1st Edition

Popular Polish Electronic Music, 1970–2020 A Cultural History

By Ewa Mazierska Copyright 2021
    226 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    226 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Popular Polish Electronic Music, 1970–2020 offers a cultural history of popular Polish electronic music, from its beginning in the late 1960s/early 1970s up to the present day, in the context of Polish economic, social and political history, and the history of popular music in this country.

    From the perspective of production, scene, industry and consumption, the volume considers the issue of access to electronic instruments in the 1970s and 1980s, and the variety of inspirations, such as progressive rock and folk music, that have contributed to the development of Polish electronic music as it is known today. The widespread contribution of Polish electronic music to film is also considered.

    This is a valuable resource for scholars and researchers of electronic music, popular music and (Eastern) European music and culture.


    Chapter 2

    The 1970s: The Beginnings of Electronic Popular Music in Poland

    Chapter 3

    The 1980s: Electronic Instruments Go Mainstream

    Chapter 4

    The 1990s: The Explosion of Techno and Disco Polo

    Chapter 5

    The 2000s and 2010s: Electronic Music in the Years of Crisis and Beyond


    Ewa Mazierska is Professor of film studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, UK.