Contemporary Notation Project: Marek Poliks

Marek Poliks (born 1989) is a student at Harvard University, where he is studying with Chaya Czernowin. Obviously it is far too early to make any judgement about the direction in which his work is heading, but those scores available on his (also graphically striking) website suggest at least a partial interest in the intersections of notation, action and sound as related dimensions of a single aesthetic idea. Which does make for some lovely looking scores.

Poliks suggested that I feature his JUST SHUFFLING (2011) for alto flute and cello, but I could have chosen several others. I recommend having a browse through some of the others.

As well as the Soundcloud file above, there is also a video of JUST SHUFFLING; in both cases the music is performed by Laura Cocks, alto flute, and Eric Tinkerhess, cello. The full score, and others, is available on Poliks’ website.


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