Ewa Trebacz's Minotaur in Open Borders Generation concert series

Polish Music. The Open Borders Generation.
Polish Music. The Open Borders Generation.

Polish and American musicians join forces to present music by a selection of Polish composers born in the 1970s. This generation of artists can be called the Open Borders Generation –the first generation of artists to live their entire professional lives following the end of Communism in 1989. Poland’s newly open borders allowed these young musicians to continue their education abroad, broadening their experiences and exposing them to a large multidimensional range of musical cultures. Access to new technology allowed for experimentation with new aesthetics and new mediums. Three concerts include works by Paweł Hendrich, Agata Zubel, Ewa Trębacz (DXARTS), Cezary Duchnowski and Krzysztof Wołek (University of Louisville). Following the concerts, the composers will give a guest lecture at the University of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30pm
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre
Urbana, IL

Friday, November 14, 8:00pm
University of Louisville, School of Music
Margaret Comstock Concert Hall
Louisville, KY

Sunday, November 16, 8:30pm
Frequency Series
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL


Pawel Hendrich – Emergon αβ
for large ensemble and electronics

Agata Zubel - Not I
for soprano, ensemble and electronics

Ewa Trębacz - Minotaur
for horn and surround sound

Cezary Duchnowski - 1 5 1, 2 4 2, 3 3 3
for violin, cello and electronics

Krzysztof Wołek - Motions, Stases
for piano and large ensemble

Agata Zubel, soprano | Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano | Jancie Philippus, horn | Illinois Modern Ensemble | Stephen Andrew Taylor, conductor


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