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New Visual Identification of Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicThe Polish Music Information Center POLMIC celebrates its 20th birthday this year! On this occasion, upon entering a new chapter, we decided to change our visual identification, which is a response to the changing world, as well as the need for better communication with partners. We present the new logotype of the organisation along with a brand book.

A simple form of the logo symbol carries a set of connotations related to sound and interactivity. With the help of a simple switch, button or icon, we obtain the necessary information. The symbol is also a source of sound, a visual representation of concentric waves. Therefore, it brings to mind the image and function of a loudspeaker diaphragm. The white elements of the symbol are arranged in the shape of the letter "i" ("information"). The color palette is based on shades of navy blue and blue – inspired by the colours of the previous logo. The POLMIC logo has two formats – horizontal and vertical – and two language versions: Polish and English.

The new POLMIC visual identity was designed and made by the outstanding graphic artist Marcin Władyka.

From 2022 we will only use the new logotype that emphasizes our identity and gives it a new dimension.

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Kronika Dźwiękowa Warszawskiej Jesieni 2019 - na płytach i w sieci

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Po długiej przerwie spowodowanej przedłużającymi się kłopotami ze zdobyciem dofinansowania prezentujemy Państwu kolejną edycję „Kroniki Dźwiękowej Warszawskiej Jesieni”. Ponieważ starania o fundusze zajęły nam blisko dwa lata, jako pierwszy, zaległy rocznik ukazuje się zestaw nagrań z 62. Festiwalu, kóry odbył się w 2019 roku.

Mimo sporych wysiłków nie udało się jednak uzyskać dotacji na dawnym poziomie, dlatego też wydana w bieżącym roku „Kronika” różni się mocno od dotychczasowych. Składa się tylko z trzech płyt audio i zawiera rejestracje dokonane podczas trzech koncertów: inauguracyjnego, finałowego oraz wydarzenia towarzyszącego – koncertu Koła Młodych Związku Kompozytorów Polskich, prezentującego utwory najmłodszego pokolenia kompozytorów.

Jednocześnie w tym roku po raz pierwszy uruchamiamy równoległy plan „Kroniki Dźwiękowej” – prezentację wybranych utworów w sieci. Zależnie od uzyskanych zgód mogą Państwo posłuchać części „Warszawskiej Jesieni” 2019 w naszej zakładce „Czytelnia/Posłuchaj”.

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury, Dziedzictwa Narodowego i Sportu pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego”, w ramach programu „Muzyczny ślad”, realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca

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Płyta powstała również dzięki wsparciu Stowarzyszenia Autorów ZAiKS, a Partnerem ZKP była Repliq Media Sp. z o.o., której wydawca niniejszym dziękuje za bezcenne wsparcie na wszystkich etapach produkcji.

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Płyty wydawane przez Związek Kompozytorów Polskich przeznaczone są wyłącznie do celów promocyjnych, edukacyjnych i naukowych. Nie są sprzedawane. Przekazywane są nieodpłatnie zainteresowanym instytucjom i osobom, przy czym ze względu na bardzo mały nakład i duże zainteresowanie pierwszeństwo mają biblioteki muzyczne, gdzie z każdego egzemplarza może skorzystać większy krąg osób. Zainteresowanych prosimy o kontakt z Polskim Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC (kontakt: Izabela Zymer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Magdalena Długosz Na krawędzi Światła

Paweł Hendrich Absusurrus

Piotr Roemer Fantasma

Marta Śniady c_ut|e_#1

Piotr Tabakiernik De Trinitate

Tadeusz Wielecki Anamnesis

Sławomir Wojciechowski Handmade

KOŁO MŁODYCH:

Music of inequality 

Michał Lazar blurred

Dominik Puk Τηλέμαχος (Tēlémachos)) 

Krzysztof Ratajski Agreements of the music table 

Paweł Siek NEOPLAST. COMP. (2nd FLOOR) 

Roman Maciejewski - na dwa fortepiany - Vol. 2

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W ramach zainicjowanej w roku 2013 serii „Muzyka polska dzisiaj – portrety współczesnych kompozytorów polskich” Związek Kompozytorów Polskich wydał w bieżącym roku kolejną płytę z muzyką na dwa fortepiany Romana Maciejewskiego.  

