• Warsaw Autumn 2015: DYNAMISTATYKA

postersThis year’s ‘Warsaw Autumn’ programme has just been announced under the banner ‘Dynamistatyka’, which is intended to represent the ‘constant change’ between music of ‘stopped time’ and music of ‘action’ (cf. Krzysztof Wołek’s title below).  Following the trend in recent years, the Polish content has to jostle for prominence with music from outside Poland.  Non-Polish composers whose music is receiving a Polish premiere include Alvin Lucier, Philippe Manoury, Hans Abrahamsen, Ray Lee, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Toshio Hosokawa, Phill Niblock, Carola Bauckholt, José-Maria Sánchez-Verdú, La Monte Young, James Dillon, Kasper Teodor Toeplitz, Ken Ueno, Stefan Prins, Raphäel Cendo, Johannes Schöllhorn, Ragnild Berstad, Vito Žuraj, Matthew Herbert, Simon Steen-Andersen, Michael Beil, Justė Janulytė and Rolf Wallin.

The main Polish content is listed below.  There’s no doubt in my mind that the most anticipated event will be the world premiere of LOST by Jagoda Szmytka.

Artur Zagajewski (b.1978): installation Wings**
Włodzimierz Kotoński (1925-2014), a posthumous 90th birthday tribute: Study on One Cymbal Stroke, Microstructures, AELA, Eurydice, Les Ailes,  Antiphonae, Tierra caliente
Krzysztof Knittel (b.1947): sound installation: As If They Weren’t Here, Or The Revolt at Królikarnia**  WA commission
Lidia Zielińska (b.1953): Sinfonia concertante for percussion, everyday objects and orchestra**
Zygmunt Krauze (b.1938): outdoor presentation Idyll 2**  WA commission
Paweł Szymański (b.1954): Partita III
Witold Szalonek (1927-2001): Improvisations sonoristiques
Krzysztof Wołek (b.1976): Motions, Stases
Marta Śniady (b.1986): aer
Paweł Hendrich (b.1979): Pteropetros**
Michał Pawełek (b.1978): Ephreia**
Szymon Stanisław Strzelec (b.1990): L’Atelier de sensorité**  WA commission
Jagoda Szmytka (b.1982): LOST**  WA commission
Jerzy Kornowicz (b.1959): Big Transition**

Other events include: 

• 2 Polish Composers’ Union Youth Circle concerts
• Polish Composers’ Union Warsaw Branch concert
• Kraków Music Academy student concert

• A tribute to Józef Patkowski, founder in 1957 of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio
• Conference ‘The Musical Language of Modern Polish Composers: An Autoreflection’
• Computer Sound Modelling Workshop, led by Wojciech Błażejczyk (b.1981)

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