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Kwartludium ensemble, specialising in the performance of contemporary music, well known for promoting the works of a young generation of composers, this time set off on tour around Ukraine with a programme comprising exclusively Polish graphic scores primarily from the 1960s and 1970s. The band will be performing at three concerts, presenting their interpretation of the graphics and collages of such eminent artists as Bogusław Schaeffer, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati or Krzysztof Knittel.  The musicians will also perform a graphic piece by Jerzy Kornowicz entitled Gullfoss, specially commissioned by the ensemble in 2012. The composition was included in a record released by DUX record label, which the band entirely devoted to Polish and Danish graphic music. The tour is a result of Kwartludium’s collaboration with Bohdan Sehin, a composer and director of “Contrasts” International Contemporary Music Festival in Lviv. Presentations of these works, so unique in the Polish culture, will take place on 12-14 October in Kiev, Lviv and Tarnopol. Apart from concerts, there will also be meetings with the public and workshops addressed to students of the Lviv Academy of Music devoted to interpretation of graphic scores. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the “Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad – Promesa 2017” programme.

Kwartludium ensemble began the third edition of the international residency programme for composers run by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. In previous years, we had the pleasure of working with composers such as: Rei Munakata, Joakim Sandgren and Mika Pelo. This time we will be honoured to cooperate with Fredrik Gran and Dror Feiler.

We invite you to the premiere performance of Tadeusz Wielecki’s work – “Multiple Image”!
28 October 2016, 19.30, the Chamber Hall of the Katowice Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra, concert as part of the Silesian Days of Contemporary Music. Tickets PLN 15.00. The first repetition of the work will take place at the New Waves Festival in Gdańsk, 15 November 2016, 18.00, Bourgeois Hall, Old Town Hall – the seat of the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre. Entry is free! The second repetition will take place as part of the Musica Moderna Festival in Łódź, 7 December 2016, 19.00, Chamber Hall of the A. Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź. Tickets PLN 32.00/PLN 22.00. Tadeusz Wielecki’s work was composed within the framework of a task co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the “Collections” programme – “Composing Commissions” priority, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

In 2015 Kwartludium realizes the project “The Contemporary Galicia… The Five Works on the Way”, which includes five pieces written for the ensemble – three by Polish composers: Aleksandra Gryka, Karol Nepelski, Jarosław Płonka and two by Ukrainian composers: Anna Arkushyna and Zoltan Almashi. Commissioning of the compositions were co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the “Collections” programme – “Composing Commissions” priority, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance. The world premiere and recording of the works will take place on 7 October during “Contrasts” International Contemporary Music Festival at Lviv Philharmonic. The first repetition of the work will take place as part of the same Festival at the Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic on 8 October, and the second at the aXes Festival in Kraków on 17 October 2015.
Combining the works by Polish and Ukrainian composers in one repertoire and their presentation in both countries will constitute a rare opportunity to acquaint the Polish public with contemporary Ukrainian compositions and at the same time to present new Polish works in Ukraine. The project will also allow to develop cooperation and mutual inspiration among the artists of the young generation from both countries.