Mikołaj Laskowski: 5 Things That Really Matter
»5 Things That Really Matter«, composed for large ensemble and electronics, is the result of an exploration of various possible relationships between the composer, the performers, the notation, and the sound. In the first part of the piece, the musicians play a traditionally written score–treating the ensemble as one large instrument made up of many individual bodies. In the second part, the performers create living sculptures by taking silent »selfies« with instruments treated as requisites. In the third part, the performers become co-composers–they are asked to »translate« the samples provided by the composer through their sensitivity and their instruments.