Musical composition to commemorate the construction of the second Polish satellite during “Warsaw Autumn”: 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music Print
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:24
On 25th September 2013, within “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music in the Lutoslawski’s Studio, a concert took place in which musical composition entitled Machinae coelestic was performed. This composition commemorates the construction of the second Polish scientific satellite – BRITE-PL Hevelius, named after the Polish astronomer.

The oratio was composed by Stanislaw Krupowicz at the request of Space Research Centre PAS and “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music. It is worth mentioning that the oratio consist of three texts related to Johannes Hevelius scientific publications.

Full title of his work is Machinae coelestis pars posterior, taken from The Book of Isaiah, motto of the work Selenographia and motto from the front page of Epistolae II -  two Johannes Hevelius’ letters. The great asset of this performance was the use of Polish Radio Concert Studio acoustic. Thanks to that, the “cosmic” nature of this composition was brought out.

The concert was honored by celebrities from the world of science, culture and art.

Long March LM-4B rocket with BRITE-PL Hevelius satellite launch is to take place towards the end of 2013.

More information about “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music:
http://www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl/

More about BRITE-PL project: http://www.brite-pl.pl/
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