Lasocomposers connected to the region of Silesiawere also performed.

aXes Three Days of New Music


organizers: Academy of Music, Composition Department, Cracow (Poland), Deutscher Musikrat (Germany) place: Cracow (Poland)
Linking composition and performance workshops, conferences and presentations from various academic centres throughout Europe, and concert featuring the world premieres of works by the youngest generation of composers performer by young new music ensembles (The Ukraine, Poland, Germany). Karol Nepelski

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Experiment: Penderecki
perfor mer: Piotr Orzechowski aka Pianohooligan (pianist) publisher: DECCA Classics/Universal Music Polska (Poland)
A jazz pianists unusual variations based on works by Krzysztof Penderecki were met with particular appreciation by the composer. An unusual, path-breaking re-intepretation of Pendereckis music. dr Iwona Lindstedt

Prix France Musique - SACEM de la musique de film Award


laureate: Pawe Mykietyn (composer) organizer: Theatre Trianon, Paris(France)
Radio France and SACEM [French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers] recognized Pawe Mykietyns score for Jerzy Skolimowskis film, Essential Killing. Mykietyn is also working on a Radio France commission for a work for the next edition of a competition.

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Festival NeoArte New Music Spectrum


orga n i zer : NeoQuartet p erfor m er s: Kwartludium (ensemble) p lac e : Zatoka Sztuki, Sopot (Poland)
The festivals remit is to promote the authors and performers of contemporary art, and places where such art is thriving. Contemporary applications of chamber music are especially favored. In this edition, works by Steve Reich and Pawe Szymaski were performed.

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Audiomat. XX AudioArt Festival


organizers: Music of the Center. Artistic Association artistic director: Marek Chooniewski place: Cracow (Poland)
Festiwal prezentuje projekty czce eksperymenty dwikowe z performansem i instalacj. Podczas Festiwalu Audio Art 2012 swoj premier mia Audiomat - urzdzenie edukacyjno-promocyjne w postaci szafy vendingowej zawierajcej wycznie muzyk. W Audiomacie, na rnych nonikach (pyty CD, karty pamici SD, download codes etc.) znajduj si utwory wybranych artystw zwizanych z Krakowem, Festiwalem Audio Art oraz Polskim Stowarzyszeniem Muzyki Elektroakustycznej. An unusually-themed Festival, with performers from around the world, exploring the boundaries of the art. Of sound and music, and interdisciplinary arts. Karol Nepelski

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Sonatina for Orchestra


composer: Henryk Wars perfor mers: Dariusz Tabisz (conductor), Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Dolnolskiej premiere: Filharmonia Dolnolska, Jelenia Gra (Poland)
The world premiere of a composition dedicated to Maurice Ravel, presented in celebration of Independence Day. Discovered in 2002, the manuscripts of Sonatina and other works and compositional sketches from the years 1947-1951 were given to the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California in 2005. (pwm.com.pl)

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Kapelusz
com pos er: Sawomir Kupczak perfor m ers : Karolina Gb, Katarzyna Kubacka, Adrianna Kumierz, Daniel Malchar, Marta Mazurek, Jan Sobolewski, ukasz Stawowczyk, Weronika Wronka prem iere: Pastwowa Wysza Szkoa Teatralna, Cracow (Poland) com m iss ioned by: Pastwowa Wysza Szkoa Teatralna, Cracow (Poland)
A radio broadcast based on Oliver Sacks book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Attractive, contemporary musical-literary radio art., done with flair for the genre. Micha Mendyk

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Playback Play # 06
cu r ator : Micha Libera p lac e : Warsaw (Poland)
A cooperative project among musicians from various countries, inspired by American traditions of blues and spoken word. Proof of the success of creating ones own myths and narratives (like Susanne Burners Vanishing Point) or findinf the forgotten ones (following the work of Alan Lomax) rather than concentrating on building yet another monument to something thats obvious and well-known. Jacek Plewicki

ARBORETUM
laureate: Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz (composer) founder: Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Poland), President of Radom City (Poland) perfor mers: Maciej towski (conductor), Radom Chamber Orchestra, Radom (Poland) organizer: Radom Chamber Orchestra, Radom (Poland) premiere: Krzysztof Pendereckis Concert Hall, Complex of Music Schools, Radom (Poland)
A recurring competition for composers for an original composition for strings that leads to a concert. Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz won the First Prize for his Prismatic shapes. W przypadku pierwszej nagrody zdecydowaa wietna technika kompozytorska ju u tak modego czowieka. Z maego motywu napisa utwr trwajcy 10 minut. Mao kto to potrafi. Bardzo zawone rodki pokryy si z bardzo ciekaw form. Krzysztof Penderecki (za gazeta.pl)

