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Premiere of Agata Zubel's work in Donaueschingen

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On the 14th of October, 2022, during the Donaueschinger Musiktage - one of the most important festivals of contemporary music in the world - Agata Zubel's piece Out of Time for a hologram soloist and orchestra will be premiered.

In the piece inspired by Marcel Proust, the composer goes beyond the standard notion of a musical work. It will be presented by Agata Zubel's hologram together with SWR Symphonieorchester and SWR Experimentalstudio, which will be hosted by Pascal Rophé.

The concert will be broadcast live on SWR2 on the 14th of October at 20.05.

More: https://www.swr.de/swrclassic/donaueschinger-musiktage/veranstaltung-14-10-2022-20-uhr-3-konzert-100.html 

Success of the Polish participants of the 3rd International Composition Competition 'Future Symphony' in Vilnius

polmicDuring the final concert of the 3rd International Composition Competition for Symphony Orchestra on the 9th of September, 2022 in Vilnius, second prizes were awarded ex aequo to composers from Katowice: Przemysław Scheller and Roman Czura.  

Two orchestral compositions by Polish composers were performed at the Lithuanian Philharmonic in Vilnius: Beyond the Threshold by Przemysław Scheller and Black is Black by Roman Czura. For Czura, it was a return to the Lithuanian stage after the 3rd prize won in the Competition in 2020. This time, the organizers extended the formula, offering participants to model a symphony orchestra by a possibility of including instruments such as a saxophone, accordion or an electric guitar in the ensemble. There was also an opportunity to write a piece with a narrator - the only such score, Was auch geschieht by Jasper de Bock, won. 

The international jury consisted of: Mārtiņš Viļums, Yannis Kyroakides, Justė Janulytė, Modestas Pitrėnas, Gediminas Gelgotas, Ayal Adler. 

Congratulations to all Laureates! 

More about the competitioin: https://www.futuresymphony.lt/ 

Vienna | Premiere of 'The Ancient Night' by Wojciech Chałupka in the Golden Hall of Musikverein

On the 30th of April 2022 at 7.30 p.m. a premiere of a composition The Ancient Night for soprano saxophone, accordion and symphony orchestra by Wojciech Chałupka - a third-year student in composition class of Prof. Dariusz Przybylski at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music will take place in the legendary Golden Hall of Vienna Musikverein.

The title of the piece refers to the pagan festival of Kupala Night. On that night of the summer solstice rituals were performed to worship fire, water, sun, moon, fertility and love. The five parts of The Ancient Night allude to them.

The piece was commissioned by Duo Aliad composed of Polish saxophonist Michał Knot and the Serbian accordionist Bogdan Laketic. The ensemble and the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra conducted by Herbert Böck will present the composition to the audience for the first time. The artists will also perform works by Franz Schubert and Igor Stravinsky.

Additional information: https://www.musikverein.at/konzert/eventid/48148 

Bonn and Hamburg | Conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

The annual meeting and conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) will take place in Bonn and Hamburg from 21 to 26 May 2022. For the first time in 20 years, Germany will once again be the host country for the International Association of Music Information Centres, which has members from more than 30 countries worldwide.

On Tuesday, 24 May 2022, you can participate in the conference online. The public conference day under the topic "Musical Life at the Intersection Between Tradition and the Future" will be livestreamed worldwide from the Beethoven House in Bonn. In four panels, top-class experts will deal with how internationalisation and globalisation affect different areas of musical life, and which trends can be observed. The focus will be on the topics of contemporary music and copyright as well as questions of programming, the promotion of young musicians, and music education. Aspects such as digitalisation, climate protection or diversity will be examined as well as the question of what lessons can be learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. Speakers include Steven Walter (Artistic Director of Beethovenfest Bonn), Christiane Wiesenfeldt (Professor of Musicology, University of Heidelberg), Christiane Engelbrecht (Managing Director of International Ensemble Modern Academy), Thomas Schäfer (Director of International Music Institute Darmstadt) and Jürgen Brandhorst (Director of Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights GEMA).

The streaming will be realised by a professional camera team in order to offer the participants in front of the screens an exciting conference experience. The form of the webinar allows you to be present not only as a silent spectator, but also to ask questions and actively participate in the discussion.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you online at IAMIC2022 on 24 May. Please register now via the registration form so that the link to the webinar can be sent to you:

https://konferenztechnik-de.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rNDEVTdnS7WqZcEy-rCMNA

For more information on the programme and speakers, please see our website at

https://miz.org/en/focus/international-conference-of-music-information-centres

The conference will generally be held in English. Simultaneous translators for the parts in German will be available.

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Anna Sowa's stage work at the opening of an Italian opera festival

SowaExperimental music theater Silenzio / Silence with music of Polish composer Anna Sowa will open this year’s edition of the Opera Festival ‘Larger Than Life’ – event organized by Italian Fondazione Haydn Stiftung. First performances of the new production will take place on the 4th and 6th of March 2022 in theatres in Bolzano and Trento. Witty and surreal libretto was written by Martina Badiluzzi who together with Anna Sowa directed the performance.

Silenzio / Silence is a winner of the ‘Fringe Volume III’ competition for an avantgarde opera project. It’s a pocket-opera created for a small group of performers. Instrumental and electronic music combo joins different music styles together into a dynamic and shivering frenzy.

Anna Sowa presented her compositions at many internationally recognized festival among others at Warsaw Autumn, Sacrum Profeanum in Cracow or ECLAT Festival Neue Musik in Stuttgart.

Silenzio / Silence is a winner of the ‘Fringe Volume III’ competition for an avantgarde opera project. It’s a pocket-opera created for a small group of performers. Instrumental and electronic music combo joins different music styles together into a dynamic and shivering frenzy.

Associazione Culturale ANOMALIA ETS is the project’s host. It was supported financially by Polish Institute in Rome, Consulate General of Poland in Milan, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Martin Hugo Kunzi, Comune

Paweł Wołowicz

More information:

https://www.haydn.it/programmi/opera-festival-2022

https://www.haydn.it/eventi/silenzio-silenzio

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