The 12th edition of the Sacrum Profanum Festival will run from September 14-20, 2014 in Kraków. The father of American minimalism – Philip Glass, avant-garde artist – Laurie Anderson, Sonic Youth guitarist – Lee Ranaldo, and Squarepusher will all perform on this year’s program. Also on the program is the Residency, consisting of three concerts by the famous Kronos Quartet. Kraków will also host the best performers of contemporary music, including London Sinfonietta and the nearly regular guests of the Festival: Alarm Will Sound and Bang on a Can All-Stars. The exclusive, one-off event will mark the Festival finale –a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Warp label, together with Autechre, Battles, Hudson Mohawke and LFO.

The exchange of intergenerational experiences in the synergy of composing order, the unbridled avant-garde, and the alternative electronic sound are all key to the new quality of Sacrum Profanum. Forcing opposites to collide and the extremes to enter a dialogue has been inscribed into the Festival from its earliest days, and consequently this year we will witness the combinations of such encounters in three unique concert series: Kronos Quartet Residency, Classic!Now, and Modern!Now.

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