Annamaria Kowalsky's music is heavily influenced by her work as a visual artist. She is known for her unique approach to music composition, which involves translating geometric structures into musical grids and then adding individual design elements to create a multi-dimensional, colorful sound. Her compositions are characterized by clear structures that create patterns and spaces that invite listeners to embark on an inner journey. The spherical has a special emphasis in her music, and the sound spaces she creates resemble her abstract paintings.
Kowalsky is passionate about combining sound and image, and some of her compositions were created as a complementary counterpoint to her visual works. She approaches music composition like an architect, constructing intricate and multi-dimensional soundscapes using a varied palette of sonic textures, shapes, and forms. Her style draws from classical, electronic, and experimental genres, resulting in a fusion of diverse styles.
For Kowalsky, music is a holistic sensory experience, and she strives to integrate visual design elements into her work to create a synesthetic interplay of sound and visual perception. Color, texture, and composition are all important elements in her compositions. She sees her music as an expression of her individual artistic vision, a reflection of her personal creative inspirations and stylistic inclinations. Her music is a thrilling and unique experience that invites listeners on a journey through the multi-dimensional soundscapes she creates.
World premieres and performances of Annamaria Kowalsky's works in 2023:
Sei solo la luce for violin World premiere by Ingerine Dahl & Nils Henrik Asheim took place on April 15th in Stavanger, Norway Discover the work →
Duo No. 1for violin and violoncello World premiere by Kontai Ensemble took place on April 23rd in Leipzig, Germany Performed by Kontai Ensemble on April 27th in Munich, Germany
a rose-toned fragment for harp World premiere by Elisabeth Plank on July 10th in Tartu, Estonia Further performances: July 12th in Saaremaa, Estonia, July 15th in Vienna, Austria, August 27th in Spielfeld, Austria, and September 9th Buenos Aires, Argentina