Weekend with music by Paweł Mykietyn in NINATEKA
Add date: Thursday, 21 March 2013
Tomorrow (Friday, the 22nd of March) the weekend with music by Paweł Mykietyn will begin in NINATEKA (ninateka.pl); on this occasion, works by Mykietyn, interviews with the composer and a number of reportages, including a report on rehearsals for the world premiere of Wax Music, will be presented and recollected. As you may remember, Paweł Mykietyn has been a guest of Sacrum Profanum Festival three times.
The Weekend with music by Paweł Mykietyn will be an opportunity to listen to and watch unique performances of the composer’s works. These include, among others, ...Choć doleciał Dedal.... (…Although Daedalus reached…) – Mykietyn’s early piece written in 1990 for the band in which he performed as a clarinettist. Another piece, 3 for 13, is dedicated to the late music critic Andrzej Chłopecki, and the title reflects the structure of the song, which consists of three parts to be performed by 13 musicians. Two other pieces – Sonety Szekspira (Shakespeare’s Sonnets) and Ładnienie (Becoming Fine), which contains a poem by Marcin Świetlicki – were released on the album speechless song. Ładnienie is a piece for baritone, microtonally-tuned harpsichord and string quartet where the second violin and the cello are retuned by a quarter-tone in comparison with other strings. The last piece from this album – Sonata – is dedicated to the excellent cellist Andrzej Bauer.
Traditional instruments imitating percussion sounds, beats and syncopations, and Jadwiga Rappé chanting the street poetry of the young actor Mateusz Kościukiewicz can be heard in Symphony No. 3, which was commissioned by NInA on the occasion of the Inauguration of Poland’s Presidency in the Council of the European Union. You can listen to this Symphony in the version performed by Jadwiga Rappé and the excellent AUKSO Orchestra conducted by Marek Moś.
Another composition that will be made available on this occasion is Pasja według świętego Marka (The Passion According to St. Mark). ‘Although Mykietyn’s Passion tells the story of the last hours of Christ’s life described by the Mark the Evangelist and refers to prophetic sentences from the Book of Isaiah, it is not actually a religious work. … weeping and howling with pain and with delight, which is expressive and embarrassing, is the most dramatic experience of the work and, at the same time, the key to its understanding. It is at this moment that we finally understand that Christ and His suffering are only a pretext for a story of human fate – it is not a tale about Saviour God, but man on Earth.’ (Ewa Szczecińska, Obywatel Chrystus, dwutygodnik.com).
We also recommend short conversations about Mykietyn’s works, the composer’s own comments and a reportage by Cezary Ciszewski (author of the Cities in Cellphones project) on rehearsals for the world premiere of Mykietyn’s latest work Wax Music.
All of the aforementioned recordings will be made available on a permanent basis at NINATEKA (ninateka.pl).
Paweł Mykietyn (born in 1971) is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He made a debut as a student at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. He has won many important composers' awards, including the International Rostrum of Composers. Winner of the Polityka's Passport award and author of Symphony No. 2, which won the Opus public media award. He composes music for film (Małgorzata Szumowska's 33 sceny z życia [33 Scenes from Life], Andrzej Wajda's Tatarak [Sweet Rush], Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing) and theatre productions. He collaborates with Krzysztof Warlikowski and holds the post of music director at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.