A saxophone – piano duo, which specializes in XX and XXI century music performance. Both musicians are currently working on their debut CD with works by Hindemith, Albright, Szymanowski, Rydzewska and Karałow. They are working with contemporary composers, who are dedicating their works to them, as well as they are performing classical masterpieces from XX century.
The title „Geometry of Night” refers to the process of shaping a colour, melody and harmony of the piece. It happends through connecting them to the geometrical shapes in an abstract way of thinking. A subjective synaesthetics feelings are playing the main role in creating a sound-landscapes which consist a dull and dark, „night” colours. The main idea is to integrate the sound of the saxophone and the piano; from single motives presented by both instruments through subtle dialogue between them and all finishing on a rhytmical and motoric culmination which is followed by the calm closing part of the piece.
The work was written for Paweł Gusnar and premiered on 14.04.2014 at the FCUM in Warsaw.
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
— LEO TOLSTOY
This work lays its foundations upon the concept of flight and the causes behind a necessity to abandon one’s homeland. It is dedicated to my grandparents who fled their home once as children and again as young adults before finally moving to a state of rest in Australia.
Like many families during the 20th century, the land they had known to be safe changed into a place that would send them moving through the world, passing through foreign lands, cultures and languages before finally finding peace in stability and rest.
A duet for soprano saxophone and piano, Vol was premiered at the Pałac Łazienkowski in Warsaw, by Andrzej Karałow and Pablo Sánchez-Escariche Gasch, 18th February 2018. Recorded at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland with sound engineer Klaudia Sadowska.