30.09.2020 - 1.10.2020 Events, Music, News, Theatre

Double bill on the Polish Radio Experimental Studio – PRES at STUK

Double bill on the Polish Radio Experimental Studio – PRES: “SZUM” [noise] by Katharina Smets, Ingrid Leonard, Inne Eysermans / The Space Between & “Pole Reports from Space” by Claire Croizé, Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE.

The Polish Radio Experimental Studio – PRES was an iconic experimental music studio in Warsaw established in 1957 and operated until 2004. It was one of the few electronic music studios operating behind the Iron Curtain. Composers such as Krzysztof PendereckiElżbieta Sikora, Eugeniusz Rudnik, and Krzysztof Knittel created in the studio.

STUK honours PRES with a double bill of dance, image and sound. Audio counter Katharina Smets, video artist Ingrid Leonard and sound artist Inne Eysermans out to create a transmedial performance inspired by the story of the PRES with particular reference to the enigmatic spirit of the studio: engineer and composer Eugeniusz Rudnik. This new creation, titled SZUM [Noise], is premiered in STUK.

Choreographers Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau created the dance performance Pole Reports from Space, combining the sound of PRES with the flavor of the 80s Soviet science fiction. Two Polish dancers, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska and Justyna Kalbarczyk enter a futuristic dreamscape inspired by this musical heritage.

Like cosmonauts whirling through space, or perhaps like ghosts on an opaque wall, they try desperately to communicate. Pole Reports from Space is en exercise in encoding and decoding their message, and en invitation for the audience to join, – a vision of the future as seen from the past, at one utopian and nostalgic.

concept and choreography Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau | created with and danced by Krystyna Lama Szydłowska & Justyna Kalbarczyk | production The Adam Mickiewicz Instituut & ECCE vzw | co-production Art Stations Foundation | support STUK, Norwegian Artistic Research Program- Norwegian Theater Academy Østfold University College | the project is created by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the NIEPODLEGŁA, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence | financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022 | many thanks to Michal Mendyk)

➤ Wednesday 30 September & Thursday 1 October 2020 – 20:30-22:00
➤ STUK Labozaal & STUK Soetezaal
➤ Tickets: €14 / €10
➤ Capacity: 50 persons
➤ Closed doors, latecomers will not be admitted!
➤ In collaboration with Polish Institute Brussels

 

More info about PRES:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Radio_Experimental_Studio
https://culture.pl/en/tag/polish-radio-experimental-studio
https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/sounds-polish-radio-experimental-studio/

More info about Pole Reports from Space:
https://www.artstationsfoundation5050.com/dance/wydarzenie/pole-reports-from-space/3716
https://www.ec-ce.be/productions/pole-reports-from-space/

More info about The Space Between:
http://www.thespacebetween.be/

 

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE, “Pole Reports from Space”. Photo’s © Katarzyna Kludczynska for Art Stations Foundation
Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE, “Pole Reports from Space”. Photo’s © Katarzyna Kludczynska for Art Stations Foundation
Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE, “Pole Reports from Space”. Photo’s © Katarzyna Kludczynska for Art Stations Foundation
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