DENUDATION – concerto for piano and orchestra

  • year: 2022/23
  • lenght: 30′
  • instrumentation: / / tmp + 2 perc. / ar / pf solo / strings
  • premiere: 21.07.2023 Krosno, Young Arts Festival
  • commission: Project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland from the Cultural Promotion Fund within the programme Composing Commissions implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
  •  Composition is divided into 3 main movements:
    • I. Surface and Vector
    • II. Lifeline
    • III. Petrichor

The structure of the Earth, tectonic plates, atmospheric phenomena – these are the elements included in the multi-layered structure of the composition. My goal was to create independent color spaces, blocks and sound clouds moving alongside each other. Denudation is also inspired by the timelapse technique present in landscape photography and astrophotography. Sonoristic and temporal aspects play one of the key roles: in the composition I use the orchestra and a solo instrument on many levels to create, among other things, moving and overlapping sound masses. The piano and the orchestra function here as one organism, making full use of the color possibilities of all instruments. The Denudation form consists of three parts performed attacca, which also include internal segments.

Denudation – concerto for piano and orchestra first performance