14th Sacrum Profanum Festival will be held between October 1-8, 2016 in Krakow.
The Festival is an international project that has earned the status of one of the most interesting European music events. It presents newest music and is aimed at blurring the line between contemporary music, often treated as difficult and incomprehensible, and the developments of ambitious entertainment and the experimental scene. Its importance is created, on one hand, by the participation of the best ensembles playing contemporary music, e.g. Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, and, on the other hand, by the presence of stars of the world alternative scene, including Aphex Twin, Jónsi, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Kraftwerk and Sigur Rós.
This year, the audience will be presented with performances by such artists as Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, Daníel Bjarnason, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Barbara Kinga Majewska, Stephen Drury, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna, Sinfonietta Cracovia and many others. Apart from concerts, the programme includes discussion panels, exhibitions and meetings with artists.
The Festival is organized by the City of Krakow and Krakow Festival Office, and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Source and more information: www.sacrumprofanum.com