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Głowicka&Walentynowicz - Red Sun

Release Date: XII 2013
Total Time: 55:04
CD | 6 page folded insert | ecopack

1. Sun spot

2. Transient

3. Etiude

4. Red Sun

5. Retina

6. Presence

7. Nocturne

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Works of Kasia Głowicka commisioned by Performing Arts Fund, Netherlands

Małgorzata Walentynowicz - piano

Kasia Głowicka - computer

What makes the music of Kasia Głowicka special? First of all space. Deep and extensive. As in ambient music. Built by reverbs, echoes and electronics. Against this background - a piano. Flickering , rippling. Cascades of repeating notes and rhythms. As in minimal music . Tonal associations, but with different development. Clear sounds, distorted, appear then re-appear hear and there as whispers and crackles. As in glitch music. But clearly you hear the skills of a seasoned composer - the clear intentions and the feeling for 'big form'. Seven works comprise this concept album - from submerged in the electronic glow of "Sun Spot" (2010) to the monastic "Transient" (2011 ), the shimmering "Favola" (2013) thru to the quietly resounding "Red Sun" (2009), which gives the album its title. Sometimes there is an obsessively repeated note, as in track 5, "Retina" (2009). Sometimes the most important moment is a pause - as in the piece "Presence" (2010) dedicated to the memory of Tomasz Sikorski. All those elements join together to become the original world of music of Kasia Głowicka, here embodied by the piano performance of Małgorzata Walentynowicz . The world of a purposely imperfect beauty.

Jan Topolski

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