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The Warsaw Proclamation of New Music Festivals

prThe representatives of new music festivals assembled in Warsaw during the 60th jubilee edition of the "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music, in the year of the centenary of the avant-garde in Poland inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Poland, bearing in mind the avant-garde mission of Karol Szymanowski in the 1920s and 30s and that of the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio and the Polish School of Composition in the 1950s and 60s, as well as in recognition of the uncompromising stance of the composers active today, declared they commitment to the development of the international movement of new music festivals, while preserving independence in pursuing their artistic and educational missions.

They will cooperate with a view to:
• intensifying the presence of new music in art, culture and social life;
• increasing sensitivity to social-cultural contexts and to the contemporary human needs;
• attracting new audiences to new music through cultural and artistic education, with special focus on the younger generations;
• respecting cultural diversity and supporting the artistic exploration of that diversity;
• facilitating the free flow of ideas and enhancing inter- and intracultural communication;
• reinforcing the awareness of the significance of cultural memory and tradition in the process of building modernity;
• harmoniously combining the universal with the European and national cultural perspectives.

Warsaw, 16th September 2017

Signed Document: The Warsaw Proclamation