MAJA TROCHIMCZYK

    Events and Lectures

Maja Trochimczyk reading from Poets on Site Chapbook for Japanese Gifts Exhibition,
 Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, February 2010
Reading from Poets on Site Chapbook for Japanese Gifts Exhibit, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, February 2010.


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Radio Interviews and Online Readings

Poets Cafe with Host Lois P. Jones, KPFK Broadcast, March 30, 2011.
Archival version on Tim Green's website.


Maja with Lois P. Jones at the Poets Cafe, KPFK Radio, October 2, 2010.

  • January 8, 2016 - "Family Stories,", "The Odds" and "Incense," from Slicing the Bread read at the 72rd Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association in Altanta, GA
  • November 2015 - "A Study with Cherries", "The Lady with an Ermine, and "An Invitation to the Dance", with Edoardo Torbianelli, antique pianoforte, International Szymanowska Symposium in Paris, France.
  • February 2015 - "Slicing the Bread" Video, the Rattle Poetry Series at the Flintridge Bookstore. PoetryLA.org.
  • "Tiger Nights" reading for the National Poetry Month, Sunland-Tujunga Library, April 5, 2014.
  • April 2014 - "Look at me..." read at Village Poets reading, Sunland Tujunga Library. April 5, 2014.
  • February 2012 - Three Postcards from Paris, reading at the Bolton Hall Museum, in Tujunga recorded by Poetry.LA
  • September 2011 - Three poems in the 40th Anniversary Audio Tour of the Pacific Asia Museum, to listen call the Museum's number and enter the number of the stop: "A Box of Peaches" written on the Gau Prayer Box, poem accompanied by Rick Wilson on Nepalese flute, tel. 626-628-9690, 455#; "An Embroidery Lesson" written on the Chinese courtier's robe with dragons, accompanied by Rick Wilson on Chinese flute, and followed by a reading by Mari Werner, call 626-628-9690, 464#; and "Smiling Buddha" - #445.
  • May 2010 - An Ode of the Lost, dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and all Polish exiles, and "A Portrait in Brackets". The first reading as Poet Laureate at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010.
  • September 2009 - "Illuminata" ("I want that crown") accompanied by Rick Wilson, posted on the website of the Pacific Asia Museum's award-winning Audio Tour of the Permanent Collection, Himalayan Art (Yab Yum and Crown).


"Slicing the Bread" Book Tour 2015


Friday, February 20th, at 8:30 p.m. Santa Monica Third Fridays at the Rapp Saloon Poetry Reading Hosted by Elena Secota Featured Poet, with Joe Camhi The Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, https://www.facebook.com/events/332585603610874/

Sunday, February 22nd, at 4:30 p.m. Village Poets Monthly Reading. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. Featured Poet.

Thursday, February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Ventura Ventura Poets Reading hosted by Phil Taggart “Voices of Survivors” book reading from “Slicing the Bread” with Ed Rosenthal reading from “A Desert Hat” inspired by being lost and found in the Mojave Desert E. P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 Phone (805) 648-2716

Friday, February 27th, at 8:00 p.m. Featured poet at Poetry Open Mike, Host Victor Sotomayor, Sylmar Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 13197 Gladstone Avenue "A" Sylmar, CA 91342 (cross street/210 exit: Hubbard) Phone:(818) 939-3433

Sunday, March 15th, at 4-6 p.m. Louis Jane Studio, Pasadena Poets And Verse – An Exploration Of Life’s Journey with Guest Artist: Lynda Pyka, and poets Cindy Rinne, Lois P. Jones, Deborah P. Kolodji, Taoli-Ambika Talwar, Gerda Govine and Kathabela Wilson Louis Jane Studio, 93 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, (626) 796-8333 Louisjane.com

Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00pm Moonday Poetry Hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones “Woman in Metaphor “Group Reading from an Anthology edited by Maria Elena B. Meyer Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 9101, Phone:(818) 790-0717 www.moondaypoetry.com

Saturday, May 9th, 3 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Poetry, Pasadena, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (east of Lake Blvd).

