Rafał Augustyn

  • "SPHAE.RA – Cyclic Piece no. 3.2 – music in 24 movements for electronic sounds and soloists" – Rafał Augustyn
  • 03/10/2014, at: 12:00
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SPHAE.RA – Cyclic Piece no. 3.2 – music in 24 movements for electronic sounds and soloists (2014)

12:00 a.m. – I show – M.Kaziński –period, folk instruments and electronic sounds
06:00 p.m. – II show – A.Wasik – percussion and electronic sounds
12:00 p.m.– III show – J.Kuziela – overtone singing and electronic sounds
06:00 a.m. (4th of October) – IV show – E.Woleńska – flute and electronic sound

Maciej Kaziński is a versatile musician, explorer and organizer of artistic life in Poland. He graduated from the Music Academy in Gdańsk and received further education at old music courses. As a double bassist and pianist, he performed in symphonic and chamber concerts in Poland, Europe and the Americas. Currently he is specializing in performance on historical and traditional string instruments.

He’s the composer as well as performer in most of the shows and concert programs of the Schola Theatre Węgajty. From 1993 he has been acting as director of organization beaureau of the Old Music Festival in Stary Sącz. From 1996 he was the secretary, vice-director and – since 2006 – he has been the director of the Festival in Jarosław. In 2000, he was in charge of the international project Codex Calixtinus, which took place in eight European Capitals of Culture. He’s also the co-author of several other big projects, including IMoDaL – International Meetings on Drama and Liturgy 2002-2003.

He is the author of Polish translations of several books on history of music, among others Gregorian Semiology by Dom Eugène Cardine,  Music in Ancient Greece and Rome by John G. Landels and A history of Byzantine music and hymnography by Egon Wellesz.

Aleksandra Wasik is a percussionist. She graduated from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in the class of Jacek Wota. She also studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. She won the vibraphone competition VI Internazionale Giornate Della Percussione in Fermo and the 4th Open Vibraphone Competition in Opole.

Since 2012, she’s been a member of the symphony orchestra of the Witold Lutosławski Philharmonic in Wrocław (currently the National Forum of Music). She also cooperates with the NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra in Wrocław, Opera in Wrocław, Wrocław Philharmonic, Pan-European Philharmonia, I, Culture Orchestra, Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and Sound Factory Orchestra.

The artist took part in the 3rd Edition of MUSMA 2012 where she performed pieces for percussion quartet composed specifically for the Festival. She has premiered works of such composers as Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Hanna Kulenty and Rafał Augustyn. As an orchestra member and a soloist, she gave concerts in most European countries, but also in China, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and the USA.

Jędrzej Kuziela is a percussionist, percussionalist and multi-instrumentalist. He learnt to play the classical guitar at music schools in Wrocław. Fascinated with Eastern culture, he studied the tabla under the guidance of Emam and Ashok S. Godbole in Mumbai. He’s self-taught in overtone singing.

In his career, he has played with jazz, punk and hard rock groups. Among the artists he worked with were the following musicians and bands: Gendos, Indialucia (Michał Czachowski), Sainkho Namtchylak, Jorgos Skolias, Mazzoll, Masala, Opera in Wrocław, Katar, Michał Rudas, Maria Pomianowska, Chyskyrai, Balkan Folk Acoustic, Kuba Suchar, Eliezer and many others.

He’s currently a member of Small Istruments and Clay Songs.

Elżbieta Woleńska is a flautist and a graduate from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław in the class of Jerzy Mrozik. She also studied in Paris under the supervision of Pierre-Yves Artaud.

The artist plays the flute of four different kinds: standard, piccolo, alto and bass. She eagerly gets involved in performing works by contemporary composers, often with the use of electro-acoustic means. Her albums with Claude Bolling’s pieces, contemporary flute music and pieces by the famous 19th-century Silesian flautist Johann Sedlatzk discovered by the artist herself, are highly evaluated in the international specialist press.

Elżbieta Woleńska is a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Wrocław; she also conducts workshops and courses for pupils, students and pedagogues in Music Schools of the 1st and 2nd degree as well as classes during the Summer Music Workshops.

Funded in part by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the programme Collections with the priority Compositional Commissions, realized by the Institute of Music and Dance