The 64th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’ [Warszawska Jesień] will run from September 17-25, 2021. This year’s edition will be immersed in space and time; in sounds, signs, and symbols. It will enable audiences to experience complexity, diversity, ambiguity, and polyphony.
On September 17, the periscope goes down and, for a good nine days, Warsaw Autumn will submerge into the depths of intriguing sounds. Thrown into deep water, we apparently not only lose weight but also orientation. Then, an intense and deep feeling comes, real as touch. Immersed in space, we experience it like divergent circles on the water: from inner hearing, corporality, rooms full of sounds, the noise of streets and the city: the world resounds from many places simultaneously. Immersion in time generates a continuous „now”. We hear echoes of public life, a build-up of information material, history with its pivotal moments and formative social events.
This year’s Warsaw Autumn is composed of concerts, opera and paraoperatic forms, musical shows, installations, performances, public space actions, meetings, composers’ workshops and Autumn Radio programs. The works of over 60 composers and authors will be presented, with special appearances by Ash Fure, Elżbieta Sikora, and Krzysztof Knittel; 31 premieres, 18 of which commissioned by Warsaw Autumn, in 3 Festival arenas: the main Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw Autumn Hits the Club, and Little Warsaw Autumn, as well as fringe events. We look forward to seeing you at the events – the more so as they will take place in real life, not only online.
September 17-25, 2021
64th International Contemporary Music Festival “Warsaw Autumn”
Various Locations around Warsaw
Tickets & Info: warszawska-jesien.art.pl