Polish avant-garde



Archive: 5/11 2020, 20:00

Blågårds Pl. 6A
2200 København


Since their establishment nearly 20 years ago, the Kwartludium ensemble has had their focus on newly written music. At this concert they premiere a piece by the Italian composer Alessandro Perini, who lives in Sweden. Apart from that, the ensemble presents music by composers concentrating their attention on electronics, acoustics and the listener's role.

The listener is pulled into the sonorous world of Song of the Future Human, so quiet that one has to stretch ones ears to perceive it. Slowly a picture of tight figures and noise sounds unfolds, keeping the listener intensely engaged from the beginning. The work by Anna Arkushyna from 2015 is like a monster beneath the sea or a presumption of new adventures waiting round a distant corner.

Giedrė Pauliukevičiūtė describes how she loves to observe raindrops sliding down a window pane, how the drops dissolve the glass; she adds that the music in Glass evolves around transformations expanding our normal mindset, dissolving it just like the drops dissolve the glass. VOLD by Fredrik Gran was premiered by Kwartludium, and the composer relates that the piece, originally inspired by the Britney Spears hit Toxic, decomposes the contents of classical love songs by shattering them into a confused, unearthly landscape through the interweaving of acoustic and digital sound.


Alessandro Perini: intrusion...erosion -WORLD PREMIERE
Piotr Jędrzejczyk - Quartiude (2020)
Anna Arkushyna: Song of the future human (2015)
Fredrik Gran: VOLD (2018)
Giedrė Pauliukevičiūtė: Glass (2019)


With the support of the Polish Embassy in Denmark