Category: instrumental music, electro-acoustic music 

for accordion, three reed ranks, audio-playback, and video

written and composed for Trio Layers 

commissioned by Musica Privata Festival


19:00 SUNDOWN for accordion, three reed ranks, electronics and video is a project made in collaboration with the Trio Layers which explores the sound capabilities of reed ranks and its sound richness. The piece has been written for instruments owned by musicians and their sound qualities, limitations, individual scale range and fragility were taken into account during the composition process.


In this piece I wanted to focus on the sound and its experience; at the present moment - here and now; on what we see and what we hear and how it affects us aestheticly


During the consultation with the accordionist and a member of the ensemble, Ryszard Lubowiecki I encountered each of the instruments and I have learned how to deal with their limitations. In the process, I decided to experiment with recorded material to create an electronic layer which combined with imperfect sound produced by instruments to create a rich colour spectrum functioning as one body.


The sound may be perceived as fleeting and melancholic. 


The essence of 19:00 SUNDOWN is sound and the experience of it, here and now. The sound growing out of the departed soul of the accordion reminds of fleeting moment of nostalgia, a sound represented in the sundown viewed from afar. 


World Premiere of 19:00 SUNDOWN took place on 11th November 2018 at Musica Privata Festival in Lodz, Poland. 

Watch 19:00 SUNDOWN trailer here: