11th Festival of Traditional and Avantgarde Music "Codes" will be held in Lublin on May 8-10, 2019.
The festival is the most important, cyclical undertaking organized by the Center for Intercultural Creative Initiatives "Crossroads" and one of the most original events in Poland. It is an international event devoted to the idea of combining the archaic and the new in music. The mixture of two distinctive canons of aesthetics forms a completely unique listening experience where magic and beauty co-exist. The festival gives excellent contemporary music composers and the representatives of the avant-garde jazz an opportunity to meet traditional musicians and artists reconstructing old music. This year's concerts will show a diverse musical landscape and tensions between what is global and local, between the center and the periphery, the cultural mainstream and the aesthetic minorities.
Most of the festival's proposals are new projects. The programme will feature premieres of the concert-mystery Vibrations and voices (Wibracje i głosy) performed by The Stone Alphabet with the use of stones, the instrumental monadrama Nadir-Kenosis by Marcin Krzyżanowski, La Mer by Artur Zagajewski, and 5 Secrets is Making New Music by Nina Fukuoka.
Full programme available: http://kody-festiwal.pl/