Marcin Banasik-Strength

Posted on February 11th, 2010 by

Marcin Banasik-Strength

I met Marcin Banasik when he was still a student at York University. ‘Strength’ comes from a st of three pieces¬† called Three Candlesticks. It is written on a visually arresting graphic score, laid out like a maze. There are limited options as to the paths that the player has to choose through the music in real time. Some of these lead up musical culs-de-sac, leaving one turning frantically on the spot to find a way out. The result is, for the player, an escalating rush of excitement.

Here is an extract.


PSS Violin (Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’)

Recorded Wilton’s Music Hall

May 2009

Recording Courtesy of Colin Still.