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Annual Report

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    The Polish Society for Contemporary Music - the ISCM Polish Section is a non-profit organization with the roots in 1923 and rich history. Membership of our organization are open for composers, musicologists, musicians and music contemporary music lovers. Our activities are opened and addressed also for non members.
    The main tasks carried out by PTMW in 2017.


    The competition took place under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the President of the Capital City of Warsaw. The subject of this year's edition was a piece of chamber music from 3 to 5 instruments. Composers of all nationalities, without age restrictions, could participate in the Competition. According to the regulations, works performed publicly and/or awarded in other competitions, with the exception of works published in print, were admitted to the Competition. The songs were reported anonymously. The deadline for submitting the scores was August 15, 2017.
    The Jury meeting was held on 29.09.-1.10.2017 at Dom Pracy Twórczej in Radziejowice. 149 scores from all over the world were sent to the competition.
    The jury was composed of: Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland), Paul Patterson (United Kingdom), Dariusz Przybylski (Poland).

    the first prize - SATOSHI OHMAE - composer from JAPAN - for the song "FANCY FIVE".
    the second prize - MANUEL MARTÍNEZ BURGOS - composer from SPAIN - for the song "INITIATIONS".
    the third prize - HYUNWOOK YES - composer from SOUTH KOREA - for the song "UMBAU".

    The prizes were funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Association of Authors ZAiKS and Towarzystwo im. Witold Lutosławski. The Special Award of the Polish Music Publisher for the youngest laureate - a set of contemporary Polish scores - was awarded to HYUNWOOK YES.

    A of prize winners co-organized with the Polish Radio Program 2 took place December 10, 2017 in the Concert Studio of Polish Radio W. Lutosławski in Warsaw. The concert has been recorded and will be reproduced in Polish Radio Program 2, and then offered to be replayed to the broadcasters of the European Broadcasting Union.


    It is a second part of the cycle of works to be performed in one concert in its entirety, at the same time each piece of the cycle is a separate whole and can also be made by itself. The series is addressed to young performers (high school music students, students, young pedagogues) and is to combine the performance capabilities of this group of recipients with concert and virtuoso elements. The idea of ​​the series is to refer to over 90 years of history of the Society and the main purpose of the association - the effective dissemination of contemporary music. The task of the project is to propagate different styles and genres of modern contemporary music and to permanently introduce it to the repertoires of secondary music schools in the form of valuable, concert artistic works expanding horizons, not so-called. school songs.

    The invitation to implement the cycle for many composers representing different styles, aesthetics and generations is aimed at creating a multidimensional work and introducing various styles of contemporary contemporary music to young performers. Thanks to the wealth of experience and diversity of fields and places of activity of individual artists (some composers currently live and work abroad), we provide the maximum diversity of part the 2nd of the Album.

    The author of the cycle concept and its artistic director is Anna Dorota Władyczka.

    The premiere of the second part of the cycle was Saturday 16 December 2017 at 14:00 in the Concert Hall of the Karol Szymanowski Secondary and Primary Music School in Wrocław.

    Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Collections" program - the priority of "Composite Orders", implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

    The project was additionally financed from the budget of the Lower Silesian Voivodship and donations.

    Composers of individual works of the 2nd Album:
    Katarzyna Arnholdt - for clarinet, cello and piano
    Rafał Augustyn - for a string ensemble and piano ad libitum
    Barbara Jazwinski - for symphonic orchestra and solo clarinet
    Krystian Kiełb - for solo piano
    Tomasz Kienik - for violin and electronic medium
    Sławomir Kupczak - for orchestra
    Krzysztof Olczak - solo accordion
    Adam Porębski - for symphonic orchestra and electronics
    Agata Pyzel-Tondera - for the choir, words: Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio
    Jacek Rogala - for solo clarinet
    Jakub Szafrański on trumpet and piano
    Maciej Staszewski - for a guitar band
    Maciej Żółtowski - for choir and symphony orchestra, words: Jan Kochanowski

    The scores of the above tracks are available free of charge on request.

    2017-12-14 at 16:30 (Krzysztof Knittel, Mieczysław Litwiński)
    2016-12-16 at 12:30 (Tadeusz Wielecki, Ryszard Latecki)
    2016-12-17 hours 12:30 (Jerzy Kornowicz, Tadeusz Sudnik)
    Przestrzeń Prywatna, Warsaw, ul. Emilii Plater 9/11
    2017-12-18 hours 16 WORKSHOP - A TRIAL
    Concert Studio S2, Warsaw, ul. Modzelewski 59
    GENERAL TEST: 2017-12-19 hours 10
    Concert Studio of Polish Radio W. Lutosławski, Warsaw, ul. Modzelewski 59
    CONCERT 2017-12-19 Time: 19 30
    Concert Studio of Polish Radio W. Lutosławski, Warsaw, ul. Modzelewski 59

