Tag: Eugeniusz Rudnik

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 …

“Polish Radio Experimental Studios: Contemporary Reworkings” – a BÔLT RECORDS playlist

Bôłt Records is a Polish label founded in 2008 as a medium for experimental music practices in Eastern Europe. It has been generating phonographic renaissance for long forgotten or never even discovered phenomena of the epoch of pioneer electroacoustic studios and radio art, inspiring the recent expansions of these ideas in cooperation with artists of …

Monika Pasiecznik: Electroacoustic Music in Poland (1957–1990) (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

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 Musical Milestones of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio

The temporary liberalization 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 …

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 …