This year’s festival begins by Elżbieta Chojnacka’s “master stroke”.
In the composition by Jerzy Kornowicz, The Shapes of Elements the “chamber-like” sound of the harpsichord has as a counterpoint the sounds of nature. Operations performed on “natural” sounds are limited to a specific combination in time, therefore they can be easily recognized. A more “civilized” part of the harpsichord is based on two themes (combined and transformed): chord verticals and figurative passages.
The musical part of Un souffle le soulève by Nicola Sani is formed by other elements: baroque (harpsichord), classical (flute) and new technology elements (electronics). In the opinion of the composer, in this work “human and poetical dimensions are combined with experiment, creating as a result new forms of sound.” The title fragment from the poem by Giacinto Scelsi and the word “breath” (souffle) contained in it could suggest that the “human and poetical dimension” is the most important in this work.