    In the 2017 was the year of the 100-the anniversary of the Polish avant-garde, musical and sound activities which this time were the leitmotifs of the Buying of Sounds will refer to the work of Polish formists (including Tytus Czyżewski, Zbigniew and Andrzej Pronaszko, and Witkacy) and Władysław Strzemiński.
    The texture and form of paintings by these artists will be translated into the construction of musical statements characterized on the one hand by strong expression, on the other hand by a specific formal monochromatism - state music.
    Our goals are: inspiring the participants to their own, individual creative expression, gaining the ability to cooperate creatively in the group, familiarizing with various aspects of contemporary music and teachers' creative workshop, and intergenerational meeting, working together on the preparation of the song and the experience of the stage performance.
    The workshop is attended by people who want to expand their experience with elements of team improvisation and the practice of musical humanities.
    "Purchase of Sounds" has a 12-year tradition.
    The following people will take part in the Concert:
    The Cavalier Group of Mud together: Jerzy Kornowicz - piano, artistic direction, Krzysztof Knittel - electronic media
    Ryszard Latecki - trumpet, harmonium, percussion, Mieczysław Litwiński - violin, song, Tadeusz Sudnik - electronic media, Tadeusz Wielecki - double bass and invited guests and active participants of the workshops


    The CONRADA PICTURES Festival is a unique project popularizing the person and work of Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, combining his novels with contemporary music. The festival took place as part of the Year of Joseph Conrad.
    During the Festival, there were four chamber series commissioned by: Krzesimir Dębski, Jarosław Siwiński, Adrian Williams (Great Britain) and Adam Porębski. Each composer referred in his work to one of the four works of the patron of the project, fragments of which were read by the actors during concerts.
    As a result, the audience not only met the selected prose of the great writer, but also listened to a variety of new music inspired by his novels.
    The extraordinary possibilities that the contemporary musical language brings with it and the talent of the creators invited to the project cause that the Festival "Paintings from Conrad" was a project that carries an exceptionally strong artistic, emotional and cognitive potential.
    As part of the project from July to November this year. four premiere concerts took place in: Centrum Kultury Wilanów in Warsaw [20.07], Cultural Center in Grodzisk Mazowiecki [04.09], Concert Hall of the Music Schools Complex named after Father Kolberg in Radom [17.10] and the Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. J. A. Komensky in Leszno [09.11].
    Before each concert there was an audience meeting with the composer and the actor invited to the concert. This created an additional opportunity to get to know different aspects of the presented literature as well as the compositional work.
    The fifth - final concert of the Festival "Paintings from Conrad" took place on November 26, 2017 in Warsaw, at the Concert Studio of Polish Radio named after W. Lutosławski. His program included selected fragments of new compositions presented during the Festival.
    All the concerts were performed by the eight-person Chamber Ensemble of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music under the direction of prof. Sławek Adam Wróblewski. The instrumental composition is: flute, clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, double bass, accordion and harp. The members of the band included outstanding soloists and chamber musicians.
    During all concerts, the prose of the festival's patron was presented, interpreted by actors: Waldemar Barwiński, Leszek Zdunia and Grzegorz Ociepka.
    The initiator of the festival was Małgorzata Kołcz - double bassist and classical philologist.


    20 July 2017 - Warsaw, Centrum Kultury Wilanów
    • Meeting with Krzesimir Dębski at the Public Library of the Wilanów District of the Capital City Warsaw.
    • The premiere of Krzesimir Dębski's "Against Nothingness" composition based on the novel by J. Conrad "Secret Agent" in the concert hall of the Center for Culture in Wilanów. The fragments of the novel were read by Waldemar Barwiński.

    September 4, 2017 - Grodzisk Mazowiecki
    • Meeting with Jarosław Siwiński and Leszek Zduniu at the Babie Lato restaurant.
    • The premiere of the composition "A Tale from the Shallow Sea" by Jarosław Siwiński based on the novel by J. Conrad "Ocalenie" in the spectacular hall of the Cultural Center Grodzisk Mazowiecki. The fragments of the novel were read by Leszek Zduń.

    October 17, 2017 - Radom, Concert Hall Kk. Penderecki
    • Meeting with Adrian Williams and Grzegorz Ociepka.
    • The premiere of Adrian Williams' The The Diminishing Minutes of Peace based on an essay by J. Conrad "Once again in Poland." Excerpts from the essay were read by Grzegorz Ociepka.

    November 9, 2017 - Leszno, Aula of the State Higher Vocational School J. A. Komensky
    • Meeting with Adam Porębski and Grzegorz Ociepka.
    • The premiere of Adam Porębski's "The First Command" based on J. Conrad's novel "Smuga cienia". Grzegorz Ociepka read the fragments of the novel.