Saturday, May 16th, 8 p.m. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice “Crossing Dark Borders: The Poetry of Shadow, Shade and Long Night.” Lisa Cheby , Georgia Jones-Davis and Maja Trochimczyk celebrate the publication of their new chapbooks. Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-3006 www.beyondbaroque.org

Saturday, June 6th, at 4 p.m. Unbuckled Poetry in North Hollywood hosted by Radomir Luza. “Voices of Survivors” – a joint reading with Ed Rosenthal, author of The Desert Hat and survivor of being lost in the Mojave Desert. 10943 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, 91602 818-769-1145


Poetry Readings

  • January 10, 2014 - Foothills Poetry Festival, with Elsa Frausto and others at the Sunland Tujunga Library, reading poetry in translation.

  • October 25, 2014 - "Woman in Metaphor" Group Reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA.

  • July 19, 2014 - "Paws for Poetry" Animal Poetry Reading and Exhibition at the La Crescenta Public Library, with Village Poets and Guests.
  • July 4, 2014 - Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade, Poets Convertible with new Poet Laureate, Elsa S. Frausto and Village Poets.
  • April 29, 2014 - Two Romantic Poems at the Maria Szymanowska Salon in Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences, part of the Szymanowska Conference.
  • Shadows - Leaves - Roses, a Solo Photography Exhibit at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, September 1 to 22, 2013. Photos from the opening reception and poetry reading in a Picasa Web Album. A report with selected poems and images on Poetry Laurels, September 3, 2013.
  • July 4, 2013 - Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade, Poets Convertible with Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt and Joe DeCenzo
  • April 29, 2013 - Co-Inspirators: Poets, Artists, Musicians - group reading at the Pasadena Public Library, Wright Auditorium, with Rey R. Luminarias, Susan Dobay, Kathabela Wilson, and others
  • April 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. - "Co-inspirators: Poets, Painters, Music-makers" group reading at Pasadena Public Library, Wright Auditorium, Walnut St., Pasadena, organized by Rey Romea Luminarias

  • April 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. - Village Poets at La Crescenta Public Library, group reading with Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt, Joe DeCenzo, Beverly Collins, Mari Werner, and Bryan Story
  • April 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - Westside Women Writers at Topanga Public Library, group reading of poetry about Southern California, with Millicent Borges Accardi, Kathi Stafford, Lois P. Jones, Georgia Jones-Davis, Susan Rogers, and Sonya Sabanac
  • March 19, 2013 - Poets on Site at the Indelible Ink Monthly Reading at Cafe Bizou, Pasadena, with Bryan Story, Susan Dobay, and Rick Wilson
  • March 16, 2013 - Village Poets at the Bite Me Art Exhibition, McGroarty Arts Center, Tjunga. See the Photos in Picasa Album.
  • Monthly Poetry Readings at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, introducing featured poets, last Sunday of each monthvillagepoets.blogspot.com

  • Monthly events of Helena Modjeska Arts and Culture Club, 2010-2012, organizer and manager of 36 events; for details visit the Modjeska Club Website

  • March 2, 2013 - "Colonnade Gallery Exhibition Opening" Group Reading of Poets on Site at the Opening of the "Inspired by Nature" exhibition at the Colonnade Gallery, Pasadena.
  • LI>February 21, 2013 - "Poets Cafe Listening Party" Reading of Poets featured on Poets' Cafe KPFK, the Wilson's Salon

  • February 9, 2013 - "Impressions of China," Group Reading of Poets on Site at the opening of Susan Dobay's Exhibition at Altadena Public Library.

  • December 15, 2012 - "The Place of Stones" inspired by Richard Stewart's sculptures in Il Bandito Park, forthcoming in a book of poetry and photographs The Rocks of Rancho Tujunga, recorded for a documentary film on Stewart.
  • December 14, 2012 - "Poets on Site" group reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA. Event coordinator
  • Maja Trochimczyk and Kathabela Wilson, Pasadena, May 2012
    Maja Trochimczyk with Kathabela Wilson at the first Pasadena LitFest
    Book Fair, May 2012, with books by Poets on Site and Moonrise Press.

  • July 22, 2012 - Group Reading from "Meditations on Divine Names" (Moonrise Press, 2012), at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga.
  • June 30, 2012 - Featured Poet at the Catalina Branch of Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA.

