Karol Nepelski

Karol Nepelski

(*1982)

Composer. He is passionately interested in anthropology, especially in the genesis and universality of music. His oeuvre refers to the musical production of primitive cultures and their musical artifacts. Nepelski also explores the issues related to the psychological reception of sound, the earliest examples of musical expression, as well as musica humana, i.e. the phonosphere of the human body. Despite his programmatic turn towards the origins of music, Nepelski does not feel impeded by tradition and often reaches for some of the most surprising tools to achieve the desired expressive qualities. (KS)

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: : for violin, bass clarinet, piano and percussion

year of composition: 2015
duration of the piece: 11'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
language version: POL; ENG
programme edition: 2015/16
commission: Fundacja Muzyki Nowej Kwartludium
materials accessible until: 2 May 2019
recording accessible until: 2 May 2022

details:

: : 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 2nd performance:

8 October 2015, Iwano-Frankowsk

date and place of 3rd performance:

17 October 2015, Kraków

performers:

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

Logical shift for baritone, percussion, tape and piano

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 12'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Narodowe Forum Muzyki
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020

details:

LOGICAL SHIFT for baritone, percussion, tape and piano premiere, held on 6 April 2014 at the Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław.

performers:

Frank Wörner, baritone
Agnieszka Koprowska-Born, percussion
Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano
Karol Nepelski, tape

Phonemic Songs for solo voices, choir and orchestra

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 30'
genre: choral
language version: PL/CSB
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Zrzeszenie Kaszubsko-Pomorskie
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: indefinitely

details:

PHONEMIC SONGS for solo voices, choir and orchestra premiere, held on 8 December 2013 at the Kashubian Philharmonic in Wejherowo.

performers:

Maria Malinowska, soprano
Rafał Kucharski, baritone
Tutti e Solo Chamber Choir
Progress Chamber Orchestra
Szymon Morus, conductor

cast overview:

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Quartetto Grosso for string quartett, string orchestra and electronics

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 20'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Fundacja Młoda Muzyka Śląska
materials accessible until: 7 May 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely

details:

QUARTETTO GROSSO for string quartett string orchestra and electronics premiere, held on 8 December 2013 at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

performers:

Silesian String Quartet:
Szymon Krzeszowiec, violin I
Arkadiusz Kubica, violin II
Łukasz Syrnicki, viola
Piotr Janosik, cello
Silesian Chamber Orchestra
Massimiliano Caldi, conductor