Title: open the box 1

Year: 2011

Duration: 8 minutes

Genre: performative solo music

Instrumentation: accordion solo

Optional: amplification for accordion

Optional: Semitransparent screen, minimum size 2 x 2, spot lights behind the musician. Obtain shadow theatre effect when positioning in following order: contra light (towards audience) - musician - screen - audience

Commissioned by: Musica Polonica Nova Festival


Investigation of limits of human body performance: test of strength, speed, stamina. Music as sport. Music as lesson of anatomy.


Audience can not see musician directly on stage. Musician performs behind the screen, enlightened with contra light, so that audience may see the shapes of gestures and focuses at physical dimension of performance.

OPEN   THE   BOX 1

Maciej Frackiewicz performing “Open the box” at Musica Polonica Nova © Jagoda Szmytka++++

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