Absusurrus for orchestra, flute and computer (2019)

dedicated to Łukasz Długosz

2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn | 2 tpt, 2 hrn, 2 trbn, tb | 3 perc | hrp, pno | comp | fl solo | 18 vln, 6 vl, 5 vc, 3 cb

 

Duration: 17’40”

 

Audio

Score

 

The title consists of two segments that represent the main concept of the composition. The Latin word susurrus may be translated as “whisper,” “noise,” “humming,” “rustle,” while the prefix ab– also from Latin – signifies movement, separating from something, absence or difference. The title as a whole attracts the listener’s attention to the interwoven sounds of low and high dynamics, and to the interpenetration of changeable colours and textures. The “departing from” that can be observed in this piece may also be understood more broadly as transitions between the planes of the soloist, the orchestra, and the electronic layer.

Commisioned by Warsaw Autumn, Culturescapes and Society of Authors ZAiKS commission

 

Text (EN)

 

CD:

Sound Chronicle of Warsaw Autumn, POLMIC, Performed by: Basel Sinfonietta, Baldur Brönnimann – conductor, Łukasz Długosz – flute, Paweł Hendrich - computer

 

List of performances:

2019

3 November

Basel (CH),  Dreispitzhalle, Culturescape

Basel Sinfonietta, Baldur Brönnimann – conductor, Łukasz Długosz – flute, Paweł Hendrich – computer

 

22 September

Warsaw (PL), The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Warsaw Autumn

Basel Sinfonietta, Baldur Brönnimann – conductor, Łukasz Długosz – flute, Paweł Hendrich – computer

 

Absusurrus

28 kwietnia 2022

WORKS

Visualisation by Tomasz Strojecki

Premiere in Warsaw / Concert in Basel

PL