“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”

 Albert Einstein

 

The above mentioned motto expresses the aim of my present compositional work, that is, timeless yet up-to-date search for the truth in examining the phenomenon of sound with all its rudimentary, both physical and psychological, as well as transcendental features, principles and universal contents. I regard myself on the one hand as an observer and an investigator, on the other, as a mediator and a creator.

In that interaction between being passive=receiving, in the form of improvisation, and being active=formulating, that is in composing, I come to a dialogue with existence and this discourse, in that case, manifests itself through a sounding statement.

Thus, I would like to see composing, in ideal case, as a dialogue with sounding material.

This polarity, the interplay between constant flowing of contrasts, which are present everywhere at different levels of our reality, and my own insufficiency as a subject, creates tense moments for my compositional work.

In this search for the very essence of aesthetics, the reduction of superfluous means, which could interfere with the sound effects intended by me, gives me the optimal starting point for intensive exploration of the sound matter.

This means abstract way of thinking above all, namely, created form structures, an abstract pitch constellation or abstract rhythmic structuring, which do not disappear entirely but serve the best development of the sound.   

Consequently, aesthetics of reduction comes into being, and the sound is comprehended as the substance rather, that is, in a physical sense, materially.
 
   

Roman Pawollek - 2010

 

 

 

Performances 2016

06.04.2016

Christuskirche, Salzburg

TRIPTYCHON for vocal trio, percussion,
violoncello, contrabass

first performance

 

Performances 2015

20.01.2015

Alte Schmiede, Vienna

"When I was a shepherd"
for recorder, looper and string quartett

first performance

 

29.01.2015

OESTIG-Saal, Vienna

"Course of the Triton" for piano

 

14.10.2015

Alte Schmiede, Vienna

"When I was a shepherd"
for recorder, looper and string quartett

 

Performances 2014

23.04.2014

Austrian National Library, Vienna
Palais Mollard

String Quartett

 

09.08.2014

Zhongshan Culture & Arts Center, China

"Course of the Triton" for piano

 

13.09.2014

Apartment Of Art, München

ZEIT(los) - TIME(less) a performative sound installation

for instrument(s) and elektronics (168 Hours)

first performance

 

01.10.2014

Haydn Saal, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

D.I.E. for Ensemble

first performance

 

24.11.2014

University of Music, Würzburg

"Sieben kleine Mysterien über die Ferne"
 für Violoncello und Klavier

 

01.12.2014

Musikverein Vienna, Gläserner Saal / Magna Auditorium

abstract landscapes (mirrors of the past)

first performance

 


Performances 2013

04.04.2013

Stadtmuseum, Wiener Neustadt

Klavierquintett

Eine Auftragskomposition des Ensembles Caleidoscope
zum 10jährigen Jubiläum seines Bestehens

first performance

 

19.04.2013

Alte Schmiede, Wien

"Sieben kleine Mysterien über die Ferne"
 für Violoncello und Klavier

first performance

 

27.04.2013 - 19.05.2013

Apartment der Kunst, München

Musik zur Ausstellung "Neuland"

 

08.06.2013

off-theater, Wien

"Wèn Hòu (Gruß)" für Violine und Klavier

Austrian first performance


28.07.2013

Shunde Culture & Arts Center of Foshan, China

"Cantonese Dances" für Violine und Violoncello 

first performance


30.07.2013

Zhongshan Culture & Arts Center, China

"Cantonese Dances" für Violine und Violoncello 

first performance

 

07./08.09.2013

Kiel, Gemeinschafthaus der Ökosiedlung Kiel Hassee (D)

"Pfandflaschen Singen" - ein Tanz-, Spiel-, Sprech- und Singtheater für Stimme, Tänzerin und Klavier

first performance

 

28.09.2013

Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt

"OMANUKALADESA"  für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier
(3. Klaviertrio)

Eine Auftragskomposition der Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt

first performance

 

14.10.2013

Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Wien

Aus: "Vier Charakterstücke" für Klavier solo 

first performance / new version


19.10.2013

5. Nacht der klassischen Gitarre, Regensburg (D)

Rhapsodie für Gitarre und Violoncello

first performance


20.10.2013

Theater Regensburg, Neuhaussaal (D)

Rhapsodie für Gitarre und Violoncello

first performance

 

14.11.2013

Concert Series "Orchesterwelt" 

 Schubertsaal, BORG St. Pölten Niederösterreich

Chamber Symphony

first performance


15.11.2013

Concert Series "Orchesterwelt"

 Festsaal Amtshaus Hietzing, Vienna

Chamber Symphony

first performance

 


Performances 2012

22.02.2012

Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

Doppelkonzert für Horn, Posaune und Ensemble

first performance


12.06.2012

Wiener Musikverein, Gläserner Saal

"Aquarell" für Flöte und Violoncello (2007/2012)

first performance / new version

 

18.08.2012

Zhongshan Culture & Arts Center, China

"Wèn Hòu (Gruß)" für Violine und Klavier

first performance


10.11.2012

Alte Schmiede - Festival WIEN MODERN

"Crisis, Catharsis & Chant"  für Klarinette, Akkordeon,    Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass

Eine Auftragskomposition des Festivals Wien Modern

first performance

 

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