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Sacrum Profanum 2022
10

September
Saturday


17.00

Cricoteka

Concert

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Motor repetition minimalism in synergy with technology, mathematical principles and primitive electronics.

Tristan Perich is regarded as one of the most interesting voices of the new American composition, developing a unique language and charting the course of the future development of music. His work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of mathematics, physics and computer code. It is sometimes described as a raw combination of dehumanised electronics and the organic nature of instruments. What is essential in Perich’s music is the pulse, the vibrations of which have an intense, hypnotic power and surprising emotional depth. The press hailed it as “techno for silicon life forms”. Technology is indeed for him an important point of reference but the same applies to the pregaming sound capabilities of computers. At Sacrum Profanum, we will hear the piece Open Symmetry for three vibraphones and a set of 20 loudspeakers with single-bit electronics. This combination of classical instruments and primitive electronics is his trademark. The piece will be performed by musicians from the French Ensemble 0 and Swiss Eklekto, for whom it was written.



Tristan Perich – Open Symmetry for three vibraphones and single-bit electronics (2018) 53’ [Polish première]

Performed by:
Eklekto
Ensemble 0

Place

Cricoteka

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Cricoteka organises exhibitions, symposia, performances, workshops, and meetings, at the same time publishing materials devoted to Kantor’s art. Its home is the former power plant of Podgórze “wrapped” in a modern construction. The exhibition halls are suspended over the roof of the historical building, and the café situated on the top floor commands a panorama of the city,...