Chamber music will dominate the programme of the 7th "New waves" Contemporary Music Festival, which will be held on 22-27 November 2021 at the Baltic Culture Centre and the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
Chamber music owes its populatiry not only to the greater mobility and flexibility of small instrumental and vocal ensembles, but also to the demand of composers, inspired by experiments with the human voice and instruments. Some artists explore already known combinations, others write for unconventional sets of instruments and obtain surprising results by exploiting the difference in the mobility of voices or instruments, separate characteristics of their tuning, specific sound in individual registers and different acoustic conditions. The collaboration between a composer and a chamber musician is usually very personal and specific; the performer, who knows his instrument very well, sometimes becomes a co-creator of the piece.
This year's festival will feature both pieces for classical ensembles (oboe and piano, flute and piano), and those for unusual combinations of instruments (accordion and harpsichord, accordion and string quartet, various types of flutes). The final concert will be performed by an excellent Gdańsk vocal octet, Art'n'Voices. The programme of the Festival will highlight performers and composers from Gdańsk and Pomerania. Traditionally, debutants will perform alongside renowned artists. For the seventh time, new music will be presented at the Old Town Hall and the Gdańsk Music Academy, brightening dark November evenings.
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Admission to all concerts is free!
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme: https://2021.nowefale.pl/