#Stay at home and compose

The work of Stanisław Lem is the work about the future. This is the common denominator of his short stories, novels and philosophical texts. The Klangforum Wien represents an analogous approach in the field of contemporary music.

"The reputation of the ensemble gives us the opportunity not only to remind the international audience of Stanisław Lem's work, but also to present the talent of the Polish composer who will win the competition," says Barbara Schabowska-Maszenda, acting director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

"Futurology and contemporary music currently seek to highlight shadowy elements and project them into a future scenario. Asking the right questions allows us to understand to what extent the future is already being realized," adds Peter Paul Kainrath of Klangforum Wien .

Works by young composers

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is the Polish national cultural institution whose mission is to build and communicate the cultural dimension of the Polish brand. Cultural projects in 70 countries on 6 continents have been and are being implemented by the Institute. In the course of its activities to date, the Institute has presented 38 strategic programs, which have been viewed by 60 million viewers.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute's cooperation with Klangforum Wien dates back to 2011. The Institute repeatedly carried out projects with this extraordinary Ensemble , including supporting the cooperation with Agata Zubel and the performance of their play "What is the word" and their opera "Bildbeschreibung" on the text of the outstanding German playwright Heiner Müller.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute also supported the album releases of the works of Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Agata Zubel in performances by the musicians:inside of the Klangforum Wien through the label KAIROS.

The competition was held in the fall of 2020.

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