So first of all…it`s been only 2 months into 2018 and the amount of work/projects I`ve done is a little crazy – here are some of my clients: Huawei (Addicted To You – Director`s Cut), National Polish Bank (NBP), Allegro, Dakea, Ministry of Energy, European Space Agency, PanGenerator and Frogsong Studios. Shoutout to 180hb, F25, Fishladder and Platige Image 🙂
Even though I was quite busy with my commercial/ads projects, I have been also working on my upcoming string quartet album entitled Ephemera, which should be ready within a month. I am currently finishing up all the mixes and I hope to be sending the music for mastering in about two weeks from now. I will most certainly be writing more about this project very soon.
Meanwhile, I try to keep on reading – right now Silence. Lectures and writings by John Cage, which even though sounds a little “outdated” (not surprising), is a piece of art in it`s own right.
Oh, and I also listen to A LOT of Johann Johannsson`s music. May his soul rest in peace.
I recently took a short vacation break and went sailing with some of my good friends to Greece (starting in Pireus and visiting Hydra and Poros among others).
We have been sailing for a few days already, my last week’s everyday was a distant memory and was replaced by everyday blue vastness and windy spaciousness. I was sitting on the deck, gazing purposelessly at the distant, and monotonous scenery while listening to music, when the 4th movement of Morton Feldman`s Rothko Chapel started unravelling itself. Lucky coincidence that has created an experience.
It was one of those moments, when music and surroundings create a perfect unity. The hypnotizing, ‘primitive’ calling of the solo soprano, the spacious and seemingly simple texture of the piece, full of resounding pauses letting the gentle ambience of the sea to come through; the land – simple, scorched block of rock in the blue; almost a desert, so empty that it becomes full of everything and total in a way. Both dissonant, hostile and yet calming.
I took a picture of what I saw although what is lost in the still is the slow panning of the lonely land that added almost a cinematic quality to the scene.
I can only imagine that the described experience might be somewhat similar to a visit in the actual Rothko Chapel, which is described as non-denominational temple. The very idea of creating such universal, all-encompasing space is fascinating. I truly believe I`ll get a chance to be there one day; but for now – this was my ‘Rothko Chapel’ moment in Greece.