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Sacrum Profanum 2024





Coding / Activities // CANCELED


Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel the Coding concert, which was supposed to take place on September 10, 2022 as part of the Activities events. The reason is the sudden health problems of Stéphane Garin from Ensemble 0. We are in constant contact with the artist and we hope that he will be able to come to Krakow in the future.


Motor repetition minimalism in synergy with technology, mathematical principles and primitive electronics.

Tristan Perich is regarded as one of the most interesting voices of the new American composition, developing a unique language and charting the course of the future development of music. His work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of mathematics, physics and computer code. It is sometimes described as a raw combination of dehumanised electronics and the organic nature of instruments. What is essential in Perich’s music is the pulse, the vibrations of which have an intense, hypnotic power and surprising emotional depth. The press hailed it as “techno for silicon life forms”. Technology is indeed for him an important point of reference but the same applies to the pregaming sound capabilities of computers. At Sacrum Profanum, we will hear the piece Open Symmetry for three vibraphones and a set of 20 loudspeakers with single-bit electronics. This combination of classical instruments and primitive electronics is his trademark. The piece will be performed by musicians from the French Ensemble 0 and Swiss Eklekto, for whom it was written.

Tristan Perich – Open Symmetry for three vibraphones and single-bit electronics (2018) 53’ [Polish première]

Performed by:
Ensemble 0



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Cricoteka organises exhibitions, symposia, performances, workshops, and meetings, at the same time publishing materials devoted to Kantor’s art. Its home is the former power plant of Podgórze “wrapped” in a modern construction. The exhibition halls are suspended over the roof of the historical building, and the café situated on the top floor commands a panorama of the city,...