From June 14-15, Warsaw’s Nowy Teatr hosted the 3rd ‘Instalakcje’ Festival of musical installations, curated by composers Wojciech Blecharz and Paweł Mykietyn. The theme of this year’s Festival is the body and its metaphor in music.

Held on June 14 at 8:00, the inaugural concert of the 2014 Festival was comprised entirely of World Premieres, including:

  • Aleksandra Gryka: W.ALTER’s(Z.). for voice, two percussionists and two pianists (2014) – pictured at right
  • Andrzej Kwieciński: non si puo fuggire for voice and harmonized piano for eight hands (2014)
  • Sławomir Wojciechowski: Machina zawiła for soprano, prepared piano, sampler, objects, and two percussionists (2014)
  • Wojciech Blecharz: September (the next reading) for voice, piano (two performers) and two percussion (2013-2014) – pictured at right

The concert was performed by Barbara Kinga Majewska – soprano and KWADROFONIK: Emilia Sitarz, Bartłomiej Wąsik – piano, and Magdalena Kordylasińska-Pękala, Miłosz Pękala – percussion, with sound design by Robert Migas and direction by Yulka Wilam.