The New Music Course is an inter-depart­ment organ­i­sa­tion­al unit attached to the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music, coop­er­at­ing with oth­er FCUM Depart­ments and with select­ed high­er edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions. It asso­ciates the FCUM fac­ul­ty mem­bers and stu­dents who are inter­est­ed in widen­ing their the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal knowl­edge con­nect­ed with con­tem­po­rary music in its aes­thet­i­cal, prac­ti­cal and pro­mo­tion­al dimen­sions.

The activ­i­ty of the Course is car­ried out as part two fields:

Artis­tic and aca­d­e­m­ic events organ­ised by the New Music Course usu­al­ly have a spe­cif­ic pro­file focus­ing on select­ed tech­ni­cal, per­for­mance-relat­ed or philo­soph­i­cal top­ics. They are dis­cussed by out­stand­ing Pol­ish and for­eign schol­ars invit­ed, such as Prof. Anna Mikołe­jko, PhD Hab. (Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw), Justy­na Humięc­ka-Jakubows­ka, PhD Hab. (Adam Mick­iewicz Uni­ver­si­ty), Prof. Sharon Kanach (Uni­ver­site Rouen, France), Prof. Benoit Gib­son (Uni­ver­si­dade de Évo­ra, Por­tu­gal), Prof. Manuel Bur­gos (Real Con­ser­va­to­rio Supe­ri­or de Músi­ca de Madrid, Spain), lec­tur­ers of the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music — Alic­ja Gronau-Osińs­ka, PhD Hab., Edward Sielic­ki, DMus Hab., Prof. Marcin Błażewicz, DMus Hab. or Prof. Krzysztof Bac­ulews­ki, PhD Hab.

Mas­ter inter­pre­ta­tions of con­tem­po­rary pieces, deliv­ered by the artists col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Course, make the con­certs extreme­ly suc­cess­ful among the audi­ences and music crit­ics. The group of out­stand­ing pro­mot­ers of new music who have recent­ly per­formed dur­ing the con­certs organ­ised by the Course includes: Klaudiusz Baran, Maciej Nerkows­ki, Hash­tag Ensem­ble, Moni­ka Quinn, Mag­dale­na Wajzn­er-Bars­ka, Dar­iusz Przy­byl­s­ki, Maria Gabryś, Zuzan­na Elster, Sławek A. Wróblews­ki, Krzysztof Knit­tel, and oth­ers.

Anoth­er very impor­tant part of the activ­i­ty of the New Music Course is teach­ing. It invites stu­dents whose pas­sion is devel­op­ing their skills in con­tem­po­rary music inter­pre­ta­tion to par­tic­i­pate in the con­certs. These are pre­ced­ed with lec­tures intro­duc­ing an audi­ence to the world of the pre­sent­ed pieces and the top­ics refer­ring to com­po­si­tion tech­niques used in them, as well as the aes­thet­ics and his­to­ry of the newest music, mak­ing each lis­ten­er ben­e­fit from their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the events organ­ised by the Course to the fullest.





last modified: 03/01/2018