• City Gallery of Contemporary Art




Space Dissonance

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Admission 60–80–100 CZK

The programme is part of PLATO’s launch week in the former Bauhaus.


Compositional procedures for working with sound in space. The first of this year’s cycle of concerts of contemporary music selected by the Polish music critic Daniel Brożek will present composers from Poland, Italy and Germany. Accordion players and flying loudspeakers.

Space Dissonance will present the variety of contemporary music composers’ procedures in working with sound in space. At the same time, it is the first ever head-on collision with the difficult acoustics in the former hobby-market.


Lucio Capece: Space Tuning – Conditional Music (2013)
for flying and PA loudspeakers, boxes, soprano saxophone, site-specific recordings

Hubert Zemler: Pupation of Dissonance (2016)
for percussion/drums and analogue synthesisers

Teoniki Rożynek: Halocline II (2016)
for two accordions, bass accordion and sampler

Claudio Jacomucci: vortex (2014)
for three accordions

Teoniki Rożynek: untone (2017)
for a four-track magnetic tape

Lucio Capece, saxophone, electronics
Hubert Zemler, percussion/drums, electronics
Jędrzej Jarocki, accordion I
Dawid Rydz, accordion II
Przemysław Wojciechowski, accordion III

The art director of the cycle of concerts of contemporary music in PLATO is Daniel Brożek.

The composition by Lucio Capece directly relates to the acoustic properties of the space – it is based on an analysis of its spectral sound reflection and uses moving sound objects. The percussionist Hubert Zemler also derives his compositions from the experience of sound in space. His latest composition, Pupation of Dissonance, examines new sound combinations of percussion instruments. The accordion trios by the composers Teoniki Rożynek and Claudio Jacomucci provide an opportunity to investigate the sound complexity and spatial behaviour of the sound of this instrument. The concert will end with a quadratic composition by Teoniki Rożynek, based on recordings made underwater in a lake, an organ and electric installations.

Daniel Brożek is an important Polish music critic, editor of the Glissando magazine on contemporary music and author of the Canti Illuminati blog. He is one of the curators of the Survival Art Review festival in Wroclaw. He works together with a research studio in the field of sound art at Wroclaw University. He publishes his music albums under the Czarny Latawiec alias, creates installations and soundtracks for theatre plays. He lives and works in Wroclaw.