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18 - 29/06/2021

Projekt Krynicki comprises three pieces of music composed by three renowned composers to poems by Ryszard Krynicki, one of the most important contemporary poets in Poland.

Paweł Szymański, Paweł Mykietyn and Aleksander Nowak represent three different generations of composers on the Polish contemporary music scene. Widely acclaimed, Szymański and Mykietyn have already become classics who influence the younger generation. Both musicians are mentioned alongside Penderecki, Lutosławski, Panufnik and similar artists, which is a great honour for a Polish contemporary composer.

Aleksander Nowak is a member of the younger generation. In 2018, he received a Polityka Passport award for his opera „Ahat Ili. Siostra bogów" to a libretto by Olga Tokarczuk.

Malta Festival Poznań has invited the three artists to compose music to four poems by Ryszard Krynicki: „Cats", „It’s your problem", „City" and „Truth?" Each composition differs in form and has been created for a different music ensemble.