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Kraków | 3rd International Piano Competition "Chopin at Wawel"

Chopin pod WawelemThe 3rd edition of the International Piano Competition "Chopin at Wawel" will be held in Kraków on 7-11 July 2021.

International Piano Competition „Chopin at Wawel” based upon the National Competition For Young Pianists „Chopin at Wawel” is the first international, monographic,  piano competition held in Krakow. The originator and founder of the Competition, dr hab. Gajusz Kęska, repeatedly emphasized the need to promote the city as a center of performing the Fryderyk Chopin’s music, also by stating that in the past Krakow was the cradle of the Polish piano school. The competition is organised by “Porta Musicae” Artistic Association in collaboration with the Academy of Music in Krakow and Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in Krakow.

As in previous editions, participants will perform in four age groups and will be judged by distinguished teachers and pianists, experts on Fryderyk Chopin’s artistic work and university professors from Poland, Italy, Russia and China. The total prize pool is PLN 17,500. The winners concert will be held on 11 July 2021.

Applications should be send by 31 May 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The Competition rules and application form are available athttp://www.chopinpodwawelem.com/ 

World premiere of the album "Karol Rathaus. Piano Trios" (DUX)

DUX 1712An album that is unique for many reasons will be added to the DUX catalog on 21 January 2021. It includes the premiere recording of two chamber works by Karol Rathaus, the composer hailed by German critics in the 1920s as "the hope of new music".

The official consent to take the composer's name was given to the ensemble by Karol Rathaus' granddaughter. Karol Rathaus Ensemble, made up of Marcin Hałat (violin), Marcin Mączyński (cello), Piotr Lato (clarinet) and Aleksandra Hałat (piano), recorded for the DUX label Trio, Op. 53 and Trio Serenade, Op. 69, thus enlarging the collection of Rathaus' chamber music recordings with works for three instruments. The recorded works have been very rarely performed and have probably never been presented in the composer's homeland.

The album Karol Rathaus. Piano Trios restores outstanding chamber works to the repertoire and gives listeners an unprecedented opportunity to discover music that has remained forgotten for several decades. "The intimate meeting with Karol Rathaus’ top quality art of composing allowed us, performers, to get to know him as a person – a brilliant, forgotten artist, an emigrant whose works combine Polish, European and American elements", wrote Dr Aleksandra Hałat, the initiator of the project.

The album is available for sale in the official DUX store from 21 January. Soon it will be available in physical and digital international distribution.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

WATCH: Official Music Video

Sinfonia Iuventus online: Mykietyn, Elgar and de Falla

POSIThe Jerzy Semkow  Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra invites you to an online concert broadcast from the New Art Hause – Palace in Radziejowice on 30 January 2021 at 8.00 p.m. The ensemble conducted by Monika Wolińska will perform Paweł Mykietyn's Double Concerto for two flutes and orchestra, Edward Elgar's Sospiri and Manuel de Falla's Suite from the ballet El amor brujo.

A pair of excellent flute players, ranked among the greatest contemporary virtuosos of this instrument, Agata Kielar-Długosz and Łukasz Długosz, will perform Paweł Mykietyn’s Double Concerto, which premiered (in their performance) in 2016. The artists themselves wrote about this work as follows: “It consists of three attacca movements, the first and third of which are based on the composer’s continuous accelerando technique. The innovative approach to the agogic sphere of the work is extremely interesting. The solo parts – in close symbiosis with the orchestra part – are treated very originally. Paweł Mykietyn’s concert will certainly significantly enrich contemporary flute literature. It is wonderful!”

