III International Seminar of Contemporary Music

The 3rd International Seminar of Contemporary Musicwill take place from March 31 – April 2, 2017 in Bydgoszcz to promote contemporary music, popularize its culture and share didactic knowledge. The theme of this year’s edition, “Piano & Electronics,” aims to present contemporary compositions using electronic means, broad multimedia and the latest technologies that are emerging as a fundamental element of modernity. The event is to be a bridge between enthusiasts of electronic music, regular attendees of classical concerts and avant-garde and underground music lovers.

This year’s edition will feature 5 lectures/presentations, 2 piano recitals and a final concert in Filharmonia Pomorska [Pomeranian Philharmonic]. On March 31, the audience members had an opportunity to lecture and recital by pianist-composer Jarosław Kapuściński. On April 1, composer Elżbieta Sikorapresented a lecture titled “Utwory solowe z elektroniką: konfrontacja brzmień [Solo Pieces with Electronics: The Confrontation of Sounds].” French composer and multimedia artist Pierre Jodlowski also led a lecture about the influence of cinematic and visual dimension on piano, preceding a concert of featuring Jodlowski and his works for the piano and stereo soundtrack.

On April 2, pianist-composer Cezary Duchnowski gave a lecture on the use of computer in music and the compositional techniques associated with it. Under the baton of Szymon Bywalec, the chamber orchestra Capella Bydgostiensis performed works by Elżbieta Sikora, Cezary Duchnowski, Ray Bradbury, Mischa Zupko and Pierre Jodlowski. The soloists for the evening were Winston ChoiKamil KęskaJakub Kazieczko, Dorota Demidowicz and Piotr Stramowski. The final concert will be followed by a meeting, closing ceremony and discussion in Bydgoskie Centrum Kultury.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
Solo Works with Electronics: the Juxtaposition of Sounds – Lecture by Elżbieta Sikora

Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Concert Hall
Gdańska 20, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Info: amuz.bydgoszcz.pl

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
The influence of cinematic and visual dimension in the piano Series – Lecture by Pierre Jodlowski

Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Concert Hall
Gdańska 20, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Info: amuz.bydgoszcz.pl

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
Series for piano and stereo soundtrack – Concert

Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Concert Hall
Gdańska 20, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Info: amuz.bydgoszcz.pl

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
Use of Computers in Music. Extendend Compositional Techniques – Lecture by Cezary Duchnowski

Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Concert Hall
Gdańska 20, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Info: amuz.bydgoszcz.pl

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Final Concert

Ignacy Jan Paderewski Philharmonic, Concert Hall
Andrzeja Szwalbego 6, 85-001 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Info: amuz.bydgoszcz.pl

[Sources: press release, radiopik.pltvp.pl]