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Piano Recital: Malgorzata Walentynowicz

Posted by innersound on August 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

VORTEX | DAY 2 | Thursday, September 18th

6 p.m. | The National University of Music in Bucharest | The Opera and Multimedia Studio

 

PIANO RECITAL: Malgorzata Walentynowicz (Poland) - piano/synthesizer/electronics/multimedia  

Special Guest: Henry Vega – electronics (Holland)


Works by: 

Johannes Kreidler (*1980) - study for piano, audio and video playback

Brigitta Muntendorf (*1982) - Piano cover - public privacy 2

Pierre Jodlowski (*1971) - Série Rose & Série Bleue

Katarina Glowicka (*1977) - Retina


Photo: Anna Powałowska


Polish pianist Małgorzata Walentynowicz currently dedicates her performing work to new music, increasingly in projects with multimedia. The program of her concert will consist of pieces for piano, synthesizer and electronics by Johannes Kreidler, Brigitta Muntendorf, Pierre Jodlowski and Katarina Glowicka, composers with whom Małgorzata had been collaborating for years. Every composer refers to the visual aspect in a unique way, whether by using video as a part of the piece or by recalling well known movies and paintings. 


Johannes Kreidler in “study for piano, audio and video playback” increased the performance aspect. He recorded the interpret on video in advance, and this material will be screened as multitrack video in the concert hall together with the live performance. He experiments with the possibilities to have e.g. 10 or even 64 pianos. 


Brigitta Muntendorf’s idea was to feature every live performer with a separate video. The significant scenes of “Piano cover - public privacy 2 ” were recorded by the live performers themselves with a webcam or by Muntendorf in Skype sessions. These videos are mixed together with other unknown recordings chosen from youtube.com. 


Pierre Jodlowski is using visuals in a different way. Both pieces chosen for the concert are part of the cycle for piano and tape music refering to our imagination of colours. In "Série Rose" largely inspired by sex, pornography and love conversations, we get lost in imaginary conversations which have been taken from some referential movies. We are surrounded by voices and breathings, by sensual and pathetic groans. 


“Série Bleue” is directely inspired by the composer’s personal encounter with the blue monochromatic paintings from Yves Klein. The idea here was to describe a minimalistic state but in which some resonances, echoes and tension progressively appear. 


“Retina” by Katarina Glowicka was created as a collaboration with the visual artist Emmanual Flores. They created an artistic study in the kinetic relationships between sound, image, motion and space. This and all other piano pieces by Glowicka were recorded by Małgorzata Walentynowicz and released by Bôłt records this year.


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Małgorzata Walentynowicz won the 1st Prize at the 37th Gaudeamus Interpreters’ Competition in Amsterdam and 1st Prize at the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Competition in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she obtained an honours degree in the interpretation of contemporary music after studies with Nicolas Hodges. Currently she dedicates her performing work to new music, in ensembles, as soloist and increasingly in projects with multimedia and elements of music theater.


She regularly performs at diverse music festivals: Warsaw Autumn, Ultraschall in Berlin, Acht Brücken Festival in Cologne, TonLagen Festival in Dresden, Musica Electronica Nova, Musica Polonica Nova in Wrocław, the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt and Tzlil Meudcan Festival in Tel Aviv among others. As a soloist Małgorzata has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, Polish Radio Orchestra and the New Music Orchestra. She frequently collaborated with composers such as Michael Beil, Brigitta Muntendorf, Chaya Czernowin, Carola Bauckholt, Gordon Kampe, Caspar Johannes Walter, Tadeusz Wielecki, Krzysztof Wołek, Katarzyna Głowicka and Jagoda Szmytka.


Her interpretations have been released on CD by Bôłt Records and DUX and were recorded by Polish Radio, WDR, MDR, Deutschlandfunk, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Małgorzata Walentynowicz is a member of Ensemble Garage Köln and LUX:NM Berlin. She performed as a guest with various ensembles such as Thürmchen Ensemble, Ensemble Linea Strasbourg, Ensemble Adapter Berlin and ensemble proton bern. 


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The concert is realized within the framework of the scholarship program of the City of Gdańsk

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