CARPATHIAN NEW WAVE

Carpathian New Wave, vol.1 / ALEKSANDER WNUK
workshop + performance

Carpathian New Wave

FEBRUARY 15-16, Presov, Slovakia

PLAN:
FEBRUARY 15:
– Workshop #1 / 18-21 [LINK]
FEBRUARY 16:
– Workshop #2 / 11:30-13:30
– Workshop #3 / 17:30-18:30
– Performance / 20 [LINK]

Program for the performance:
– Georges Aperghis Graffitis for solo percussionist (1980)
– Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang New Wave Version for a group of hanging out people (2019)
– Francois Sarhan Situation 7: Imagination for two performers (2015), with Elia Moretti
– Rolf Wallin Scratch for amplified Balloon (1995)

CARPATHIAN NEW WAVE is a series of sound workshops and performances of contemporary artists from the Carpathian region. The first artist will be Aleksander Wnuk, a polish percussion player who is developing his specific research on the performativity of sound and body as a performer / musician.

The workshop and the performance are focused on the distinctive style of organizing the quasi-theatrical aspects of instrumental performance by the musical parameters. It is a sensibility and spirit of the individual performer, and his personality, that drive the dramaturgy and ambience, yet it is all within space of the composition that is pre-determined by the composer. The greatest composer of this language is Georges Aperghis.

The workshop will be divided in two parts:
1. Introduction on the idea of this language of performativity (15.02)
2. Arranging the piece (15-16.02)

The piece shall be a small choice of short texts from Aperghis’ book Zig-Bang. Texts will be translated into music and arranged into the quasi-theatrical situation. The worksop will need the amount of people interested in cooperating in this style.
However, it will be necessary to have musical instruments, so local musicians are welcome, but definitely not only (the instrument can be anything). The texts would be sent prior the workshop date to those who are interested, in order to make them familiar with the situation. The workshop will be focused on the plurality of personal approaches and imaginations of the participants.
The exact quasi-theatrical situations will be arranged on spot, yet the general idea, including solo performer, will already be pre-determined. The result will become the part of the performance on the February 16th. Or it will become the stage arrangement of the whole evening show, within which the solo pieces and some small solo moments will occur.

In order to participate to the workshop is necessary to attend to the three parts. Participation is free, reservation is necessary.
To reserve your participation, or ask any further information, please write to the address elia.moretti@yahoo.it

Produced by Matróna and Združenie Wave.
Carpathian New Wave is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.

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Music Olomouc 2018

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I hereby invite to my solo recital at MusicOlomouc, contemporary music festival in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
There, I will perform an over 70 minutes program which will consist of quite physical works, mostly performed in Czech Republic for the first time. And with special focus on Piotr Peszat’s Jenny’ Soul. Or Dirk’s?, which was created back in 2016 in our common, work-in-progress, composition process.
One of the premieres will be a World Premiere of a crazy noise work by Cory Bracken (NY, USA), composed for my, and comissioned by the festival. A work for an insane set of stuff consisting of a door spring mounted on a snare drum, various sliders and thimbers, combs, bows, varied vibrators, milk frotters, chains and contact mics.
Moreover, it will be my own first festival performance of the solo percussion piece by Michel van der Aa which, next to Cory’s work, is a new addition to my repertoir.
I hope that those of you who will attend the festival, will enjoy my personal interpretations of Aperghis, Billone and Sarhan as well.
Hope to meet you there!

Sunday 14. 10. 2018, 19.00 
Divadlo na cucky

program [LINK]

PIOTR PESZAT (1990)
Jenny´s Soul. Or Dirks´? (2016) 

PIERLUIGI BILLONE (1960)
Mani. Gonxha (2012)

CORY BRACKEN (1986)
I’m at ocean level moisture with these life hacks (2018), PREMIERE 

FRANCOIS SARHAN (1972)
Homework (2008)

MICHEL VAN DER AA (1970)
Solo for percussion (1997) 

GEORGES APERGHIS (1945)
Graffitis (1980) 

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Performances at 3rd Tehran Contemporary Music Festival

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It is my great pleasure to share the news about my participation in the 3rd Tehran Contemporary Music Festival, which will take place in the capital of Iran, in the period of April 21-27.
[FESTIVAL WEBSITE]

Moreover, it is my honour to give the Iranian first performances of all the performed works.

My participation in the festival includes two concerts.
The first is more a standard percussion concert including classics of the repertoir for multipercussion and vibraphone, and a work by Iranian composer, which looks like this:

 

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The second concert is an instrumental performance based on my neverending search for the personal performativity in music including, in short, own arrangements of Aperghis’ texts Zig-Bang and works with limited or no instruments.

