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SACRUM PROFANUM 9-17th September 2012
Sacrum Profanum is a festival presenting music from the XX century, which has obtained the status of one of the most interesting music events in Europe. It rank is built by the participation of the most valued groups performing modern music, among others, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Theatre of Voices, Asko | Schönberg, London Sinfonietta, musikFabrik. Sacrum Profanum also combines classical music with other trends, therefore, the presence of leading performers of Polish jazz at the festival (Tomasz Stańko, Leszek Możdżer), and stars like Aphex Twin and the group Kraftwerk.
A procedure arranging the many directions and richness of sound of music from the XX century is the thematic direction of the festival – every year the programme concentrates on the work of composers from a different country. For the needs of Sacrum Profanum concerts, places of diverse character are adapted – from the hall of the Krakow Philharmonic, through Oscar Schindler’s Factory and Museum of City Engineering, as well as the factory halls at the steelworks ArcelorMittal Poland. The festival has obtained the most serious Polish awards and distinctions.
INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNAL 15th September - 31st October 2012
The Krakow International Print Triennial is open to whatever is of most value and whatever is the most creative in the printmaking world, a world for which Krakow will become the centre for the twentieth time. From 1966, when the first International print Biennial was held in the city, right up to the present day, the event’s unique, democratic formula has engendered both the promotion of printmaking and the presentation of the most fascinating phenomena manifest in that world. Selected works receive their world premiere at the Krakow Triennial. It is most certainly worth being here and seeing how printmaking, with no holds barred in its artistic aspirations, rooted in the classic methods of creating images, is reaching dynamically for the future. How it has taken possession of new technologies. How it conducts experiments in the seclusion of the studio. And how new talents and artistic personalities are emerging.
7TH CRACOW JAZZ AUTUMN 3rd October - 2nd December 2012
7th edition of this incredibly popular music festival will take place till the end of this year. As always Cracow will be visited by who's who of jazz and improv scene. Peter Brotzmann, The Thing, Mikrokolektyw, DKV Trio, Barry Guy New Orchestra and many more. All that jazz.. only in Cracow!