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Mystery of

Composer: Paweł Dyyak

Instrument: Marimba Duo

Level: Advanced

Published: 2023

Price: €25.00

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  • Description +
    • Mystery of is a composition for two five-octave marimbas. The piece is kept in a very dark and gloomy style, which allows to increase its dramaturgy. The title deliberately suggests only the nature of the composition, but without specifying the theme of the secret, thus leaving the performers space for showing their own story and convey the emotions.

      After a short but strong introduction, there is a very sad and tearful part, in which one of the performers introduces a theme that is later processed, and the second performer plays the spread chords in a very motoric, but at the same delicate way. Then follows a segment in which the performers can show his virtuosity and musical sensitivity. After changing the key, there is a noticeable revival and brightening of the color of the piece. Everything tends to the finale in which the texture becomes dense and with a large emotional charge. The ending should be played in a very heavy way, but without losing the previously built drama.

      In the whole work, despite the slight thematic predominance of the first marimba, it is extremely important that the performers cooperate with each other. seek common exchanges of musical material and try to complement each other to sound as one.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba Duo (two 5-octaves)

  • About the composer +
    • Paweł Dyyak was born in Kraków, Poland in 2000. He graduated the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Primary Music School and Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in well known Kraków percussion teacher Mr. Leon Olejniczak. In June 2022, he graduated Bachelor in percussion at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he continues his studies in the class of prof. Krzysztof Jaguszewski. Paweł Dyyak is a laureate of many competitions, e.g. in Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan or Russia. He is also a two-time scholarship holder of the Polish Ministry of Culture.

      One of his favorite forms of professional activity is chamber music. Together with Jakub Kołodziejczyk, they have been creating the Marimbazzi Duo since 2015. It is one of the most valued and awarded Polish percussion bands of the young generation. So far, they have won twenty-five awards at various chamber music competitions in Poland, Italy, Andorra, France, Kazakhstan, among others, the largest of which are Grand Prix at the National Music Competition of the Center of Artistic Education, I Premi on IV Concurs International Cambra Romanica in Andorra, Primo Premio ex aequo on “Salieri-Zinetti” International Chamber Music Competition in Italy, 1st Prize on VIII International Contemporary Music “Srebrna Szybka”:Competition in Krakow and 1st Prize on International Percussion “Drum Fest” Competition in Opole.

      The ensemble performed at a number of festivals and concerts in Poland and abroad as well.

      For more information, please visit the website of the composer and the Marimbazzi ensemble. www.marimbazzi.com

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Nicola Lee
      Photo: Rafał Korzeniowski
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