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Other 2012 Events:

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X Brand New Music Festival


di rec to r : Szymon Bywalec orga n i zer s: Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland), Polish Composers Union. The Katowice Branch (Poland) p lac e : Katowice (Poland)
Presentation of works by the young generation of composers, including Aleksander Nowak, Krzysztof Woek, Karol Nepelski and Dobromia Jaskot.

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Zarbski/eleski: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet


com pos ers : Juliusz Zarbski, Wadysaw eleski perfor m ers : Jonathan Plowright (pianist), Szymanowski Quartet (ensemble) publ is h er: Hyperion (UK)
Two important chamber music compositions by unduly neglected composers of the 19th century, performed by a Polish-Ukrainian musical ensemble. Zarbski in particular is a gem largely hidden outside his native Poland He composed the Piano Quintet in the last year of his life (1885) and it rivals any other example of the genre. One of these days, it will be more widely recognised for the masterpiece that it is. Adrian Thomas

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Witold Lutosawski Centenary Edition. Gold Collection


composer: Witold Lutosawski publisher: Polskie Nagrania (Poland)

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Polish Radio Experimental Studio


publisher: Bt Records (Poland)
A series of recordingsthe first official digital publisher with recordings made at the legendary Warsaw studio. Documents an important period in Polish 20th century music, retrieving forgotten musical experiments and composers. Ewa Schreiber

aleknowak.com/en/ krzysztofwolek.com karolnepelski.com jaskot.info zkp.org.pl

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Pozostae wydarzenia w 2012 roku: [program] nazwa: Zamwienia kompozytorskie, Kompozytor-Rezydent koordynator: Instytut Muzyki i Taca miejsce: Polska Inicjatywa otwarta na rne prdy w polskiej muzyce wspczesnej: kompozytorzy modej generacji maj szans zaprezentowa i wypromowa po kilka kompozycji, w tym jedn nowo napisan na zamwienie. Zaoony w 2010 Instytut stanowi zaplecze eksperckie dla programw wspierania rodowisk muzycznych i taca. imit.org.pl

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Edena
p erfor m er : Piotr Kurek p u b li sher : Sangoplasmo Records (Poland)
The recording issued by Wrocaw-based Sangoplasmo i san example of how discriminating an average listener can be. This amateur-composer works without any grants or a supporting community. An interesting composers take on a refined sound and narrative in the form of synthesizer music. Jacek Plewicki

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tytu: Satin w ykonawca: TWOgeth er Duo Magdal ena Bojanow icz ( w iolonczel a), Maciej Fr ckiew icz (akordeon) w ydawca: Sarton Records (Pol s k a)
Debiut laureatw Paszportu Polityki 2012 w kategorii Muzyka Powana. Prestiow nagrod Polityki dla modych talentw rnych dziedzin sztuki dostali za dojrzae i wyraziste interpretacje wspczesnego repertuaru. Za odwag, ryzyko i konsekwencj (za polityka.pl)

piotrkurek.bandcamp.com sangoplasmo.storenvy.com

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January January-February

composition

E-motions for accordion, string orchestra and percussion


com p os e r: Hanna Kulenty per for m e rs : Eneasz Kubit (accordion), Ernst Kovacic (conductor), Wrocaw Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum (Poland) pr em i e re : Wrocaw Philharmonic, Wrocaw (Poland)
Bravura performance of the accordion part by Eneasz Kubit and the Wrocaw Leopoldiunum Orchestra, precisely led by E. Kovacic. Rhythm, energy, dance an excellent world premiere! Izabela Duchnowska

festival

1st Kilar Contemporary Music Festival


concert
com pos er: Pawe Szymaski perfor m ers : Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Antoni Wit (conductor), National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland) m iejs ce: Inauguration of the Lutosawski Year, National Philharmony, Warsaw (Poland)
At the end of a concert devoted to Lutosawskis works, the Sostenuto for Symphony Orchestra by Pawe Szymaski was also performed. Utwr dedykowany Witoldowi Lutosawskiemu w 100. rocznic urodzin Mistrza. O takich ludziach sdzi si, e s wieczni. Dlatego, kiedy odszed - jak w Jego ostatnim utworze - tak bardzo SUBITO, trudno byo w to uwierzy, bo by przecie tak bardzo SOSTENUTO... - Pawe Szymaski (za polmic. pl)

