Kropka Na Ogonie & Soroka Fruwa is a miniature music theatrical performance in two acts for solo percussionist.
KROPKA NA OGONIE – Polish for Dot On The Tail – is about the visual beauty of written language and how from writing gestures and the art of engraving you can create a sonic and a visual composition. Graffiti and calligraphy form an important source of inspiration, as well as the shape of the Polish alphabet and its diacritics ( a.o. kropka . and ogonie ̨ ).
SOROKA FRUWA – Polish for Magpie Is Flying – is about body language and non verbal communication with the human child and birds as archetypes.
( good headphones or speakers may give you a nicer listening experience )
Title: Kropka Na Ogonie & Soroka Fruwa
Performer: Marianna Soroka
Instrumentation: 1 metal wire brush, 5 microphones (2.1 stereo)
Video recording: Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Stockhausen studio, The Hague
Sound recording: Rob Strolenberg, Stockhausen studio, The Hague
Edit, Mix & Master: Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman
Composition, Concept & Realisation: Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman
Awards/Festivals: World New Music Days Vancouver – ISCM, Nov 2017 (Belgian Entry)
Premiered: May 2016, Kees van Baarenzaal, The Hague
Korzo Theater, June 2016, The Hague
Vogelgeluiden, Theater Perdu, March 2017, Amsterdam
Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Theater De Kikker, Sept 2017, Utrecht
Essay/Publication: Microphones and Loudspeakers, May 19th 2018