C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface



Annual Report

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  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    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 2020.


    The Music Competition of the 20th and 21st Century for Young Performers takes place in two age categories: students of music schools and students of music academies. The aim of the competition is to introduce into the curricula of 20th and 21st century music and thus popularize it. The participants perform the most valuable works representing various styles and techniques of composition, and a special emphasis is placed on the music created after 1970. In addition, the Competition creates an opportunity to find and promote young, talented musicians and to direct their interests and promotion. It enjoys great interest of schools and universities. Important and valued element of the project is autonomy of the Jury from the pedagogical environment.

    The project was carried out by the PTMW Office - 4 people were directly involved:

    1. Iwona Kisiel - secretary of the competition jury, producer
    2. Radosław Król - director of the competition,
    3.Alina Domurat - task coordinator,
    5.Maria Gronek - financial coordinator

    The competition was held under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the honorary patronage of the Polish Composers' Union and the media patronage of Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC. In this, due to the pandemic, the Competition was held online for the first time. The performers recorded and sent their applications via the Internet, and then the Jury assessed the level of performance.
    The prize pool - it was sold for PLN 25,000. The Competition Jury, composed of Anna Dorota Władyczka, Dariusz Przybylski and Maciej Żółtowski, held between 24 – 30 of October, 2020 and distributed the prizes as follows:

    In the category of second grade music school pupils, three equivalent Main Prizes in the amount of PLN 2,700 each, divided in half between the laureate and his teachers, received:
    • Hanxiang Chen (cello), pupil of Complex of Silesian International Schools, in the class of Anna Banaś
    • Maciej Kasperek (flute), pupil of the Secondary Music School of the Secondary Z. Brzewski at ZPSM No. 1 in Warsaw, in the class of Beata Kierzkowska
    • Kacper Puczko (saxophone), pupil of the Secondary Music School of the Secondary Z. Brzewski at ZPSM No. 1 in Warsaw, in the classes of Paweł Gusnar and Alicja Wołyńczyk-Radziszewska.

    In the category of students of music academies, three equivalent Main Prizes in the amount of PLN
    5, 000 each, divided between the winners and their teachers, received:
    • Łukasz Dyczko (saxophone), student at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the class of Paweł Gusnar
    • Tomasz Herisz (percussion), student at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the class of Wojciech Herzyk
    • Jagoda Krzemińska (pflute), student at the Royal Academy of Music in London,
    in the class of William Bennett.

    In the category of music college students, oneequivalent Honor in the amount of PLN 2,400 each, divided between the winner and his teachers, received:
    • Wojciech Chałupka (saxophone) student at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the class of Paweł Gusnar

    The Non-monetary Prize of the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM) for the best performance of a piece from the PWM catalog - a voucher of PLN 500 for the purchase of PWM publications to be used in an online bookstore, went to:
    • Tomasz Herisz (percussion), student of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the class of Wojciech Herzyk for the performance of Bogusław Schaeffer's piece "Konstrukcje" for solo vibraphone.

    For a PWM award winner teacher - a voucher that provides a 20% discount on the entire range of the PWM online bookstore.

    In the categories of students of second-level music schools and students of music universities, the Special Prize for the best accompanist was not awarded.

    Concert online took place on the 19th of November, 2020 and was available to thousands of listeners through the internet (was streamed on YT and ISCM FB page, broadcast was available also on the our Partners websites).In addition, the Contest was featured on the internet (PTMW websites and other music sites, e.g. the Polish Music Information Center), in the daily press (through press releases), and this happened independently of traditional methods: information contained in the Competition regulations was distributed a few months before the finals and posters and program of the Laureates' Concert. In addition, interested participants and pedagogues could use the brochure List of musical literature containing programs of all previous competitions divided into individual instruments.