organizer: Monika Woliska perfor mers: Monika Woliska (conductor), Gorzw Philharmonic (Poland) place: Gorzw Philharmonic, Gorzw Wielkopolski (Poland)

hannakulenty.com leopoldinum.art.pl

festival

Festival Chain X
organizer: The Witold Lutosawski Society (Poland) place: Warsaw (Poland)
Concert programs contained mostly the rarely-performed works by the composer. The events were accompanied by an educational mini-festival (acuszek) for children, and a series of Master Classes for students and young graduates with music degrees in various fields. The Festival grows in importance. I begin to notice that this event is becoming better known also among non-musicians. Tomasz J. Opaka

A new festiwal presenting contemporary music. Gorzw has a modern space, support from the City, and a strong, well-developed local audience. In addition, Monika Woliska once again demonstrated that theres nothing impossible for her. Maria Peryt

wojciechkilar.pl

lutoslawski.org.pl/en/
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composition

Table Around Cage


orga n i zer : Karbido (Poland)
Stolik to audio-spektakl eksperymentalnej grupy Karabido, wyrniony nagrod The Best Fringe World Performance 2012 - grany na specjalnym, elektroakustycznym, drewnianym stole. Prototypowy instrument wymylony i zbudowany przez muzykw, to urzdzenie dwikotwrcze zoone z szeregu instrumentw zespolonych pod blatem, na ktrym graj performerzy. A new project, full of exceptional colour and dynamic narration. Besides the arrangements of Cages works (including his string quartet Four, for example), other compositions inspired by Cages philosophy were also featured. Izabela Duchnowska

Ukiyo-e for string orchestra


composer: Marcel Chyrzyski perfor mers: Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra AMADEUS premiere: Pozna Musical Images, Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna (Poland) commissioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
The piece was constructed to resemble the Japanese deconstruction of a woodblock cut. Kiedy na naszym kontynencie wznoszono budowle z marmuru, ktre miay przey wszystkich krlw Japoczycy zachwycali si przemijalnoci. Miaa ona charakteryzowa kad sztuk. Ta wraliwo emocjonalna powizana ze smutkiem i melancholi wynikaa z zetknicia si z ulotnoci pikna zewntrznego. - Marcel Chyrzyski (za pwm.com.pl)

composition CD

D.N.A. Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra


composer: Tomasz J. Opaka premiere: Festival Chain X, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: The Witold Lutosawski Society (Poland)

Lutosawski: The Symphonies


com pos er: Witold Lutosawski perfor m ers : Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra publ is h er: Sony Music Classical
A complete edition of four symphonies by Witold Lutosawski with a new interpretation of Symphony No. 1

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Attractive-sounding and aesthetically different artists endeavour. The bass clarinettist Jadwiga Czarkowska is a discovery. prof. Krzysztof Baculewski

karbido.com

marcel.ch.w.interia.pl imit.org.pl

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Wax Music
composer: Pawe Mykietyn premiere: Ars Musica International Contemporary Music Festival, Brussels (Belgium) commisioned by: National Audiovisual Institute (Poland)
The composer combines the analog medium with digital transmission: Pawe Mykietyn transcribed electronic sounds for piano and a record player. Every single performance of this 23-minute long piece is unique, since record players produce sound from wax cylinders that are gradually degraded in the process. This work link sold and new technologies in an unusual way. It commemorates the past and the fact that sound and its carrying media vanishes. Ewa Schreiber

