Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle - Lecture 1

  • Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle - Lecture 1

October 13 (Wednesday) at 18:00 | Place: 3 Panska St. (in Polish)

A recording of the lecture is available on the vimeo channel of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Society of Friends of the Museum and the Modern Seniors Club invite you to a lecture by Aleksandra Kędziorek inaugurating the program activities of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle (SEPR).

The Polish Radio Experimental Studio was the fourth center of electronic creativity in Europe (after the studios in Paris, Milan and Cologne). The establishment of SEPR began the era of electroacoustic music in Poland and was the first studio in the Eastern Bloc to specialize in experimental music. The founder of the Studio and its head for 28 years was Jozef Patkowski - an outstanding musicologist, animator of musical life, and long-time president of the Polish Composers' Union. In 1962, Józef Patkowski was looking for an architect to undertake the adaptation of a room in the main building of the Polish Radio for the new institution. For Oskar Hansen, who had previously worked with Patkowski on the Warsaw Autumn Festival, this was a dream challenge.

During the lecture, we will look at the architectural concept proposed by the creator of the Open Form theory, compare the architect's intentions with the memories of the users and users of the studio, and consider how Open Form can be realized in music. The event will be the first in a series of lectures on the history of SEPR. The reconstructed Studio will reopen in two years in the building of the Museum of Modern Art on Parade Square.

Registration is required for the event. The number of seats is limited. Those interested in attending the lecture or joining the Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle are asked to contact the coordinator: marta.skowronska@artmuseum.pl

Aleksandra Kędziorek is an art and architecture historian, curator and editor. She curated the exhibition "House Clothed. Tuning into the Seasonal Imagination" at the London Design Biennale 2021 (Polish installment at the National Museum in Krakow in 2022), co-curator of the traveling exhibition "Oskar Hansen. Open Form" and curator of Oskar and Sophie Hansen's house in Shumin. She has worked at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Bęc Zmiana Foundation and the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. She is currently affiliated with the Museum of Warsaw. Scholarship holder of the "Young Poland" Program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2017). Member of the editorial board of the magazine "Autoportret".

Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle

Polish experimental music is a subject that fascinates all generations. It unites listeners and listeners, composers and composers, performers and performers, producers and producers of sound. The recipients and audiences of broadcasts, recordings and festivals range from eighty-year-olds to high school students. The Polish Radio Experimental Studio Fans Circle is a space open to all these backgrounds. It shows that culture is created in an uninterrupted dialogue between the past and the present.

*The lecture will be recorded and later published online.

Co-financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation's "UTW-Seniors in Action" program implemented by the Association for Creative Initiatives ę".

Photography: ANDRZEJ ZBORSKI, photographic documentation of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Year of creation: 1962-1972