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Poznań | To hear light, to see music – 8th edition of Neofonia


The 8th National Student and Doctoral Scientific Conference "Neofonia" will take place on 3 and 4 December 2019 at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań. The event will be accompanied by the Intercollegiate Composition Concert.

During the two-day session of this year's edition, participants will highlight (nomen-omen!) the issue of light in music as an idea, as a creative material, as an instrument, or as a symbol and allegory. The event is a great opportunity to exchange insights and experiences of young researchers from various Polish academic centres. The meeting will begin with a lecture by Michał Janocha, Ph.D. (Studio of Electroacoustic Music SMEAMuz in Poznań), who will talk about light and sound in a multimedia spectacle I hear you are watching. The 1st Panel will be devoted to senses and perception, addressing the impact of sight on hearing and the phenomenon of chromesthesia. During the 2nd Panel, participants will consider, among others presence of light in sacred music. Traditionally, the first day of the conference will feature the Intercollegiate Composition Concert in Aula Nova, pesenting the works by young Polish composers. The second day of the conference will be filled with workshops with Ryszard Lubieniecki, composer, improviser and accordionist. Participants will be able to learn about the possibilities offered to contemporary composers by techniques of amplification and sampling of instruments.

The organizer of the conference is the Artistic and Scientific Circle of Students of Composition and Theory of Music at the Academy of Music in Poznań.

Admission to all events is free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at www.amuz.edu.pl and www.facebook.com/kanamp2012