Gamification and e-sports are natural descendants of traditional sport and they provide just as many emotional experiences, while the world of sport is no less inspiring than the virtual sphere. Music and Sport is an unconventional attempt to capture the links between the disciplines, stressing the carnal and performative aspects of music. The topic of sport, the ethos of competition, effort, physicality, training, preparation, sparring and focus is the centre of gravity and thematic axis of the section. We will hear two new compositions penned by Dominik Strycharski and Karol Nepelski. Both pieces are based on their authors’ experiences in sport, translated into the composition process and performance techniques. Strycharski approaches his new work from the ring (the kickboxer is the fifth guest performer of the composition), while Nepelski from the swimming pool. The repertoire also includes Jennifer Walshe’s work dedicated to Anton Lukoszevieze, where learning to skateboard is an immanent element of the process of exploring this conceptual text composition. Who better to rise to the challenge than Kwartludium?
Karol Nepelski – composition for four performers with video and electronics (2020) 15’ [world premiere]
Dominik Strycharski – Box of Boxing for four performers and kickboxer (2020) 15’ [world premiere]
Jennifer Walshe – THIS IS WHY PEOPLE O.D. ON PILLS /AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (2004) 15’
Karol Nepelski and Dominik Strycharski’s compositions are co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the “Composition Commissions” programme, implemented by the Music and Dance Institute.
The concert is co-organised by the Kwartludium Foundation for New Music.