Elżbieta Sikora. Born in 1943 in Lwow, Poland, Elzbieta Sikora studied music composition with Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudziński in Warsaw, Poland, with Betsy Jolas in Paris and electro-acoustic music composition with Pierre Schaeffer and François Bayle in Paris. In 1973 she founded, with Wojciech Michniewski and Krzysztof Knittel the Group of Composers KEW. Scholarships from the French Government at IRCAM, Paris, the City of Mannheim, and the Kosciuszko Foundation at CCRMA (Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford, have enriched the composer’s international outlook.

Elzbieta Sikora has received among others: II Prize for her opera Ariadna, at the Composers Competition in Dresden, Germany, Prix Magisterium for Aquamarina in Bourges, France. She has been awarded  by SACEM, received the SACD Prize Nouveau Talent Musique, in Paris, France for her opera L’Arrache-coeur. She received the Cross of Merit from the Polish Government in 1997.  In 2004 she was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.  From 1985 to 2005 Elzbieta Sikora thought at the Music Conservatory and at the Fine Art School in Angoulême. In 2004 and 2007 she was visiting professor at the University of Chicago. For her last opera Madame Curie she received several prizes in Poland and in France. From 2011 to 2017 Elzbieta Sikora was artistic director of Musica Electronica Nova Festival, Wroclaw, Poland.

Elzbieta Sikora lives and works in Paris, France.

Her works, published by PWM, are performed around the world. 

Many are on CD’s.

Trois tunnels et un arrêt (3 tunnels 1 stop)

Composed at the M&R studio between 2016 and 2017.

Originally, there is a friendly conversation with Annette Vande Gorne after one of the concerts at the Futura festival and a desire to work in a studio again. Before that, I notice the sound of the tunnel of the Gare du Midi station where the tramway number 3 takes me. My attachment to the tramway is well known. We record.

Then there’s immense pleasure in grinding things and other wood, metal and glass in the studio and a long musical work follows.

The tunnels hide many mysteries and have seen many things.

They whisper and shout them in our ears.

Thank you Annette for bringing me so friendly back to your kingdom of sounds.

The piece realized at Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium