The 30th anniversary edition of Musica Polonica Nova will be held between April 8 and 16, 2016 at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. Its main theme was taken from The Romantic by Adam Mickiewicz: “Faith and love are more discerning than lenses or learning.”
The festival consists of 11 concerts, meetings with composers, journalists and music critics. The program was intended to answer the eternal question of whether expressing feelings and emotions, and sense-based reception or rather logical structure, form, and usage of the newest technology are more important, meaningful, and essential to music.
The program includes premiere performances of new compositions by Zygmunt Krauze, Tadeusz Wielecki, Agata Zubel, Dariusz Przybylski, as well as Cezary Duchnowski’s and Paweł Hendrich’s opera Fables for Robots based on short stories by Stanisław Lem. The works will be presented by New Music Orchestra, Cellonet, Kwartludium, LUX:NM, Finland-based defunensemble, Andrzej Bauer, Rafał Łuc, Maciej Frąckiewicz, Leszek Lorent, Kuba Badach, Joanna Freszel, Adam Bałdych, Wojciech Błażejczyk and others.