On October 13-15, 2022, the 51st Musicology Conference of the Polish Composers' Union ‘Music and Expression’ was held at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Musicologists and music theorists from all over Poland debated the problems related to expression in music - its definition, presence, perception and various types of interpretations.
The proceedings were accompanied by two symphonic concerts – of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Karol Szymanowski conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk and of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, led by Domingo Hindoyan.
The participants listened to 42 papers, one discussion panel and two plenary lectures given by the invited guests: Prof. Karol Berger from Stanford University (USA) and Prof. Krzysztof Guczalski from the Jagiellonian University. At the end of the conference the participants also visited the Museum of the History of the City of Katowice and the historic district of Nikiszowiec.
Selected materials from the conference will be published in the ‘Polish Music Yearbook’ 2023, as well as in other magazines. The organizers of the conference were the Polish Composers' Union - Section of Musicologists and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. The conference was organized by the committee composed of: Bartłomiej Barwinek, Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska, Agnieszka Nowok-Zych, Wojciech Stępień, Magdalena Stochniol and Marcin Trzęsiok. Plenary lectures of invited guests were registered by the organizers.
The event was co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the 'Doskonała nauka' programme.
Registered lectures available at the YouTube Biblioteki ZKP.