Sirene. Melodrama aeterna
for soprano, counter tenor, baritone, harpsichord, strings and looper (2019)
libretto: Szczepan Twardoch
The eternal melodrama of girls and boys confronting the world and themselves in the face of chaos and with each other. The Voice of the Sirene / Sea is a call to embark on an inevitable journey, and at the same time a response to the need for a guide. But you cannot be sure whether it is a voice from within or without, and whether it is in your favor or is better to avoid it. The other person, made of flesh and blood, is also the answer, but similarly ambiguous and treacherous in various ways. It seems that it is the only real one. On the way to an undefined, incomprehensible goal. Growth through the stages of dying.
The composition was created in 2020 on commission of the Auksodrone Festival and the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy AUKSO, with the support of the IMiT Composers Commissions program.
PREMIERE: November 8, 2020, Auksodrone Festival in Tychy;
performers: Ewa Biegas, Joanna Freszel, Jan Jakub Monowid,
Bartłomiej Duś, Daniel Popiałkiewicz, Piotr Sałajczyk, Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy AUKSO, Marek Moś
November 9-10, 2020; Ewa Biegas Joanna Freszel, Jan Jakub Monowid, Bartłomiej Duś, Daniel Popiałkiewicz, Piotr Sałajczyk, Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy AUKSO, Marek Moś; realization: Beata Jankowska-Burzyńska; Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Katowice; recording for PWM
Performers: Joanna Freszel, Jan Jakub Monowid, Sebastian Szumski, Marcin Świątkiewicz, AUKSO The Tychy City Chamber Orchestra, Marek Moś