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XI Międzynarodowy Konkurs Wiolonczelowy im. Witolda Lutosławskiego
29 stycznia - 10 lutego 2018 , Warszawa
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6th NeoArte Festival

nThe 6th edition of NeoArte Festival – New Music Spectrum will be held on October 26-29, 2017 in Gdańsk. It's main theme will be "art synthesizer".

The main idea of this annual event is to popularise contemporary classical music to a wider audience. Renowned composers, established artists and young talented musicians meet to formulate a new musical perspective of contemporary times. The first edition of the festival was held in October 2012 with Polish composer Paweł Szymański as guest of honour, followed by Elżbieta Sikora in 2013, Cezary Duchnowski in 2014, Paweł Mykietyn in 2015, and Joanna Bruzdowicz in 2016. This time, a monographic concert will be devoted to music by Pierre Jodlowski award-winning composer living in Poland and France, performer and multimedia artist.

The audience will have an occasion to listen to European, American and Asian contemporary music interpreted by artists from Germany, Russia, China and Poland. The festival will feature 5 world and 7 Polish premiers of works by such composers as  Grzegorz PieniekRafał ZapałaPiotr Peszat, Kamil Kosecki and Dai Bo, comissioned by the Institute of Music and Dance. It will also include workshops and discussion panels.

Detailed information: www.neoarte.pl 

SuperSam +1: Trevor Watts / Olo Walicki & trio Wong/Kobi/Loriot

sThe next concert from a series of master performances „SuperSam + 1”, organised by the „Mózg Foundation”, will take place on October 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the “Mózg Powszechny” club (Zamoyskiego 20 Street, Warsaw). The main performers will be Trevor Watts and Olo Walicki. 

Trevor Watts is a saxophone player, percussionist and composer. He is largely selftaught, having taken up the cornet at age 12 then switched to saxophone at 18. Since the 1960's, he has been at the forefront of many innovations within the Jazz/World and Improvised Musical areas both as a saxophone player, percussionist and composer. He is the only founder member of The Spontaneous Music Ensemble still alive. He also founded Amalgam and his 1980s Moire Music Group. Currently (2016) his main involvement is one part of a long standing duo with pianist Veryan Weston. This duo have been highly acclaimed for their recordings and “live” appearances. New solo saxophone CD in 2014 called “Veracity” which has been highly acclaimed.

Olo Walicki had his debut at the age of 16 when he was playing in an avant-garde band called 'Niebieski Lotnik' witj Jerzy Mazzoll and Jacek Olter. He participated in a movement defined as yass stage and cooperated with its creators: Tymon Tymański, Mikołaj Trzaska and Tomasz Gwinciński. For many years he played in Leszek Możdżer's bands. In the years 1996-2004 Walicki played and recorded Kwartet Zbigniewa Namysłowskiego. He co-created a free jazz band Łoskot as well as pop-alternative Szwagierkolaska, Oczi Cziorne group and the late makeup of the band Miłość. He participated in recording several dozen of stylistically varied albums, he also recorded music for theater and film. For over ten years his projects have been released by his own label.

“Supersam + 1” is a series of master performances. The project focuses mainly on music, however, it also includes other forms of expression such as: performance, multimedia, monodrama. “SUPERSAM + 1” will present respected Polish and foreign artists whose work is original, experimental and innovative.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information: http://www.supersam.mozg.pl/ 

9th Schaeffer’s Era Festival

e9th edition of "Schaeffer’s Era" Festival will be held on October 26, 2017 at Studio Tęcza in Warsaw (8 Rydygiera Street). The event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Schaeffer's artistic work.

"Schaeffer's Era" is an annual international project initiated by the Aurea Porta Foundation based in Warsaw. It's coorganized by the Mazovia Institute of Culture, Studio Tęcza, Stołeczna Estrada, ZAiKS and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The event is centered around audiovisual arts and is an attempt to create an interactive theatre space that connects sound, image and movement.

This year's edition celebrates three anniversaries connected with Schaeffer's work as a playwright, composer and graphic artist: 70th anniversary of his artistic work, 30th anniversary of his academic work at Mozarteum in Salzburg, and 50th PhD anniversary at the University of Warsaw as well as 50th anniversary of premiere of Electronic Music.

The main performance directed by Maciej Sobociński will be held at Studio Tęcza at 7.30 p.m. The list of invited artists inludes musicians: Padma Shankar, Ghatam Giridhar Udupa, Nathan Davis, Irinel Anghel, Michał Urbaniak and his band, Lost Education (Patryk Zakrocki, Hanna Piosik, Paweł Szamburski) and Gre Badanien Choir, actors (Marek Frąckowiak, Waldemar Obłoza, Sean Palmer, Lidia Bogaczówna) and dancers (Witek Jurewicz, Lena Kowalska).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information: http://aureaporta.eu

9th Soundedit Festival

sThe 9th edition of "Soundedit" festival will be held in Łódź from October 26 to 29, 2017. The Bodo Cinema will join the event for the third time by presenting music movies.

International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers "Soundedit" is a unique event that has taken place in Łódź for nine years. It’s the only event entirely dedicated to one of the most creative professional groups – music producers. They may be standing in the shadow of the big stars but they are the ones responsible for the final shape of the recordings we listen to every day.

