Professor Katarzyna Szymańska-Stułka, PhD Hab.

Katarzy­na Szy­mańs­ka-Stuł­ka is a music the­o­reti­cian who grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, she holds a doc­tor­al degree in the dis­ci­pline of art stud­ies, and a post-doc­tor­al degree in the dis­ci­pline of com­po­si­tion and the­o­ry of music.

Her aca­d­e­m­ic inter­ests focus around the the­o­ret­i­cal music top­ics con­nect­ed with philo­soph­i­cal and cul­tur­al back­grounds refer­ring to music pieces and works by Pol­ish com­posers. She is an author of books: Har­nasie Karo­la Szy­manowskiego. Poziomy ist­nienia dzieła [Karol Szymanowski’s Har­nasie. The lev­els of exis­tence of the piece] (1997) and Idiom pol­s­ki w twór­c­zoś­ci Andrze­ja Panufni­ka [The Pol­ish idiom in works by Andrzej Panufnik] (2006), as well as numer­ous prob­lem-focused arti­cles, such as: Dimen­sions of Time and Space in Music (2009), Space with ref­er­ence to the artis­tic ten­den­cies of Art Nou­veau in Gus­tav Mahler’s Sym­phonies (2012), Das räum­liche Wesen der Monodie in Bezug auf den kul­turellen Hin­ter­grund (2012), Splen­did iso­la­tion – kil­ka spo­jrzeń na styl twór­czy Karo­la Szy­manowskiego ze zmi­en­nej per­spek­ty­wy cza­su i przestrzeni [Some views on the cre­ative style of Karol Szy­manows­ki from the change­able per­spec­tive of time and space] (2013), “Musi­ca eccle­si­as­ti­ca nova” w anal­izie i inter­pre­tacji – “Pas­sio et Mors Domi­ni Nos­tri Iesu Christi Secun­dum Ioan­nem” Dar­iusza Przy­byl­skiego [The analy­sis and inter­pre­ta­tion of “Musi­ca eccle­si­as­ti­ca nova” – “Pas­sio et Mors Domi­ni Nos­tri Iesu Christi Secun­dum Ioan­nem” by Dar­iusz Przy­byl­s­ki] (2013), The­atre con­cept in music (2014), Dynam­ics and Speed: On the Essence of Beethoven’s Musi­cal Space in the Piano Sonatas (2015), Forms of Musi­cal Archi­tec­ture in Pol­ish Con­tem­po­rary Music (2015), Sym­me­try of sym­bol, struc­ture and sound in Arbor Cos­mi­ca by Andrzej Panufnik (2015).

Her work enti­tled Idea przestrzeni w muzyce [The idea of space in music], which was pub­lished in 2015, and its con­tin­u­a­tion, Przestrzeń jako źródło strate­gii kom­pozy­tors­kich [Space as a source of com­po­si­tion strate­gies], being cur­rent­ly pre­pared, are an attempt to touch on the top­ic of musi­cal space in the light of changes its under­stand­ing under­went through­out the ages from a the­o­ret­i­cal stand­point. How the world and human space reveals its work in a piece of music, and how the dynam­ic field of artis­tic activ­i­ties cre­ates – these are the ques­tions which deter­mined the main areas of these con­sid­er­a­tions.

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