 In one of his radio programmes, composer and publicist Roman Palester expressed the following opinion about De Falla’s fascinating ballet El Amor Brujo: “It is probably the most direct and the most captivating piece he wrote. In the piece, De Falla was able to project the entire «canto jondo», which is the primeval, extremely expressive way of folk singing originating from Andalusia, […] full of sharp and nervous rhythm, with melodics inspired by an eternal tradition and expression reflecting gloomy, magic dancing rituals from the one hand, and fresh Andalusian nights on the other.” Harp is a solo instrument frequently paired with string orchestra, and this is the set of instruments chosen by Edward Elgar, great English Neo-Romanticist, who in 1914 composed its Sospiri (Sighs), a piece he initially wanted to compose for violin and piano as a pendant to the popular Salut d’amour. The piece finally took the form of a subtle orchestral adagio characterised by peaceful and thoughtful mood.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The concert will be broadcast on the YouTube channel and on the website https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

Musical Meeting "Schaeffer electronically"

SchaefferThe concert "Schaeffer electronically" will be broadcast on 19 January 2021 at 2.00 p.m. on RadioJAZZ.FM as part of the JazzPRESSjonizm show led by Piotr Wickowski, editor-in-chief of the JazzPRESS magazine. It is a musical fusion of seemingly distant high and alternative cultures, showing their common, experimental roots.

The electronic music concert based on the work of Bogusław Schaeffer is a part of the 12th edition of the "Schaeffer's Era" festival and complements the main event, which took place on 23 November 2020 as an online broadcast of the play "Schaeffer's Planet" connecting artists from L.A. and Warsaw. The concert is organised on the initiative of the Aurea Porta Friends of Arts Foundation, which deals with the promotion of contemporary art, and in particular with the promotion of Bogusław Schaeffer's artistic output. The aim of the project "Schaeffer electronically" is to reach a new audience with Schaeffer's music – enthusiasts of contemporary art in Poland and abroad, including young people – on the example of live art in a multidisciplinary version of electronic music creators. The recorded material will be available after the radio broadcast on social media channels (YouTube, Facebook) of the Aurea Porta Foundation.

As part of the "Schaeffer electronically" event, musicians Mateusz Adamczyk and Piotr Zaufal will perform 8 pieces for piano part II, Monosonata, Streichquartett, 4H / 1P, Equivalenze Sonore, Course Jazz, Collage and Form from the repertoire of Professor Schaeffer. Both artists were nominated for the Fryderyk Award in the category of classical chamber music for the album Magia del Tango, recorded with Marcin Wyrostek and the Corazon band, with whom they have been taking part in the "Schaeffer's Era" festival for several years. Mateusz Adamczyk – instrumentalist, violinist, session musician, operates between various musical genres, from classical and jazz to electronic music. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice and Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona. Piotr "Cufal" Zaufal – bassist, arranger, session musician (he has recorded about 30 albums in bands from Silesia), graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He has played over 700 concerts with Marcin Wyrostek in the bands Coloriage and Corazon, over 50 concerts with Kayah, about 30 concerts with Mateusz Adamczyk and the international group The Johny Freelance Experience.

The project was carried out in cooperation with the National Centre for Culture and was financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and co-financed by the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Self-Government.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttp://aureaporta.eu/

"Alla Polacca" –The first Polish CD with music for guitar and harp duo

Alla Polacca"Alla Polacca" is the title of the first Polish album containing Polish music for the guitar-harp duo. The pieces on the album were recorded by the unique ACh Duo, formed by guitarist Aleksander Pankowski vel Jankowski, a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and harpist Noemi Hańczyk, a graduate student at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. The premiere of the album, released by the Association for Polish Guitar Music Development under the small great music (QBK) record company, will take place on 15 January 2021.

The name of the disc is inspired by the title of one of the parts of Suite in modo polonico by Alexandre Tansman, which was included on the album in an original arrangement for guitar and harp, made by the composer himself. The recording of Suite is the very first full recording of this piece in the world – it was never fully recorded after its creation. The album also contains original transcriptions of Fryderyk Chopin's works arranged by Anna Wołowczyk (Prelude in D flat major, Op. 28 No. 15) and by the performers themselves (Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2). The entire publication is complemented by compositions played solo by the artists – Grzegorz Jurczyk's Fogbound Mountains for guitar (2013) and Roman Ryterband's Deux images for harp (1943).

