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Mapa Polskich Kompozytorów – projekt multimedialny Instytutu Adama Mickiewicza

Map_of_polish_composersMapa Polskich Kompozytorów – interaktywne narzędzie dostępne pod adresem http://mapofcomposers.pl/ – została stworzona przez Instytut Adama Mickiewicza w ramach programu POLSKA MUSIC. Projekt powstał we współpracy z szeregiem indywidualnych i instytucjonalnych licencjodawców oraz Polskim Radiem, ZAIKS-em, PWM, POLMIC, IMIT a także NMC Records.

Celem projektu jest prezentacja pełnego obrazu polskiej muzyki współczesnej. Strona http://mapofcomposers.pl/ – dostępna w polskiej i angielskiej wersji językowej – prezentuje sylwetki uznanych rodzimych twórców muzyki XX i XXI wieku. Mapa sytuując kompozytorów w kontekście czytelnie zdefiniowanych nurtów kultury ukazuje wzajemne wpływy, inspiracje i zależności zachodzące pomiędzy nimi.

Poza krótkimi notkami biograficznymi, w profilach polskich twórców można znaleźć specjalnie wybrane ciekawostki, wysłuchać starannie wyselekcjonowanych fragmentów reprezentatywnych dla nich utworów oraz zapoznać się z analizą twórczości artystów, uwzględniającą techniki kompozytorskie, orientacje estetyczne oraz szkoły i ośrodki, z którymi dany kompozytor był związany. Jedną z największych zalet projektu jest sposób prezentacji tych informacji - graficzny aspekt serwisu, jak również jego interaktywność, zachęcają do eksplorowania mapy kompozytorów. Mapa Polskich Kompozytorów stanowi doskonałą bazę wiedzy na temat polskiej muzyki współczesnej, szczególnie dla polskich i zagranicznych artystów, krytyków, dyrektorów artystycznych instytucji kultury, organizatorów wydarzeń muzycznych czy naukowców.

Projekt jest częścią koordynowanego przez Instytut Adama Mickiewicza międzynarodowego programu kulturalnego, realizowanego w ramach Programu Wieloletniego NIEPODLEGŁA na lata 2017–2022. Dofinansowano ze środków MKiDN w ramach Programu Wieloletniego NIEPODLEGŁA.

Magdalena Mich

Więcej informacji o polskiej kulturze na świecie oraz biogramy twórców są dostępne portalu https://culture.pl/pl 

With Polish Music from the Baltic to the Atlantic

MKiDN

2019 marks the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and countries around the world. On this occasion Polish Composers’ Union with its partners in Estonia and Portugal organises concerts of Polish music as part of the project “With Polish Music from the Baltic to the Atlantic”.

In 1918, the Republic of Poland regained independence after years of partitions. The state was rebuilding itself not only internally but also internationally, and the Government of the Second Polish Republic was establishing diplomatic relations with the most important partners. The concerts in Tallinn and Lisbon are organised on the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Estonia and Portugal.

On 14 July 2019 in Maarjamäe Castle in Tallin, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta under the baton of Andreas Mustonen will perform works by Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Krzysztof Penderecki and Maciej Bałenkowski as well as pieces by Estonian composers: Arvo Pärt, Lepo Sumera, Jaan Rääts, Pärt Uusberg and Peeter Vähi. The concert will take place as part of the Glasperlenspiel Music Festival organized by the Estonian Record Productions (ERP).

The Portuguese edition of the project will feature Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble under the direction of Pedro Neves. On 9 November 2019 at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, the ensemble will present works by Włodzimierz Kotoński, Wojciech Blecharz, Piotr Peszat, Karol Nepelski and Miguel Azguime – composer born in Lisbon, current director of the centre for creation, development and promotion of contemporary music Miso Music Portugal.

The project “With Polish music from the Baltic to the Atlantic” is realized by the Polish Composers’ Union as part of the “Promotion of Polish culture abroad” programme. The events are co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.

Warsaw | I International Music Festival of Central-Eastern Europe "Eufonie"

Eufonie

11 concerts during 9 days in 5 concert halls. World-famous soloists and European orchestras. The Polish Composers' Union invites to the 1st International Festival of Central-Eastern Music 'Euphonie', which will take place from November 23 to December 1, 2018 in Warsaw.

"Eufonie" is a new music festival, referring to the tradition of the regional community of most countries today referred to as Central and Eastern Europe, stretching from the Balkans, through Romania and Austria, the Visegrad Group countries, the Ukraine and Belarus, to the Baltic countries, sometimes extended to Scandinavia. This area is a fascinating melting pot of influences from the East and the West, boiling with cultural energy which often determined the identity of nations deprived of their own countries.