[kompozycja] ZDJCIE ANCLSUNR kompozycja przestrzenna z orkiestr na pierwszym planie kompozytor: Ewa Trbacz organizator: Polskie Radio Program 2, Stowarzyszenie Kompozytorw ZAiKS, Zwizek Kompozytorw Polskich premiera: cykl koncertw Generacje XVI, Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. Witolda Lutosawskiego, Warszawa (Polska) zamawiajcy: Instytut Muzyki i Taca (Polska) Ewa Trbacz is oriented towards experimental media, focusing on spatial aspects of the experience of a work of art, with a special focus on the two immersive techniques: ambisonics and stereoscopy. Wyjtkowy pomys na zastosowanie nagra pogosw z rnych miejsc i powizanie ich z materi orkiestrow. prof. Krzysztof Baculewski ewatrebacz.com

award

Grammy Award for the Best Classical Compedium


l au reates : Krzysztof Penderecki (composer), Antoni Wit (conductor) founders : The National Academy of Recording Arts & SciencesNARAS (USA) p e r for m ers : National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland) p u bl is h er: Naxos recording director: Andrzej Sasin and Aleksandra Nagrko (CD Accord)
The recording with a number of different compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki received the Grammy Award for the Best Compendium of Classical Music.

composition

Passio et Mors Domini Nostri Iesu Christi Secundum Ioannem


composer: Dariusz Przybylski perfor mers: Vokalensemble Phnix16, Timo Kreuser (director) premiere: The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw (Poland)
This composer and organist who is barely thirty years old, seems to be a Wunderkind of Polish contemporary music. He composes complex symphonic works where a solid learning and gift for creating interesting, transparent and manifold formal designs can be seen.

nina.org.pl culturepl-mykietyn.gu.ma watch: ninateka-wax-music.gu.ma

cdaccord.com.pl grammy.com

performance
perfor mers: Orkiestra Haasu organizer: Academy of Music, Electroacoustic Music Studio, Cracow (Poland) place: Contemporary Art Center Solvay, Cracow (Poland)
The concert of the Noise Orchestra followed the competition for building an intonarumori according to Luigi Russolos projects, celebrating the centenary of the Art of Noise

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performance

Pasja, czyli caa ta ch...a piosenka aktorska


CD

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Zikaron-Lefanai
p erfor m er : IRCHA Clarinet Quartet i n i ti ato r : Mikoaj Trzaska p u b li sher : Kilogram Records
The recording was awarded the 2012 Record of the Year in Poland by readers of the jazzarium.pl website. Mikoaj Trzaska was awarded Musician of the Year in the same competition. An exceptional clarinet quartet presenting a modern vision of Jewish music. Bartomiej Chaciski

organizer: Sultan Hagavik and Friends place: A Revue of Actors Songs, Trend OFF, Wrocaw (Poland)
Jacek Sotomski and Mikoaj Laskowski, two Wrocaw-based composers, presenting a program of crazy improvisations with taped sound. The show won the top prize at the event. Izabela Duchnowska

CD

When Snakeboy Is Dying


perfor mer: Robert Piotrowicz publisher: Musica Genera

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The Robert Piotrowicz and Anna Zaradny Publishers distribute and promote improvised and composed electroaccoustical music.
A mature work presenting Robert Piotrowicz as one of the most important contemporary electroacoustic music composers. Micha Mendyk

jewishfestival.pl kilogram.pl

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CD

XXI witokrzyskie Days of Music


artistic director: Jacek Rogala organizer: Kielce Philharmonic (Poland) pl ace: Kielce Philharmonic (Poland)
The new formula for the Festival (revived since 2002) is focused on presenting Polish contemporary music with a special emphasis on works not yet performed by the Kielce Philharmonic. The 21st edition of the Festival included new works by Krzysztof Meyer, Sawomir Zamaszko and Janusz Stalmierski, as well as the world premiere of Bartosz Kowalskis Saxophone Concerto and an audio-visual performance by Marek Chooniewski. Festival concerts were linked to by film-themed events.

Cyprian Bazylik: Complete Works


composer: Cyprian Bazylik perfor mers: Ars Nova (ensemble) publisher: Travers Music (Poland)
A complete performance of the composers works (four-part motets, psalms and hymns) is still insufficient to present this little-known 16th century composer, writer and translator. Founded in 1981, the Ars Nova group (currently led by Jacek Urbaniak and Krzysztof Owczynik) is one of the leading early instrument ensembles in Poland.

concert

Augucik Sings Lutosawski


p erfor m er : Grayna Augucik (vocal) orga n i zer : Ludwig van Beethoven Association (Poland) p lac e : Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. W. Lutosawskiego, Warsaw (Poland)
Augucik is an excellent jazz singer who is always pushing her musical boundaries while also honoring her roots Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

arsnovapolonia.eu travers-music.com

filharmonia.kielce.com.pl

composition

Gniew Wiatru
com pos er: Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz prem iere: XXI witokrzyskie Days of Music, Kielce Philharmonic (Poland) com m iss ioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
Composer, performer and lecturer Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz is the co-founder of the Sonofrenia Ensemble. Pawe Gusnar is a versatile saxophonist who performs classical music and jazz, and is ready to collaborate with young composers on preparing their works.