Scratch

April 22, SOLO PERCUSSION CONCERT

18:00, Rudaki Hall

Program
Iannis Xenakis Rebonds A, for percussion (1987-89)
Philippe Hurel Loops II, for vibraphone (2002)
Georges Aperghis Graffitis, for a percussionist (1980)
Nader Mashayekhi The sky is nowhere the same colour, for crotales (2000)
Iannis Xenakis Rebonds B, for percussion (1987-89)

April 24, SOLO PERFORMATIVE CONCERT

15:00, Black Box: Hafex Hall

Program
Thierry de Mey Silence must be, for a conductor solo (2002)
Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Ses muscles, a performance (arr. Wnuk 2018)
Matthew Shlomowitz Hi-Hat and me, for solo percussionist (2010)
François Sarhan Homework, for Body-percussion (2008)
Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Suis celui, a performance (arr. Wnuk 2016/18)
Pierluigi Billone Mani.Gonxha, for two Tibethan temple bowls (2012)
Rolf Wallin Scratch, for amplified balloon (1991)

COURSE → TEHERAN! 🙂

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ELEMENTI VI: Performativity – SPÓŁDZIELNIA MUZYCZNA

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ELEMENTI 6 – PERFORMATIVITY

Conference and concerts for New Music

SPÓŁDZIELNIA MUZYCZNA CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE will perform a performance-art-concert [link]

Time: March 9 / 20:00

Place: Academy of Music in Cracow / Concert Hall

Program:

  • Grupa Azorro Wszystko już było 1
  • Alexander Schubert Point ones
  • Francois Sarhan Situations 1 Remember
  • Francois Sarhan Situations 17 Rolex
  • Brigitta Muntendorf YES, MASTER!
  • Francois Sarhan Situations 12 Announcement
  • Piotr Peszat Untitled folder
  • Francois Sarhan Situations 13 The world doesn’t exist (Ten świat nie istnieje) / translation: Błażej Bauer
  • Francois Sarhan Situations 8 incognito

Performers:

Krzysztof Guńka / saxophon, performer
Mateusz Rusowicz / conductor, performer
Aleksander Wnuk / percussion, performer
Martyna Zakrzewska / piano, performer
Michał Lazar / giuitar, performer
Paulina Woś / violin, performer
Barbara Mglej / performer
Jakub Gucik / cello, performer

Piotr Peszat / electronics
Przemysław Kunda / sound
Edyta Mąsior / video
Grzegorz Mart / video

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ELEMENTI VI: Performativity – SOLO PERFORMANCE

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ELEMENTI 6 – PERFORMATIVITY

Conference and concerts for New Music

SOLO PERFORMANCE [link]

Time: March 10 / 18:30

Place: Academy of Music in Cracow / Chamber Hall

Program:

  • Pierluigi Billone Mani.Gonxha, for two Tibethan bowls (2012) – 18′
  • Francois Sarhan Homework, for Body-percussion (2008) – 8′

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Audycja z Poznańskiej Wiosny Muzycznej w Radio Afera

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Serdecznie zapraszam do wysłuchania, lub ponownego wysłuchania, audycji radiowej Tomasza Misiaka z cyklu Muzyka Nieuczesana, na antenie Radio Afera, której gościem była Monika Pasiecznik, z dnia 30 marca.

Rozmawiali oni o pierwszych dniach 46. Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Muzyki Współczesnej Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna, m.in. także o moim recitalu z dnia 28 marca, który miałem przyjemność zaprezentować przemiłej widowni festiwalowej. Ale nie tylko tym, wiec zachęcam do odsłuchania całości.

→ TUTAJ

Poniżej link do strony z pozostałymi audycjami z cyklu.

LINK do Muzyka Nieuczesana.

Jedynak & Wnuk

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A w BarBarze we Wrocławiu taki program / And soon in BarBara, Wroclaw, PL:

Georges Aperghis – Zig-Bang, Conversation: Mes ailes
François Sarhan – Homework II
Vinko Globokar – ?Corporel
Rolf Wallin – Scratch
Per Nørgård – The gentle, the penetrating
Georges Aperghis – Zig-Bang, Conversation: …f’reur

Michał Jedynak & Aleksander Wnuk, performance

11.12.2016, 19:00 [FB LINK]

Gramy / Playing 19-19:40
Gadamy / Talking 19:40-…

BarBara, Świdnicka 8c, 50-067 Wrocław

Zapraszamy serdecznie! / A warm welcome!

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