The "Harmonies and Noises" Foundation invites you on 6 September 2020 at 7.00 p.m. to the TR Warszawa theatre (8 Marszałkowska St.) for the "sci-fi retro" concert announcing this year's "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music. The concert is devoted to fantasies about other planets made over a hundred years ago.
Such famous instrumentalists and composers as Anna Kwiatkowska (violin), Mikołaj Pałosz (cello), Adam Kośmieja (piano), Wojciech Błażejczyk (guitar), Sławomir Wojciechowski and Rafał Zapała (electronics) will perform II Trio in einem Satz by Mauricio Kagel, Trauben by Enna Poppe, as well as the latest compositions by Polish artists: Live-Foley by Kuba Krzewiński and Aleksandra Chciuk, and Hommage à Georges Méliès by Wojciech Błażejczyk, Sławomir Wojciechowski and Rafał Zapała.
Live-Foley for a group of young amateurs and video refers to the art of "foley" (recording sound effects for films at the post-production stage), processing it in a non-obvious way. Young performers will provide sound for a film created by audiovisual artist Aleksandra Chciuk. The piece contains completely composed and improvised fragments. The film refers to the visions of future space travel that can be found in films made at the beginning of the 20th century.
The collective composition Hommage à Georges Méliès for violin, cello, electric guitar, electronic media and film screening was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme operated by the Institute of Music and Dance. The musical tribute to Méliès, made by three composers, will use three of his short films about outer space and interplanetary travel.
The concert will be repeated on 22 October 2020 in the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.