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UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Uncovering the Soul of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio

The temporary liberalisation of life in Poland in October, 1956, brought with it the establishment of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. The event was no less than a phenomenon for this part of Europe. Ahead of Stockholm and many other centres of music which would establish electronic workshops in the 60s, Poland became an outpost …

Who is Eugeniusz Rudnik?

Eugeniusz Rudnik entered the avant-garde music scene in 1955 with characteristic eloquence: ‘I became a pioneer of electronic music because I had just got out of jail and I was looking for a job’. As an artist, he was inclined to take risks and had an erotic audacity towards sound matter. A new wave of …

The Story Behind the Experimental Music Haven that Escaped Communist Censorship

This is the story of how Warsaw was the fourth European city in history to have its own studio dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic music, despite being ruled by a communist regime that was hostile to free thinking and avant-garde art. After World War II, Poland fell under the Soviet Union’s influence and had to cope …