World premiere of “De ira, de dolore” for electronic sound and 8 instruments by Zygmunt Krauze / Sacrum Profanum Interactions
December 3, 2022 / 7:30 pm
KTO Theater, 50 Jana Zamoyskiego St., Krakow
Paweł Malinowski – [title unknown] for 6 musicians and electronic sounds 20′
Zygmunt Krauze – Apollinaire’s Poem for a reciting pianist playing on a de-tuned piano and any 12
instruments – 14′
Zygmunt Krauze – De ira, de dolore for electronic sound and 8 instruments. 15′
DISCUSSION PANEL BEFORE THE CONCERT
The next Interaction has an intergenerational dimension. It is a concert of premiere compositions by the doyen of the Polish avant-garde Zygmunt Krauze and the young composer Pawel Malinowski. In contemporary music, which is a mirror of reality, we will seek answers to the questions that trouble us.
During the Interaction, we seek agreement, try to understand what unites and what divides us, where we are going and where we are going. An ideal pretext to ask these questions can be an intergenerational meeting, which will come to fruition through the Music Cooperative. Zygmunt Krauze and Pawel Malinowski will engage in a kind of dialogue – in premiere works they will present different views of the same reality .
Zygmunt Krauze’s poem Apollinaire raises the ever-present issue of freedom of expression. French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, in The Beautiful Redhead, made a dramatic appeal to critics and those in power for forbearance for searching artists. In Krauze’s composition, which refers to this statement, one can hear a cry of despair in defense of freedom of art.
Pawel Malinowski, on the other hand, focuses on the relationship with the performer and the place. On the one hand, he refers to the symbolism of Krakow, and on the other, to avant-garde art objects that, despite their surprising forms, colors or shapes, have grown into the urban fabric and remain almost hidden on a daily basis. His piece is an attempt to restore the memory of Celina Styrylska-Taranchevskaya, Krystyna Zgud-Strachocka, Roman Tarkowski, Wincenty Kućma, Tadeusz Mazurek and many others.
“Working on this new piece is a unique experience for me because of my longstanding friendly relationship with the musicians of the Music Cooperative,” – Malinowski says. “At some point, I realized that it is the extra-musical factors – the mutual trust and openness between composer and performers – that most strongly influence the sonic outcome of such cooperation. Then we better understand our own needs and can realize even the craziest musical thoughts.”