The 6th Musica Electronica Nova (MEN) Festival was held on May 15-23, 2015, under the subtitle “Elecktro-Vision,” in Wrocław. This Festival was an exciting chance to hear new works by Polish composers. The following compositions were given their world premiere during the 2015 MEN Festival:
Franciszek Araszkiewicz (b. 1986): Minutki I for cello quartet, electronics and video (2015) – performed on May 18 at the Kino Nowe Horyzonty
Joanna Woźny (b. 1973): un altro … di vento, di cielo * for mixed choir, soloists and electronics with video projection (commission of MEN 2015) – performed on May 21 at the Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław
Lidia Zielińska (b. 1953): Threesome * for string quartet, video, string orchestra and electronic sound diffusion (2015) (commission of MEN 2015) – performed on May 22 at the Wrocław Philharmonic
* Denotes compositions that were part of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland (MKiDN) program “Collections” [Kolekcje] spotlighting “Commissioned Compositions” [Zamówienia kompozytorskie], as implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT).