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
Microphones and Loudspeakers, May 19th 2018
Matrix Centre for New Music, April 27th 2020