36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 115: Polish electronic music


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 115 — Polish electronic music
25-November-1971 (Thur.)


Time Magazine. Since [I’ve] been here, haven’t heard about the World Series or football. Unbelievable, huh?

For our class—presentation of some Polish works of electronic music. Good.


What World Series? Not much going on today. I find it interesting that I “forgot” about the World Series, or football while in Vienna. That is understandable, I am not watching a whole lot of TV or reading newspapers. Plus, Austrian TV and papers might only briefly mention these American pastimes.

Polish electronic music. Ah, back in class, we are listening to some Polish electronic music. I like these works better.

Along similar lines, I remember being influenced by the music of contemporary Polish composer,
Krzysztof Penderecki, and his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. A very powerful, contemporary work. His most well-known work.


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