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Warsaw | War is Hell

Lidia Zielińska

A special concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II will take place on 1st September 2019 at 6 p.m. in Warsaw's New Theater.

The concert will include the premiere of a new version of Lidia Zielińska's composition I don't like it for ensemble, electronics and choir of young amateurs (2018/2019) and the Polish premiere of Olga Neuwirth's Maudite soit la guerre – A Film War Requiem for ensemble, electronics and film projection (2014).

Both compositions on the programme complement each other in commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The work by Lidia Zielińska includes sung and recited texts illustrating the process which leads to acts of aggression and wars – from gossip through hate speech. Olga Neuwirth, one of most outstanding composers of today, wrote her Maudite soit la guerre as music to the 1914 anti-war silent film of the same name by Alfred Machin (English title: War is Hell).

Performers: Chain Ensemble, Andrzej Bauer – conductor, Lidia Zielińska and Mateusz Ryczek – electronic sound projection, young amateurs prepared by Sławomir Wojciechowski and musicians from the ensemble.

More information at: http://www.nowyteatr.org/pl/event/Przekleta_koncert