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Laureaci nagrody Paszporty „Polityki” 2021

Polityka18 stycznia 2022 ogłoszono nazwiska laureatów nagrody kulturalnej Paszporty „Polityki”, wręczonej za najciekawsze dokonania 2021 roku. Laureatką w kategorii „Muzyka poważna” została kompozytorka Teoniki Rożynek, natomiast w kategorii „Teatr” Paszport „Polityki” odebrał kompozytor Dominik Strycharski.

Uczennica prof. dr. hab. Krzysztofa Baculewskiego otrzymała nagrodę „za ogromną wyobraźnię dźwiękową i swobodne poruszanie się po różnorodnych światach muzycznych. Za niezależność, kreatywność, oryginalność i ciągłe udowadnianie, że granice w muzyce nowej są po to, by je przekraczać”. Dominik Strycharski zmienia mniemanie o pozycji muzyki i dźwięku w polskim teatrze – nagrodę przyznano mu „za tworzone, nierzadko na żywo, muzyczne fonosfery, które nie tylko wyznaczają puls i oddają atmosferę spektakli, ale są jednymi z ich bohaterów i scenicznymi partnerami dla aktorów i aktorek”.

Pozostałych laureatów Bartek Chaciński scharakteryzował w następujący sposób: „Niepewność sytuacji artystów przełożyła się na sztukę próbującą coś zmienić. Aleksandra Terpińska [kategoria „Film”] – zmienia styl, w jakim się ekranizuje prozę Doroty Masłowskiej. Łukasz Barys [kategoria „Literatura”] – naszą wizję Pabianic. Ralph Kaminski [kategoria „Muzyka popularna”] – to, jak patrzymy na stary repertuar Kory. Tomasz Ostafin [kategoria „Kultura cyfrowa”] przesuwa granicę między tym, co fizyczne, a tym, co wirtualne. Niekryjący ambicji związanych z aktywizmem społecznym Jana Shostak i Mikołaj Sobczak [kategoria „Sztuki wizualne”] poszerzają dziedzinę sztuk wizualnych, chcąc najwyraźniej w ogóle zmienić nasze spojrzenie na otaczający nas świat”. Ponadto nagrodę specjalną za przedsięwzięcia realizowane zdalnie przyznano twórcom Unsound Festival – Małgorzacie Płysie i Matowi Schulzowi. Katarzyna Nosowska zdobyła nagrodę specjalną „Polityki” „Kreator Kultury”.

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Więcej: https://www.polityka.pl/ 

Dąbrowa Górnicza | Charity carol concert

On the 6th of January 2022 at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Dąbrowa Górnicza a charity concert 'Carols, Christmas songs and many more’ took place.

The orchestra composed of students of the Academy of Music in Katowice performed arrangements of well-known carols as well as works by students of composition: Monika Kozakiewicz, Julia Mazur, Andrzej Mandryka and Maciej Seget. The programme included also pieces by Vaughan Jones, Hubert Kowalski, Wiktor Lorens, Paweł Mazur, Piotr Pałka and Zbigniew Preisner.

Volunteers raised 2413, 50 zloty during the event and will donate the sum to the Wspólnota Burego Misia (Grey Bear Community) who is taking care of people with disabilities. Almost 60 people were involved in the event and call the outcome a success especially taking the epidemic situation into account. Thanks to the generosity of the donors Community will be able to organise a summer camp for its members.

Honorary patronage: President of Dąbrowa Górnicza – Marcin Bazylak.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Łódź | 5th Seminar of Contemporary Harpsichord Music 'Cembalo no limits'

5th Seminar of Contemporary Harpsichord Music Cembalo no limits will take place on the 12th of January 2022 in the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. The event is co-organized with The Elżbieta Chojnacka Center for Contemporary Harpsichord Music.

Dr hab. Marcin Świątkiewicz (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice). will present his paper Improvisation in the context of actual music phenomena. Dr Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz (The Elżbieta Chojnacka Center for Contemporary Harpsichord Music) will talk about Elżbieta Chojnacka as a critic of historical performance. Dr hab. Ewa Mrowca (Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź) will have a presentation on Wanda Landowska’s harpsichords. Wojciech Stępień (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice) will deliver an analysis of his own piece Five Letters to the Beautiful Knight.

Apart from the morning lectures a concert Tales, dedications and other reasons will also take place presenting first performances of Olga Hans’ and Philip Czapłowski’s compositions. We will also be able to hear pieces by Sławomir Kaczorowski, Marcin Świątkiewicz and Wojciech Stępień performed by Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz, Hanna Balcerzak, Ewa Rzetecka - Niewiadomska, Justyna Młynarczyk, Paweł Gusnar, Maciej Bartczak, Marcin Świątkiewicz and harpsichord students of the Łódź Academy of Music.

Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information: https://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/koncerty-i-wydarzenia-zapowiedzi/styczen-2022/156392-klawesyn-bez-granic 

Katowice | Carol concert: Henryk Jan Botor and Silesian Philharmonic Choir

Carol concert on the 9th of January 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Silesian Philharmonic will bring back the atmosphere of the not so long ago celebrated Christmas.

Henryk Jan Botor – composer and organ player - together with Silesian Philharmonic Choir and the conductor Jarosław Wolanin will lead us through the evening of the most beautiful carols and Christmas songs.

Henryk Jan Botor performed organ music as well as his own compositions and improvisations in Poland, Holand and Germany. He is also the winner of numerous prizes at international composers competitions.

Angelic sounds of Polish carols as well as compositions of the soloist and improvisations on themes of carols will be heard in Katowice.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/koncert-koledowy-botor-wolanin-chor/

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Katowice | 'Conducting. Matter of life and death' - meeting with maestro Antoni Wit

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra invites to a meeting with Maestro Antoni Wit on the 9th of January 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Chamber Hall of the Polish Radio in Katowice.

