Lusławice, POLAND - 01.06.2018: Contribution to international Flute composition project and CD: Infinity project.
Circular breathing is a technique used by woodwind players which allows them to play for a long time without a break. It involves simultaneously exhalation of the air collected in the mouth and taking a breath through the nose. Taking into account technical aspects and construction of the instrument, using this technique while playing the flute is especially difficult.
In 2017, flute virtuoso Natalia Jarząbek and her teacher prof. Świątek-Żelazna received a prestigeous award Ars Quaerendi of the Lesser Poland Gouverment to partially finance writing a book about circular breathing and recording a unique CD with pieces which couldn’t be recorded on the flute without using this technique. Inspired by the infinite possibilities of keeping the sound and capabilities of the flute as the musical instrument, the project received a name “Infinity”.
The repertoire for the CD is various - including transcriptions of pieces for violin or piano (Paganini’s Moto Perpetuo, Chopin’s Etudes, Vitali’s Chaconne), modern pieces for flute which already exist (I. Clarke’a The Great Train Race) and pieces composed and dedicated for this project. Among composers who agreed to support the project are: prof. Marcel Chyrzynski, prof. Zoran Novacic, Szymon Brzóska and Belgian composer Dimitri Arnauts...
The piano part of those pieces will be performed by Emmy Wils- a young talented pianist from Belgium, student of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, winner of plenty prestigious piano competitions.
Dimitri Arnauts' participation as composer to this CD will be a short new and humoristical musical portrait for piano and flute: 'Weird Bird'.
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