Hanna Kulenty

Hanna Kulenty

(*1961)

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

details:

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

performers:

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