The Space Between - Creatie PRES

The Space Between is the collective of audio storyteller Katharina Smets, video artist Ingrid Leonard and sound artist Inne Eysermans. Commissioned by STUK, The Space Between creates a new multidisciplinary work that honours the iconic Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES). Established in Warsaw, PRES music studio (1957-2004) was a haven for visionary electroacoustic music in communist Poland. However, unlike its prestigious Western European counterparts in Paris, Cologne and Milan, PRES is almost absent from the history books. Only in recent years have the futuristic synthesizer creations by PRES-composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki and Elzbieta Sikora been rediscovered. partly thanks to a free online database of original PRES sounds from Ableton music software.

This new creation will premiere at STUK in double bill with Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE - Pole Reports From Space on September 30th and October 1st 2020.