NewsMultidimensional Sacrum Profanum - new positions in the programme!
Add date: Thursday, 25 August 2016
In the multimedia world, the reception of art with just one sense becomes sort of an experiment. The variety of stimuli and the information noise flooding us from all sides make us feel hungry for experiences. Of course, Sacrum Profanum cannot let that hunger go unsatisfied, and thus the festival offers events which go beyond the traditional scope of a concert.Sacrum Profanum – the complexity of reality
Add date: Thursday, 11 August 2016
Art reflects the time in which it is created. If it is honest, it is always relevant, the most relevant it can be – even if it refers to the past, it looks at it through the eyes of the present. If it destroys existing patterns, it automatically sets new ones. It reacts to reality to best reflect it specificity – and its complexity, which is what happens in the case of the third of the trends presented as part of this year’s Sacrum Profanum festival: indie classical.
Add date: Thursday, 4 August 2016
What would art be, if it did not provoke and irritate? How do we show the spirit of a time of an excess of information and omnipresent noise? Does music need to have melody, rhythm and harmony? What is music, after all? Those are all important questions, that we have to ask ourselves before October. The concerts constituting the avant-garde stream of the Sacrum Profanum festival will provide a clear answer by breaking schemes, broadening horizons, revising notions and changing our aesthetic values, since they will show the beauty of noise.On a journey in the footsteps of 20th-century great composers
Add date: Thursday, 21 July 2016
The sky, studded with stars since Kant’s times, brings us to morality. Picasso? We think of Guernica. Bent over, we think of Rodin. Dun-dun-dun-dunnnn! – Beethoven, no mistake. It’s time for those, without whom today’s music would sound much different – or perhaps, judging by their accomplishments, we can even go so far as to say much worse – to take their place in universal awareness. They are a triumvirate: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and Pierre Boulez. Great 20th century composers, each of whom has left their unique mark in the history of culture. The Sacrum Profanum festival in October will follow in their footsteps like a consummate tracker. It is worthwhile taking this exciting journey under its leadership.Sacrum Profanum and the alchemy of contemporary music
Add date: Thursday, 16 June 2016
There is a festival in Krakow that can only be described as alchemy. The symbol of impossible knowledge in the physical world, in the world of thoughts – decomposition and synthesis, an endless number of combinations leading to a mystical transformation. The new Sacrum Profanum is a multi-threaded composition of 20th century academic music, mad avant-garde and indie classical. The aesthetic and intellectual adventure of the highest sort will last from the 1st to the 8th of October.Kraftwerk returns to Krakow!
Add date: Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Next Saturday, the famous Kraftwerkband will once again come to Krakow. The pioneers of electronic music and stars of the 6th Sacrum Profanum Festival will perform in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Their concerts in 2008 were attended by over ten thousand fans. The project has been recognised worldwide because of their repertoire and musical experiments with robotics and technical innovations. Currently, the group employs their musical vision of the future and creates the electronic soundtrack for the 21st century, which will be presented during the exceptional concert that will take place on the 4th of December in the ICE Kraków Auditorium Hall.
Add date: Monday, 12 October 2015
It's time for the third and last part of the reportage from the 13th Sacrum Profanum! This time we recall the chamber presentation of works by Kate Moore performed by Ashley Bathgate and Saskia Lankhoorn, and the extraordinary finale featuring Paweł Mykietyn's "The Magic Mountain". Let's relive it once again!
Add date: Thursday, 8 October 2015
The second part of the 13th Sacrum Profanum reportage is here! You can now relive the magical "Chopin Project", experimental "We Are All Going In Different Directions" and mystical "Drone Mass". We'll hear from Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott, Martin Schmidt (Matmos), Josh Quillen (Sō Percussion), Jóhann Jóhannsson and the festival's Artistic Director Filip Berkowicz. Don't miss it!