A Polish Renaissance - 3

The Warsaw Autumn occurred in 1956, an international music festival for contemporary music. This festival is generally acknowledged as the beginning of the free, artistic exchange with the outside world. Since then and throughout the 60’s sonorism has been the dominant movement in Poland. It is an experimental style which searchers for new sounds and colors, frequently with use of extraneous sounds.
It is also a movement which leaves room for personal contribution by the composer as serial and minimalist works fall within it. The internationalization which symbolically began with Warsaw Autumn, took off after 1989 and was further aided by the integration in the European Union in 2004.
This exhibition focuses on the presentation of the musical publications from the period between 1960 and 1980. PWM chose for visually strong covers.