The artists of Ach Duo began their collaboration in 2012 during their studies at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music School Complex in Szczecin under the guidance of guitarist Piotr Pałac. Ever since, the duo has been winning recognition at national and international festivals. In 2018 the musicians intensified their collaboration, which led to their current achievements, including 1st place at the International Harp Competition Suoni d’Arpa in Saluzzo (Italy, 2018), as well as 2nd place at the International Harp Competition Marcel Tournier in Cosenza (Italy, 2018) and 3rd place at the II International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti" in Samobor (Croatia, 2020) that came with the special audience prize of a recital in Croatia in 2021. The duo’s repertoire features both harp and guitar pieces by such composers as Alexandre Tansman and Máximo Diego Pujol and their own musical arrangements. The unusual combination of musical instruments and the original repertoire define ACh Duo’s uniqueness as the only ensemble of its kind actively performing in Poland.

The album is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of The "Musical trace" program implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: www.AChDuo.com; https://facebook.com/AChDuo 

Mirecki, Stolpe, Żeleński – forgotten masterpieces of Polish chamber music

ApeironThe aim of the project "Mirecki, Stolpe, Żeleński – forgotten masterpieces of Polish chamber music" is to present to the widest possible audience the forgotten Polish chamber music of the 19th century, in particular the piano trio genre. The project will be premiered on 27 December 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on Tadeusz Szeligowski Society page.

Program of the concert includes 3 forgotten piano trios: Trio in F-dur, op. 22 by Franciszek Mirecki (1823), Romance. Duettino for violin, cello and piano by Antoni Stolpe (1866) and Trio in E-dur pp. 22 by Władysław Żeleński (1870). These works are of significant aesthetic, compositional and artistic value, which deserve to be permanently included in the repertoire of musicians all over the world. The choice of the repertoire is not accidental – the composers lived and wrote in the 19th century, and all the trios were written over the course of around 50 years; so they show the history of the development of the piano trio genre, which significantly evolved in the Romantic era. Moreover, young Władysław Żeleński completed his first composition studies with Franciszek Mirecki. For years, the works of Mirecki, Stolpe and Żeleński were only available in libraries in the form of manuscripts, some of them were lost or never found. There are also very few published works by these composers.

The concert will be performed by Apeiron Trio – a titled ensemble composed of young and passionate musicians, one of the most important areas of artistic activity is promoting the work of Polish composers.

The project is implemented as part of a creative scholarship and a scholarship in the field of promoting culture awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://towarzystwo-szeligowskiego.pl/ 

New Music Orchestra / Tomasz Skweres – online concert

OMNThe Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra invites you on 29 December 2020 at 7.30 p.m. to an online premiere of a concert by Tomasz Skweres and New Music Orchestra conducted by Szymon Bywalec. The programme includes works by composers associated with Wrocław.

New Music Orchestra will present Marcin Rupociński's Sensitivity for chamber orchestra and video and Mateusz Ryczek's Cello Concerto 'Apparitions', inspired by the phenomenon of emergence and dedicated to Tomasz Skweres. These will be online premieres of works created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Founded in 1996, New Music Orchestra is the oldest Polish ensemble specialising in contemporary music performance, with intense activity now spanning over 20 years. Working first under the direction of the ensemble’s founder Aleksander Lasoń, and since 2006 under Artistic Director Szymon Bywalec, the OMN has gradually morphed from a group of enthusiastic students into a professional ensemble able to tackle the most complex scores. The orchestra premiered over 150 works at Polish and international festivals. Since 2014, the OMN runs its own concert cycle at the NOSPR orchestra home venue in Katowice. 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej-2 

8. AŻ Festival Online

AZThe Academy of Music in Łódź invites you to the 8th AŻ Festival, which will be held online for the first time in history! The free broadcast will be available on the Academy's YouTube channel daily from 27 December 2020 to 1 January 2021 at 6.00 p.m. The programme will satisfy every audience: there will be a symphonic celebration of the Beethoven Year, a concert with baroque music, some opera music and themes from Hollywood, jazz and swing, as well as contemporary music.

