"Tempus imprefectum" – premiere of Zofia Dowgiałło's work at the AudioArt 2020 festival

On November 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Music Hall of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Zofia Dowgiałło’s work for flute and electronic media “Tempus imprefectum” will be premiered. Ania Karpowicz will perform on flute and compost, Zofia Dowgiałło, on harp. The event is part of the 28th edition of the Audio Art Festival, which will take place in Krakow on November 13-22, 2020. The concert will be broadcast live on The Audio Art Festival Facebook.

“So what is time? If no one asks me, I know. If I try to explain to the questioner, I do not know,” notes St. Augustine. Is time, measured in seconds and minutes, in breathing cycles or in rhythmic units, exactly the same in all cases? Zofia Dowgiałło’s work “Tempus imprefectum” is a reflection on the nature of time. It highlights various ways of organizing the temporal course of the work, developed in the music of past eras: golden ratio, axis of symmetry, imitation technique, added value, acceleration, density, difference and repetition. However, at the center of this narrative remains man – the main witness of his own passing.

The collaboration between composer Zofia Dowgiałło and flutist Ania Karpowicz dates back to 2011. The artists constantly meet to explore the sound possibilities of the flute and harp together, creating the project “Fl:Ar:Art”. They were guests at the Poznań Music Spring, AudioArt festivals, as well as in the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio and performed the concert “Rezonant Czerwony”.

Concert program:

Zofia Dowgiałło – Tempus imprefectum* 15′ for flute and electronics

Myrto Korkokiou – Behaviours 15′ for flute and tape

Wojciech Ziemowit Zych – Flarea 10′ for flute and harp

Zofia Dowgiałło – Spektr-Ar 15′ for flute, harp and electronics



Ania Karpowicz – flute

Zofia Dowgiałło – harp

Realization of electronics:

Tempus imprefectum – Zofia Dowgiałło

Zoffi Dowgiałło’s work for flute and electronic media was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, obtained from subsidies established in games covered by the state monopoly, in accordance with Article 11 of the Polish State. 80 (SEC. 1 of the Act of 19 November 2009 on gambling, as part of the “Composing Orders” program implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.