  • May 30, 2012 - "Aliens in California" - Poetry inspired by the art of immigrants, featured solo reading illustrated by artwork and photographs by Susan Dobay, Henry Fukuhara, and others, solo reading at the American Corner, Gdansk, Poland.
  • April 15, 2012 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony to end the two-year term as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA. Other poets: Dorothy Skiles (new Poet Laureate), Kathabela Wilson, Just Kibbe, Joe DeCenzo and Marlene Hitt.
  • February 18, 2012 - On Awakening" - Group reading from an anthology of poetry inspired by a series of Susan Dobay's paintings, Poets on Site event at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, reading four poems.

  • December 30, 2011 - "Paris, Szymanowska and Water Lilies" at Kathabela and Rick Wilson's Salon, Pasadena; the first reading of poetry inspired by Ron Libbrecht's Paris and Monet's Water Lilies
  • October 1, 2011 - Maria Szymanowska Salon, Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences, part of International Conference, The Woman of Europe: Maria Szymanowska, reading "The Shooting Star," "An Ode of the Lost," and "How to Make a Mazurka""
  • September 24, 2011 - "One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change" reading by Westside Women Writers in Tarzana, California, a part of an international project of poetry for peace.

  • September 21, 2011 - "Recovery Month Poetry Reading" at Phoenix House Orange County, featured poet

  • September 18, 2011 - "Painted my Way" Exhibit of the 14th Annual Henry Fukuhara Plein Air Workshop at Manzanar Internment Camp, APC Gallery, Torrance.
  • September 4, 2011 - "Artists and Poets" Exhibition at Scenic Drive Gallery in Monrovia, "Tiger Nights" and "For Kathabela" reading, the exhibition features "The Water of Life" and "Tiger Nights" digital photo-art assemblages.

  • August 19, 2011 - Featured Poet at the Rapp Saloon, with host Elena Secota
  • August 13, 2011 - Poetry Corner at an Annual Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, poetry for children, organized with Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga
  • August 8, 2011 - Featured Poet at Moonday West Poetry Readings, with Lucia Galloway, Pacific Palisades
  • August 6, 2011 - Poets' Picnic in Benicia, California - Poets Laureate Reunion

  • July 11, 2011 - Guest Poet in Upward Bound Poetry Class by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Occidental College
  • May 28, 2011 - "The Spiritual Quartet" in Ventura, group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar.

  • March 27, 2011 - "The Spiritual Quartet" at Village Poets Monthly Reading, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, with Lois P. Jones and Susan Rogers.
  • March 9, 2011 - "Imagine Poetry" with Dr. Blues (guitar), Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council Meeting.
  • March 4, 2011 - "Read America" with Poetry reading to students at Pacoima Charter Elementary, Grade 5 and Grade 3.
  • January 8, 2011 - "Growing Up Polish, Becoming American" Poetry Reading, the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Boston, Mass.
  • January 2, 2011 - "Two Haiga for the Year of the Rabbit" at a Holiday Party of the Southern California Haiku Association Meeting, Long Beach.

  • December 11, 2010 - "Christmas Poem," at Little Landers Society's Annual Christmas Party, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga.
  • December 4, 2010 - "Indigo: Poetry and Japanese Pottery in Blue and White" group reading at a Pacific Asia Museum Exhibition, presentation of a chapbook edited by Kathabela Wilson

  • November 13, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries IV" group reading at the Chopin and Paderewski Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
  • October 17, 2010 - "Healing from the Ashes" reading for an exhbition dedicated to artwork based on artifacts from the Station Fire, Sunland, 3:00 p.m.

  • October 10, 2010 - "The Art of Toti O'Brian" at the Flintridge Bookstore, Poets on Site event, 3:00 p.m.

  • September 25, 2010 - "Chopin Lecture, Recital and Poetry Reading" at Polish Festival LA, Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, 1 p.m.
  • September 23, 2010 - Poetry at Cypress College, featured poet with Susan Rogers, Dani Antman, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar, 7 p.m.
  • September 22, 2010 - "Voices of Recovery" celebrating National Recovery Month at Phoenix House, Venice, with Jon Epstein, 2. p.m.
  • September 19, 2010 - "Poetry in the Foothills," featured poet with Ross Paterson, and James Pinkerton, at the Flintridge Bookstore, La Canada Flintridge, 3 p.m.
  • September 18, 2010 - "Annual Manzanar Workshop" Poets on Site group reading at APC Gallery in Torrance, CA, 5 p.m.
  • September 16, 2010 - "Voices of Recovery" celebrating National Recovery Month at Phoenix House Orange County, Santa Ana
  • September 12, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries III" group reading at Beyond Baroque, 3 p.m.

