Dualabilis II for harpsichord and electronics (2020)


Duration: 6'15"





Latin dualis — 'double' from duo — 'two’

later Latin labilis  — 'unstable, perishable, transient’

The word 'dualism' has many meanings. In philosophy it is the view that a certain whole is made up of two incompatible, opposite, or complementary components. In physics, dualism most often refers to the dual nature of quantum objects, such as the photon or electron. Whereas in ontology, dualism is represented by body and spirit, and in theology by good and evil.
In Dualabilis II (similarly to Dualabilis I), the relationship between the acoustic layer and electronics, composition and improvisation is dualistic. The musical material is also juxtaposed on the basis of separateness and independence or complementarity. However, not only the matter of the piece has dual characteristics. Also, its form is divided into sections, which are polarized among each other - they are their opposites as separate sound phenomena shaped according to different types of narration.
The second part of the piece's title refers to the idea of instability, changeability, transition to extreme states. For in this composition, most phenomena evolve or transform abruptly, passing into successive, often radically different states (dynamic, agogic, textural, timbral).


List of performances:


13 May

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

Gośka Isphording – harpsichord, electronics


Dualabilis II

29 kwietnia 2022