About the blog
The blog assembles texts about new/experimental music published in many different magazines such as Polish „Ruch Muzyczny”, „Glissando”, „Odra”, dwutygodnik.com, „Didaskalia”, „Teatr”, „Recykling Idei”, „Kultura Współczesna”, „Format P”, „Notes na 6 tygodni”, Swiss „Dissonance” or German „Positionen” and „MusikTexte”. Some of them were also commisioned for international festivals’ catalogues, music and opera institutions and for other special occasions. In this case it functions as an open archive rather than typical blog.
One tab is dedicated to curatorial projects – upcomming, ongoing and past concerts and festivals.
About the author
Monika Pasiecznik is music critic and curator from Poland. She has graduated from Theory of Music at the Academy of Music Wrocław and Polish Philology at the University of Wrocław. She has published texts and interviews in Polish and international music magazines, such as „Glissando” (PL), „Dissonance” (CH), „Neue Zeitschrift für Musik” (D), „MusikTexte” (D), „Positionen” (D), „World New Music Magazine” (BE) a.o. She cooperates with Polish Radio Program 2 and many culture institutions. She is author of the book „Rytuał superformuły” (2011) about Karlheinz Stockhausen and coauthor of „Po zmierzchu” (2012) about new music theatre. In 2016 her translation of the Harry Lehmann’s book “Die digitale Revolution der Musik. Eine Musikphilosophie” has occurred. Since 2012 she teaches at Warsaw University, Postgraduate Culture Studies IBL PAN (Seminar „Music in XX and XXI century”). As a curator she has collaborated with festivals like „Musica Electronica Nova” (Wrocław), „Poznań Spring”, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Gothenburg Sound Art, Nuova Consonanza Rome, European Capital of Culture Wrocław, Exposition of New Music (Brno), NGOs like „Bęc Zmiana” Fundation for New Culture (Warsaw), Kwadrofonik Assiciation (Warsaw), „Harmonies and Noises” Foundation (Warsaw) and institutions like Nowy Teatr (Warsaw). Since 2015 her main artistic partner is Stanisław Suchora, manager of SONORA Music Agency. In 2015 she was nominated for her unique projects to the international Classical:NEXT Innovation Avard. She lives in Warsaw.