Józef Patkowski, the long-time head of Polish Radio Experimental Studio and a tireless moderator of musical life, exposed Poland to the world. In 1957 he initiated the Studio’s work by organizing a symposium about creating music for magnetic tape. The roll call from this day includes many composers, broadcasters, personalities from the worlds of theatre and cinema, poets, choreographers, intellectuals and engineers. Among them
was then 24 years old Krzysztof Penderecki.
The studio soon became a meeting place for Eugeniusz Rudnik and Krzysztof Penderecki who, guided by the former, made his first forays into the fascinating world of electronic music. In the early 1960s the duo created over 30 movie and theatre scores. At first, scared of the high voltage inside the studio’s tape recorders, Penderecki leaves most of the work to Rudnik. However with time the two composers achieved great creative synergy, and their work seemed to take place in an atmosphere....... more