Artur Zagajewski
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Artur Zagajewski


Composer and pedagogue. A rebellious spirit of Polish contemporary music, Zagajewski escapes any classifications. On the one hand, his music includes complex, micro-counterpoint structures permeated with high harmonics, while on the other his tones are brutally coarse and possess regular, chunky rhythmic. Zagajewski makes instruments using hydraulic PVC pipes, experiments with graphical notation, composes quasi-happening pieces to engage amateur musicians, random passers-by and the public space. All of the above is not devoid of a sense of humour and paratheatrical gestures elevating banality to the rank of art. (KS)

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brut for 11 instruments

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 15'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Fundacja Arte dei Suonatori
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020


BRUT for 11 instruments premiere, held on 19 September 2014 at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw.


Dominik Połoński, cello
Arte dei Suonatori:
Aureliusz Goliński, violin
Marzena Biwo, violin
Małgorzata Malke, violin
Alison Luthmers, violin
Adam Pastuszka, violin
Irma Niskanen, violin
Ewa Golińska, viola
Poppy Walshaw, cello
Stanisław Smołka, double bass
Joanna Boślak-Górniok, harpsichord