Krzysztof Baculewski

Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"


This edition of the Festival was dominated by social topics, related to or expressed through the music in various ways. Social issues were strongly present in several of the Festival works, including Phill Niblock's The Movement of People Working, Heiner Goebbels's Songs of War I Have Seen, Krzysztof Penderecki's Brigade of Death, and Luigi Nono's Il Canto sospeso. Performers: the London Sinfonietta, the New Music Orchestra, Neue Vokalsolisten, Musikfabrik, Schlagquartett Köln. New venues included the IMKA Theatre. Events of note: a series of concerts dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klang cycle; Roman Berger's Missa pro nobis; Frederic Rzewski's recital of his own compositions. The 'Orpheus' SPAM Prize, then granted for the last time, went to conductor Lukas Vis and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra for their performance of Andrzej Krzanowski's Symphony. SPAM discontinued the Orpheus Prize tradition in later years. at year's Festival edition saw the debut of Michał Moc, as well as one major novelty: the 'Little Warsaw Autumn', featuring events for children aged 5-12: concerts, spectacles, outdoor games and installations. From that moment on, the 'Little Warsaw Autumn' has remained an important element of the Festival.