Exhibit: Witold Lutosławski 1913-1994

On the special occasion of the Year of Lutosławski, the Society bearing his name created an exhibit to familiarize the public with the creative output of the composer and with him as a person. The entire exhibit consists of an approximately 10-minute projection, as well as 20 plates filled with illustrations and a bilingual commentary (Polish and English). Beginner music lovers and those knowledgeable in the music of Lutosławski alike were the exhibit’s intended public. The form of the exhibit enables it to be easily transported and presented in various locations.

The visual plates are grouped into five thematic blocks devoted to: the biography of Lutosławski, the sources for his creativity, his musical style, the environment in which he was active, and the role of his work in contemporary musical culture. In the projection, Lutosławski’s creative process is presented on the example of sketches to Trois poèmes d’Henri Michaux for a 20-voice mixed choir and orchestra (1963).

The authors of the exhibit are: Marcin Krajewski (screenplay), Sylwia Szafrańska (plate design), and Konrad Starczewski (film animation). Krystyna Zachwatowicz was consultant for the graphic presentation.