Read his biography in Polish
Kuba Płużek - Book of Resonance
“Book of Resonance” is Kuba Płużek’s second solo album. This disc may be somewhat of a surprise for fans of the pianist’s previous work and… for piano-lovers in general. This is because one of the driving forces on the new album is a magnetic resonator, which expands the performance and sonic capabilities of the piano in an extraordinary way.
Its application makes it possible to to take piano playing into a new dimension. The magnetic resonator causes the piano to emit a sound which, in a certain sense, is comparable to that of a synthesizer. However, the sound that is achieved is 100% acoustic. The principle on which it works is simple – magnets hanging over the piano’s strings interact with them, which causes the strings to vibrate continuously. “This technique opened completely new possibilities for me.” – explains Płużek, “The classical approach to the instrument doesn’t allow for creating sounds like these. What’s more, using a resonator carries with it the necessity to relearn playing the piano” – the musician adds.
Thanks to this unorthodox treatment of the instrument, its sonic capabilities gain a fresh and eccentric dimension. Yet it’s not technique that is the main feature of “Book of Resonance”. An array of traditional themes, drowned in a sea of improvisation and driven by an unconventional playing technique, makes this album not just a conscious experiment with - and revision of - the classical approach, but primarily a journey through an atypical world of piano sounds, as well as a tale of an artist’s relationship with his instrument.
In this dialog, each and every tone and detail has its own meaning, and the creative process itself is of equal importance to the work that results from it.Buy Album