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Notatnik Poznania

Idea: Michał Górczyński
Patryk Matela
Date: 2010-06-25
Hour: 21:00
Normal price: admission free
Duration: 1h
Venue: Rondo Kaponiera (subway)


I get off the train, walk across the flyover and then walk the streets of Poznań to the pedestrian subway Kaponiera where the story of my passage through the city meets with the concert venue. The idea of this project stems from a desire to tell, in an abstract way, about a visit in an unknown city. The guide transforms the tourist information into a music score in which getting off the train and the height of the historic buildings as well as the surroundings of a grocer's shop are described by articulation, tempo, rhythm and expression. In his story the guide includes any gestures and words wanting them to become inherent to the musical piece. The concert under Kaponiera Roundabout will be a mobile proposal of moving on a surreal city map towards a car park where the final symphony, featuring the audience, will be staged. This musical form has been called a "story-piece" and involves the transformation of information about the city into music.

(Michał Górczyński)

Concept: Michał Górczyński, Patryk "Tik Tak" Matela

Curator: Mika Grochowska

Production: Malta Festival

Acknowledgments: Automobilklub Wielkopolski

Michal Górczyński is a graduate of the F. Chopin University of Music. Since 1998, his work has focused on writing music for various line-ups, improvisation and interpretation of new music. He has performed as a soloist with various ensembles including de Ereprijs, the Silesian String Quartet, the Podlasie Philharmonic and the Szczecin Philharmonic. He has taken part in the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music where he presented his own performing techniques on the bass clarinet. He is also the author of installations, theoretical texts, radio programmes and underground films. Since 2002, he has been a member of the ensemble Kwartludium. Since 2008, he has been working on extending the sound capacity of the bass clarinet inspired by beatboxing and his collaboration with one of the best Polish beatboxers, Patryk "Tik Tak" Matela.

Patryk "Tik Tak" Matela became interested in the art of the human beatbox before he new what it was called and has been active in this field since 2002. He organises beatboxing workshops and has been a judge at several beatboxing competitions. He has performed as a beatboxer in several hip hop-based theatre projects: Jarosław Staniek's 12 Ławek and Morosophus in Białystok, as well as Jacek Bławut's film Jeszcze nie wieczór. He has regularly performed with the avant-garde Bauagan Mistrzów. In Spetember 2008, at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, he performed pieces by Polish and foreign composers with the quartet Kwartludium. He is currently working on a project called Zooplan with the clarinettist Michał Górczyński and is involved in recurring beatboxing workshops in Warsaw. He improvises in many musical genres, including hip-hop, drum’n’bass and reggae, as well as jazz and new music.