Radio station: Polish Radio
Venue/s of the event: Home Studio
audio stream: stream
TITLE: 1. Mechanical Friends 4:58 attacca
TITLE: 2. DownBeat 7:23
TITLE: 3. Stone’s Dances 4:30
composer and performer: Paweł Romańczuk
TITLE: 4. Erik Satie – “Pièces froides. I. Airs à faire fuir – 1. D’une manière très particulière” 2:36
worked out by Paweł Romańczuk
performer: Paweł Romańczuk
The pandemic has hit the world of culture, artists and audiences. The concert halls are deserted. Radio waves and the Internet have become a natural place of contact.The second program of Polish Radio offered musicians concerts in their homes or other places of their choice. Their stylistic spectrum is wide. Recorded performances (audio and video) are broadcast from April 18, 2020 every Saturday from 19.00 to 19.30 on the 2nd Program of Polish Radio and on the website. We propose two examples (in excerpts) as part of the Art Birthday 2021.(The second one on 20:10 – 20:30 UTC)
The pieces presented as part of house music party of the Second Program of Polish Radiowere prepared especially for this concert. My ensemble Small Instruments rarely takes the form of a one-man orchestra, but pandemic conditions forced this independent act. Additionally – a concert played in my own studio allowed for a bit more freedom in the selection of instruments, not all of which are easy to transport and rarely appear at “away” concerts. Playing mechanisms, which have long been part of my work, also helped a lot inhouse music party and in the situation of a raging virus, they brought another meaning to their instrumental role.
Paweł Romańczuk (b. 1975)Musician, composer, since 2006 continues researches in the field of unusual sound sources. Founder and leader of Małe Instrumenty (Small Instruments) ensemble, created to realize own artistic needs. He wrote music for movies, theatres. Builds own instruments, sound constructions and installations. In 2010, he wrote the very first study of the history of toy piano. Next book appeared in 2013, as the textbook “Home experiments with musical instruments” released together with the album Małe Instrumenty “Samoróbka” (do-it-yourself), dedicated to education in the field of self-building experimental musical instruments.He collaborated with : Pierre Bastien, Margaret Leng Tan, Evan Ziporyn, Chris Baldwin, Ghedalia Tazartes, Andrzej Załęski, Nao Nishihara, Robert Niziński, Paweł Czepułkowski, Piotr Kurek, Cinema Teather, Mariusz Wilczyński, Cezary Duchnowski, Paweł Hendrich, Sławomir Kupczak, Transfuzja (Bauer, Duchnowski, Orzechowski), Jean-Marc Zelwer, Księżyc, Svitlana Nianio, In-Between (Cezary Duchnowski, Kostas Georgakopulos), Sebastian Buczek, Joanna Bronisławska, Mateusz Rybicki, Za Siódmą Górą, Paul Preuser, Rafał Augystyn, Jacek Sotomski and others.