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Conference of New Music Festivals

kThe Conference of New Music Festivals was held at the University of Warsaw Library (56/66 Dobra Street) on September 16th, 2017.

Celebrating the 60th jubilee edition of the "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music Mieczysław Kominek, President of the Polish Composers’ Union, Jerzy Kornowicz, Director of the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music and Prof. Zbigniew Skowron, Director of the Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw were pleased to invite you to the Conference of New Music Festivals, which took place
at the Bogumił Linde Hall on Saturday, between 11 a.m and 4 p.m.

During the conference representatives of European contemporary music festivals presented their projects and signed the “Warsaw Proclamation” – a collective statement of new music festivals, representing their standpoint on the changing world.

Participants of the conference: Cecilia Balestra (director, "Milano Musica" – Associazione per la musica contemporanea), Juriy Bulka (coordinator, "Contrasts" – International Contemporary Music Festival, Lviv), Henk Heuvelmans (director, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht), Anna Huuskonen (producer, Musica Nova, Helsinki), Barbora Skálová (manager, Ostrava Center for New Music, Ostrava Days, NODO Festival), Jerzy Kornowicz (director, "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music), Martin Q Larsson (managing director Nordic Music Days 2017, London), Remigijus Merkelys (artistic and executive director, International Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA, Wilno), Oleksandr Perepelytsia and Karmella Tsepkolenko (directors, "Two Days and Two Nights of New Music" – International Festival of Modern Art), Krzysztof Pietraszewski (curator, Sacrum Profanum Festival), Miroslav Pudlák (dyrektor Contempuls – Prague Contemporary Music Festival), Krešimir Seletković (artistic director, Music Biennale Zagreb), Oľga Smetanová (ISCM Secretary General, ISCM World New Music Days 2017, Vancouver), and Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa (general and programme director, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Festival of World Premieres, Katowice).

Admission was free. Simultaneous Polish / English translation was available during the presentations and discussions. After the conference a reception took place at the University of Warsaw Library.

Organisers: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC, Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw, Warsaw University Library, Institute of Music and Dance.

Cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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