Dominik Karski: Glimmer

November 9, 2022 / ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION

Dominik Karski (b. 1972) is an independent Polish/Australian composer, whose body of work is informed by close ollaboration with distinct interpreters of new music. Ensembles and soloists who have worked with the composer and presented his works include Flute o’clock, Malgorzata Walentynowicz, ELISION Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Karin Hellqvist, Anna Petrini, and Ensemble SurPlus, among many others. His works have been presented at many international events, including the Polish festivals Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, and Musica Electronica Nova, also Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Gaudeamus Music Week (The Netherlands), Frum Festival (Iceland), as well as the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth. In his composing, he focuses essentially on the player-instrument relationship as the primary source of the musical substance. CDs with his works have been released in Australia, Austria, Canada, Poland, Sweden, and UK; of particular importance is a monographic disc with the composers flute works recorded by Flute o’clock and released in 2016 in Poland.

Glimmer is a 2002 duo for alto flute and bass flute which received an honourable mention at Gaudeamus Music Week 2002. A self-contained work, it is also an integrated part of Streams within.

Dominik Karski: Glimmer (2002)
performed by lla and Carrie Rose, members of inHALE, on the Origins Concert Series at Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, MD.