The Baroque Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź will present the music of the "giants of the Baroque" on 27 December. On 28 December, the PRIMUZ String Orchestra under the baton of Łukasz Błaszczyk and Stanisław Słowiński Septet will perform Słowiński's Violin Concerto No. 1 "Visions".

The programme of the Festival will include a concert of contemporary percussion music performed by Ewelina Hajda, Małgorzata Kolasa and The Bacewicz Percussion Ensemble. On New Year's Eve, students and graduates of the Faculty of Performing Arts will present fragments of operas and movie songs in the concert "From opera to Hollywood". We will hear film music by American and Polish composers, including Roman Palester, Henryk Wars, Jerzy Petersburski, Zygmunt Wiehler and Władysław Daniłowski. The final concert, dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź and a soloist – pianist Jacek Wendler, who qualified for the upcoming Chopin Competition in Warsaw. 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/wydarzenia/8-az-festiwal-online 

Special gala of Christmas carols to close the Year of John Paul 2nd

Teatr OtwartyThe Open Theater (Teatr Otwarty) celebrates the 100th birth anniversary of Karol Wojtyła with a "Special gala of Christmas carols to close the Year of John Paul 2nd". The concert recorded in the Artus Court in Gdańsk will be broadcast online on 27 December 2020 at 6.00 p.m. on YouTube channel (Dariusz Wojcik – Teatr Otwarty).

Christmas atmosphere, very unique climate and traditions are the beauty that keeps us together. Polish Christmas carols are filled with spirituality, sarmatian temper, slavic pensiveness and longing, tenderness, feeling, merriness and melancholy. These elements can be found in activities and writings of St. John Paul 2nd. His merits for Poland and the world are not to be missed. Family life as a part of tradition was also of a great importance for John Paul 2nd. Festivities such as sharing wafer and singing Christmas carols are are the best example of family traditions that integrate all members in one place at the same time. Polish national poet – Adam Mickiewicz – said during one of his lectures at the Sorbone University in Paris: "Polish Christmas carols are so unique and one of the kind. I haven’t heard of any country that would have such a treasure as Poland has".

The upcoming concert will be performed by Joanna Nawrot (soprano), Jacek Szymański (tenor), Dariusz S. Wójcik (bass), Andrzej Wojciechowski (clarinet) and Rafał Lewandowski (piano). The artists will present music related to John Paul 2nd, such as Nocturne in E flat major and Scherzo in B minor by Frederic Chopin, Moje Miasto Wadowice with music by Adam Dec and Paweł Jarosz, an old Polish song Góralu czy ci nie żal, arias by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Benedictus from Christmas Oratorium by Camille Saint-Saëns. We will also hear Polish Christmas carols and pastorals such as Witaj gwiazdko złota by Zygmunt Noskowski, Nad stajenką gwiazda płonie by Jan Maklakiewicz, W nocy narodzony by Tadeusz Trojanowski, Oj maluśki maluśki and Jezusa naorodzonego, as well as carols of other nations.

The Honorary Patronate: Secretary of State of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – Jarosław Sellin; the Voivod of Pomorze Dariusz Drelich.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: www.teatrotwarty.pl 

Nowa Ruda | The Finale of Improvisation Workshops for Children "Tell me a story" 2020

PTMWThis year's last free improvisation workshops for children "Tell me a story", organised by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music, will be held on 17-18 December 2020 in Nowa Ruda, Lower Silesia.

