This modern multimedia performance based on the stories of Stanisław Lem (author of Solaris, among others) will appeal to both younger audiences and all lovers of science fiction literature. The main theme is to show the advantages and dangers of human interaction with the emerging independent artificial intelligence. It is an interactive play – the course of the play is influenced by the audience via a specially developed app for smartphones. The multimedia nature of the piece consists of the broad use of electronics, animation projection and interactive elements controlled by a mobile app.

The performance is based on a composition by Szymon Stanisław Strzelec: Tales of Pirx the Pilot.

The technological and musical solutions used in the piece create an easily accessible atmosphere for the audience. At the same time, as a production of the Delirum Edition, this project is a search for new forms of performance to make contemporary art accessible to a younger, larger audience.




Szymon Stanislaw Strzelec – born in 1990 in Kraków (PL), is a composer, sound artist and author of several solo, chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic compositions, as well as soundtracks for short experimental and animated films.

In 2017, during the ROSTRUM+ competition, his piece “L’Atelier de sensorité” for amplified prepared cello was rated second best by 29 national radio stations from four continents, earning a recommendation from the Palermo-based International Rostrum of Composers (in the category “Composers under 30”). The composition also made it to the top three of the most interesting contemporary pieces on the list of the Danish radio Klassisk. In 2015, he received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievement.

Strzelec’s works have been performed by artists and ensembles from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Furthermore, they have been in the programme at numerous international festivals, including Warsaw Autumn (PL 2014, 2015, 2017), International Electroacoustic Music Festival CIME/ICEM & Conference in Denton, TX (USA, 2014), Donaueschinger Musiktage: Next GENERATION Programme (DE, 2014), JIMEC – Les Journées Internationales de la Musique Electroacoustique et de la Créativité in Amiens (FR, 2015), New Music Course in Kiev (UKR, 2015), Musica Polonica Nova and the special European Capital of Culture edition of TAURON Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław (PL, 2016, 2019), 23. Treffen junger Komponisten in Apeldoorn (NL,2017), Música e Arte: Correspondent Sonatas in Santiago de Compostela (ESP, 2017), Composer Collider with Ensemble musikFabrik with Harry Partch instruments (Cologne, DE, 2018), CODES: Festival of Traditional and Avantgarde Music (PL, 2018), BEM18 (Brussels Electronic Marathon, BEL, 2018) or Festival Mikrotöne Basel (CH, 2019).

Strzelec studied classical composition with Zbigniew Bargielski (2011-14), complemented by an in-depth specialisation in electroacoustic and algorithmic composition with Magdalena Długosz (2014-2018) at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland. He also honed his skills in numerous master classes, most notably with Caspar Johannes Walter, Mark Andre, Richard Ayres, Joe Cutler, Clemens Gadenstätter, Zygmunt Krauze, Johannes Kreidler, Mayke Nas, Enno Poppe, Stefan Prins, Uroš Rojko, Manos Tsangaris and Jennifer Walshe.




Ivo Reis, visual artist, presents ANIMATEK as an exoskeleton of performance and creative thinking.

His language encompasses genres such as sensory cinema, video mapping, documentary cinema, fiction and audiovisual performance. His inspiration comes from the fascination of light, the way it moves and defines space, with nuances of temperature, colour and sensations that travel through time and harbour memories.

In the universe of cinema, audiovisuals and new media, it has evolved into practical and multidisciplinary applications of contrast, fusion and complementation.

The recreation of immersive images emerges from experiences lived with different cultural and geographical connections in a transdisciplinary and intercultural field of vision. In this field, his ideas take shape, expression and message. They are considered tools of interpretation and transcultural expansion, the result of ethnographic research with the dynamism of the digital laboratory.



Delirium Electric Ensemble 


Clarinets: George Zervos

Saxophones: Miguel Fernández de la Fuente

(E-)trombone: Paco Olmedo

Percussion/Electronics: Jérémie Pannetier

E-Keyboard: Marianna Angel Ramelli

E-Guitar: Yite Chang

Sound Engineer: Daniel Miska

Animation: Animatek (Ivo Reis) & Espectro Visivel (Vanessa Fernandes)

Wiktor Kociuban Artistic Director