 

Płyta ta (o numerze katalogowym polmic 164) zawiera dwa duże dzieła na dwa fortepiany tego kompozytora: Allegro concertante w wersji na dwa fortepiany z roku 1944  oraz Pianoduo concertante
nazywane koncertem na dwa fortepiany bez orkiestry skomponowane w latach 1935–1936. Utwory wykonało Novi Piano Duo w składzie Anna Wielgus-Nowak i Grzegorz Nowak; nagrania dokonała firma DUX Recording Producers w Europejskim Centrum Muzyki Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Lusławicach w dniach 29 listopada - 2 grudnia  br. Esej do płyty napisała Marlena Wieczorek – autorka monografii kompozytora wydanej w Poznaniu (Wydawnictwo PTPN) w roku 2008.

 

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury, Dziedzictwa Narodowego i Sportu pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego”, w ramach programu „Muzyczny ślad”, realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca

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Płyta powstała również dzięki wsparciu Stowarzyszenia Autorów ZAiKS, a Partnerem ZKP była Repliq Media Sp. z o.o., której wydawca niniejszym dziękuje za bezcenne wsparcie na wszystkich etapach produkcji.

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Płyty wydawane przez Związek Kompozytorów Polskich przeznaczone są wyłącznie do celów promocyjnych, edukacyjnych i naukowych. Nie są sprzedawane. Przekazywane są nieodpłatnie zainteresowanym instytucjom i osobom, przy czym ze względu na bardzo mały nakład i duże zainteresowanie pierwszeństwo mają biblioteki muzyczne, gdzie z każdego egzemplarza może skorzystać większy krąg osób. Zainteresowanych prosimy o kontakt z Polskim Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC (kontakt: Izabela Zymer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Maciejewski Roman - Allegro concertante

Maciejewski Roman - Pianoduo concertante

20 Years of Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC!

POLMIC"For the sake of Polish musical culture, in order to widely disseminate Polish music, in the interests of Polish composers, musicologists and musicians, the Main Board of the Polish Composers' Union establishes the Polish Music Information Centre, which continues the tradition of the Polish Music Centre of the Polish Composers' Union and the activities of the Library and Music Collection of the Polish Composers’ Union – Polish Contemporary Music Documentation Centre, by collecting and sharing materials in the library section and information in the database section, extending the scope of interest to performers, institutions and music events in Poland."

This first sentence about the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC was published 20 years ago, on 21 November 2001, in the Founding Act drawn up by members of the Polish Composers' Union.

Since then, we have been promoting Polish music by organising concerts in Poland and abroad. We publish albums – including  "The Sound Chronicle of the Warsaw Autumn", monographic albums in the series "Polish Music Today – Portraits of Contemporary Polish Composers", and books – distributed all over the world!

POLMIC operates within the structures of the International Association of Music Information Centers IAMIC.

The Polmic.pl portal is the first website dedicated to Polish contemporary music. We collect information about music and musicians in POLMIC databases, we run a Virtual Music Encyclopedia, we provide current information about musical life in Poland and we are the media patron of the most important events featuring contemporary music. We present the archives of the Polish Composers' Union in the POLMIC Digital Archive. We provide archives, books, magazines, sheet music and recordings in the scientific Library and Music Collection of the Polish Composers' Union.

20 years behind us and the whole world ahead of us! The new stage in our activity will be accompanied by a new graphic identification by the outstanding graphic artist Marcin Władyka.

Please visit www.polmic.pl and our headquarters at 27 Old Town Market Square in Warsaw!

Dublin | Concert in Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki

DublinKrzysztof Penderecki's music will be heard on 10 October 2021 at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin as part of the popular Sundays@Noon series. The concert performed by Hard Rain Soloists Ensemble conducted by Sinead Hayes will be held as part of the "Krzysztof Penderecki: Europe in Tribute to the Master" project, organised by the Polish Composers' Union in collaboration with foreign partners.

The concert will begin and end with early compositions by the world-famous composer, conductor and teacher, a long-time Honorary Member and the Honorary President of the Polish Composers' Union, who passed away in March 2020. His Three Miniatures for clarinet and piano, showing no traces of later radicalism, were composed in 1956 when Penderecki was still a student of the State Higher School of Music in Krakow. Three years later he wrote Three Miniatures for violin and piano which heralds the 'sonoristic' period in his work. It was on the threshold of the 1960s that his career took off due to winning all three awards in the 2nd PCU's Competition for Young Composers. At the time he was also teaching at the Krakow academy and among his students was Marek Stachowski, whose Audition for flute, cello and piano (1970) we will hear at the concert.