During this year's edition – organized in the special year of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence – we will hear, among others, works by Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Béla Bartók, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Antonín Dvořák, and Arvo Pärt. There will be two premieres of works commissioned by the organizers: Catalog of Trees by Michał Jacaszek, Virpi Pahkinen and Thomas Strønen, and DoubleCelloConcerto by Hanna Kulenty. Among the performers: Zoltán Fejérvári, Laurence Foster, Aleksandra Kurzak, Félix Lajkó, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leonard Slatkin, Akiko Suwanai, and outstanding orchestras: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra. The Festival will be accompanied by the International Musicological Conference "National identities – European universality. Music and musical life in Central and Eastern Europe (1918-2018). "

The festival is organized by the National Center for Culture thanks to funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The partner of the Festival is the Polish Composers' Union. President of the Polish Composers' Union and director of POLMIC Mieczysław Kominek is the chairman of the programme board.

More information at: https://nck.pl/en/activities/i-international-music-festival-of-central-eastern-europe-eufonie

International Stanisław Moniuszko Composers’ Competition for a Micro-Opera Entitled "12 Minutes for Moniuszko"

ZKP

In connection with the year 2019 having been declared the “Year of Stanisław Moniuszko” by an act of the Polish Parliament, the Polish Composers’ Union and Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera hereby announce the International Stanisław Moniuszko Composers’ Competition for a micro-opera.

Moniuszko’s stage works take up many issues concerning the society and everyday life, as well as referring to contemporary events important for Poles. They combine drama with comic elements. They offer high-quality entertainment without compromising the aesthetic qualities. They wonderfully reflect the emotional states of the dramatic figures and the specific mood of each situation. They make excellent use of character interactions and of dramatic motives typical of the theatre, aptly represented by Moniuszko in music – through melody, instrumentation, and other musical components. The competition aims to achieve the same aims in our own times, using the adequate contemporary artistic tools. We want to revive, in present-day conditions, the specific idea of Moniuszko’s operas as musical dramas based on social topics.

The competition may be entered by music composers of all nationalities and without an age limit. Entering the Competition is free of charge. The entry submitted to the Competition should be sent only electronically by the end of 31st July 2019. The Competition consists of two Stages: in Stage One, maximum six Works will be selected to be staged in the Emil Młynarski Chamber Music Hall of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw; in Stage Two, the Works selected for production will be publicly performed during one Night of World Premieres on 14th December 2019, after which the winners of the Competition will be chosen.

The winner of the Competition shall receive a Grand Prix amounting to 40,000 PLN and the title of Winner of the Competition. The other composers of works staged during the Night of World Premieres shall receive Prizes amounting to 20,000 PLN each and the title of Prizewinner. Independently of the prizes listed above, the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Audience Award, amounting to 10,000 PLN, shall be presented, accompanied by the title of Audience Award Winner. 

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Warsaw | Generations XXI

ZKP

A concert from the series "Generations" – Generations XXI – will be held on October 28, 2018 at 6.00 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio.

Concerts from the "Generations" series are organized by the Polish Composers' Union in cooperation with the Polish Radio Programme 2 and the ZAiKS Authors' Association since 2003. They present works of various Polish and foreign composers of the 20th and 21st century generations, artists who have been forgotten or badly represented, orchestral debuts, and premieres performed by experienced musicians.

During this year's 21st edition, we will hear such works as: Dziewczyna o płowych włosach for orchestra by Edward Pałłasz, Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra by Zygmunt Krauze who celebrates the 80th birthday this year, Fantasia luminosité for violin and orchestra by the Korean composer Eunho Chang, graduate of the FCUM. In addition, the concert will feature the world premiere of Duet → Solo for orchestra and electronics by Piotr Roemer and Parada Concerto for percussion and orchestra by Jan Oleszkowicz. Both works were written within the "Composing Commissions" programme, operated by the Institute of Music and Dance. Among the performers there are accordionist Maciej Frąckiewicz, drummer Miłosz Pękala, violinist Agata Szymczewska and Polish Radio Orchestra under the baton of Michał Klauza.

Concert organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Music" programme and the "Composing Commissions" programme and co-financed under the support programme of the German Music Competition – a project of the German Music Council. The patronage over the concert was taken byPWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project, promoting performances of Polish music.

Admission free!