The Polish Music Center at USC’s Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles is pleased to present “Sounds from Behind the Iron Curtain: Polish Music after World War II”—a day-long event held on April 6, 2013 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. It will include a Musicology and Digital Humanities Conference, a Concert by pianist Leszek Możdżer, and an Exhibit of Manuscripts by Lutosławski and other contemporary Polish composers. The conference will be streamed live online for viewers around the world.
CONFERENCE: 9 A.M.-3 P.M. (AHMANSON CENTER, ROOM 236, USC)
The conference “Sounds from Behind the Iron Curtain: Polish Music after World War II” will bring together musicologists and cultural historians in a vivid conversation exploring the development of Polish music since 1945. Presentations will focus on the relation of music to politics, identity, and the reception of Western composers in Poland under Socialist Realism and during the Solidarity era – see next page for the list of all presenters and their topics. The conference program will also include film screenings.
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