Agnieszka Malatyńska-Stankiewicz the author of Dyrygowanie. Sprawa życia i śmierci. Antoni Wit w rozmowie z Agnieszką Malatyńską-Stankiewicz (Conducting. The matter of life and death. Antoni Wit in conversation with Agnieszka Malatyńska-Stankiewicz) will be hosting the meeting.

The published last year book contains an interview with world-renowned Maestro. Sixteen chapters draw colourful and often funny picture of his life, family, passions, artistic endeavours and conducting career. Publication is aimed not only at classical music lovers but also at those to whom it seems complicated and incomprehensible. It also puts into perspective the role of a conductor who in cooperation with orchestra musicians creates written piece of music anew.

Antoni Wit and Agnieszka Malatyńska-Stankiewicz will be signing the book on the day of the event in the foyer at the second floor.

Free tickets can be collected at the box office.

Book available at the book store Bookiestra (at NOSPR premises).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/dyrygowanie-sprawa-zycia-i-smierci-spotkanie-autorskie-z-mae

 

Kraków | Sinfonietta Cracovia Christmas Concerts

SCThe Kraków Philharmonic will host two Christmas concerts of the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Kraków – Sinfonietta Cracovia: 'Bottesini's Birthday' on 21 December 2021 and "New Year's Ballets" on 7 January 2022.

The nineteenth century was the era of great virtuosos. Next to renowned violinists and pianists, one of the most famous double bass virtuosos was Giovanni Bottesini, born 200 years ago, on 22 December 1821. As a successor to Domenico Dragonetti, nicknamed 'Paganini of the double bass', he was in demand on both sides of the Atlantic. From the moment he left his native Crema in northern Italy, he traveled extensively throughout his life. He was enthusiastically received as a performer and composer – including at the courts of Queen Victoria and Emperor Napoleon III. At the December concert, Jurek Dybał and Rainer Honeck will perform one of Bottesini's most popular compositions, Gran Duo Concertant for double bass, violin and orchestra. Bottesini himself performed this piece, among others, with Henryk Wieniawski. The programme will also include Wieniawski's famous Legend, Op. 17, inspired by the composer's feelings for Isabella Hampton, his future wife.

Sinfonietta Cracovia's January concert will feature ballet suites of two Russian geniuses: the suite from Piotr Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme: http://sinfonietta.pl/koncerty/ 

New Visual Identification of Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicThe Polish Music Information Center POLMIC celebrates its 20th birthday this year! On this occasion, upon entering a new chapter, we decided to change our visual identification, which is a response to the changing world, as well as the need for better communication with partners. We present the new logotype of the organisation along with a brand book.

A simple form of the logo symbol carries a set of connotations related to sound and interactivity. With the help of a simple switch, button or icon, we obtain the necessary information. The symbol is also a source of sound, a visual representation of concentric waves. Therefore, it brings to mind the image and function of a loudspeaker diaphragm. The white elements of the symbol are arranged in the shape of the letter "i" ("information"). The color palette is based on shades of navy blue and blue – inspired by the colours of the previous logo. The POLMIC logo has two formats – horizontal and vertical – and two language versions: Polish and English.

The new POLMIC visual identity was designed and made by the outstanding graphic artist Marcin Władyka.

From 2022 we will only use the new logotype that emphasizes our identity and gives it a new dimension.

DOWNLOAD: Brand Book

Dąbrowa Górnicza | Carols, Christmas Songs and Many More!

Koledy'Carols, Christmas songs and many more!' is the title of a charity concert that will be held on 6 January 2022 at 7.p.m at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Dąbrowa Górnicza.

The orchestra composed of students of the Academy of Music in Katowice will present the arrangements of well-known carols as well as works by students of composition: Monika Kozakiewicz, Julia Mazur, Andrzej Mandryka and Maciej Seget. The programme will also include pieces by Vaughan Jones, Hubert Kowalski, Wiktor Lorens, Paweł Mazur, Piotr Pałka and Zbigniew Preisner.

The event is a great opportunity for the music academy students to raise money for the charity organisation "Wspólnota Burego Misia" whose aim is to help disabled people.

The Honorary Patron of the concert is President of Dąbrowa Górnicza – Marcin Bazylak.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Bydgoszcz | International Conference "Composers and Background Music"

AMThe Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music and Sound Engineering, the Department of Theory of Music and Composition, and the Department of Sound Engineering of Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz will host an international conference "Composers and Background Music" which will take place on 27-28 April 2022 in a hybrid or fully remote form. The abstract submission deadline ends on 31 December 2021.

Looking at the various forms and application fields of music understood as an art useful to the society, we observe the many problems associated with this subject: composer's workshop, art's functions, values held by the music piece, artistic dilemmas, modern techniques allowing creation of music according to the made assumptions - simulatnously indicate the research subjects which will be discussed during the conference.

To participate in the event one must e-mail the presentation's title and abstract (up to 700 words) before 31 December 2021 to the conferece's scientific chair Barbara Mielcarek-Krzyzanowska, PhD at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authors whose submissions are accepted will be notified by e-mail. The presentation's duration should not exceed 20 minutes. The conference will be held in Polish and English. Due to the current pandemic situaition, the conference will be held fully remotely or in a hybrid form. The conference organisers foresee to publish the articles presented at the confernece with the publishing house of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

The conference will feature a concert "Divertimenti. Music Not Less Important", which will be held on 27 April 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. The programme will include works by Witold Lutosławski and Roman Maciejewski performed by teachers and students of the Academy.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.