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Twórczość Marty Ptaszyńskiej a styl późny XX-wiecznej moderny
The Works of Marta Ptaszyńska in the Context of the Late Style of the Modern Period

Author(s): Anna Granat-Janki
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The music of Marta Ptaszyńska clearly reflects the characteristic features of late modernism, also called post-modernity. It is possible to observe in her music an original combination of the traditional and the avant-garde, whose mutual relationship changed in the particular periods of her artistic activity. The connections with tradition are accentuated through the use of quotations, allusions and references, which allows for a more intertextual reading of her music. Ptaszyńska’s compositions often blur the boundaries between the elite and the egalitarian. The composer imitates street music and incorporates the jazz idiom into her works. Her music always aims at a multimedia approach, thus constituting a 20th-centuryequivalent to the ancient syncretic art. It is also possible to notice a turn in the directionof the religious culture, as well as the presence of humanist themes. Ptaszyńska’s worksperfectly illustrate how the music of different cultures and nations can intermingle, as itsignifies the influence of globalisation and spatial mobility of the composer. The constantcontact with the Polish culture, alongside the experience of different cultures—American,Asian, African—influence the emergence of the composer’s transcultural identity.

  • Page Range: 76-91
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish