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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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.
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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.

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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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Recital Scena Supernova 12.04

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Zapraszam na taki koncert!

Dwa ekscentryczne performansy muzyczne Aperghisa ze zbioru jego tekstów do spektakli muzycznych Zig-Bang, we własnej aranżacji. Dalej, krótka historyjka nieskomplikowanej relacji pomiędzy człowiekiem a Hi-hatem, pióra Shlomowitza. Ponadto dwie kompozycje klasyczne w repertuarze współczesnego perkusisty, czyli Rebonds Xenakisa na multipercussion i wirtuozowski Loops Hurela na wibrafon. I na koniec, jak już bywało, libertyński Scratch z balonem Wallina.

Czas: 12.04 / g. 20:00

Miejsce: Scena Supernova / Gazowa 21 / Kraków

Wstęp: 15 pln

Program:

  • Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Ses muscles
  • Matthew Schlomowitz Hi-hat and me
  • Iannis Xenakis Rebonds
  • Philippe Hurel Loops II
  • Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Suis celui
  • Rolf Wallin Scratch

I invite you to the concert such as this one:

Two eccentric performance works by Aperghis from his book of texts Zig-Bang (in own arrangement). Then, a short story of uncomplicated relationship between a man and a Hi-Hat, by Shlomowitz. Also, two classics in the percussionists’ repertoir – multipercussion piece Rebonds by Xenakis and virtuoso vibraphone work Loops by Hurel. All that concluded, not for the first time, with the libertine Scratch with a balloon by Wallin.

Time: 12.04 / g. 20:00

Place: Scena Supernova / Gazowa 21 / Cracow

Entry: 15 pln

Program:

  • Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Ses muscles
  • Matthew Schlomowitz Hi-hat and me
  • Iannis Xenakis Rebonds
  • Philippe Hurel Loops II
  • Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang: Suis celui
  • Rolf Wallin Scratch

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Fotorelacja z Festiwalu Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna / Photoreport from Poznan Music Spring Festival

Jeden z ważniejszych festiwali muzycznych w Polsce w tym roku już za nami. Serdecznie zapraszam do obejrzenia fotorelacji z mojego solowego recitalu oraz z koncertu Wrocławskiego Trio Perkusyjnego, które miały miejsce w ramach 46. Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Muzyki Współczesnej Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna.

One of the biggest music festivals in Poland is over this year. I encourage you to see the photoreport from my solo recital and the Wroclaw Percussion Trio concert. Both have taken place during the 46. International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznan Music Spring.

All pictures by Agata Ożarowska-Nowicka

Solo recital program: Thierry De Mey Silence must be, Philippe Manoury Solo de Vibraphone, Pierluigi Billone Mani. Gonxha, Piotr Peszat Jenny’s Soul. Or Dirk’s?, Rolf Wallin Scratch.

Wroclaw Percussion Trio program: Anna Porzyc π works, Stanisław Krupowicz Conversation, Piotr Komorowski Circles, Georges Aperghis Zig-Bang (our own compilation and arrangement).

Trio: Aleksandra Gołaj, Michał Jedynak, Aleksander Wnuk.

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New JENNY’S SOUL online

Brand new concert version of Piotr Peszat’s Jenny’s Soul. Or Dirk’s? for percussion solo, audio playback and video, is online.

Be welcome to see and I hope you will enjoy it!

The performance has taken place during ELEMENTI V: TECHNO, the Conference for New Music, on March 19 in Cracow.

Just to mention about the work, HERE is a link to the Post about it.

46. Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna / 46. Poznan Music Spring

46. Poznańska Wiosna / 46. Poznan Spring

Jeden z głównych festiwali muzycznych w Polsce już wkrótce – 46. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Współczesnej Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna.

www.wiosnamuzyczna.pl

W radością zachęcam do odwiedzenia całego festiwalu, a szczególnie zapraszam na drugi jego dzień, tj. 28 marca.

O godzinie 19:00 wystąpię razem z Aleksandrą Gołaj i Michałem Jedynakiem pod szyldem naszego Wrocławskiego Trio Perkusyjnego, z programem zawierającym kompozycje finansowane z programu zamówień kompozytorskich 2016/17, oraz naszą autorską kompilację Zig-Bang Georgesa Aperghisa.

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O 21:30 recital solowy. Program będzie mocno zróżnicowany w kontekście estetycznym i historycznym. Pośród kompozytorów: Philippe Manoury, Pierluigi Billone, Rolf Wallin, Thierry De Mey, i oczywiście Piotr Peszat!

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Oba wydarzenia będą miały miejsce w Sali Wielkiej CK Zamek, ul. Św. Marcin 80/82, 61-809 Poznań.

Do Zobaczenia!


One of the main music festivals in Poland is coming – 46. International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznan Music Spring.

www.wiosnamuzyczna.pl

I encourage you to visit the whole festival, but I invite especially  to its second day, March 28.

At 19:00 I will perform together with Aleksandra Gołaj i Michał Jedynak as The Wroclaw Percussion Trio. The program will consist of pieces written for us and financed from the Composition Commisions program 2016/17, and our own compilation of  Zig-Bang by Geoorges Aperghis.

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At 21:30 I will perform a solo recital. The program is going to be very diversed in aesthetical and historical aspects. The composers are: Philippe Manoury, Pierluigi Billone, Rolf Wallin, Thierry De Mey, and obviously Piotr Peszat!

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Both events will take place at the Great Hall of CK Zamek (Poznan Castle), St. Martin Street 80/82, 61-809 Poznań.

Hope to see you!

Musical graffiti for pianos and percussion

There was a concert one day, and it has started like this:

On the May 31, 2016 we got the nice opportunity to perform enormous program consisting of music for two pianists and two pecussionists, and a piano-percussion duo. It is always obliging to prepare and present classics. And that concert, and the whole process, was such experience. Truly, Bartok’s Sonata does not need any comment on its historic significance, nor on delight of playing it.

Fantasmagoria, Serocki’s duo is a remarkable instance of Polish sonorism, and probably one if the greatest works for piano and percussion ever composed. Hope we have rised to the occasion, enhancing rich sonic universe with our DuoEgo driving force and vigor.

While the first part of the show was around 40 minutes of physicality-demanding  music, in the second part we have done our best to bring the public to a completely paralel universe of soundscape by performing another absolute classic. Crumb’s Music of a summer evening, an over 40 minutes work from his Makrokosmos, is undeniably one of the most touching artistic journey. Enjoy!

Clips courtesy of Cultura Animi.

The concert has taken place in The Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio in Warsaw, on the May 31, 2016, during the festival Trzy-Czte-Ry.

Performers:

Martyna Zakrzewska, piano

Aleksandra Świgut, piano

Aleksander Wnuk, percussion

Bartosz Sałdan, percussion

Program: Bela Bartok Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Kazimierz Serocki Fantasmagoria, George Crumb Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos III).

Thank you Martyna, Ola and Bartek. You are indescribably marvelous!

Most sincere regards to Maciej Grzybowski.

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