Soundedit is a place where professionals meet the amateurs. Polish artists have the opportunity to meet the world’s greatest music industry representatives. By exchanging experiences, they are able to raise the quality of their work. The most important music producers are awarded the statuette of “The Man with the Golden Ear”. This year it will go to Tony Visconti, Michael Nyman and Marek Biliński. Michel Nyman's concert will take place at the Lodz Philharmonic on October 29 at 7 p.m.

Screenings at the Bodo Cinema will start on October 20. A highlight of the programme is a unique set of movies produced by the Educational Film Studio in Łódź in cooperation with the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in Warsaw. Among the titles are: „Środek drogi”, „Abakany”, „Taki układ”, „Władysław Strzemiński”, „Pięciobój nowoczesny”, and „Taki jest świat Gabrielo” with music composed by such artists as Krzysztof Penderecki, Eugeniusz Rudnik, Bohdan Mazurek, Bogusław Schaffer, and Józef Skrzek.

Detailed information: http://2017.soundedit.pl/ 

Nowowiejski NA NOWO

n„Nowowiejski Na Nowo” Festival will take place in Radom between October 25-27, 2017 and will include concerts, lectures and workshops. 

„Nowowiejski Na Nowo” Festival covers three days of meetings at the Oscar Kolberg's Music School and Saint Lucas Church in Radom. The festival's main goal is to introduce audience to Feliks Nowowiejski works, as a great example of music from the turn of the 20th and 21st century. It is mainly targeted to local students and teachers, as well as all eager listeners.

The event is co-funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage under the project “Nowowiejski 2017”, realized by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Detailed programme: http://www.nowowiejski2017.pl

The Avant-garde Whispered in One’s Ear at FINA: Rudnik/Kaliski/Szymborski/Atman

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The next concert of The Avant-garde Whispered in One’s Ear cycle will be held on October 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (3/5 Wałbrzyska Street, Warsaw). It will be dedicated to Eugeniusz Rudnik on the first anniversary of the artist's death.

The concert will be performed by Krzysztof Kaliski and Łukasz Maciej Szymborski – two theater musicians fascinated with Rudnik's electroacoustic art, who will pay tribute to the artist. They will reach for reel-to-reel tape recorders and modern sampling techniques, whereas Mateusz Atman will take care of the visual ascpects of the concert.

After the concert there will be a screening of Zuzanna Solakiewicz's biographical music documentary 15 Corners of the World (2014).

More information: http://nina.gov.pl

Oriental balletoman's feast

b The great classic ballet show Le Corsaire will open the 2017 season of the cinema broadcasts from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. It will be transmitted live at the Praha Cinema in Warsaw at 5 p.m. on October 22.

Le Corsaire is a ballet typically presented in three acts, with a libretto originally created by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges loosely based on the poem The Corsair by Lord Byron. Originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier to the music of Adolphe Adam, it was first presented by the ballet of the Théâtre Impérial de l´Opéra in Paris on 23 January 1856.

All modern productions of Le Corsaire are derived from the revivals staged by the Ballet Master Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg throughout the mid to late 19th century. The ballet has many celebrated passages which are often extracted from the full-length work and performed independently: the scene Le jardin animé, the Pas d'esclave, the Pas de trois des odalisques, and the so-called Le Corsaire pas de deux, which is among classical ballet's most famous and performed excerpts.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: http://www.kinopraha.pl

8th International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival

sThe 8th International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival will take place between September 28 and December 6, 2017. It is the only regular festival event in Krakow, for which the music and the creative personality of Frederic Chopin is the main inspiration.

This symbolized the name of the event – "Sfogato" – the Italian word used for the first time by Frederic Chopin as a musical term to describe one epizode of his Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60. Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz interpreted sfogato epizode, definited by Chopin with an adjective dolce, as a moment that brings catharsis, ecstasy and purification. By using this parallel he referred to the function, which art, and music, served in ancient times. The aim of the festival is to present the multifaceted role of music and art in human life.

This year's edition will be inaugurated by „Chopin Soirée” at 6 p.m. at Villa Decius (17a 28 Lipca 1943 Street). On October 22 at St. Adalbert's Church there will be a recital performed by violinist Marek Polanski and organist Michal Bialko. The programme also includes Piano Workshops organized with MARTATELIER.CO, International Sfogato Ringtone & Signal Composition Competition and Scientific Conference: Psychology. Music – Art – Media.

Media Patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: www.sfogatofestival.com, www.martatelier.pl 

 

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5th Lower Silesian Music Festival

dThe 5th edition of the Lower Silesian Music Festival will be held between September and December 2017.

The festival concerts will take place at historic sites, palaces and churches of the Lower Silesia Region. The list of performers includes such ensembles as Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet, Orchestra and Choir of the "Śląsk" Song and Dance Ensemble, and LutosAir Quintet.

The programme will feature works by Polish composers: Ciaccona In memoriam Giovanni Paolo II by Krzysztof Penderecki (September 3), songs by Mieczysław Karłowicz arranged by pianist Thomas Cornelius (September 17), and Quintet for wind instruments by Tadeusz Szeligowski (October 22).

Media patronage: Polish Music Infomation Centre POLMIC.

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