The Polish electroacoustic musician connects the dots between his own work and classical music giants on this week's RA podcast.
Michał Jacaszek is the latest in a tradition of Eastern Europeans exploring the reaches of sentimentality in classical music. A resolutely modern musician, the Polish electroacoustic composer has constructed his work like any producer on his six full-lengths. But while he painstakingly plots his out his pieces on the computer, there is nonetheless a current of emotion that connects Jacaszek to beloved modern composers like Arvo Pärt and Henryk Górecki as much as there is between Jacaszek and producers like Gas, Fennesz and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Jacaszek interest in the sacred was made explicit on his most recent album, 2009's Pentral, in which he sampled sounds from churches, exploiting the natural reverb that occurs in such enormous structures. And he also makes it plain on his RA podcast, in which he connects the dots between modern classical music and his own compositions—with the likes of Bach and Tallis also thrown in for good measure. Slow and delicate, it may be one of the most ambient RA podcasts yet.
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Jacaszek - Martwa Cisza - Miasmah
H. M. Gorecki - Symphony No 3, Lento E Largo
Jacaszek - Rytm To Niesmiertelnosc - Miasmah
Colleen - Floating On The Clearest Night - Leaf
Jacaszek - Rytm To Niesmiertelnosc II - Miasmah
Arvo Part - Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten - ECM New Series
Jacaszek – IV - Gusstaff
Biosphere – Spindrift - Touch
Biosphere - Path Leading To The High Grass - Touch
Jacaszek - VIII - Gusstaff
J.S. Bach - Organ Sonata No 4 E-Moll
Jacaszek - Podmuch
György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna - WERGO
Pawel Szymanski - Lux Aeterna
Jacaszek – V - Gusstaff
Thomas Tallis - Meserere Nostri
Jacaszek - O Ma Zalosci!
Murcof – Rostro - Leaf
Jacaszek - "There Is No Others There Is Only Us – Movie Soundtrack"
Karol Szymanowski - Stabat Mater
Kapela Brodow - Chodzony
Jacaszek – Lament - Gusstaff