NewsThe Battle Rages On
Add date: Thursday, 31 July 2014
“I was in the audience of the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing John Cage’s ‘Renga’ and ‘Apartment House 1776’. At some point someone starts booing in the middle of the performance, showing his disapproval for the presented music. And then the man sitting behind him starts yelling at him to get him to shut up. Then not before long there are people in the aisles of the LA Philharmonic concert hitting each other with their fists. I’ve never seen that before! I thought, ‘Hooray for Cage; to have people fight so much about what the definition of a piece of music is shows that they care so much and will fight about it.’,” laughs David Lang in an interview with Limelight.Understanding through the language of sound
Add date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
One of the questions we are most frequently asked is how we came up with the name Alarm Will Sound. The answer, like most decisions in the group, is: after lots and lots and lots of discussion. I spied the sign on an emergency exit while working out at the gym. "How about Alarm Will Sound?" and it was added to a long list of other possibilities that were endlessly debated and voted on. Alarm Will Sound prevailed – recalls Gavin Chuck.
Add date: Monday, 21 July 2014
A real treat for fans of the Skalpel duo! Do you want to know what Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło are currently working on? Do you wish to learn about their music inspirations? Are you willing to find out which songs they listen to most often at the moment? Now you have the unique opportunity to ask them these and other questions!Music like a shield
Add date: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
I was a 23-year-old musician and very confused by what was happening in the world. America was destroying itself, as well as another culture, people and environment. I felt quite removed from the news I was seeing on television and reading in the newspaper until the summer of 1973 when I heard George Crumb’s “Black Angels.” All of a sudden, I had a voice. But in order to use this voice, I had to be in a group that would be able to play that music. So, in September of 1973, I started Kronos.– recalls David Harrington in his recent interview for Innerviews magazine.Pioneers of synthetic visions
Add date: Thursday, 10 July 2014
Record labels play an equally important role as artists in the history of contemporary electronic music. The phenomenon began in 1989 with the operation of Warp. This year’s edition of the Sacrum Profanum Festival will be crowned by the one and only jubilee – 25 years of the record company working with artists who have been with them throughout the time and its most recent collaborators, ranging from LFO and Autechre to Rustie and Hudson Mohawke.We aren`t interested in self-restraint
Add date: Monday, 7 July 2014
"We blur the bounderies between what is classical and new, between light and alternative music. Working on festival's programme from this perspective seems to be a constant operation on a living organism" – said in the Polish Radio Two Filip Berkowicz, artistic director of Sacrum Profanum Festival.Acoustica in Polish Radio Two
Add date: Friday, 27 June 2014
On Thursday evening (the 3rd of July), Polish Radio Two will broadcast Acoustica concert recorded last year during Sacrum Profanum Festival. An American orchestra combined of 20 musicians, Alarm Will Sound, conducted by the charismatic Alan Pierson, presented new arranges of Aphex Twin's cross-genre pieces.
Add date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Filip Berkowicz – Artistic Director of Misteria Paschalia and Sacrum Profanum festivals, as well as Opera Rara series, will be a guest at two debates organised as part of the OFF Festival and Malta Festival.