Hanna Kulenty
fot. Marta Ankiersztejn © IMIT

Hanna Kulenty


Composer. Kulenty’s music is non-schematic and non-obvious, characterized by thrilling narration, shifts in tension, and a specific soundscape achieved thanks to unorthodox performing lineups. All of these qualities result from a carefully developed distance to the past and its conventions. Kulenty describes her technique as the polyphony of arches – her compositions are intended to hypnotize and get the audience into a trance. (AM)

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Five for Five for string quintet

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 15'30''
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Fundacja 4.99
materials accessible until: 8 May 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely


FIVE FOR FIVE for string quintet premiere, held on 18 November 2013 at the Władysław Szpilman Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw.


Michał Szałach, violin
Jan Aniołek, violin
Jakub Kowalik, viola
Jerzy Wołochowicz, cello
Tomasz Januchta, double bass