Some Remarks on my Composition Technique

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Krzysztof Knittel’s text about his own composition techniques, also looking at such topics as: the influence of painting on his music (e.g. the works of Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee); truth in the musical work; the application of recycling ad re-use techniques to the form of the musical work; methods of constructing the sound of the composition; links between music and historical events; rollage - a technique borrowed from the painter Jiří Kolář for the needs of St. Matthew Passion; sound installations created by Knittel with sounds of nature and civilisation; Theodor Lipps’ theory of empathy (Einfuhlung), as well as intuitive and improvised music.

Knittel, K. (2008). 01/in between. In: V. Verhaeghe, M. Collet (Eds.), mobile - album / international (pp. 115-125). Besancon: Montagne Froide / Cold Mountain, Lattre de Tassigny.

Knittel, K. (1986). Autorefleksja. Przemiany techniki dźwiękowej, stylu i estetyki w polskiej muzyce lat 70 [Self- Reflection: Transformations of Sound Technique, Style and Aesthetic in Polish Music of the 1970s]. Kraków: Academy of Music in Kraków.

Knittel, K. (2011). Piękno prawdy [The Beauty of Truth], Ruch Muzyczny. No. 23, pp. 4-7.

Knittel, K. (2006). Męka Pańska według świętego Mateusza (Opis i autoanaliza pracy doktorskiej) [The Passion of Our Lord According to St Matthew: PhD Dissertation Resume and Self-Analysis]. Łódź: G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music.

Knittel, K. (2010). Między rzeczywistością a kreacją [Between Reality and Creation]. Warsaw: Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

Knittel, T. (2008). Improwizacja to codzienne życie. Wywiad z Krzysztofem Knittlem przeprowadzony w ramach zajęć na studiach dziennikarskich na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim [Improvisation is Everyday Life. An Interview with Krzysztof Knittel Conducted as Part of the Journalism Study Programme at the University of Warsaw].

Lipps, T. (1904). Weiteres zur “Einfühlung”, Archiv fur die gesamte Psychologie. No. 4, pp. 645-520.

Tatarkiewicz, W. (2011). Historia filozofii [History of Philosophy], vol. 3. Warsaw.

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