15 CORNERS OF THE WORLD
LET YOUR EYES FOLLOW YOUR EARS
Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.
“15 Corners of the World” is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.
Moving images reveal a miracle that emerged in the age of tape recorders and disappeared with the advent of computers. They express the wonder of the analogue era – the urge to experiment, to discover new territory, explore the borderlands, and constantly search for new means of expression.
Eugeniusz Rudnik is one of the pioneers of electro-acoustic music. He worked and co-operated on many projects of music installations and film music, with: Krzysztof Penderecki (e.g. “Ekecheirija” for the opening of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972), Arne Nordheim, Karlheiz Stockhausen, Peter Kotik, Andrzej Markowski, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Bogusław Schaeffer, and others. He is the author or the person responsible for musical illustration for the Polish TV and Radio theatres and approximately 300 pieces for film. His music as well as films and TV programs featuring his music have been broadcasted in Poland and abroad. He received many international awards. Over 20 Rudnik's pieces have been kept for future generations by the French National Library, which gathers cultural treasures of the 20th century.
The Polish Radio Experimental Studio was founded in 1957 in Warsaw and was one of the first of its kind in the world (beside: ORTF Paris, NWDR Cologne, Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center New York). The studios used to be a ‘home’ for the world’s greatest contemporary musicians.