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In-Situ/City: WARSAW – Music as Object

09/2023 Warsaw Autumn

In ULYSSES InSitu/City projects,  young artists explore various European cities, creating closer relationships with their inhabitants, history, places, politics, culture and social contexts.

“Resounding Things” is the theme of the 66th Warsaw Autumn Festival, which brings together sound and musical installations, soundscapes and buildings filled with shapes and sounds. This year’s InSitu/City: Warsaw 2023 will take place in a new venue – the Sokolnicki Fort in the Stefan Żeromski Park in Warsaw, which will host sound objects and instrumental constructs, in the macro and micro scale, authored by Hans van Koolwijk and Paweł Romańczuk. The events in the rotunda will function in the context of the environment. We abolish the border between the sounding objects of the city, nature and art.

The presentation consists of two parts: a gallery of mechanical sound objects by Paweł Romańczuk, designed with the spaces of the Sokolnicki Fort in mind, and a performative part executed by Paweł Romańczuk and Tomek Szczepaniak on their own versions of the Cristal Baschet instrument, constructed in the Small Instruments studio. This concert part involves the meeting of two sound environments: instruments made of metal and glass as well as Hans van Koolwijk’s Bambuso Sonoro pipe set.


DATE: 19 September – 22 September 2023

VENUE: Żoliborz Cultural Center – Sokolnicki Fort

Hans van Koolwijk: Bambuso Performance

MAŁE INSTRUMENTY: Paweł Romańczuk, Tomek Szczepaniak: GlassFrictions (first performance)

Hans van Koolwijk and MAŁE INSTRUMENTY: Bambuso meets GlassFrictions (first performance)


DATE: 20 September – 23 September 2023

VENUE: Żoliborz Cultural Center – Sokolnicki Fort

Hans van Koolwijk: Glissando Machines, Oerkaatser (Primal Reverberator) sound sculptures

Paweł Romańczuk: SoundFort (first performance): mechanical sound objects – installation

Free entry to both programmes

More information on the Warsaw Autumn website


Zoliborz Cultural Center

Photo: Żoliborz Cultural Center – Sokolnicki Fort

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Gaudeamus - NL, HfMT- DE, IEMA - DE, impuls - AT, Mixtur - ES, Ultima - NO, Warsaw Autumn - PL