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American premiere: “Musique scintillante” by Krzysztof Meyer in Los Angeles

At the concert entitled “Contemporary Poland”, the American premiere of Krzysztof Meyer’s “Musique scintillante” for 14 musicians will be given on 19 January 2016 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform under the direction of the Polish conductor Lukasz Borowicz. Meyer’s “Musique scintillante” was commissioned by the festival “Fürstensaal Classix” in Kempten (Allgäu), where it received its world premiere on 16 September 2007 when Krzysztof Meyer was composer-in-residence there.

The Polish composer comments on his work as follows:
“’Musique scintillante’ is written for an ensemble of 14 musicians and uses a compositional technique that I have been working on for many years. The harmonic language, based upon symmetrical chords (alongside the interaction of sections functionally related to the overall form of the piece), represents a fundamental principle of my compositional technique.
The piece forms a unified whole yet reveals a form consisting of several parts. A brief ‘introduction’ is followed by a strict section consisting of a complex interwoven texture of different motifs. The ever-denser texture leads to an accumulation of complex chords forming a climax. ’Musique scintillante’ definitely represents the continuation of the search preceding it. And as always: I have attempted to develop further several technical methods used in the latest works whilst separating myself from those that did not yield satisfactory results.”

19 January 2016
Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 8 PM (Introduction to the concert: 7 PM)
American premiere: Krzysztof Meyer
“Musique scintillante” pour 14 interprètes (for 14 musicians)
Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lukasz Borowicz (direction)


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