bachSpace

bachSpace

Tamar Halperin- Piano
Etienne Abelin – Viola
Tomek Kolczynski – Electronics

These three musicians have a spectacular project – to re-compose music by J.S. Bach.

Sound designer and composer Tomek Kolczynski started by recording Tamar Halperin and Etienne Abelin playing Bach’s sonatas for violin and piano. On their debut CD “bachSpace”, they combine music by Johann Sebastian Bach with electronic compositions by Tomek Kolczynski who generates his music exclusively from samples of the two instrumentalists. All together they build long hybrid pieces lasting up to 15 minutes on the interface between baroque music and electronica.

On stage, the pianist and the violinist work with Tomek Kolczyinski’s sounds to produce a unique symbiosis between electronic and acoustic sounds. It’s a new way to discover the timelessness of the baroque composer.

The repertoire is generally based on 6 Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard by Bach BWV 1014-1019, plus some solo piano and some solo violin works by J. S. Bach.

From the 6 Violin & Keyboard Sonatas:

Largo from Sonata in G Major for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1019
Adagio from Sonata in E Major for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1016
Adagio from Sonata in B Minor for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1014
Adagio Ma Non Tanto from Sonata in E Major for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1016
Allegro from Sonata in G Major for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1019
Adagio from Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1017
Adagio from Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1018
Adagio from Sonata in A Major for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1015

Solo pieces:

Adagio from Partita in C Major for Solo Violin BWV 1005
Prelude in C major from the Well Tempered Clavier BWV 846 (for solo keyboard)
Prelude in C minor BWV 999 (for solo keyboard)
Prelude in D minor BWV 926 (solo keyboard)
“Baustelle”– a construction on Bach’s “Menuet” BWV 829 by Tamar Halperin (solo keyboard)