Sanatorium of Sound Ensemble plays “Treatise” by Cornelius Cardew (Judith Hamann, Giuseppe Ielasi, Gerard Lebik)

March 24, 2024 -- 13:00
Kino Zdrowie, ul.Główna 36

The avant-gardist to the avant-garde, one of the most important figures of 20thcentury sound art, as interpreted by the established Sanatorium of Sound Ensemble

Created between 1963 and 1967, Treatise is a graphic musical score consisting of 193 pages of lines, symbols and a variety of geometric shapes. This monumental work by Cornelius Cardew is an introspective journey into the nature of time and rhythm, inspired by Wittgenstein's concept of Tractatus logico-philosophicus.

Just as the philosopher explored the limits of language and its relationship to reality, Treatise becomes a kind of 'treatise of sound', provoking reflection on our perception of time and rhythm. In Treatise, time ceases to be merely a linear sequence of events, becoming a dense network of relations and experiences, just as in Wittgenstein's philosophy, where meanings are formed in context. This non-linear perception of time is reflected in abstract symbols and shapes that remind us of the relational nature of reality.

Treatise provokes interpretation and exploration of sound, just as Wittgenstein provoked reflection on language. Like language, which reflects our perception of the world, rhythm in Treatise manifests itself as a fundamental element of human existence, providing a starting point for introspection on existence and the meaning of life.

Cornelius Cardew
The avant-gardist to the avant-garde, one of the most important figures of 20th-century sound art, as interpreted by the Sanatorium of Sound Ensemble.
Giuseppe Ielasi
The noise-laden landscapes and loop-based constructions that break down into an abstract idea of contemporary electroacoustic music.
Gerard Lebik
The musician and also artistic director of the festival, will present his sonic interpretations of Wacław Szpakowski's geometric and mesmerising graphics.
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