Polish Radio Experimental Studio

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Polish Radio Experimental Studio at Warszawa was founded in October 1957 by Jozef Patkowski who conducted the Studio till 1985.

More then 200 autonomous compositions produced. Several hundreds titles for film, theatre, TV, radio and various exhibi¬tions came out from the Studio.

In the 60s the main persons of Polish electro-acoustic music were Krzysztof Penderecki, Boguslaw Schaeffer, Wlodzimierz Kotonski, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Tomasz Sikorski. In the 70s new generation: Krzysztof Knittel, Elzbieta Sikora, Andrzej Biezan, Pawel Szymanski, Andrzej Dutkiewicz, Ryszard Szeremeta and others. The 80s and 90s that's Marek Choloniewski, Jan Oleszkowicz, Barbara Zawadzka and Anna Zawadzka, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Edward Sielicki, Magdalena Dlugosz, Jacek Grudzien and others. Last but not least one must mention of two tonmeisters (sound engineers) Eugeniusz Rudnik and Bohdan Mazurek who while assisting many composers became composers as well.

  • "PRES Revisited: Lecture/ Presentation/ Concerts", NK, Berlin, 13 December 2011. [1]
  • Monika Pasiecznik, "A History of Electroacoustic Music in Poland from the Perspective of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio 1957-1990", in Anthology of Experimental Music Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe 1950-2010. (English) (German) (Polish)
  • Studio eksperyment: Leksykon. Zbiór tekstów, Warsaw: The Bęc Zmiana Foundation, 2012. (Polish) [2] [3] (English texts)
  • Ultra Sounds: The Sonic Art of Polish Radio Experimental Studio, ed. David Crowley, Heidelberg: Kehrer, and Karlsruhe: ZKM Center for Art and Media, 2019, 336 pp. Publisher. Publisher. [4] (English)
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