Musica Polonica Nova
Am I AI?
13.04
Sat.
8:30 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Programme:

Agata Zemla Follow Him through the Valley for electric string quartet and electronics (2024)* [14']
Adrian Foltyn Expect the unexp…lained for string quartet and electronic media (2024)* [15']
Paweł Hendrich Thall’Em All for electric/acoustic string quartet, computer and video (2022) [16']

*premiere

The Follow Him through the Valley for electric string quartet and electronics by Agata Zemla was co-financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage coming from the Culture Promotion Fund, as part of the programme ‘Composing Commissions’ realised by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

The Follow Him through the Valley for electric string quartet and electronics by Agata Zemla uses a recording of an interview with Marek Hłasko by Barbara Czekałowa recorded in 1958 for the Polish Radio.

Performers:

NeoQuartet:
Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka – I violin
Paweł Kapica – II violin, electronics
Michał Markiewicz – viola
Krzysztof Pawłowski – cello

Adrian Foltyn – electronics
Tomasz Strojecki – video

Duration:
45 minutes
Venue:
NFM, Chamber Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Tickets:
from 10 to 30 zł
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The festival concert of NeoQuartet will show the richness and diversity of sources of inspiration used by composers of contemporary music. The three artists whose work we will listen to were prodded to create new works by literature, modern technologies and pop culture, the latter also in its niche, subcultural version. 

Agata Zemla studied at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław with Cezary Duchnowski. She was further shaped by her travels – to Copenhagen, Berlin and London. She is a committed artist who uses music to express her views on political and social issues. She also has an education in biology, and the science has an influence on her work. The title of Zemla’s latest work – Pójdź za nim przez dolinę [Follow Him through the Valley], which will be premiered by NeoQuartet, is also the original title of Marek Hłasko’s last novel entitled Owl, the Baker's Daughter. Adrian Foltyn, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław in the class of Stanisław Krupowicz, deals with the issue of artificial intelligence, which is sparking heated discussions. He has been interested in it for a long time. Already in 2013, together with Paweł Lisek, he prepared the installation Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Art. While working on Expect the Unexplained, he used several hundred harmonic progressions used by DJs, creating a generative algorithm that became one of the means for composing music.

At the end of the concert, the musicians will present a piece by Paweł Hendrich. In Thall'Em All he refers to Metallica’s debut album from 1983 and the activities of the Swedish band Vildhjarta. The composition by the artistic director of the MPN translates the musical language of certain metal subgenres into the performance capabilities of a string quartet. Therefore, the artists perform some of their parts on electric instruments. While playing them, they use an unusual technique: they use only their right hand.

Buy a full-day festival pass for April 13, 2024, and enjoy access to all events taking place on that day as part of the Musica Polonica Nova, both ticketed and non-ticketed ones. The pass includes entry to six concerts and five installations and performances, all in the beautiful halls and interiors of the National Forum of Music. We invite all fans of new music, as well as those who are just starting their adventure with it! A regular pass is available at PLN 100, and a reduced one at PLN 75.

 
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5:30 PM
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Sat.
5:45 PM
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6:00 PM
NFM, foyer -3
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6:30 PM
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Sat.
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Jan Paweł Przegendza / Maciej Michaluk
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9:30 PM
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kOMNata 2, or Parallel Realities, Avatars
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Sat.
10:00 PM
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Black Hall
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