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Kosecka, Martyna

Martyna Kosecka was born in 1989, Gdynia, Poland. She obtained an MA degree in the composition class of professor Krzysztof Meyer, BA degree in orchestral conducting in class of maestro ...

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Ourobóros : for ensemble / Martyna Kosecka

Publisher's number: 21122
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: fl ob cl fg h tpt trb 2vn vla vc cb
Remarks: Premiere on April 8 2022 at the Church of St. Peter in Zürich, Switzerland, by Collegium Novum Zürich, conducted by Yalda Zamani.
Duration: 12'00"
Number of players: 12
Year of composition: 2018 (rev. 2022)
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Ourobóros explores the time looping and devouring of musical material within itself, reaching a perfect circular form. Ourobóros was written as an inspiration by the same-titled creature, described in "The Book of Imaginary Beings" by Jorge Luis Borges. It is a symbol of continuity and continuous transformation, not only of life but also of the sound and time passing by. Those elements are bound inevitably in a fate of a composer and every person that approaches the music at the very moment. How the relation with sound and time is able to enrich and transform a person? Is it able to purify one and add something new to life? Are we ready to rebirth in Ourobóros of our world?
Martyna Kosecka

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