Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


The motto and focus of that year's edition was intensive listening, silence, peace and insight. New venues keep appearing on the concert map of the Festival: the Sports Centre in Nowowiejska Street, the Stock Exchange in Książęca Street and the Artistic Centre 'Fabryka Trzciny' (Reed Factory) in Otwocka Street on Szmulowizna (Praga district), where a number of concerts took place. ere were also many fringe events. New names: Cornelis de Bondt, Luca Francesconi, Anders Hillborg, Ivan Fedele. Ensembles new to the 'Warsaw Autumn': Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik, Kwartludium, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Walter Verdehr Trio and Algoritmo. The debuts of Ewa Trębacz and Adam Falkiewicz (who died in 2007). The programme also included works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Luciano Berio, George Crumb, Giacinto Scelsi, Kaija Saariaho, York Höller, Helmut Lachenmann, Witold Szalonek, Zbigniew Bargielski, Bogusław Schaeffer and Krzysztof Penderecki. at year's discovery was Gérard Grisey's song cycle Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (with soprano Sylvia Nopper). An important event at the close of the Festival: a performance of So a Gubaidulina's Passion According to St John.