There has never been a better time to explore the world of sound than now. The auditory turn in contemporary culture has been associated with the emergence of new, viable fields in the world of art as well as new disciplines of science, which are situated among the social sciences, politics and ecology.
MUSIC CREATION AND COPYRIGHT IN THE WEB 2.0 ERA. INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL TODD, ASCAP DIRECTOR OF FILM AND TV MUSIC
Michael Todd, Senior Director of film, TV music and Visual media at The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) provides a special insight into the film music industry, discusses difficult compromises in show business and explains how social media affects the careers of today’s composers and songwriters.
From mealtimes and eating habits to popular ingredients and dishes, we explain all there is to know about the vibrant world of Spanish cuisine.
It is commonly said that Spanish cuisine pleases the most demanding palates all over the world. After all, la cocina española is famous for its distinctive flavors, wonderful aromas, intense colors, and centuries-old recipes.
The Spanish tend to live life to the fullest. Whether they are marking big moments or small, there is always a reason to celebrate in the land of fiestas. Of course, being a top producer of beer and wine means that there’s ample liquid to fuel these festivities in Spain. So if you’re ready to dive in, this guide will help you navigate the world of Spanish drinks and drinking culture,
Man faced with ecological catastrophe has become one of the most frequently explored topics in contemporary cinema. With the rise of the emerging genre of climate fiction (cli-fi) movies, there have appeared questions about how much cinematic visions of eco-disasters make a difference to how people react to environmental concerns.
Polish-Jewish relations have always aroused the interest of global opinion due to their complex history. Poland is currently rediscovering its great Jewish tradition and is starting to consider it to be a significant and inseparable part of its own identity and history.
Perceived as “the decadent music of the west” and suppressed by communists, jazz nonetheless found its way to exist in the countries of the Eastern Bloc during the Stalinist era.
The artistic and commercial successes of the trilogy Three Colors: Blue, White, Red ranked Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski among the most recognized artists of world cinema.
A provocative crime story with a significant environmental message, the movie Spoor is based on a novel by 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Olga Tokarczuk.
A classic crime story centres on criminal acts and the investigation led by those who uphold the law. The movie Spoor subverts this traditional genre convention and blurs the commonly accepted distinctions between perpetrator and victim, and law and lawlessness.
One of the first witnesses of the European refugee crisis was Dr Pietro Bartolo. As the chief of health services on the Italian island Lampedusa, Dr Bartolo has been providing medical care to more than 250 000 migrants and refugees since 1991. On a daily basis, Dr Bartolo faces the most difficult decisions to make as a doctor and as a human being.
Acting is variety- Interview with Joan Allen, Tony Award winner, and three-time Academy Award nominee
Joan Allen talks about her role in the final season of “The Killing”, revealing methods she uses to emotionally connect to the material, and discussing how motherhood has changed the course of her career.
Coming-of-age dramas have always attracted moviegoers who crave something more than two hours of pure entertainment at the cinema. In our time of big and accelerating social and technological changes, the world of children and teenagers seems to be a particularly fascinating topic for artists to explore.
Annually organized in the spring in Krakow, the International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera is one of the most distinctive film events in Central Europe. Many are impressed with this multi-faceted event for its cultural diversity. The audience is presented with original and uncompromising movies presented by foreign and Polish filmmakers alike.
For the last nine years, YouTube has become a part of the biggest cultural revolution since the hippie era. Here, creativity and imagination are most appreciated. In this world, lines between fact and fiction become especially blurred. Here, the use of mystification can grab the attention of millions and can sometimes become a ticket to a real career.
The situation of LGBT persons in Poland recently attracted international media attention after controversial comments made by the former Polish president Lech Wałęsa in a television interview: gay MPs should sit in the back row of parliament or even ‘behind a wall’. What does reality look like for sexual minorities in Poland? Are homophobia levels as high in this country as some sources indicate?