Krzysztof Knittel (born May 1, 1947, Warsaw) is a composer, educator, improviser and co-founder of the KEW Composers Group. He has worked at the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio since 1973. Sites: krzysztofknittel. In Groups: KEW (2), . Variations: Viewing All Krzysztof Knittel.
Wojciech Michniewski (b. April 4, 1947, Łódź) is a Polish conductor and composer. Together with Krzysztof Knittel and Elzbieta Sikora he formed the KEW composers group in the 1970:s.
By Krzysztof Knittel, Wojciech Michniewski and Elżbieta Sikora. CD, Bolt Records BRES 04, Warsaw, 2012. Description of the collective composing process at PRES presented by the members of KEW, one of the most interesting groups in Poland’s 1970s musical avant-garde. Liner notes in Polish and English by B. Błaszczyk. Polish Radio Experimental Studio: A Close Look Polish Radio Experimental Studio: A Galaxy of Writings, Prints, and Sound Secret poems.
Krzysztof Knittel is probably the most independent Polish contemporary composer. Starting with his debut during the "Warsaw Autumn" in 1975 with Points, Lines for clarinet, tapes and slides, he follows his own road, ignoring the main trends that shape the changing musical landscape of our times. A year earlier, together with Wojciech Michniewski and Elżbieta Sikora - form the KEW Group - he presented an experimental improvisation at the "Warsaw Autumn" Festival entitled The Second Secret Poem
Wojciech Michniewski has conducted both – symphonic concerts and opera – in almost all European countries, in Asia, North and South America. Apart from the vast classical repertory he is particularly valued for his interpretations of contemporary music In the Warsaw Grand Theatre - National Opera he recently prepared and conducted numerous world-premieres of stage works by Pawel Mykietyn, Elzbieta Sikora, Roxanna Panufnik, Dobromila Jaskot, Aleksandra Gryka; in the Wroclaw Opera the Polish premiere of the opera by Hanna Kulenty The Mother of the Black-Winged Dreams, in the Łódź Grand Opera Theatre the world premiere of the opera by Marta.
Krzysztof Knittel (born 1 May 1947 in Warsaw) is a Polish composer of symphonic, chamber, stage and electroacoustic works. Knittel studied sound engineering and composition with Tadeusz Baird, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Wlodzimierz Kotonski at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw . Knittel co-founded the following: KEW Composers Group (1973-75; with Elisabeth Sikora and Wojciech Michniewski). Cytula Tyfun da Bamba Orchester (1981). Independent Electroacoustic Music Studio (1982-84).
Second Secret Poem (composed together with Elżbieta Sikora and Wojciech Michniewski) for. instruments and tape (1974). Lipps for tenor saxophone/trumpet, double bass, drums and large orchestra (1974-78). In The Tatra Mountains (composed together with Elżbieta Sikora and Wojciech Michniewski) for tape (1975). Adherence Zones (composed together with Elżbieta Sikora and Wojciech Michniewski) for tape (1976). The Conqueror Worm for tape (1976). Ursus String Quartet (1976). Brother John's Struggle for flute, trombone, guitar, violin and percussion (1987). Three Songs without Words for soprano and tape (1987).
Krzysztof KNITTEL - Elzbieta SIKORA - Wojciech MICHNIEWSKI. Secret poems CDx3 €2. 0. Sentinel Hypothesis CDx2 digipack €1.
Elżbieta Sikora was born in Lwow in 1944. She completed studies in sound engineering at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw. In 1968-70 she studied electroacoustic music under Pierre Schaeffer and Francois Bayle at the Paris Groupe de Recherches Musicales. After her return to Warszawa, she took up composition studies with Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudzinski. During her studies, together with Krzysztof Knittel and Wojciech Michniewski she formed the KEW composers' group, with which she toured in Poland, Sweden, Austria and West Germany. Since 1981 she has lived in France where she.