The story of how Warsaw was the fourth European city in history to have its own studio dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic music, despite being ruled by a communist regime that was hostile to free thinking and avant-garde art.
Looking to understand the big names from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio? Below you'll find short summaries by music journalists about Penderecki, Schaeffer, Rudnik and Mazurek that'll make you a PRES know-it-all in no time.
The sound of the Radom countryside? Bach in Świdnica? Chopin in Duszniki Zdrój? Organetto in Paradyż? Improvisations and experiments in Sokołowsko? Where to go? Culture.pl presents a guide Poland’s lesser-known summer festivals.
The members of Thaw avoid labels and claim that they just play music, but what they play seems particularly to the liking of lovers of heavy sounds, especially those who appreciate experimentation in art
Two outstanding improvisers: Kazuhisa Uchihashi and Michał Górczyński met at their only concert in Poland. The event at the Władysław Szpilman Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw was promoting Uchihashi's latest album "Utsuroi" Malerai/Uchihashi/Maya R.
Trębacz's works range from purely instrumental solo, chamber, and symphonic compositions, to compositions with computer realized sound and live performance, soundtracks for animated films, and experimental stereoscopic video.
Topolski bases his musical approach on improvisation and links between music and art in contexts related to the urban soundscape, from live electronic music to noise installations. Innovative technologies form a major base of his craft, creating interactive programmes and sound installations that push musical boundaries.
The Polish percussionist takes his inspiration from jazz, improvisation and other contemporary music forms. Zemler fuses these models to create a sound comparable to avant-garde American jazz of the 1960s, and he promotes Krzysztof Komeda's music for today's audiences.
The German town of Chemnitz is home to a four-day-long festival of contemporary music. Sound Exchange searches for the common sources of electronic and experimental music created in countries of Europe's former communist block