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festival

5th Festival of Premieres. The Most Recent Polish Music.


artistic director: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa organizer: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra NOSPR (Poland) place: Katowice (Poland)
The Festival seeks to present the latest compositions, those written after 2005, to listeners of Polish Radio Program II. During the Festival we heard interesting world premieres of works by Tomasz J. Opaka (L.A. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra) and Dariusz Przybylski (Concerto for Cello and Symphony Orchestra). Uncensored contemporary music. Maria Peryt

April

Unusually expressive with good compositional skills as well as an excellent performance by the soloist, saxophonist Pawe Gusnar, and orchestra. Kinga Wojciechowska

festival

42th International Pozna Spring Contemporary Music Festival


a rti sti c dir ecto r : Artur Kroschel orga n i zer : Polish Composers Union. The Pozna Branch (Poland) p lac e : Pozna (Poland)
Gestures and outlines are the recurrent themes in this edition of the Festival. The Wiosna Modych cycle is continued with a goal of bringing composers closer to young audiences. This initiative successfully promotes contemporary music also because admission to all concerts is free of charge.

bartoszkowalski.com/en/ gusnar.eu

festiwalprawykonan.pl/en/index.php nospr.org.pl/english

composition

Holocaust Memorial Cantata


composer: Marta Ptaszyska perfor mers: Piotr Gajewski (conductor), Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus, National Philharmonic Choir (Poland) premiere: National Philharmonic, Warsaw (Poland)
The Polish premiere, given at the concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Marta Ptaszyskas 1992 composition-prayer about remembrance was revised and augmented following a suggestion by Yehudi Menuhin. An important commemoration of Polish history through music. As director of the National Philharmonic in Washington, D.C., Gajewski plays a major role in popularizing Polis music in the US. Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

wiosnamuzyczna.pl zkp.org.pl

composition opera

Canzon de baci for tenor and orchestra


composer: Andrzej Kwieciski perfor mers: Karol Kozowski (tenor), Marek Mo (director) Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy AUKSO premiere: 5th Festival of Premieres. The Most Recent Polish Music, Katowice (Poland) commissioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
The d Philharmonics Artist-in-Residence, Andrzej Kwieciski, is also a Lutosawski Society and Ministry of Culture fellow. His music represents the mannerisms of the Italian Baroquesharp contrasts, chromaticisms and sublimity []; on the other hand a strict, classical counterpoint, spectral techniques that broaden the possibilities of creating sonoristically treated harmonies, and a new style of sound calligraphy. (dwutygodnik.com)

Qudsja Zaher
com pos er: Pawe Szymaski director: Eimuntas Nekroius l ibret to: Maciej J. Drygas perfor m ers : Wojciech Michniewski (conductor), The National Theathre Choir and Orchestra (Poland), the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music Choir of Boys (Poland) prem iere: National Theater, Warsaw (Poland) com m iss ioned by: National Theater (Poland)
A multicultural opera with Polish musicians led by a Lithuanian conductor in a story of an Afghan refugee. A sign of deep changes in the musical theater aesthetics that have taken place over the past two decades. The work links contemporary themes with old sagas and mythology. Ascetic in terms of music, moving and thought-provoking. Ewa Schreiber

martaptaszynska.com fiharmonia.pl

andrzejkwiecinski.com nospr.org.pl/english

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workshops

Zarzycki & eleski: Piano Concertos


comp oser s: Aleksander Zarzycki, Witold eleski p erfor m er s: Jonathan Plowright (pianist), ukasz Borowicz (conductor), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (UK) p u b li sher : Hyperion (UK)
Two big, sweeping Romantic piano concertos by almost-unknown Polish composers turn out to be buried treasure. Harriet Smith

Krzysztof Penderecki: Complete Symphonies


com pos er: Krzysztof Penderecki perfor m ers : Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus (Poland) publ is h er: DUX (Poland)
The first complete recording of Pendereckis symphonic oeuvre. Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