The classes will be conducted in small groups by accordionist Bartosz Kołsut, guitarist Paweł Kwaśny, composer Jarosław Siwiński and double bassist Małgorzata Kołcz. Children aged 3-5 will learn, play and improvise in the company of their parents, talented musicians and amazing books. Each meeting will last about 90 minutes with a short break.

The main idea of ​​the project is to trigger graphic-inspired improvisations. Children will create their own stories based on picture books. The improvised fairy tales will be then "translated" into musical language under the guidance of class teachers. Improvisation is the most basic, primary and joyful form of music performance, which is why the workshops combine children's creativity and imagination with books and contemporary music. In addition to improvising and playing with books, children will learn various techniques of producing sound, which expose its color and dynamic values, and will also have a chance to play percussion instruments on their own.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttps://www.facebook.com/ptmw1923 

Online Scientific and Artistic Conference: "Reconstruction of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major by Wojciech Albert Sowiński"

UMFCThe Chair of Music Theory and the Laboratory of Anthropology of Music Culture at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw invite you to an online scientific and artistic conference entitled "Reconstruction of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major by Wojciech Albert Sowiński. Interpretation, implementation and organizational problems", which will be held on 19 December 2020 at 4.00 p.m.

The conference will be devoted to the piece reconstructed by the composer and conductor Jarosław Praszczałek, PhD (FCUM). Wojciech Sowiński was a Polish composer of the Romantic era, a contemporary of Fryderyk Chopin. His second piano concerto was written in the then fashionable brilliant style. Based on the available piano reduction, Jarosław Praszczałek managed to reconstruct the orchestra part.

The Scientific Council of the conference is composed of famous professors and artists associated with the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw: Maria Gabryś-Heyke, Marcin Łukaszewski and Leszek Lorent. This important meeting of enthusiasts of 19th-century Polish music will feature papers by Michał Piekarski from the Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and lecturers of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music: Jarosław Praszczałek, Monika Kuchta and Tomasz Pawłowski. The recording of the reconstructed concerto performed by Tomasz Pawłowski will be presented for the first time after the conference, at 6.30 p.m.

The event was financed by a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please contact the conference manager by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

11th edition of Gdansk Art's Interpretation of Accordion Music

Gdanska sztuka11th edition of Gdansk Art's Interpretation of Accordion Music will be held on 21 December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. on the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre YouTube channel. The programme will include premieres of the latest works by Polish composers.

This project has an over 10-year-old tradition and accordion plays the main role in it. Avant-garde works by contemporary composers, classic compositions and transcriptions are presented during the concerts. Each year a great number of premieres take place, which are very important for accordion music development. There were many composers who created their compositions especially for Gdansk Art's Interpretations of Accordion Music. Marek Czerniewicz, Krzesimir Dębski, Anna Maria Huszcza, Paweł Kwapiński, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Krzysztof Olczak, Cezary Paciorek, Gerhard Steäbler, Edward Sielicki, Paweł Sławiński czy Maciej Zimka are among them. The concerts take place in December in unique places like Old-Town Town Hall, St. John's Church or City Culture Institute's Hall.

This year the audience will have a chance to hear works by: Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Krzysztof Olczak, Cezary Paciorek, Paweł Ratajek, Paweł Zagańczyk. Those compositions will be performed by Elżbieta Rosińska  accordion, Anna Wandtke  violin, Paweł Ratajek  accordion, Paweł Zagańczyk  accordion.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

"Mińsk Musical Meetings Without Barriers" – Final Concert

Czas SztukiThe final concert of the "Mińsk Musical Meetings Without Barriers", organised by the "Czas Sztuki" Foundation, will take place at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Mińsk Mazowiecki. Online broadcast will be held on 13 December 2020 at 7.00 p.m.

