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Agata Mierzejewska

Agata Mierzejewska

Agata Mierzejewska

Agata Mierzejewska - musicologist, graduate of Warsaw University (2005). Her research interests centre on the history and sociology of music and instrumentology. She takes an active part in projects promoting Polish musical culture. Her passion is the art of exhibition. She has had articles printed in such publications as Kwartalnik Muzyka, Kwartalnik Filmowy and Ad Parnassum Studies.

 

■ Curator of the project Polish folk musical instruments (Institute of Music and Dance, 2014): http://www.instrumenty.edu.pl/

■ Co-author of the documentary film The Breath of the Orchestra (NIFC, 2013), devoted to Frans Brüggen's Orchestra of the 18th Century.

■ Curator of temporary exhibitions: ‘I rasped so mightily that everyone came flocking'. Folk instruments in Polish lands during the times of Fryderyk Chopin (Chopin Museum, Żelazowa Wola, 2014), Close to Chopin. 100 years of Professor Jan Ekier (Chopin Museum, Warsaw, 2013-14), Daubs (Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec, 2012), Peculiarities of Museum Storerooms (Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec, 2012), A Passo di Mazurka. Dalla Polonia verso il mondo (Museo degli Strumenti Musicali dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 2010), Mazurka! The Polish 3/4 (Parliament of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, 2010).

■ Collaboration on the following exhibitions: Anxiety and Exploration. Polish and Norwegian Artists at the Points of Breakthrough (Chopin Museum, Warsaw, 2014-15), Six-line Staff. Audio-visual interventions (Chopin Museum, Warsaw, 2012-13, with the Audiosphere Studio at the University of Arts in Poznań), Interpolations. Visual-audio interventions in Żelazowa Wola (Chopin Museum, Żelazowa Wola, 2012-13, with the Audiosphere Studio at the University of Arts in Poznań), Krystian Burda. The Road to Żelazowa Wola - a Space-time Study (Chopin Museum, Żelazowa Wola, 2013-14, with the Polish Modern Art Foundation).

■ Author of a series of interviews with artists performing in the festival ‘Chopin and his Europe' (Festival studio 2012, 2013), and with representatives of Polish musicology (Wstęp do muzykologii 2012).

■ Compère of the Summer Concerts on Grochowska, Sinfonia Varsovia (from 2012).

■ Co-leader of the educational cycle Read-throughs at the Chopin Museum (2014).

■ Image Specialist of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (2012-2014).

■ Head of the Folk Musical Instruments Department at the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec (2012).

■ Author of the scenarios for multimedia stations in the new permanent display at the Chopin Museum: George Sand, Maria Wodzińska, Konstancja Gładkowska, Marie de Rozières, Solange Sand, November Uprising (2009-2010).

■ Doctoral student of the University of Wrocław, where she has led seminars on the Culture Studies and Musicology departments in the following areas: The history of the Polish musical tradition of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, The history of music of the Classical and Romantic eras, The history of musical forms and genres and Musical knowledge (2006-2008).


 

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