Throughout his life Krzysztof Penderecki was an ardent promoter of the latest contemporary music. The programme will therefore include the works of Polish composers of the young generation: ReVerse 4 (2014) by Adam Porębski, Dance with my Breath (2015) by Agnieszka Stulgińska, and Lignes d'hauntologie / 1949? (2017) by Paweł Siek. The compositions will be performed by Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble (HRSE) – a contemporary music group from Belfast, whose remit is to present music by local composers in the context of works by leading exponents of contemporary music from around the world. The concert programme will be complemented by two contemporary Irish works: Blunt Instrument (2008-09) by Greg Caffrey and LUCA (2017) by Gráinne Mulvey.

The project is carried out by the Polish Composers’ Union / Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund.

More information: https://www.cmc.ie/

POLMIC database of information on Polish contemporary composers' works

The database of information on Polish contemporary composers and their works is an electronic collection of data related to 20th and 21st-century Polish music. The principal source of information for this database are the publications and other collections of the Polish Composers’ Union’s Library - Recording Archive: the world’s largest, unique stock of books on Polish contemporary music (more than 5,000 vols.), a collection of scores (over 20,000 vols.), and recordings of works by Polish contemporary composers (13,900 LPs and over 2,500 CDs). The Polish Composers’ Union archives also include information about more than 500 music authors, derived exclusively from the composers themselves. This information was the basis for the Card Catalogue of Contemporary Polish Composers’ Works (developed in the 1950s and later), which in turn served as the starting point for the formation of the present database.

The database has been developed since 1995 in co-operation with Arka, an IT company. In 2003 its first internet version was made available at http://www.polmic.pl/. It included. however, only basic data concerning the composers and their compositions, moreover it was updated rather extremely rarely.

The new project, aimed for making available online full content of the POLMIC database, was launched in January 2021 and it was successfully finalised in September this year.

Now, the new database may be accessed from any place through the address

https://www.bazapolmic.infoforhumans.eu/index.php

Apart from basic information, it includes many interesting and useful details like information on texts and other contexts used by composers, scoring, dedications, first performances, and others. The databaser will be permanently developed and enlarged. At present its content are:

1015 names of contemporary Polish composers and 49135 descriptions of their works.

Everybody is welcome to use the new database. It may be accessed in two different ways:
without registering (you will be able to read its limited version, with selected data only) or
as registered user (strongly recommenended) with full content available without limitations).

Please contact us by mail if you wish to know more:
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Vilnius | St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra in tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki

Penderecki The Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra conducted by Modestas Barkauskas will perform a concert devoted to Krzysztof Penderecki on 15 July 2021 at 7 p.m. at the St. Catherine Church in Vilnius. The event with live broadcast by LRT Klasika is a part of the project “Krzysztof Penderecki: Europe in tribute to the Master” carried out by the Polish Composers’ Union in collaboration with foreign partners.

With this concert, we want to commemorate the world-famous composer, conductor and teacher, a long-time Honorary Member and the Honorary President of the Polish Composers’ Union, who passed away on 29 March 2020. The programme includes Penderecki’s Sinfonietta per archi alongside corresponding works by other composers from Poland, including students of the Maestro and winners of the composers’ competitions under his name, as well as a piece by one of the most famous contemporary Lithuanian composers, Raminta Šerkšnytė.

Penderecki’s Sinfonietta is the orchestral equivalent of his String Trio (1990/91). It is a perfect example of a neo-classical work influenced by the Baroque form of concerto grosso with clear references to Bartók’s music. The piece will be juxtaposed with Sinfonietta – Time is ticking written by Penderecki’s student, Maciej Bałenkowski. This motoric piece inspired by the concept of time received the 1st prize in the "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" Composition Competition (2018) held under the honorary patronage of Krzysztof Penderecki. The programme will also include Wojciech Kostrzewa’s Novelette (2018, 1st prize in the 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition “Arboretum”), and Andrzej Ojczenasz’s Tech-uniques (2019, 1st prize in the 5th Krzysztof Penderecki Composers’ Competition as part of the 9th NDI Sopot Classic Festival). The concert will be completed by Raminta Šerkšnytė’s early work De profundis (1998), which aims at displaying a wide range of sound possibilities in various orchestral textures.

The project is realised by the Polish Composers’ Union / Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC in partnership with the Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra with the support of the Polish Institute in Vilnius. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund.

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Live broadcast: LRT Klasika website, Šv. Kristoforo Kamerinis Orkestras’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Regamey & Regamey / Pasiecznik & Pasiecznik: online album presentation

RegameyThe Polish Composers' Union invites you on 24 June 2021 at 4.00 p.m. for a virtual meeting devoted to Konstanty and Konstanty Kazimierz Regamey. We will present the premiere recording of songs and piano pieces by the outstanding composer and his father, performed by Olga and Natalia Pasiecznik, and realised in collaboration with Polish Radio Channel 2.

