Commisioned and dedicated to Marek Dlugosz and All-polish Festival in Swidnica/Poland. The title of the pice is: ‘A vida e destino, uma necessidade irrevogavel de coincidencias’ (‘Life is fate, nessecity irrevocable of coincidences’); in memory of great tenor sax jazz player Stan Getz.

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Posted by Marek Pasieczny, filed under Compositions. Date: March 19, 2008, 7:09 pm | No Comments »

Thuersday 13 March/1pm/RSAMD Glasgow, UK “String Festival”

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more about Robert Irvine here

Sonata (solo cello) dedicated to Robert Irvine click here to listen

  1. Moderato, molto espressivo
  2. Doloroso, tranquillo moltissimo
  3. Ardente vivace con accentuado

I have been fortunate on many occasions to receive commissions from particular musicians, institutions or festivals. This has resulted in many successful premiers by the musicians the pieces were commissioned by. My cello Sonata was not a commission. In 2005, only few days after I came to Scotland, I heard Robert Irvin’s performance on Lunchtime Concert series. I immediately felt Robert’s strong musical personality, I always admire performers who take a score and add a level of authorship. I was inspired to write a piece for solo cello and few months after asked Robert if he would be willing to give the premier. The piece is in an adapted sonata form, the atmosphere being a tribute to the lineage of great virtuoso solo cello sonatas. For me this starts with Bach and ends with Hindemith and Kodaly. I have also included eastern Polish folk music

Posted by Marek Pasieczny, filed under Compositions, Concerts. Date: March 12, 2008, 6:33 pm | No Comments »

‘Pasieczny-Watson Duo’ in concert; Szczecin, Zamek Książąt Pomorskich, sala Anny Jagiellonki 9.03.2008. In program also new Pasieczny’s arr. and works by Bartok, Part, MacDonald, Ysaye.

click here to listen excerpts from Six Folk Melodies

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Marek Pasieczny-guitar, Ian Watson-violin

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SIX FOLK MELODIES Originally written for trio (guit.violin and cello) for the PLUG Festival in Glasgow,UK but arranged for duo. Based on original folk melodies from the part of Poland called Zamojszczyzna (my home land). Each movement is short and quite easy technically but very effective due to a great deal of internal energy built into a small framework. They are similar in concept to W.Lutoslawski arr.by J.Bream pieces for solo guitar. They are alsoSimilar in mood to the popular Romanian Folk Dances by B.Bartok (for guitar and flute/violin). Combination guitar/violin is extremely popular. A lot of guitarists here in UK and in Poland asked me to write something ‘polish’ and easy for this duo. Because of the popularity of this combinations of instruments, and probably because of ‘fatigue’ of playing same repertoire by guitarists all the time (Piazzolla’s History of the Tango, mentioned B.Bartok etc.), that can be nice and ‘fresh’ choice for guitarists who is playing with violinists.

Posted by Marek Pasieczny, filed under Concerts. Date: March 12, 2008, 4:59 pm | No Comments »

‘The Hague Guitar Quartet’ - Ekaterina Zaytseva, Morana Pestutic, Santiago Lascurain and Jakub Kosciuszko

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premièred on 8th of March in Szczecin, Pasieczny’s guitar quartet ‘The Rejoicing Quartet’ originally written for ‘The Aurora Quartet’ from Baltimore, USA.

watch them  HERE

Posted by Marek Pasieczny, filed under Concerts. Date: March 11, 2008, 9:45 pm | No Comments »

 

‘Quite Still’ (‘Prawie Nieruchomo’) Alistair MacDonald (Szkocja)
(wersja na gitarę klasyczną i elektronikę)


posluchaj fragmentow tu (listen excerpts here)

 

 
Polish premiere: Szczecin, Poland Zamek Książąt Pomorskich, sala Anny Jagiellonki 9th March 2008.

Fakturę utworu tworzy seria piętnastu akordów, które pojawiają się jakby złapane w obiektywie aparatu fotograficznego w momencie osuwania się ścian burzonego domu. Te obrazy są później przetwarzane (kolorowane, cieniowane za pomocą artykulacji) przez proces elektroniczny, stając się serią nieruchomych obrazów w formie suity. Quite Still został napisany dla australijskiego gitarzysty Daryl’a Buckley’a i został zamówiony przez Edison ze środków ‘Arts Council’ – Wielka Brytania. To jest premiera wersji na gitare klasyczna.

I jaki jest twój cel
W pisaniu muzyki? Nie mam
Celu; Mam do czynienia ze współbrzmieniami
Jakim
współbrzmieniami? Wydaje je choćby
siedząc cicho i nieruchomo
szukając grzybów.
Rosnących w trocinach.

45’ na głośnik, John Cage ‘In silence’ ( ‘W Ciszy’)
W końcu jasno; zakończenie pochmurnego dnia, słońce świeci i zachodzi. Siedząc
Cicho w dolinie spoglądam na zachodzące słońce zatapiające południowy zachód.
Wywołuje to nawet pewne nastroje; we wschodnim oknie prawie nieruchomo obserwuje
Toń a potem jej poświatę.

“Still” (‘Nieruchomo’), Samuel Beckett 1976

Posted by Marek Pasieczny, filed under In polish. Date: March 7, 2008, 6:41 pm | No Comments »