The Body

The Body, for large ensemble, two sopranos and two baritones was composed to texts derived from The Praise of Folly by Erasmus Desiderius. The text of the piece comments on contemporary society's consumerism and the importance of achieving a balance between the physical and intellectual sides of modern human life. The piece that was heavily inspired by work of Louis Andriessen was commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens and Friends of Warsaw Autumn Festival Foundations.
Krzysztof Wolek

First Performance:
September 29, 2012, Warsaw
The Warsaw Autumn Festival 2012
National Philharmonic Concert Hall
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (NOSPR)
VOCALLAB, cond: Lucas Vis