    Maja Trochimczyk and Kathabela Wilson, Pasadena, May 2012
    Maja Trochimczyk at the "Awakening" Reading, Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, 2012.

  • August 28, 2010 - Poets on Site at the Arlington Garden, Pasadena, group reading.
  • August 15, 2010 - Summer Poetry at the Lions' Club Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, 2 p.m.

  • June 5, 2010 - "Poetry Booth: Maja and Friends" at Puppetry Festival, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga.With poets Marlene Hitt, Justin Kibbe, Don Kingfisher Cambell, CaLokie, Beverly Collins, and Sharon Rizk.
  • May 23, 2010 - "Village Poets Open Reading" at Bolton Hall, Tujunga, 4:30 p.m., presentation as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga

  • May 8, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries II" Music and Poetry at a book publication party, group reading with Chopin's music played by pianist Wojciech Kocyan, Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, CA. See photos from the event in Picasa web album: Chopin II Photo Album.

  • May 8, 2010 - "Awards Ceremony for Local Volunteers," Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian, Field Office, Sunland-Tujunga. Reading of an occasional poem written especially for this event, "Mountain Watch."
  • May 1, 2010 - "Spiritual Quartet" - Group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar, Ocean Park Community Church, Santa Monica
  • April 25, 2010 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony, as newly elected Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga for 2010-2012, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga. See the Picasa Photo Album. Read Maja's occasional poem, "What I Love in Sunland" (Word download).
  • April 23, 2010 - "Tour of the World" Reading for Earth Day celebration, Ten Thousand Villages, Pasadena, event of Poets on Site. Reading of: "An Ode of the Lost" and "What I like in Poland."
  • April 18, 2010 - "Indian Miniatures" Exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Project. Reading of three poems: "Fearful Symmetry in Blue," Condemned" and "A Foreign Tale."

  • April 11, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries I" Music and Poetry at a book publication party, group reading with pianist Neal Galanter, at South Pasadena Public Library, CA. See the Chopin I Photo Album (Picasa web album site).

  • February 16, 2010 - Featured Poet at Azusa Pacific University, Chopin in Music and Poetry, piano recital organized by Roza Yoder and reading of poetry from Chopin with Cherries
  • February 13, 2010 - Poets on Site Reading for two exhibitions at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
  • February 7, 2010 - Featured Poet at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California.
  • January 9, 2010 - "Immigrant Experience in Poetry" special session at the Annual Meeting of the Polish-American Historical Association, San Diego; with Oriana Ivy, Lillian Vallee, and Linda Nemec Foster.

  • September 26, 2009 - APT Gallery, Torrance, Poems for "Henry Fukuhara Annual Watercolor Workshop at Manzanar Internment Camp" Poets on Site chapbook event.

    Maja Trochimczyk with Paul Krekorian, May 2010
    Reading for Awards Ceremony of LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian, May 2010.

  • August 22, 2009 - Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Chapbook Presentation - Permanent Collection Audio Tour: 11 poems published in the Chapbook (Magnolia Courtyard, Horse of the Earth, A Cricket Sings, The Prayer Horn, The Mask of Chung, Illuminata, Deer in Flight, Buddha with Swans, The Arms of Mercy, Phoenix Dance, Exit Tanka). Listen to "Illuminata" and read the poem on Pacific Asia Museum website: Himalayan Art (Yab Yum and Crown).

  • August 9, 2009 - Radomir Luza's No-Ho Poetry Spectacular, North Hollywood. Featured Poet. Worshop reading from Rose Always in preparation for a stage version.

