Paweł Szymański


Composer. His oeuvre derives from clear formal, structural, and expressive oppositions. Most frequently referring to 18th century music, its bottom layer breaks through only times, transformed and covered by contemporary structure. Szymański contrasts sharp and ragged motifs with static planes immersed in the sound of harps, celestas, percussion instruments rubbed with bows, tin whistles, and extensive glissandos. The mysterious, mystical aura of Szymański’s pieces collides with the sound of “przeszkadzajki” [minor percussion instruments] and sound games. (KS)

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Dissociative Counterpoint Disorder for harpsichord

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 10'
genre: solo works
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne Lado
materials accessible until: 22 March 2017
recording accessible until: indefinitely


DISSOCIATIVE COUTERPOINT DISORDER for harpsichord premiere, held on 17 December 2014 at the Studio Theater in Warsaw.


Małgorzata Sarbak, harpsichord