This brand new exhibition attempts to introduce PRES (Polish Radio Experimental Studio) as an institution oriented towards audio-visual experimentation, constantly looking forward. Influenced by visual arts and happenings, artists and composers managed to establish a new language, open to the listener’s interpretation. This presentation will contain a series of selected graphic scores, which served the purpose of forming an original, innovative and more liberated approach towards the practice of composing and performing, as well as a selection of films with scores that were prepared at the studio.
The exhibition also visits the theme of the studio’s involvement in creating sonic spaces, including its own innovatory design (created by visionary architects Oskar and Zofia Hansen), a series of quadrophonic compositions presented within an individually designed space, and the famous personal instrument of Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Produced by hcmf// organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand within the international cultural programme accompanying Poland’s centenary of regaining independence – POLSKA 100. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme ‘Niepodległa’ 2017-2021.
PRES@60 is co-curated by Michał Libera, Michał Mendyk and Daniel Muzyczuk and co-financed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute