Katarzyna Wesołowska – POLIFONIE/POLIWIZJE ( Polyphonies /Polyvisions )

Concert-installation “POLIFONIE/POLYVISIONS” unites musical and visual layers by performing a short piano recital, consisting of works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an abstract scenographic space animated by light and projections. The idea of the project is to show the multifaceted nature of music through a multilayered space: its architectonic and multilinear character at the same time, but also – in the changeability of light and projections – to express its elusive content and intense impact on the emotions of both the listener and the performer.
The title “POLYPHONES/POLYVISIONS” closely reflects the above assumptions. Polyphony is a term from musical terminology denoting a way of shaping relationships between individual voices in a work in such a way that they remain independent and equivalent to one another, while harmoniously resonating with one another. The work of Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most perfect examples of polyphony in the history of music. The term “polyphony” expresses the analogy of the formation of the visual layer in relation to the musical layer, and also describes the feeling of simultaneous “multi-hearing” and “multi-seeing” that music can evoke.
The concert programme consisted of the following works by Johann Sebastian Bach:
 – VI English Suite in D minor:
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Courant
4 Sarabande – Double
5. gavotte I – gavotte II
6. Gigue
– Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor


 Katarzyna Wesołowska – pianist and stage designer. A graduate and postgraduate student of Prof. Maria Murawska’s piano class at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She has honed her skills at many master classes in Poland and abroad under the guidance of Dina Yoffe, Robert Levin, Mikhail Voskresensky and Tobias Koch, among others. She also completed her BA in scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and is currently pursuing her MA. Her credits include the set design for the Polish premiere of the opera “Il Giasone” by F. Cavalli (premiere 4.03.2017, Collegium Nobilium Theatre, directed by Michał