Kazimierz Pyzik – Henry Vega (b.1973) – Ssolo (2002) for Viola da Gamba & Computer
From the May 24th 2005 Performance of Ssolo (2002) by Kazimierz Pyzik, bass viol & Henry Vega, computer at the Computer Music Studio at Academy of Music, Krakow, Poland.
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About Kazimierz Pyzik, viola da gamba
An accomplished double bassist, Kazimierz Pyzik (b. 1955, Kraków) studied the viola da gamba at the Meistersinger Konservatorium in Nornberg (H. Groth) and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels (W. Kuijken). He divides his concert performances into two clear groups. He plays mainly Baroque and Renaissance music on various types of viola da gamba – from pardessus to violone and, additionally, the lyra viol – appearing in solo recitals as well as with the groups Fiori Musicali and Camerata Cracovia. He also founded his own Consort of Violas da Gamba and is a member of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain. As a composer, he uses, on the one hand, classical forms and tonal order, realized through specially constructed harmonic systems, and, on the other, experimental forms often realized non-musically. He has composed around 100 pieces. He has won composers’ competitions in Poland (the A. Malawski Competition and the National Composers’ Competition). His works have been performed at concerts organized by Muzyka Centrum, the Olga Szwagier Quartet, and at all the festivals of contemporary music in Poland, as well as others in Germany, France, Jugoslavia and Denmark.
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