The "Czas Sztuki" Foundation focuses on organising free concerts in historical churches and cultural institutions in the Mińsk district in the Mrozy commune, where the Foundation is based. The members of the Foundation are musicians of The Time Quartet. The quartet is made up of graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. During several years of artistic work, the ensemble has performed over 350 concerts in Poland and abroad, and has collaborated with many outstanding ensembles and artists, including Andrzej Jagodziński Trio, Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Grzech Piotrowski World Orchestra, 'Mazowsze' Folk Song and Dance Ensemble and Trifonidis Downtown Sextet. The quartet's musicians are the founders of the Melanidis Orchestra studio orchestra, with which they recorded music for six Polish and foreign films.

The concert will be performed by an excellent duo composed of soprano Katarzyna Wiwer and organist Zuzanna Bator, who will present works by Stanisław Moniuszko and Zygmunt Noskowski.

Online broadcast will be held on the "Czas Sztuki" Foundation's YouTube channel and Facebook Page.

Financed by the PZU Foundation and co-financed from the budget of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Beethoven i Błażewicz

POSIThe premiere of Marcin Błażewicz's Concerto for flute and orchestra will take place during the online concert of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the baton of Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk on 19 December 2020 at 8.00 p.m. The work was commissioned by the Piąta Essencja Foundation as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme of the Institute of Music and Dance.

Marcin Błażewicz is one of the particularly valued composers of his generation. He is also an animator of music life and a professor of composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. He performed a number of prominent functions in Polish and foreign associations and co-organised numerous festivals and concerts. One of his areas of interest is also philosophy of various trends and cultures, thus, when commenting on his output, he said: “In my case, composing is a discourse with a specific existential situation, with my own «shadow» (using the term coined by Jung). Therefore if a contemporary composer wants to talk about their concerns, they must not use the structures of musical grammar which are typical for past eras.” In his pieces, he seeks new colours and tones, but not for their own sake – they always serve the purpose of expression and the superior idea of composition. The solo part in his latest Concerto for flute and orchestra will be performed by one of the greatest virtuosos of the instrument, Leszek Długosz.

Beethoven’s epochal Violin Concerto in D Major is counted among the pieces that are considered milestones in the history of music. The piece will be performed by Roksana Kwaśnikowska, the winner of numerous awards in prestigious national and international competitions, admired at a number of concerts in Europe, Asia and North America (twice in New York’s Carnegie Hall). Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 seems to enjoy less popularity than her famous uneven “friends”, although it is equally brilliant. Contrary to them, it does not undertake titanic efforts to overcome adversities, but rather affirms everything that is good, beautiful and joyful.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The concert will be broadcast on YouTube and on the website: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

"New technologies and the future of music" – 9th Neofonia

Neofonia 2020The 9th Polish Nationwide Student Academic Conference 'Neofonia' will be held along with the Intercollegiate Composers Concert on 17 and 18 December 2020 – this time not in the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, but virtually.

During this year’s edition participants will debate on the influence of new technologies on music and its future. The last century brought technological development in the field of sound synthesis which enabled inventing instruments that generate sounds using electro-acoustic transducers. One of the biggest transitions in music was caused by the miniaturisation processes that reduced electronics to the size of a laptop – a new instrument which has become common in the area of 21st century music practices. Technological context of music does not only relate to the devices or media of expression, but also to the organisation and functioning of the system in which music is present. The event is an excellent opportunity for young music researchers from various Polish academic centres to exchange their remarks and experience.

The opening lecture will be given by Dr Aleksandra Łukasiewicz Alcaraz from the Szczecin Art Academy, who will introduce us to the fascinating world of music created by computer programmes, robots and even cyborgs. Conference speakers will discuss such issues as new media, telematic music, postmedia music, music&science, virtual performers, music and reality.

The Intercollegiate Composers Concert has always been a part of the 'Neofonia Conference'. This year, pieces by young composers performed by, among others, the Trans-for-Matha Ensemble will be streamed live from Aula Nova in Poznań on 18 December 2020 at 7 p.m.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information atwww.amuz.edu.pl and www.facebook.com/kanamp2012