  • August 2, 2009 - Kath Abela's Poetry Salon, Pasadena, Chopin with Cherries Lecture and Book Project Presentation
  • July 22, 2009 - Upward Bound, Occidental College, guest poet for a high school class of Don Kingfisher Campbell (love poems, with examples by Sappho and from The Song of Songs)
  • July 12, 2009 - Pacific Asia Museum, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation (On Fear of Contentment, On Ganesha's Wisdom, The Soil of Faith)

  • June 6, 2009 - Featured Poet at Emerging Urban Poets, Pasadena Public Library, Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., 2 p.m.
  • May 30, 2009 - Group Reading for "Bodies Mapping Time: New Portraits of Women" by J. Michael Walker, at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042, 7:00 p.m.(For Kim, For Lois, and two love poems)
  • May 23, 2009 - Memorial Day Weekend Small Press Festival, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St. Santa Monica, CA 90405. Reading and Moonrise Press presentation

  • April 4, 2009 - Altadena Public Library, Poetry and Cookies Publication Party, Group Reading (Tulip Dust, The Taste of the Sky)

  • April 2, 2009 - Napa Elementary School, Northridge, 5th Grade - Poets in the Classroom, site visit and teaching session, reading 4 poems (The Crown, In Passing 6, haiku, The Arrow)

  • March 7, 2009 - Pasadena Public Library, Catalina Branch, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly no. 41, Publication Party

  • October 26, 2008 - Pasadena Central Library, guest host, reading "Colors of the Fall" collection and guests.

  • September 12, 2008 - Featured Poet, Pasadena Library, semi-staged reading from Rose Always.

  • September 6, 2008 - Torrance Fine Arts and Graphics Gallery, Exhibition from the 11th Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop: Expressions and Interpretations of Alabama Hills, Manzanar, and Keeler, Poems on the work of 40 artists on site, including Henry Fukuhara, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • August 23, 2008 - Chaffey Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Milford Zornes, World War II Art, in India, China, Burma, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • August 5, 2008 - Featured Poet, National Night Out, Allendale Branch, Pasadena Public Library, semi-staged reading from Rose Always, with Engleman

  • July 26, 2008 - APC Fine Arts Gallery, Torrance, Three Generations: Ron Libbrecht, Bill Anderson, Milford Zornes, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • May 4, 2008 - Pacific Asia Museum, Poems for Otagaki Rengetsu, Ceramic Artist and Poet, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • April 24, 2008 Fish Canyon Falls, Ten Thousand Villages, Earth Day Poems, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation
  • March 1, 2008 - San Marino Gallery, Pasadena, Milford Zornes 100th Birthday Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • February 24, 2008 - Pasadena Museum of California Art, Milton Zornes Watercolors Exhibition, Poets on Site Reading and Chapbook Presentation

  • January 28, 2008 - Featured Poet, Monday Night Poetry, Santa Catalina Branch, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena


Conference Papers:

  1. January 2-4, 2015. "The Impact of Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz's American Years on Spiewy Historyczne," at the 72nd Annual meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, New York.

  2. June 19-20, 2014. "On Fashion, Portraits, and the Professional Image of Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)," The Fifth World Congress of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, June 22, 2014.

  3. April 28-29, 2014. "'Les Chants historiques' de Niemcewicz, et tout particuli�rement - ceux de Maria Szymanowska" at the 2nd Internaional Conference about Maria Szymanowska, 2e Colloque international sur Maria Szymanowska et son temps Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences.

  4. January 3, 2014. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943" - Paper read at the 71st Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.

  5. November 17-18, 2013. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943," invited paper for "The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews, 1920-1960: Identity, Politics and Culture," Arizona State University, November 17-18, 2013.
  6. June 30, 2013 - "Maria Szymanowska: The Court Pianist of the Tsarinas" Lecture with pianist Wojciech Kocyan, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

  7. March 15, 2013 - Panelist at UCLA/SAPC Special Lecture on Synthetic Drugs, with Beth Rutkowski, UCLA and Jonathan Whitfield, M.D., Medical Director of Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles, at SAPC Auditorium, Alhambra, CA

  8. "Gorecki in America: From Copernicus to Sorrowful Songs" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, New Orleans, LA, January 3, 2013.
  9. "On the State of Polish Music in 1942" - paper read at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Boston, MA, September 6-8, 2012.

