Marek Pasieczny is going to perform solo recital and give lecture during the GitarFest 2013 International Festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina | 28-30 of November 2013 details: here
Marek’s new composition for solo guitar titled AFTER BRAD : VARIATIONS (to Brad Mehldau) is available in score!
Marek Pasieczny has released brand new recording of his AFTER BRAD : VARIATIONS (to Brad MEHLDAU)
After Brad: Variations came into being during the day of the 13th of August 2013. In the ensuing weeks, it went through the “cleaning up from superfluous settings” process (the already existing structure remaining untouched). The construction of the piece is based on classical form of theme and variations (opening theme followed by ten variations closing with reminiscence of the theme). The theme deliberately does not have a melody but only a defined harmonic structure, followed by variations precisely based on this harmonic skeleton. Only notes used in the main theme are used in the variations. Also the variations themselves correspond with each other (in terms of articulation, dynamic and material). Half the variations (and the main theme itself) have purposely been written without note stems in “open time” X/4 signature. This is meant to give freedom, independence, creativity and sense of improvisation to the performer. In terms of language and harmony, this piece is advanced; however, technically it is not truly demanding and very short in form.
For many years I have been under the huge influence of composer and jazz pianist virtuoso Brad Mehldau. His work entitled “Variations on a Melancholy Theme” for piano solo had a major compositional impact on me. I decided to capture (in least obvious way and without quoting any of his original music) Brad’s harmonic mood on solo classical guitar.
Naturally this composition is dedicated to Brad as my tribute and gratitude.
London, The UK | October 2013
Marek Pasieczny is going to perform his GO-DAI CONCERTO back in Poland during the Warsaw Guitar Festival. The performance will take place 7pm 16th of November 2013 at Witold Lutoslawski Hall | Concert Radio, Warsaw. Marek Pasieczny (soloist) with Swietokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jacek Rogala.
“ (…) The Go-Dai Concerto is not only a triumph for the guitar technically; it marks a turning point in the instrument’s repertoire for the concerto medium. For many commentators the guitar’s relationship with ensemble has always had great potential, but few examples have come to the fore to define the instrument in this way.
Pasieczny has shown here not only what level of musical interaction is possible with orchestra, but also how the guitar might come to redefine the orchestral palette for a new crop of composers. I am certain that its significance will lie in its future status as a milestone for the guitar canon.”
Guy TRAVISS March 2013, London (‘CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE’)
“Go-Dai Koncert to nie tylko triumf dla instrumentu, jakim jest gitara; to punkt zwrotny w repertuarze koncertów gitarowych w ogóle. Dla wielu komentatorów związek, jakim jest gitara z towarzyszeniem orkiestry, miał zawsze ogromny potencjał, jednak zaledwie tylko kilka przykładów koncertów w całej ich historii zdaje się to potwierdzać. Pasieczny wykazał nie tylko jak wysoki poziom muzycznej interakcji między solistą a orkiestrą jest możliwy do osiągnięcia w tej formie, ale także jak gitara może przedefiniować całą kompozytorską paletę orkiestracji koncertu na gitarę. Jestem pewien, że koncert ten wkrótce otrzyma status „kamienia milowego” wpisując się tym wkrótce w światowy kanon gitarowy.
(muzykolog, dziennikarz) Marzec 2013, Londyn (Classical Guitar Magazine)
Sept 11 Auckland concert 7.30pm School of Music Auckland University, Music Theatre, 6 Symonds St
Sept 12 Auckland concert 10-12pm / 1-2pm master class / composer workshop Auckland University, Studio One Kenneth Myers Centre
Sept 13 concert 7.30 pm Hamilton Guitar Society, Lady Goodfellow Chapel, Waikato University.
Sept 15 concert 7.30 pm New Plymouth Guitar Society, 4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Terrace, Strandon.
Sept 17 Wellington NZSM master class Massey Theatrette 6-9pm
Sept 18 12-2pm master class
Sept 18 Wellington NZSM composition workshop (3.10-4.30pm)
Sept 19 Wellington Polish Embassy/NZSM concert Massey Theatrette 7.30pm
Lutoslawski: In Memoriam | for solo guitar - score now available!
brand new composition has been released. Pasieczny’s triptych for solo guitar LUTOSLAWSKI: In Memoriam
Entire piece has been composed only on five notes (A, B, C, E, and F – pentatonic scale). Dedicated to Britta Schmitt and Carles Guisado Moreno | DUO JONCOL