    November 26, 2017 - Warsaw, Polish Radio Concert Studio W. Lutosławski, final concert of the Festival "Paintings from Conrad"
    • Meeting with Krzesimir Dębski, Jarosław Siwiński, Adam Porębski, Leszek Zduń and Grzegorz Ociepka.
    • Making fragments of all four compositions created for the Festival "Paintings from Conrad". Fragments of J. Conrad's prose were read by Grzegorz Ociepka and Leszek Zduń.

    All meetings with the audience were conducted by Małgorzata Kołcz - the initiator of the festival.

    The event was co-financed by the Book Institute, the PZU Foundation and the Capital City of Warsaw. The main media patron of the festival was Polish Radio.

    Improvisation workshops for children are the original idea of ​​Małgorzata Kołcz. It involves the practical contact of children and their parents with contemporary music and fun sound, combined with the viewing and sound interpretation of illustrations from picture books, under the guidance of professional musicians.

    Workshops are directed to children in two age groups: 3-5 and 6-8 years. Children during their classes are accompanied by their parents or guardians, thanks to which the theme of improvisation becomes closer to an adult. Such workshops last about 90 minutes, with a break for a small snack. The version of classes for pre-school and early-school groups (without parents) takes about 50 minutes without interruption. The workshops consist of conversations with musicians and presentation of instruments, games with sound, individual and collective improvisations (including movement), viewing picture books and telling illustrations, then interpreted by soundtracks by improvising musicians.

    Classes are conducted by the audience animators along with professional musicians specializing in contemporary music performance. In 2017, the classes were run by:

    - Karina Kamizela - flutes
    - Jarosław Siwiński - synthesizer and piano
    - Risto Gjorevski (Macedonia) - Balkan traditional instruments: gajda, kaval, tapan
    - Trillingen Duo: Iwona Jędruch (violin, gongs, sound bowls, white vocals) and
    Małgorzata Kołcz (double-bass)
    - Katarzyna Duda - violin
    - Michał Styczyński - viola
    - Bartosz Kołsut - accordion

    Animators of classes during the entire cycle:
    Małgorzata Kołcz, Jarosław Siwiński and Izabela Kobylańska

    Lower Silesian workshops "Tell me a fairy tale" included three series of workshops (September, October, November) on Kłodka Land - a total of 21 workshops. The locations of the workshops are the State Music School of the first century. F. Chopin in Kłodzko, Municipal Communal Cultural Center in Międzylesie and his branch in Domaszków.

    The project was co-financed by the National Center for Culture and the PZU Foundation.


    A series of four workshops "Tell me a fairy tale" was organized in the Wilanów district in Warsaw in October and November. It was a "family" version of the workshops described above, combining the language of contemporary music with watching and sound interpretation of picture books. Approximately 90 minutes (with a break for refreshments) were attended by children aged 3-8 and their parents and guardians.

    The workshops were conducted by: Jarosław Siwiński

    AUDIO STAGE 2017

    "Audio Stage" is a project of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music, organized by PTMW since 2012. In 2017, the "Audio Stage" was organized by the "Warsaw Autumn" Friends Foundation and the PTMW supervised the content-related supervision over the project.

    "Audio Stage" is dedicated to performative arts. His guiding idea is the deep integration of music with stage plays. Musical-theatrical forms - monodramas and preludes to them, which are created within it, can in principle function as items of the theater repertoire and as elements of musical events. They are created by composers, but performed not by musicians but by stage artists: actors, dancers, and mimes. Hence the name of the form - the audiovisual works.

    An audioscence work is therefore a musical form in which the performer, and sometimes also an instrument, is a stage artist. Sounds that arise through his actions, such as movement, dance, speech, live electronics, are the material from which the composer creates a song. The first performer of a piece is also usually his co-author.

    The composers who work mainly in the field of experimental music are invited to participate in the "Audio Stage", who prepare songs in cooperation with actors, mimes and dancers.

    Thanks to the orders, original audioscence works are created with accompanying preludes. Preludes are performed by musicians, but they always contain elements of instrumental theater, so they are a kind of "mirror" form towards the audioscence works.

    The evening of the world premieres of "Audio Stage 2017" took place on December 10 at the theatrical institute. Zbigniew Raszewski (Jazdów 1 street).

    4 audioscence monodramas were composed by: Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Wojciech Błażejczyk, Anna Maria Huszcza and Jarosław Kordaczuk.
    The performers and co-authors of these compositions were actresses and dancers: Dominika Miękus, Izabela Kościesza, Izabela Chlewińska and Marta Grzywacz.

    The composer of the series of preludes was Krzysztof Knittel, who was also their performer along with the accordionist Alexey Vorsoba (Belarus).

    The evening of the premieres was preceded by an hour's meeting of artists with the audience, led by Małgorzata Kołcz - the originator and artistic director of the project.

    "Audio Stage 2017" was co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw Warsaw.



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