Exhibition of Poland’s Electroacoustic Music

Source: The First News.

An exhibition telling the extraordinary story of the birth of electroacoustic music in Poland has gone on show in Germany. The exhibition “Through the Soundproof Curtain. The Polish Radio Experimental Studio” is a collection of archival recordings and videos from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES) which dedicated itself to discovering new sounds and instruments. The Studio was a joint venture between classically trained composers and engineers, incorporating science and art by using tone generators, mixing consoles, an oscillograph and tape recorders. With new equipment acquired systematically, PRES could just as easily resemble a mad scientist’s lab, rather than the birthplace of avant-garde music, breaking the Eastern Block’s conventions.