sounds from behind the iron curtain: polish music after world war II



CONFERENCE PROGRAM: [Ahmanson Center (ACB), Room238]
~ View the Conference online via webcast at USC's Mediasite ~

9:00 a.m.
Refreshments & Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m.
Renata Pasternak-Mazur (Rutgers University)
“Sound Spaces: Official, Unofficial, and In-Between Repertoires in Socialist Poland”

10:00 a.m.
Kurt Nelson (New York University)
“Tadeusz Baird and the Cultural Thaw of the 1950s”

10:45 a.m.
Lisa Cooper Vest (Indiana University, Bloomington)
“‘A Survey about the Work of Igor Stravinsky’ (1957): Stravinsky Reception and Polish Cultural Confidence at the Beginning of the ‘Thaw’”

11:15 a.m.
Cindy Bylander
“Charles Ives and the Stalowa Wola Festival: Inspirations and Legacies”

12:00 noon
Film screening: Lutosławski at USC

12:30 p.m.
Lunch for presenters and registered guests

1:00 p.m.
Andrea Bohlman (University of Pennsylvania)
“Listening with the Polish Opposition in the 1980s”
[Due to copyright concerns, this presentation will not be available during the online webcast]

1:30 p.m.
Paulina Piędzia Colón (Graduate Center, CUNY)
“John Paul II, the Revolution of the Spirit, and Joanna Bruzdowicz’s Sonate d’Octobre

2:15 p.m.
Marta Marciniak (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
“'Star Wars, or You Can Have Anything!': Polish punk and the Politics of Everyday Life during the Cold War Era"

2:45 p.m.
Film screenings: TBA


3:00 p.m.
Manuscript exhibit open from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Piano recital by Leszek Możdżer


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Image credit: A rendering of the manuscript of Krzysztof Meyer's opera Cyberiada (1970). Photo: Vladimir Paperny
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