  10. "A Century of Musical Exiles and Emigrants: From Jan Pychowski to Marta Ptaszynska" at the International Conference "East Central Europe in Exile: Patterns of Transatlantic Migrations" - Gdansk, Poland, University of Gdansk, June 3, 2012.
  11. "Created by Stalin, Embraced by Emigrants: Mazowsze and Slask and Polish Folk Dance in California" at the Fifth Workshop "American Ethnicity: Rethinking Old Issues, Asking New Questions," Krakow, Poland, Jagiellonian University, May 29, 2012.
  12. "Defining Polish Culture in California: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association Chicago, Il., January 6, 2012.
  13. "Genius and the Virtues of 'Sense and Sensibility' in the Image of Maria Szymanowska" paper read at the First International Symposium on Maria Szymanowska, "Maria Szymanowska Colloque," Paris, Academy of Sciences, October 1, 2011. The conference report in Polish Music Newsletter December 2012.
  14. "A Polish-American Composer: Who is Marta Ptaszynska?" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011
  15. "Defining Polish Culture in California: The 40th Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011.
  16. "The Death of Chopin in Art and Poetry" - Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, 8 January 2011, Boston, Mass.
  17. "Images of Paderewski: Archangel, Idol, Statesman" at the Chopin & Paderewski Conference, Loyola College, Chicago, November 11-13, 2010.

  18. "Chopin in Polish-American Poetry: Lost Home, Found Beauty." Paper and presentation of anthology Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse at the joint conference of Polish American Historical Association and Jagiellonian University, June 26, 2010, Krakow, Poland.

  19. "From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." Paper and presentation of anthology Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse at the 3rd International Chopin Congress, February 25-March 1, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

  20. "An Archangel at the Piano: Paderewski's Image and his American Audience." Paper read at the 124th annual meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, San Diego, January 8, 2010.

  21. "Celebrity in Decline: Paderewski's Musical and Political Reception in America 1919-1939" ("Muzyczna i polityczna recepcja Paderewskiego w Ameryce 1919-1939,") paper read at the Third Conference "Topos narodowy w muzyce polskiej, 1919-1939", Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland, November 16-17, 2009.
  22. "From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." 67th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Jersey City, New Jersey, 14 June 2009.
  23. "1968 - Operation Danube, ISCM, and Polish Music." International Conference "Polish Music After 1945" Christ Church University, Canterbury, U.K., May 2, 2009

  24. "Marta Ptaszynska's Music for Percussion." 63rd Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, New York, 3-4 June 2006.
  25. "The Impact of Polish State Ensembles, Mazowsze and Slask, On Folk Dance Movement in the U.S." Session on "Polish Dance in the U.S." at the 62nd Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
  26. "Paderewski and Nossig, Szymanowski and Fitelberg: Polish - Jewish Collaborations in Music." Session on "Jewish Presence in Polish Music" at the 62nd Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
  27. "Chopin, Paderewski and Southern California," at "The Image of Poland" - University of La Verne, May 14, 2005.
  28. "Lutoslawski's Manuscripts in Los Angeles: Compositional Revisions to Novelette and Paroles tissées," Symposium of International Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia, 14 July 2004.
  29. "Towards Poland's National Style: Paderewski or Szymanowski?" at the Third International Conference on 20th Century Music, Nottingham, U.K., June 26-29, 2003.
  30. "Poland's National Composer: Szymanowski or Paderewski?" presented at a session on "Polish National Composers" at the 61 Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 6, 2003.
  31. "How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." Society for American Music, Tempe, Arizona, 27 February 2003.
  32. "From Mrs. Szymanowska to Mr. Poldowski: Career Choices of Nineteenth-Century Polish Women Composers." Session "Seen and Heard? Women Painters, Performers, and Composers in Poland," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Meeting. 21-24 November 2002, Pittsburgh.
  33. "How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." American Musicological Society. Columbus, Ohio, 31 October- 3 November 2002.
  34. "Paderewski in Poetry: From Master of Harmonies to Poland's Savior." Session on "Paderewski and Sembrich." Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
  35. "Paderewski and Stojowski: A Musical Friendship," Session on "Elsner and Stojowski." Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
  36. "Towards A National Musicology - Scholars and Polish Music" invited paper for a commemorative conference "History in Musicology - Musicology in History" dedicated to Prof. Michal Bristiger, Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences; 10-12 December 2001, Warsaw, Poland.
  37. "Musical Poetry of Cracow: Ewa Demarczyk and 'Piwnica pod Baranami.'" Interdisciplinary panel, "Socialist or Magic Realism? Artist and State in Post-war Krakow," the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies" in Arlington Virginia, 17-20 November 2001.
  38. "Folk Song and the Polish Nation: A 20th-Century History." Symposium during Polish Music Festival "In Solidarity", University of California, Santa Barbara, 29 April 2001.
  39. "Passion, Mourning, and the Black Angels: Ewa Demarczyk as the Voice of the Nation," at a symposium, "Poland: Music, Lyric, Nation," University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities, 21 April 2001.
  40. "Political, Aesthetic, and Ethical Aspects of Henryk Gorecki's "Catholic" Music. Session "Catholic Music in Slavic Europe," National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 9-12 November 2000, Denver, Colorado (Also a respondent at another session at the same conference).

