Liolit for chamber orchestra (2009-2010)

dedicated to Szymon Bywalec and Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej

fl, ob, cl, bsn | tpt, hrn, trbn, tba | 2 perc | acc, gtr, hrp, pno | 4 vln, 2 vl, 2 vc, cb


Duration: 12’30”





Diffused stone. That might be the closest translation of a title of this work. The piece begins with strict pulsation and develops to the first climax in which all instruments gradually start to play in one of two tempos and in different rhythms. That is for the first time in this composition when solid structure begins to bust and distract itself. Then in the next episode the texture is too complex to hear individual rhythms but what can be clearly audible is that the density of the texture is accumulating. Every wave of the orchestra is stronger and contains more sounds. After this fragment the narration goes back to the more or less clear rhythms, which in a moment will occur in two temporal layers (heterochrony) related in simple ratio (4:5, 3:4). This techniques leads back to the feeling that the texture starts to disperse. Like in the title, the rock is scattered again.     



Chamber Works, DUX, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec – conductor 

Glissando No.19, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec – conductor


List of performances:


30 April

Katowice (PL), NOSPR Concert Hall, Katowice JazzArt Festival 2017

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec – conductor



16 May

Wrocław (PL), The Wrocław Philharmonic Hall, Musica Polonica Nova

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec – conductor



27 kwietnia 2022


Visualisation by Tomasz Strojecki

Premiere in Wrocław / Concert in NOSPR