The Great Learning Cornelius Cardew


organizer: Jan Bernad workshops conductor: John Tilbury place: 5th Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music CODES, Lublin (Poland)
Open rehearsals of The Great Learning led by John Tilbury, followed by a concert presentation. A chance for participatory, open, and socially-conscious avant-garde musical practice. Micha Mendyk

hyperion-records.co.uk

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composition award
May

Greetings from a Doppelgnger


composer: Jagoda Szmytka perfor mers: Ensemble Garage (Germany) premiere: , Acht Brcken Festival, Koln (Germany) commissioned by: Ensemble Garage (Germany)
Ensemble Garage is a group dedicated to exploring the ideas and conceptual procedures of the new generation authors. A constant appetite for experimenting and searching for new sound possibilities. Goka Isphording

Fryderyk. Artist of the Year


lau reat e: Pawe ukaszewski (composer) fou n der : The Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry
With a reduced number of awards that raised the prestige of the event, the Polish Recording Academy Award was given to Pawe ukaszewski for his achievements as Artist of the Year Classical Music Category. Three of his recordings received nominations in various categories. zpav.pl/fryderyk/

composition

Symphony No. 4
composer: Zbigniew Bagiski perfor mers: Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus organizer: Polish Composers Union, Warsaw Section (Poland) premiere: XXVII Warsaw Music Encounters. Early Music New Music, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
Warsaw Musical Encounters successfully convinced early music fans and traditionalists to get to know the contemporary canon. Zbigniew Bagiski is a composer with a rich and varied catalogue, a recognized lecturer in composition, theory and music history. He describes his works that attempt a dialogue with specific traditional elements as constructivism on the way to self-improvement.

lukaszewski.org.uk

festival

5th Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music CODES


festival com m iss ioner: Jerzy Kornowicz organizer: Centre for Intercultural Creative Initiatives Crossroads (Poland) pl ace: Lublin (Poland)
The Festival seeks to find common ground among forms from seemingly distant times and styles. Meetings of contemporary music and avantgarde composers and performers with traditional and folk music practitioners, as well as with those closer to the coarse folksiness and conceptual sultriness of the avant-garde than to the glibness of popular culture. (kody-festiwal.pl) Reaching for all music sources. Goka Ispohording

jagodaszmytka.com beta.ensemble-garage.de listen: soundcloud.com/jagoda-szmytka/greetingsfrom-a-doppelgaenger

http://www.culture.pl/baza-muzyka-pelna-tresc/-/eo_event_asset_publisher/eAN5/content/zbigniew-baginski

wsm.art.pl imit.org.pl

composition

Collisions of the Matter for symphonic orchestra


composer: Tomasz J. Opaka perfor mers: Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus organizer: Polish Composers Union. The Warsaw Branch (Poland) premiere: XXVII Warsaw Music Encounters. Early Music New Music, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: Polish Composers Union, Warsaw (Poland)

codes-festival.com

award

festival

Gwarancje Kultury
lau reat es: Krzysztof Penderecki (composer/conductor), Piotr Beczaa (tenor) orga n i zer : TVP Kultura, Warsaw (Poland)
The annual TVP Kultura awards are given to the most important and fascinating personalities on Polands art scene. The Special Prize was given to Krzysztof Penderecki for his lifetime achievements in music. Piotr Beczaa was honored in the Classical Music category.

XXVII Warsaw Music Encounters. Early Music New Music


director: Wadysaw Sowiski organizer: Polish Composers Union. The Warsaw Branch (Poland) place: Warsaw (Poland)
This Festival presents listeners with the latest trends and various music styles.

Tomasz J. Opakas music ended up in one of Maja Baczyskas documentary films in the Composers Portraits cycle. Kilka pyta o syszenie wiata was dedicated to four young composers with greatly differing styles and personalities. Besides Opaka, the documentary also featured Pawe Przezwaski, Pawe Pudo, and Kamil Staszowski. tomaszjakubopalka.com

http://www.polmic.pl/index.php?option=com_mwosoby&id=582&vie w=czlowiek&Itemid=5&lang=pl

krzysztofpenderecki.eu/en/ beczala.com

wsm.art.pl zkp.org.pl

musicpudlo.com/en http://www.kulturalna.warszawa.pl/osoby,1,7941,Kamil_ Staszowski.html?locale=pl_PL wsm.art.pl zkp.org.pl youtu.be/yu8KKwEB4KM


