Jarosław Płonka
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Jarosław Płonka


Composer and cellist. In his music he tries to look for new timbres by expanding sound production techniques utilized in individual instruments. He draws his inspirations from the world of electronic music. Płonka’s pieces include musical analogies of various types of distorted sounds, rustles and smacks, e.g. jammed audiotape – all of them produced by acoustic instruments. The harmonies of his work verge beyond equal temperament, combining diatonic or chromatic components with microtonality. (KS)

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Cuir for amplified harpsichord and 8-channel electronic layer

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 11'
genre: electroacoustic works
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Narodowe Forum Muzyki
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020


CUIR for amplified harpsichord and 8-channel electronic layer premiere, held on 10 October 2014 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.


Gośka Isphording, harpsichord
Jarosław Płonka, electronics

DETROIT LANDSCAPE for violin, clarinet, piano and percussion

year of composition: 2015
duration of the piece: 12'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
language version: POL; ENG
dedicated to: for KWARTLUDIUM ensemble
programme edition: 2015/16
commission: Fundacja Muzyki Nowej Kwartludium
materials accessible until: 2 May 2019
recording accessible until: 2 May 2022


DETROIT LANDSCAPE for violin, bass clarinet, piano and percussion premiere, held on 7th October 2015, in frame of the International Contemporary Music Festival “Contrasts” in Lviv.

date and place of 3rd performance:

17 October 2015, Kraków


Dagna Sadkowska, violin
Michał Górczyński, bass clarinet
Paweł Nowicki, percussion
Piotr Nowicki, piano

Year of Silence for cello and string quartet

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 17'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie
materials accessible until: 7 May 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely


YEAR OF SILENCE for cello and string quartet premiere, held on 15 October 2013 at the Karol Szymanowski Museum in Zakopane.


Jan Kalinowski, cello
Airis Quartet:
Aleksandra Czajor, violin
Grażyna Zubik, violin
Natalia Warzecha, viola
Katarzyna Detko, cello