John Tilbury - fortepian (1, 2, 4), pianino (5)
Zygmunt Krauze - fortepian (1, 2, 3, 4), pianino (5)
Szablocs Esztenyi - fortepian (2, 3, 4), pianino (5)
Hubert Zemler - instr. perkusyjne (1, 3), pianino (5)
12pp bilingual booklet (pol/eng)
Tilbury left communist Poland in 1964 and his visits grew rare. He got involved with Cornelius Cardew's Scrath Orchestra and the AMM; later he went on to become known for his performances of Morton Feldman's compositions. Meanwhile Zygmunt Krauze, aside from his work in the Musical Workshop, grew to be his generation's leading conceptual composer, mainly thanks to his reception of Władysław Strzemiński's unism. The worlds of Krauze and Tilbury were separate, but adjacent.
The Musical Workshop (pl: Warsztat Muzyczny) first four members were pianists: John Tilbury, Zygmunt Krauze, Zbigniew Rudziński and Tomasz Sikorski. The band was an experimental space for all of them: they tried out new techniques both as composers and as instrumentalists. Thanks to Tilbury they had access to all the newest scores. Their concerts went on to shape Poles' reception of the entire Western avant-garde. They were the ones to premiere the works of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Co....... more