    The main idea of the Audio Stage project is the deep integration of music with other arts
    performative: theater, dance, pantomime. Audioscene works are composed according to musical logic, but their material sound is created through stage actions: gesture, movement, dance, voice - also with
    using live electronics. The performers of these compositions are not musicians but actors,
    dancers, performers. Each audio-stage piece is preceded by a short prelude a form performed by musicians, but with elements of instrumental theater. All preludes are created by one composer. Thanks to this, every Evening of Premieres gains a common denominator, and individual audio-stage works - announcements that are at the same time their "mirror" counterweight. Concert online, 8th of November, 2020, Warsaw

    Composers and Performers:
    Bartosz Smorągiewicz, Marzena Majcher, Magda Jędra, Jarosław Siwiński, Waldemar Barwiński, Marcin Piotr Łopacki, Paulina Horajska, Anna Jędrzejewska, Katarzyna Markowska.

    Szabolcs Esztenyi – piano,
    Ryszard Latecki – trumpet, harmonium, analog synthesizer
    Tadeusz Wielecki – double bass
    Hubert Zemler – percussion
    Andrei Baciu - photography

    Lublin, 3rd of September, 2020

    Szabolcs Esztenyi - piano
    Uliana Horbaczewska - vocal, synthesizer
    Hubert Zemler - percussion instruments
    Ryszard Latecki - trumpet, harmonium, analog synthesizer
    Archival photographs of Stepan Wenhrynowicz
    Warsaw, 29th of December 29, 2020

    Backspace team:
    Zbyszek Chojnacki - accordion, electronics
    Łukasz Czekała - violin, electronics
    Tadeusz Rolke - photographs of Warsaw from the 1950s and 1960s
    Warsaw, 30th of December , 2020

    "CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DOES NOT BITE" - films and meetings with composers
    This year, thanks to the "Kultura w Sieci" program, the series of films "Contemporary Music Does Not Bite" was created. We met with esteemed creators of contemporary music, composers:
    Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska,
    Alicja Gronau,
    Adam Sławiński.
    As part of this project, films were created that you can watch on our FB and YT channel.

    In 2020, the Polish Society for Contemporary Music implemented the next installment of the project "Tell me a fairy tale" - away improvisation workshops for children. 18 workshops were held in Olsztyn (we recommend the festival of contemporary music for children "Sonikalia"!).
    The workshop develops children's imagination and creativity by playing with sounds and making music together, in which they help, among others. wonderful picture books. Depending on the constantly changing epidemiological situation, we organized classes in a family formula (e.g. in the basement of the Warmia Chapter Castle in Olsztyn) or in school and kindergarten groups. In 2020, the workshops were conducted by: Iwona Jędruch (violin, drums), Małgorzata Kołcz (double bass), Iza Kowalewska (vocals), Bartosz Kołsut (accordion), Karina Kusior (flute), Jarosław Siwiński (synthesizer), Paweł Kwaśny (guitar, guitar electric, ukulele) and Grzegorz Ociepka (actor and director).

    1st of November, 2020, in Warsaw.

    Fr. Wojciech Drozdowicz - a word
    Szabolcs Esztenyi - piano
    Hubert Zemler - percussion instruments
    Ryszard Latecki - trumpet

    "Lemkowyna - Lem" 27th of November 2020, Poland
    Uliana Horbaczewska (Ukraine) – vocal, director
    Julia Doszna – singing
    Alexy Vorsoba (Belarus) – accordion
    Ryszard Latecki – trumpet, synthesizer
    Maciej Kudłaick – string instruments
    VJ groupe Cube–videoart
    On July 15th of March, 2021 the National Jury qualifying National entries for the MTMW World Music Days in China ended. The jury Members:
    Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Adam Porębski, Edward Sielicki and Anna Dorota Władyczka (Jury Chair) familiarized themselves with 28 scores and decided to recommend them to be performed during World Days New Music MTMW in China the following songs:
    Krzysztof Baculewski – Volte-Face – kat. 1 Symphonic Orchestra
    Magdalena Gorwa – ePitaph – kat. 1 Symphonic Orchestra
    Paweł Hendrich – Gliptopalinomia – kat. 7 Solo Piano Works
    Wojciech Kostrzewa – Sphères – kat. 1 Symphonic Orchestra
    Mateusz Ryczek – Alchemy of the Sound – kat. 12 Electronic Music (Live Electronics with
    1 instrumentalist) Solo Piano Works
    Paweł Siek – Lignes d'hauntologie/ 1949 – kat. 4 Chamber Music Group A

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    No special activities in the field of research


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