  41. "Bogurodzica' Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music." Intercongressional Symposium, International Musicological Society, Budapest, August 2000.
  42. "Constructing the Immigrant Self: Polish Jewish Composers in the U.S." Session on Jewish and emigre composers at the 58th Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. 600th anniversary of Jagiellonian University, KrakĂłw, 16-18 June 2000.
  43. "Plato, Stalin and Friends: Censorship in Music." Panel on Censorship and Propaganda in the Arts, USC Arts Festival, "The Indelicate Line," USC, Los Angeles, 29 March 2000.
  44. "From Circles to Nets: on the Signification of Spatial Sound Imagery in New Music" International Symposium "Sound in Space" - CREATE, Computer Music Center, University of California at Santa Barbara, 18-19 March 2000.
  45. "Postcommunist and Postmodern: New Music from Poland" Special Session at the 1999 Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, November 1999.
  46. "Defining a Nation: Polish Communities and Symbols in Music" Panel Session at the 1999 Meeting of the AMS, 4 November 1999 (Session Chair and Organizer).
  47. "From Art to Kitsch: Reflections on the Imitations of Chopin's Style" presented at the 2nd International Chopin Congress, organized by Polish Chopin Academy and F. Chopin Society in Warsaw, October 1999.
  48. "Chopin and the Polish Race: Political Dimensions of Chopin Reception" presented at session on "Chopin Appropriated" at The Age of Chopin: The Chopin Sesquicentennial Symposium Indiana University, Bloomington, September 1999.
  49. "Chopin and Women Composers." Special Session "Context and Reception of Chopin's Music" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, New York, June 1999.
  50. "Parallels and Intersections: Constructing New Forms in Polish Art and Music." Colloquium of Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLa and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, June 1999.
  51. "Poles without the Polka: Cultural Identity of Polish Composers Immigrating to the U.S. during and After World War II." Paper read at the 1999 Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music. Forth Worth, Texas, 13 March 1999.
  52. "Penderecki's Ubu Rex and Surrealism in Polish Music Theater." International Conference on Penderecki's Musical Theatre, Cracow, Poland, September 1998.

