Dualabilis I for two accordions and electronics (2019)


Duration: 9’15”





Latin dualis — 'twin' from duo — 'two'

late Latin labilis — 'wavering, impermanent, temporal’.

The word "dualism" has many meanings. In philosophy, it is the idea that certain wholes are created out of two irreducible, incompatible or complimentary components. In physics, dualism most often refers to the twin nature of quantum objects, such as photons and electrons. Meanwhile, in ontology dualism represents the body and soul, and in theology - good and evil.

In the composition titled Dualabilis I dualism is found in the relation between the acoustic layer and electronics, between composition and improvisation, and often also between musicians and their instruments which either compete with or complement each other. The musical material is also juxtaposed in terms of separateness and independence, or else complementarity. It is not only the content of the composition, which contains dualistic aspects. Its form is also divided into sections, which are polarised between each other — being opposed to each other as separate sound phenomena shaped in accordance with diverse types of narration.

The second section of the title refers to the idea of instability, changeability, the shift towards extreme states. In this composition most of the phenomena evolves or else suddenly transforms and shifts into new and often extremely different states (dynamic, agogic, textured, timbral).



Dualabilis, Requiem Records (Opus Series)Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordion,  Rafał Łuc – accordion, electronics


List of performances:


15 May

Lublin (PL), Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Festival of Traditional and Avantgarde Music Codes

Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordion , Rafał Łuc – accordion, electronics



1 December

Wrocław (PL), The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music Concert Hall

Dominik Szauer – accordion, Dominik Bezkorowajny – accordion i electronics 



6 October

Cracow (PL), St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, Krakowski Festiwal Akordeonowy

Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordion , Rafał Łuc – accordion, electronics

Dualabilis I 

29 kwietnia 2022


Photos by Marcin Rupociński