Pteropetros for wind quintet, accordion and string quartet (2015)

 

Duration: 15’15”

 

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The work’s title is derived from two Greek words: πτερόν, “feather” and πέτρος, “stone.” The title is an allegoric definition of the type of timbre and texture of this composition. On one hand, a bird’s feather, symbolizing something light and aerial, as well as a jagged shape. On the other hand, its opposite: something heavy, multiform, either rough and porous or smooth, with an even surface. The work revolves around those characteristics: irregularity, wryness, jaggedness, roughness, and straggliness. The title’s antinomy reflects the formal course of the composition, which oscillates between lightness and delicacy on one hand and heaviness and mass on the other.

Project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland within the programme „Collections” – the priority „Composition Commissions” implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Commissioned by the National Forum of Music (NFM).

 

CD:

Metaforma, DUX, Lutosławski Quartet, Lutosair Quintet, Maciej Koczur – conductor, Rafał Łuc – accordion

Sound Chronicle of Warsaw Autumn, POLMIC, Lutosławski Quartet, Lutosair Quintet, Maciej Koczur – conductor, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 

List of performances:

2017

15 January

Katowice (PL), NOSPR Concert Hall

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec – conductor, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 

2016

27 September

Radom (PL), Radom Chamber Orchestra Concert Hall

Lutosławski Quartet, Lutosair Quintet, Maciej Koczur – conductor, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 

2015

17 December

Wrocław (PL), National Forum of Music, The Black Hall

Lutosławski Quartet, Lutosair Quintet, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 

23 September

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

Lutosławski Quartet, Lutosair Quintet, Maciej Koczur – conductor, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 

Pteropetros

28 kwietnia 2022

WORKS

Visualisation by Tomasz Strojecki

Rehearsal  in Warsaw

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