CONCERTO for Guitar and String Orchestra (2018)
(Tribute to Wojciech Kilar) | composed by Marek PASIECZNY

I. Nocturne: Andante con Moto
II. Ostinato (Psalm): Adagio – Allegro Moderato – Adagio
III. Toccare: Vivace Ardentemente

In 1948, Dmitri Shostakovich finished his first Violin Concerto. The first part of this concerto, ‘Nocturne – Moderato’, is a tribute to the English composer Edward Elgar and his Cello Concerto, which was deemed a breakthrough in the cello repertoire shortly after its premiere.
My Guitar Concerto is also a tribute. A tribute in memory of the Polish, Silesian composer Wojciech Kilar. Inspired by the story of Shostakovich and Elgar, I began my new concerto with a nocturne, entitled ‘Nocturne – Andante Con Moto’. The compositional material of the first movement was also inspired by Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto from 1997. I borrowed the use of horizontal harmonic structures, sustained by long notes in the string orchestra. This is paired with the arpeggio technique in the guitar solo part (in Kilar’s case, it was the piano solo part).

The second movement (attacca from the first movement) is entitled ‘Ostinato (Psalm): Adagio – Allegro Moderato – Adagio’. Religious, even choral-like, it has an ostinato character with a recurring theme in the form of a psalm. Faith and Catholicism were extremely important elements in the life and work of Wojciech Kilar.
The third movement was inspired by another minimalist, the American composer John Adams. The third movement of his Violin Concerto gave me the idea for the form and energy of this movement. The Finale of my concerto, entitled ‘Toccare: Vivace Ardentemente’ is in the form of a toccata (Italian: toccare – to hit). It is a kind of musical duel between the soloist and orchestra, in minimalist style for which Wojciech Kilar was well-known as a master.

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11  Oct
New Recording!

New transcription and arrangement of the ballad titled ‘Always and Forever’ by Pat Metheny

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The 29th International Festival May with Early Music (Autumn Edition) solo and duo (w/ Jerzy Zak, premiering reconstructed pieces by S.L. Weiss, D. Cato and some of my original works on baroque lute, romantic and classical guitar.

Marek Pasieczny and Jerzy Żak

Marek Pasieczny and Jerzy Żak

Marek Pasieczny and Jerzy Żak

Marek Pasieczny and Jerzy Żak

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Marek PasiecznyOne of the largest chamber music pieces I’ve done to date is completed. Based on my monumental duo piece for two guitars titled ‘Ex Nihilo (Nihil Fit)’ premiered earlier this year in Zurich (with Vojin Kocic). Now with entire new extended version for large guitar ensemble (for up to 21 players + two soloists). Commissioned by Prof Thomas Offermann, who will conduct the premiere in November, this year in Germany.

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Marek Pasieczny‘Dodecaphonic Prelude and Fugue’ came spontaneously into being in July ‘20 towards the end of the global lockdown brought about by the COVID‐19 pandemic. It was a compositional challenge I posed for myself to create a piece based entirely on mathematical structures shaped by the twelve‐tone technique (also known as ‘dodecaphony’). It is a technique which I have not used in over 15 years.

For me, dodecaphony, being totally free of the gravity of a tonal language, is at once liberating but with an element of ‘soullessness’ to it. One loses the sense of a ‘tonic’ base and the harmonic and melodic gravitation it holds. Yet – using a familiar and ‘tonal’ form of the prelude and fugue, the human ear can find (or perhaps wants to find) the base, the tonic and familiar tonal triads to gravitate towards. The experience has been truly liberating and, at the same time, surprising for me.

The piece is based strictly on a planned structure and was written simultaneously in two versions: for solo piano (dedicated to Carl Petersson) and solo guitar (to Vojin Kocic).

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Teaching at Summer Guitar Festival organised by OKIS directed by Krzysztof Pełech — at Fundacja Krzyżowa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego / Stiftung Kreisau (Krzyżowa, Poland).

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1ST Prize Winning Composition at: THE 4th INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION | İTÜ Türk Musikisi Devlet Konservatuarı | Istanbul, Turkey

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I’m happy to announce that my composition ‘LE-GO!’ for classical microtonal guitar got 1ST Prize at: THE 4th INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION | İTÜ Türk Musikisi Devlet Konservatuarı | Istanbul, Turkey

Marek Pasieczny| 1St Prize Winner of The 4th International Microtonal Guitar Competition | Istanbul, Turkey

Marek Pasieczny| 1St Prize Winner of The 4th International Microtonal Guitar Competition | Istanbul, Turkey

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Brand new recording of LITTLE SONATA now available on YouTube

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