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Warsaw: “Eastern Waves: Warszawa Oslo”

Concert at Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio featuring Maja Ratkje and premiere of the new monographical album „Solitaire” of Arne Nordheim's electronic music. The concerted is supported by the EEA Grants within the Polish 'Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage' programme.

The aim of the project "Warszawa-Oslo" is recollection, phonographic documentation and reactivation of bonds between Polish and Norwegian electro-acoustic music, presentation of their individual character and unquestionable significance on the international scale. The project focuses around the achievements of three breakthrough artists, who started their collaboration in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in the 1960’s and 1970’s: Arne Nordheim, Kåre Kolberg and Eugeniusz Rudnik.

Contemporary artists of experimental music from Poland and Norway have been invited to re-interpret the masterpieces created decades ago in Warsaw. Maja Ratkje - the outstanding composer, vocalist and live electronics performer (laureate of the Nordheim Award and the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica 2003, she also recorded for Rune Grammofon and Tzadik) has been asked to prepare paraphrases of Eugeniusz Rudnik’s compositions based on vocal material. These new works will premiere on December 5 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. On the same night  the new album with works of Arne Nordheim - „Solitaire” - will have its premiere.

For more information on the event, visit the organisers website.