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Perseidy for Chamber String Orchestra


comp oser : Adrianna Furmanik pe rfor mer s: Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra AMADEUS o rga n i zer : Polish Composers Union. The Warsaw Branch (Poland) premi er e: XXVII Warsaw Music Encounters. Early Music New Music, Warsaw (Poland) commi ss io ned by: Polish Composers Union, Warsaw (Poland)
A new name in the pantheon of Polish contemporary music. prof. Krzysztof Baculewski

Polonaises
perfor m er: Marcin Masecki (pianist) publ is h er: Lado ABC (Poland) with National Audiovisual Institute (Poland)
Jazz and avant-garde pianist, Marcin Masecki, already known for his collaboration with Raphael Rogiski, Maccio Moretti and the Alchemik group, represents the post-modernist aesthetics of collage and defect. A new publisher creatively transforms the traditional national dance forms, linking various influences, including the classically-oriented compositional techniques, 19th century elegance and a provincial march orchestra. (nina.gov.pl) An inventively treated presentation of music for winds, with a sly and humorous look at Polish musical tradition. Bartomiej Chaciski

Pneuma III
composer: Pawe Przezwaski organizer: ForMusic Foundation (Poland) premiere: Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
The third part of the Pneuma cycle, commissioned by ForMusic. Guitarist, composer and arranger, Pawe Przezwaski, specializes in large-scale compositions for big instrumental groups and in quartertone harmony. Presented by the ForMusic Foundation, this IMiT project continues to bear fruit Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

wsm.art.pl zkp.org.pl

award

composition

http://www.polmic.pl/index.php?option=com_mwosoby&id=582&vi ew=czlowiek&Itemid=5&lang=pl

UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers Award


laureate: Agata Zubel (composer) organizer: International Musical Council UNESCO, Prague (Czech Republic)
Agata Zubels composition Not I, representing the Polish Radio entry, was given the highest honor by a landslide majority of votes at the 60th International Composers Tribune. One of the most prestigious international accolades a composer can be given. Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

Concerto for Accordion and String Orchestra


comp oser : Marcin Baewicz p re mi e re: Royal Castle, XXVII Warsaw Music Encounters. Early Music New Music, Warsaw (Poland) commi ss io ned by: Polish Composers Union, Warsaw (Poland)
http://www.culture.pl/baza-muzyka-pelna-tresc/-/eo_event_asset_ publisher/eAN5/content/marcin-blazewicz

marcinmasecki.com./en ladoabc.com nina.gov.pl

formusic.org.pl

composition

Vides ut Alta for baryton and percussion


composer: Miosz Bembinow organizer: ForMusic Foundation (Poland) premiere: Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw (Poland) commissioned by: Institute of Dance and Music (Poland)
The ForMusics foundation project Classics Served Differently promotes unusual arrangements of various compositions. In spite of their diversity, works by Miosz Bembinow focus on vocal and choral repertoire. Winner of two Fryderyk Awards, Bembinow is also a conductor, lecturer, and musical activist.

wsm.art.pl zkp.org.pl

zubel.pl

initiative
composer: Mikoaj Henryk Grecki name: manuscripts partners: PWM Edition, publisher DUX (Poland) place: Cracow (Poland)
20 choral works by Grecki, found in the house of composer, were given to PWM Edition and will be published posthumously. Also to be recorded by DUX.

bembinow.com formusic.org.pl

opera

Project P: Transcryptum
com pos er: Wojtek Blecharz l ibret to: Wojtek Blecharz conductor: Marta Kluczyska prem iere: National Theatre, Warsaw (Poland) com m iss ioned by: National Theatre (Poland)

pwm.com.pl dux.pl

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Penderecki European Music Center


orga n i zer : Krzysztof Penderecki p lac e : Lusawice (Poland)
A center for developing young musical talents from Poland and Europe, especially in terms of solo, chamber and orchestral music performance, through the master-student relationship and other programs.