  53. "Composing in Color: Marta Ptaszynska's Liquid Light." Invited paper for the 1998 "Frau Musica Nova" Conference about "Women Composers of Our Time", Cologne, Germany, October 1998. members.aol.com/FrauMusica. Also read at the Annual Joint Meeting of the Northern/Central and Pacific/Southwest Chapters of the AMS, USC, 24 April 1999.
  54. "The Identity Question: Polish Jewish Composers in California." International Conference "Polish/ Jewish/Music!" November 1998, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
  55. Bogurodzica Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music. Paper read at an Interdisciplinary Conference The Yearning for the Middle Ages. Org. by Dorothea Redepenning and Annette Kreutziger-Herr, University of Heildelberg, Germany, April 1998.
  56. Neoclassicism and Avant-garde?: The Aesthetics of Grazyna Bacewicz" Presented at Women in Music: Music History Symposium during A Day with Women's Music, Polish Music Center, USC School of Music, Los Angeles, April 1998.
  57. "Henryk Gorecki's Multi-Ethnic Concept of Polish Musical Identity" Special Session:"The Appropriation of Folk Music by Eastern European Composers" University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, January 1998.
  58. "Gorecki and the Paradigm of the Maternal. Presented at the Gorecki Phenomenon: A Music History Symposium, Gorecki Autumn at USC, 1-5 October 1997, Los Angeles. Also read at the Joint Meeting of Southern and Northern Pacific Chapters of the AMS, University of California, Santa Cruz, April 1998.
  59. "New Insights into Lutoslawski's Concept of the Sound Plane" 1997 Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory, Phoenix, Arizona (31 October, 9:00-12:00; AMS/SMT Session "Lutoslawski and Schnebel"). Conference Program
  60. "Spatiality of Sound and Stream Segregation in Contemporary Music." Paper presented at the 16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society, Study Session: "Auditory Scene Analysis: Future Directions for Musicological Research" London, Royal College of Music, 14-20 August 1997.
  61. "Dans la Nuit: The Themes of Night and Death in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre." Invited paper for the 1997 International Lutoslawski Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, 27-28 June 1997.
  62. "Inter/national Features of the Polish School of Sonorism in the 1960s." Presented at the Session "National Style and International Attitude to Music," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium, 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  63. "A Mystic in the Cathedral: Musical Memory in Andriessen's Hadewijch." Presented at the Session: "The 20th century and the Middle Ages: Cases of musical memory," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium, 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  64. "Poland and Holland: Inter-nationalism in New Music" Presented at the Session "Ethnicity and Internationalism in the Arts," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium , 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  65. "Birdsong, Music, Ecology: Reflections on the Aesthetics of a natural art." Presented at the Haliburton Soundscape Workshop, of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Haliburton, Ontario, 29-31 July 1996.
  66. "A Triumph of Modernity: Xenakis's Kraanerg at the Opening of the National Arts Centre." (Paper co-authored with James Harley) Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, Brock University, St. Catharines, 2 June 1996

  67. "The 'Woman Composer' Debate from a Polish Perspective." Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, Brock University, May 1996.
  68. "'The living universe:' Natura naturans, natura naturata and Bartok's nature music idiom." British Musicology Conference, King's College, London, 18-21 April 1996.
  69. "Romancing Hildegard: Postmodern appropriations of a medieval composer." (co-authored with Catrena Flint) at an Interdisciplinary Conference, The Middle Ages in Contemporary Popular Culture, McMaster University, Hamilton, 29-31 March 1996.
  70. "Canadian music in a Canadian space: R. Murray Schafer's The Princess of the Stars." 22nd Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Washington, D.C., 21-24 March 1996.
  71. "Natura naturata and Natura naturans: musical representation and structural symbolism in Bartok's nature music idiom." International Bartok Colloquium, Szombathely, Hungary; 3-5 July 1995.
  72. "From Postmodernism to Ecomusicology: Towards a New Paradigm in Music Research." Spring Meeting of the AMS New York State--St. Lawrence Chapter, University of Ottawa, 8-9 April 1995.
  73. "Bacewicz, Picasso and the Legacy of Desire." The First UK Critical Musicology Conference "Goodbye great music?" Salford, United Kingdom, 1-2 April 1995.
  74. "The work of music revisited: Roman Ingarden's phenomenological aesthetics." 1994 Annual Conference of the Canadian University Music Society, Calgary, Alberta, 3-6 June 1994.
  75. "American experimental tradition re-examined: Henry Brant's spatial music." 1994 Conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Worcester, Massachusetts, 6-10 April 1994.
  76. "On the use(ful/less)ness of analysis for the performance of 20th-century music (Xenakis, Bartok, Stravinsky)." 1993 Conference of the Canadian University Music Society, Carleton University, Ottawa, May/June 1993.
  77. "Technique of comedy in Verdi's Falstaff." Spring Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY-College at Oswego, March 1993.
  78. "New music and ideology in Poland--case study: The ISCM World Music Days of 1968." Special Session on "Music, Ideology, and the State in Socialist Europe, 1945-1991" at the Annual Meeting of the AMS in Pittsburgh, November 1992.
  79. "The technique of spatial sound movement in the instrumental music of Iannis Xenakis." Fall Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY at Albany, October 1992.
  80. "The concept of musical space in music theory and aesthetics (1930s-1980s)." 12th Congress of the International Association for Empirical Aesthetics, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, July 1992.


Maja Trochimczyk with Wojciech Kocyan and choreographer Edward Hoffman
Chopin with Cherries: An Evening of Poetry at Music at the Ruskin Art Club, May 8, 2010. Maja Trochimczyk with pianist Wojciech Kocyan and choreographer Edward Hoffman.























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