Norwegian-Polish Platform for new Music Development

HILO - Norwegian-Polish Platform for New Music Development is a platform for collaborations between Polish and Norwegian artists, curators, educators and organisers working in the field of new music in the broadest sense.

The range of genres presented at HILO includes new contemporary music, experimental music, jazz, improvised music and sound art. The platform will include new composer commissions, original sound installations, interdisciplinary and educational projects.

Activities will be presented at 6 events in Poland and Norway in 2023 and 2 festivals in 2024.

HILO is also a platform for cooperation and knowledge exchange for institutions involved in the promotion of new forms of contemporary music in Poland and Norway.

The project is realised by the Contemporary Art Foundation In Situ Foundation and the International Cultural Laboratory in Sokołowsko.

Partners in the project are nyMusikk - Norway's centre for contemporary music, Sanatorium of Sound Festival, Only Connect Festival, Punkt Festival, University of Agder, Sokołowsko Jazz, Avant Art Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art LAZNIA, Ładne Historie Foundation and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Among the planned events, one should definitely mention the performance of new compositions written especially for The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners - a sixteen-member ensemble led by Italian composer Luciano Chessa - playing replicas of experimental instruments designed by Luigi Russolo (the so-called intonarumori). The project's premiere will take place on the 110th anniversary of the announcement of the Art of Noise manifesto, during the 9th edition of the Sanatorium of Sound Festival in Sokołowsko.

The curators of the project are Zuzanna Fogtt, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Turkiewicz, Bjørnar Habbestad, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, and Martel Ollerenshaw.

Artists participating in HILO 2023 include: John Hegre, Aleksandra Słyż, Erlend Apneseth & Joanna Duda, Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity (with André Roligheten, Petter Eldh), Gerard Lebik, Guoste Tamulynaite, Jacek Sotomski, Jon Wesseltoft, Klaus Holm, Lutosławski Quartet (Artur Rozmysłowicz, Maciej Młodawski, Marcin Markowicz, Roksana Kwaśnikowska), Arve Henriksen, Erik Honoré, Jan Bang, Maciej Obara, Anja Lauvdal, Ole Morten Vågan, Veslemøy Narvesen, Magdaléna Manderlová, Marek Chołoniewski, Mariam Gviniashvili, Martyna Kosecka, Martyna Poznańska, Mike McCormick, Motif (Atle Nymo, Eivind Lønning, Håkon Mjåset Johansen, Håvard Wiik, Ole Morten Vågan), Piotr Peszat, Robert Piotrowicz, Siema Ziemia (Andrzej Konieczny, Fryderyk Szulgit, Kacper Krupa, Paweł Stachowiak), Teoniki Rożynek, Zosia Hołubowska, The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners - Luciano Chessa - Conductor many others.

In 2023 and 2024, during the aforementioned festivals in Poland and Norway, HILO will present 111 events showcasing new trends in European music.

The project HILO - Norwegian-Polish Platform for new Music Development is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under Action 2 Improving access to culture and the arts of the Culture Programme within the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.

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March 22, 2024
Sanatorium of Sound 10 - spring
March 15, 2024
Sokołowsko Jazz meets Punkt Festival 2024
August 11, 2023
Sanatorium of Sound 9
August 18, 2023
CCA Laznia
August 31, 2023
Punkt Festival
September 8, 2023
Sokołowsko Jazz meets Punkt Festival
September 19, 2023
Avant Art Festival
October 14, 2023


The project 'HILO - Norwegian-Polish Platform for new Music Development' was co-financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA) 2014-2021 and the state budget.