An opera, part of the exceptionally successful Project P, initiated by Mariusz Treliski and Jan Topolski. The event was an artistic operation, a procedure containing a record of trauma, including all the characteristic steps that lead into it. (teatrwielki.pl)

http://www.culture.pl/baza-muzyka-pelna-tresc/-/eo_event_asset_publisher/eAN5/content/wojtek-blecharz

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penderecki-center.pl/en/

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opera

Genius Lutos
composer: Witold Lutosawski perfor mers: Gamelan Percussion Orchestra, PSOUU organizer: Szczecin Philharmonic, (Poland) place: Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland)
This project is part of the Lutosawski Year celebration and seeks to bring mentally handicapped persons to participate in music culture. The main organizer of the initiative is the Gamelan Percussion Orchestra of the Koo Society for the Mentally Handicapped in Szczecin.

award

Toru Takemitsu Award


composer: Marcin Staczyk founder: Toru Takemitsu, Tokio (Japan)
The Toru Takemitsu Award, the most important music award in Japan, is given by a single juror to young composers for orchestral works. Marcin Staczyk received it for his SighsHommage a Fryderyk Chopin. The worlds most prestigious annual competition for composers. Krysta Close & Marek ebrowski

Project P: for voices and hands


com pos er: Jagoda Szmytka l ibret to: Jagoda Szmytka, Micha Zadara conductor: Marta Kluczyska prem iere: National Theatre, Warsaw (Poland) com m iss ioned by: National Theatre (Poland)
A brave step into a contemporary music theatre that is both artistically and socially important, and breaks the aesthetically ossified and bureaucratically inept stereotype of public cultural institutions. Micha Mendyk
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Other 2013 Events:

CD

Astrolabium Sings Bembinow


composer: Miosz Bembinow perfor mers: Astrolabium (Poland) publisher: Sarton S.C. (Poland)
The Astrolabium Choir from Toru performs contemporary works of Miosz Bembinow that are inspired by religious culture and folksy devotion.

opera

Cyberiada
comp oser : Krzysztof Meyer li b ret to : Krzysztof Meyer p erfor m er s: Grand Theater Choir and Orchestra, Pozna (Poland) orga n i zer : the Grand Theatre, Pozna (Poland) p re mi e re: the Grand Theatre, Pozna (Poland)
The libretto for a comic opera was based on short stories by Stanisaw Lem about the adventures of designers Trurl and Klapaucjusz as well as from Robots Tales. Dating from 1968-1970, the work was finally premiered in Poland in 2013. Its fortunate that it was staged now to coincide with the revival of 1960s aesthetics and discussions about the successes of the so-called Polish composers school. Cyberiada is also a pastiche, allowing for various graceful stylistic approaches. (polityka.pl) http://www.culture.pl/baza-muzyka-pelna-tresc/-/eo_event_asset_ publisher/eAN5/content/krzysztof-meyer

astrolabium.art.pl bembinow.com sarton.pl

CD

Back to the Future Shock


perfor mers: LXMP Macio Moretti & Piotr Zabrodzki publisher: Lado ABC (Poland)
A two-person project for bass guitar, percussion and synthesizer. The recording was commissioned by the Unsound Festival. An ambitious, world-class undertaking of adapting Herbie Hancocks classic recording Future Shock for a duet.. Bartomiej Chaciski

lxmp.net ladoabc.com

opera.poznan.pl

festival
June

Klasyka w Lokalu. Lokal na Powanie


organizer: Lokal Uytkowy, Warsaw (Poland) performers: Sonofrenia (ensemble) place: Lokal Uytkowy, Warsaw (Poland)
Sonofrenia is a trio of composers (Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz, trumpet, flute and computer; Krzysztof Kozowski, piano and keyboards; Wojciech Baejczyk, electric guitar, violin and computer). They perform improvised music from the fringe of contemporary music, minimalism, sonorism, and electronic music. (wojciech.blazejczyk.eu)

festival

initiative
com pos er: Marian Sawa nam e: new edition of works by Marian Sawa coordinator: Marian Sawa Society (Poland)
Composer, organist, musicologist and pedagogue who left an exceptionally rich legacy. A step towards promotion of new music composers. Kinga Wojciechowska

Instalactions. Music Festival


cu r ator s: Anna Kwiatkowska, Pawe Mykietyn, Wojtek Blecharz orga n i zer : New Theater, Warsaw (Poland) p lac e : Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland)
Musical installations in the post-industrial space of a former city garage in the Old Mokotw district of Warsaw. Festival, retrospective, and a gallery of installations. We look in one direction and bend the ear elsewhere. We do museum walk. Jan Topolski

lokaluzytkowy.org wojciech.blazejczyk.eu

mariansawa.org

nowyteatr.org/pl/event/instalakcje csw.art.pl

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Polska Music Now

Polska Music Now

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