Ewa Guziołek, a singer, pianist and sound director, will talk about the music and the recording. Jerzy Stankiewicz – the initiator of the project, Małgorzata Małaszko – director of Polish Radio Channel 2, Marek Mejor – orientalist from the University of Warsaw, Katarzyna Naliwajek – musicologist from the Univesity of Warsaw, and Ryszrad Gabryś – Konstanty Regamey's student will talk about the work and personalities of both composers. Each participant of the meeting will receive a copy of the album composed of two discs as a gift!

The last album released in 2020 by the Polish Composers' Union as part of the "Polish Music Today – Portraits of Contemporary Polish Composers" series is completely unique. Due to the special relationship and fate of both characters, the publisher made an exception and decided to devote the album to two composers instead of one. In addition to works by the "Polish-Swiss composer" Konstanty Regamey, the CD includes pieces by his father, Konstanty Kazimierz – an almost completely unknown composer, who worked mainly in distant Ukraine, and in 1938 was sentenced to death by the Soviet regime. The originator of the project and the author of the essay for the album is Jerzy Stankiewicz, who has devoted many years to researching the life and work of both Regamey (as well as popularizing the discovered works and contexts).

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Musical Trace" programme operated by the National Institute of Music and Dance. The album was released thanks to the support of the ZAiKS Authors' Association. The project partner was Repliq Media Sp. z o.o. Co-producer of the recording and CD edition is Polish Radio Channel 2.

The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83685217310?pwd=NnBLYmRpYnVhcmQ0UG1OYmdZOTlFQT09  (Meeting ID: 836 8521 7310; Passcode: UqM2Sv).

Mieczysław Kominek, PCU's President

Krzysztof Penderecki: Europe in tribute to the Master

MKDNiS“Krzysztof Penderecki: Europe in tribute to the Master” is a series of two concerts organised in 2021 by the Polish Composers’ Union in collaboration with foreign partners from Lithuania and Ireland as part of the "Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad" programme of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland.

We want to commemorate the world-famous composer, conductor and teacher, a longtime Honorary Member and the Honorary President of the Polish Composers’ Union, who passed away on 29 March 2020. The programme of each concert includes Krzysztof Penderecki’s compositions alongside corresponding works by other contemporary composers from Poland and our partner’s countries. We will hear pieces by peers and students of the Maestro, as well as winners of the composers’ competitions under his name, including Marek Stachowski, Maciej Bałenkowski, Wojciech Kostrzewa, Andrzej Ojczenasz or Paweł Siek.

Local chamber ensembles will present this repertoire to the international audience. The Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra conducted by Modestas Barkauskas will perform on 15 July at 7 p.m. at the St. Catherine Church in Vilnius and the Hard Rain Soloists Ensemble under the artistic direction of Greg Caffrey will play on 10th October at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin as part of The Sundays @ Noon Concert Series. Both events will be live streamed on YouTube and made available to watch later.

More detailed information will be soon available on the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC website and Facebook page.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund.

"Roman Berger in memoriam" – a meeting in memory of the Honorary Member of the Polish Composers' Union

BergerThe Polish Composers' Union invites you to a virtual meeting in memory of Roman Berger, an outstanding composer and philosopher of music, Honorary Member of the Polish Composers' Union. The meeting and promotion of the album with his music will take place on the Zoom platform on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m. Each meeting participant will receive a copy of the CD as a gift.

The event dedicated to the memory of the artist, who died on 22 December 2020 at the age of 90, will be attended by his relatives and close collaborators. One of the highlights of the meeting will be the promotion of the album with Roman Berger's monumental Missa pro nobis, published just before the composer's death by the Polish Composers' Union together with the National Centre for Culture and co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

The link to the zoom platform will be made available on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

In the album essay, the composer wrote: "The (confidential) message that the Polish Composers’ Union was going to release my Missa pro nobis on CD moved me greatly, [...] Classical (and even more pop) music, especially sacred compositions, are not written for our own pleasure (“so that it feels nice,” as stated in Sławomir Mrożek’s Émigré). I therefore took this message as an expression of the PCU management (presided over by Mieczysław Kominek) solidarity with the message of my work, intended as a response to St John Paul II’s ‘commandment’ which the Holy Father put forward in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Holocaust (let me quote from memory): 'Let people dare to sing today, as long as their song will be a lament, a protest, or a sign of hope'".

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