WARSAW AUTUMN 2017 appearances

The 60th Anniversary Warsaw Autumn Festival is coming soon!

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I most happily wish to invite to three of the concerts at which I will have a privilege to perform, both solo and chamber.


SEPTEMBER  15: Graphic scores – launch of Glissando contemporary music magazine, issue #32: record

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Me performing Mani.Gonxha by Pierluigi Billone

The concert is organized by 4.99 Foundation, and beside myself the wonderful performers such as Barbara Kinga Majewska, Małgorzata Walentynowicz and ETC Group will make the evening run.

At the same time I will encourage to read the Glissando issue #32 which will also include an article about Billone’s score record titled Mani.Gonxha, communicability and implication.

Time: 23:59 / Place: Theater Studio, Warsaw, Poland


SEPTEMBER 18: Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble (Musicians’ Community Contemporary Ensemble)

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Program:

Johannes Kreidler Der Weg der Verzweiflung” (Hegel) ist der chromatische *
Christophe Bertrand Aus *
Bogusław Schaeffer Non-stop
Jacek Sotomski Thanks, Leszek **
Brigitta Muntendorf shivers on speed *
Alexander Schubert Point Ones *

** first performance
* first Polish performance

Ensemble: Barbara Mglej – violin, Paulina Woś-Gucik – violin, Gabriela Biel – viola, Jakub Gucik – cello, Martyna Zakrzewska – piano, MIDI, Bartosz Sałdan – percussion, Aleksander Wnuk – percussion, Małgorzata Mikulska – flute, Michał Górczyński – clarinet (guest), Tomasz Stolarczyk – trombone (guest), Michał Lazar – guitar, Piotr Peszat – media, Mateusz Rusowicz – conductor

Time: 19:30 / Place: National Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Warsaw, Poland


SEPTEMBER 22: gen~.rate: zoomed – concert of composers’ group gen~.rate

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Me performing:

Loïc Destremau Faulty Waterwork, for solo performer, water box, tools and live-electronics

Teoniki Rożynek The most satisfying music, for two percussionists and electronics (first performance) – with Michał Jedynak

This concert is organised by composers’ group gen~.rate.

Time: 22:30 / Place: Frederic Chopin University of Music, Warsaw, Poland


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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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