We have entered into the 21st century with an awareness of our identities getting increasingly blurred. Who are the artists of today? How do we define an instrument now?  We have gone far beyond the traditionally understood sound of the orchestra.  One universal pattern of musical notation does not exist anymore, a pattern that would guarantee a continuous identity of a work of music. The boundaries between genres continue to blur too, and composers create their own new forms transgressing previously assumed limits. We will try to reflect these phenomena in the programme of Musica Electronica Nova 2017.
The number one composer of the 2017 edition will be John Zorn.  This restless spirit, who consistently escapes any categorization, keeps setting new goals for his art, tames and penetrates new musical spaces in his unique way. Fraçois Bayle will also be a guest of the Festival, himself a creator of electroacoustic music with a definite artistic affiliation.
Between these two widely different personages we will present electronics in combination with orchestra and new media, thus emphasising the multi-layered image if its present identity.

Elżbieta Sikora
Artistic Director of Musica Electronica Nova

(NFM’s materials) (programme)

The premiere performances of Elżbieta Sikora’s Sonosphère III. i IV. Wroclaw Symphony for orchestra and electeronics and Cezary Duchnowski’s Bal wiosennej pełni have been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage through the ‘Composing Commissions’ programme managed by the Institute of Music and Dance (Instytut Muzyki i Tańca).