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Hommage à Penderecki – Search for a New Sound and Format

Play with! at penderecki@home »Actions for Free Jazz Orchestra«
Do you know Penderecki?
The German-Polish project Hommage à Penderecki – Search for a New Sound and Format pays a tribute to the conductor and composer Krzysztof Penderecki and his only jazz work »Actions for Free Jazz Orchestra« (duration: 16 min.).
This composition does not have a score, there is only one live recording that was made in 1971 during the Donaueschinger Musiktage. Back then, »Actions« played Don Cherry – an advocate of music, based on a tonal freedom – and The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra.
However, Penderecki wrote some sketches (actions) for the tone progression of the work.

Click here for the original recording of the work from 1971.

The music project Hommage à Penderecki is suitable for everyone who plays an instrument, sings, improvises, samples, composes or refines sounds – and is open to all ages and learning levels. Ambitious beginners are as welcome as semi-professionals in the amateur field.

At penderecki@home, each participant plays their own interpretation of selected passages or musical motifs from the work »Actions for Free Jazz Orchestra« by Krzysztof Penderecki.
These freely designed improvisations or compositions should have a maximum length of five minutes and be sent to us in the form of a recording.
We look forward to all experimental results!

A jazz work will be mixed from all submissions and released on vinyl. The audiovisual premiere will be followed by an open-air jam session in the public space in Potsdam, and at the same time on YouTube.

If you would like to participate, please send us the recording as an AIFF or WAVE file via WeTransfer by 30th May, 2021 at jazzaction@rz-potsdam.de

We raffle 100 exclusive penderecki@home vinyls among all participants.

*Krzysztof Penderecki (born on 23rd November, 1933 in Dębica; † March 29, 2020 in Kraków) was a conductor, composer and a teacher. Through his work, he tried to bring Poles and Germans closer together. Since the performance of the »Lucas Passion« in Münster’s St. Paul Cathedral in 1966, his music has been representing an important step on the way to understanding between the two nations. His works contain a creative synthesis of tradition and avant-garde.

Idea, project direction | Anna Dejewska-Herzberg
Musical direction | Nicolas Schulze und Joanna Waluszko
Video animation | Yeni Harkányi
Graphic design | HELLOGRAPH

FÜR e. V. – Freundliche Übernahme Rechenzentrum

FÜR e. V. | Kunst- und Kreativhaus Rechenzentrum | Dortustr. 46, 14467 Potsdam
jazzaction@rz-potsdam.de | 0331/588 55 007

The Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Supported with funds from the State of Brandenburg
Ministry of Finance and Europe of the State of Brandenburg
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