Sacrum Profanum 2023: A Multiverse Music Dive

September 18, 2023

Experience the Multiverse at Sacrum Profanum 2023. Dive into a fusion of contemporary art, music, and multidimensional realities in Kraków.
Sacrum Profanum 2023: A Multiverse Music Dive

Sacrum Profanum 2023: A Multiverse Music Dive

Conceptualizing the Multiverse

The Sacrum Profanum festival returns in 2023 with a captivating theme: the Multiverse. This exciting event, taking place on September 23-24, 2023, at The Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków, promises a convergence of infinite possibilities, contemporary art, and music. Just as the Multiverse harbors multiple universes and dimensions, the festival explores the diversity of contemporary music and its ability to reflect and navigate the complexities of our world.

In today's tumultuous global atmosphere marked by economic downturns, societal discord, and diminishing public trust, artists are often seen as modern-day superheroes. The festival raises thought-provoking questions about whether artists offer solace, guidance, and clarity in understanding the intricacies of our times.

Moreover, the Multiverse concept is a mirror of our realities. We coexist in both physical and digital realms, juggling personal, familial, public, and professional spheres. The festival's programming delves into these manifold existences, magnified by our digital reflections, serving as its thematic foundation.

A Programme Steeped in Diversity

Sacrum Profanum 2023 aims to bridge contemporary and alternative music through a diverse range of concerts:

Jazz Harmony with Mary Halvorson and the Mivos Quartet

Drawing inspiration from their 2022 release, "Belladonna," Mary Halvorson and the Mivos Quartet find their voice in the realm of jazz, promising an enchanting performance.

Folk Fusion with Mats Gustafsson and Ensemble E

Scandinavian and Polish folk meet free improvisation in a unique fusion, bringing together the talents of Mats Gustafsson and Ensemble E.

Country Music Exploration with Niels Rønsholdt and the New Music Orchestra

Prepare to journey into the realms of country music as Niels Rønsholdt and the New Music Orchestra create a captivating musical experience.

Spotlight on Minimalism

This year, the spotlight is on Aleksandra Słyż's compositions, performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia, alongside works by renowned Lithuanian composer Justė Janulytė and Polish pioneer Tomasz Sikorski. The audience can also anticipate a mesmerizing rendition of Simeon ten Holt’s "Canto Ostinato" by Chain Ensemble.

Technology's Influence on Music

Technology's omnipresence leaves its mark on four distinct concerts, featuring Bluetooth spatialized compositions by Wojtek Blecharz and Tristan Perich, duets by Michal Pepol and Kuba Krzewiński, and the captivating Duo van Vliet. Each performance reflects the facets of contemporary life.

Solo Performances

Solo performances, especially those by Erwan Keravec and Brìghde Chaimbeul, are expected to captivate audiences. The chosen instrument, bagpipes, will set the festival's tone with compositions echoing traditional and meditative essences. Michał Górczyński's synergy with robotic arms and synthesizers, as well as Jędrzej Siwek's synthesizer concert inspired by classical Requiems, promise avant-garde experiences.

The Stage and Partnerships

Sacrum Profanum 2023 stands as a testament to enduring collaborations, with esteemed partners including the Old Theatre, Kraków Philharmonic, Avant Art Foundation, Chain Ensemble, Polish Radio Choir, and Sinfonietta Cracovia, all contributing to the festival's rich tapestry of music and art.

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Multiverse at Sacrum Profanum 2023, where contemporary art, music, and multidimensional realities converge in the heart of Kraków. Join us on September 23-24, 2023, at The Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology for an unforgettable musical journey.


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