Tuesday 24 February 2015, 8pm

Photo by Piotr Niklas

Jacaszek & Kwartludium performs "Catalogue des Arbres" + Hildur Guðnadóttir

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Enthralling double-bill featuring electronic musician Michał Jacaszek in collaboration with Polish ensemble, Kwartludium, plus a solo set from Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Jacaszek's collaboration with Kwartludium evokes the sounds of trees and feel of the forest; and in doing so they use a whole host of classical and modern techniques. In keeping with a lot of modern classical there is a direct link with the past masters, and here the link to Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux can’t be a coincidence.

“… and the trees, like earth’s wistful sighs to the sky” – K. Janiszewska

Jacaszek and Kwartludium's album "Catalogue des Abres" was released last summer on Touch 

www.jacaszek.com
www.kwartludium.com

This concert has been made possible with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute.

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Michał Jacaszek

Author and producer of electroacoustic music, composer of soundtracks and theatre music, and sound artist. He is a curator of C3 Festival /Club Contemporary Classical/. Member of Polish Society for Electro-acoustic Music. Michał Jacaszek lives in Gdansk, Poland.

Kwartludium

Kwartludium was formed in 2002, and consists of graduates of Music Academies of Warsaw, Bydgoszcz and Gdansk. 
The ensemble, formed by Dagna Sadkowska (violin), Michał Górczyński (clarinet, bass clarinet), Paweł Nowicki (percussion), Piotr Nowicki (piano), focuses on performing works of young composers active both in Poland and abroad. Kwartludium possesses in its artistic output many Polish and worldwide premiere performances.Contemporary improvised music plays an important role in the group’s activity.

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hildur Guðnadóttir (1982) is an Icelandic cello player and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront ofexperimental pop and contemporary music (e.g. with the band múm). In her solo work she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes.

“Guðnadóttir takes a cello and gentle voice and, through software manipulation, scales simple phrases up to celestial heights” – The WIRE

Hildur has released four critically acclaimed solo albums: Mount A (2006), Without Sinking (2009), Leyfðu Ljósinu (2012) and Saman (2014). Hildur was nominated as composer of the year and Without Sinking got nominated as album of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2009. The same year Without Sinking was also chosen as one of the albums of the year at the Kraumur Awards. Hildur’s albums are all released on Touch.

Among others Hildur has performed live and recorded music with Skúli Sverrisson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, múm, Schneider TM, Angel, Pan Sonic, Hauschka, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Jamie Lidell, The Knife, Fever Ray and Throbbing Gristle.

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