Fuge in C of Dog – Contre Bruit

For saxophone Quartett and optional tape.

Fuge in C of Dog (2005) Double disc by renowned Aurelia Saxophone Quartet nominated to Edison Awards. Track 14 is “Contre Bruit”.

Recording by renowned Aurelia Saxophone Quartet 
Nominated for Edison Award 2005, category Chamber Music.
Track 14 on this disc is Glowicka’s Contre Bruit.

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Challenge Records/Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

This 2005 double-disc from the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet on Challenge Classics has its obvious quirks: Die Kunst der Fuge, as played on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes, is guaranteed to sound a little outré; and the fifteen contemporary works which follow it, riffing in various ways on J. S. Bach’s monument to fugue, may well run counter to expectations. Not that these unusual offerings are intended to be jokes — the level of musicality in Aurelia’s rendition of Bach’s contrapuntal masterpiece is astonishingly high, and the contemporary meditations and take-offs are emotionally compelling as often as they are witty or aesthetically challenging. The second disc of modern pieces – by an international symposium of composers asked for their own reflections on Bach’s polyphonic compendium — may be best appreciated by connoisseurs of jazz and avant-garde chamber music, since the expressions and techniques of the pieces are decidedly more adventurous than imitative of the late Baroque. 
by Blair Sanderson

"What makes the music of Kasia Głowicka special? First of all space. Deep and extensive (…) Seasoned composer – the clear intentions and the feeling for ‘big form’."

Jan Topolski

Musica 21 Magazine

"exacting musical intelligence"

Bernard Clarke

RTE National Radio, Ireland

"brilliant media artists”…”wisely explore the stylistical choke points of a possible junction between classical music, ambient and minimalism"

Vito Camarretta


"her powerful Kyrie made me fight to maintain my composure. (…) I had never heard great new Polish music in Poland before, and I was deeply deeply moved by that experience."

William Anderson

"Her music was praised for its powerful sense of theatre. …excellent music."

Genesis Foundation

"Complex, yet accessible. Very powerful music"

Fuell Theater