On Sunday, October 4, a new piece by Marcin Stańczyk entitled Blind Walk will be premiered at La Biennale di Venezia by Ensemble Musikfabrik, under the direction of Johannes Schöllhorn. During the performance of Blind Walk, audience members will be blindfolded—this is done in order to sharpen memory of sounds and “more precisely track and memorize musical events and connect with them one’s ideas.”
Marcin Stańczyk (1977) studied composition with Zygmunt Krauze at the Lodz Academy of Music. He participated in many workshops, including the Klangforum Wien and Trilok Gurtu at La Biennale di Venezia (2007, 2008) and Courses for New Music in Darmstadt (2010). In 2012, he undertook a year-long internship at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic/Music (IRCAM) in Paris. He is the winner of the artistic residencies City of Paris and the French Institute. In the same year, Stanczyk presented his piece entitled Nibiru during the Les Espaces Sonores conference, devoted to the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Toru Takemitsu Composition Award.