Roman Haubenstock-Ramati – Studie in Form (1954) 10’ [world premiere]
Laurie Schwartz – The Spaces³ (1996) 6’ [Polish premiere]
Lucia Dlugoszewski – Early Floating* (1961) 23’ [premiera polska]
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati – Catch 2 (2 version) (1968) 5’
Ana-Maria Avram – Klavier Utopie for tape and piano (2017) 18’ [Polish premiere]
Mario Bertoncini – An American Dream (1974) 7’
- Reinhold Friedl – prepared piano
Project carried out in cooperation with Bôłt Records.
^ Notes thanks to dr Libby Smigel and US Congress Library with help of Katherine Duke and Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Under license of Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation, Inc..
Reinhold Friedl can be considered a regular guest of the festival. Although he usually visited us with his Zeitkratzer ensemble, it is time to get to know his solo works. He is an excellent performer, expert in extended piano techniques, including prepared and inside piano. We worked together to prepare varied programme, which includes many Polish themes and notes.
Among the avant-garde Polish artists, we will present the works of Lucia Dlugoszewski, an artist active in the United States – a composer whose work is completely unknown in our country. Only after last year’s efforts was it possible to find the scores of the composer, who passed away in 2000 – they will be published soon. Thanks to this, the Sacrum Profanum Festival will feature three of her compositions, including a composition for a timbre piano interpreted by Friedl.
It is impossible not to mention Studie in Form – an outstanding composition by Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, a Pole of Jewish origin, whose pioneering work in the field of graphic scores still call for promotion and publicity. Friedl’s solo interpretation presented during the Festival will be a world premiere of the work, which seems even more impressive, considering the date of the score – 1954. The concert will be a tribute to the composer on his 100th birthday.
In addition, we are also going to hear The Spaces³ by Laurie Schwartz, Mutanza by Witold Szalonek and An American Dream by Mario Bertoncini, known from Friedl’s outstanding Mutanza, released by Bocian and Bôłt Records. The Festival is working with the latter label to publish new interpretations of Roman Haubenstock-Ramati’s piano works performed by Reinhold Friedl.
The ENCUMBRANCE and STUDIE IN FORM concerts are available free of charge.