Katarzyna Borek – piano
Vojto Monteur – electronics

The duo’s album entitled CLASSICA and ELECTRONICA “Tempus Fantasy”, was released by Warner Classics label in June 2014. It is a result of a clash of two personalities emerging from different musical backgrounds. In this album, the pianist KATARZYNA BOREK – (piano/Rhodes piano) and VOJTO MONTEUR (electronics/guitar), basing on the works of classics, make a brave shift of their stylistics. The artists’ approach towards the work of impressionists and 20th-century composers is far from slavish following the original versions – it’s a starting point for creating their own compositions. Thanks to the sound of the Rhodes and grand piano combined with electronics, the duo creates a personal vision of music, rooted deeply in serene, “Neoclassical” ambient- piano timbres, but also very modern and electronic. The album “Tempus Fantasy” was highly acclaimed, received many enthusiastic reviews and was awarded the “WARTO” cultural prize by Gazeta Wyborcza daily. It was also a musical basis and an inspiration for a spectacular dance theatre performance “Tempus Fantasy” (directed by Jacek Gębura), which had its première with live music performed by the duo on the large stage of the Capitol Musical Theatre in Wrocław/Poland on 22.11.2014. The show combining dance, music and visual art turned out to be a great success, it played to a packed audience and received outstanding reviews.

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REWIEVS:

“Tempus Fantasy”

The album is undoubtedly not only an interesting experiment but above all, it is an inspirational exploration of the boundaries of art which sets in a coherent unity due to the fact that it is linked by a common denominator – a true musical fascination. Hence meaningful motto appears published in the album booklet: “Two worlds – one music: classic and electronics.”

Ludwik Hegel, Stereo and Colourful-Underground

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“Tempus Fantasy”

“Tempus Fantasy is an extraordinary project not necessarily due to the idea. Combinations of classics and electronics are not new after all. It’s all difficult venture that has already led astray many excellent creators. But there happen to be those like German phenomenon Brand Brauer Frick Ensemble which clashing the classics with electronics create absolutely new and impressive quality. The creators of “Tempus Fantasy” seem to follow this path. But their project is much more intimate than great German orchestra. Music of duet is more contemplative but subtle tastes and tensions aren’t missing.”
Finelife magazine
“This duet pulls out from classics what is most interesting filtering their creativity by their own sensitivity and ideas. The effect is very good and downgrades many creators from this circle both nationwide and worldwide.”
Jakub Knera “The New comes from the Seaside”

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“Tempus Fantasy”

“Two individualities. Two different musical worlds. Effect? Pure beauty. And the sound that falls deeply into the heart and allows you to break away from the reality.”

RMF Classic

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“Tempus Fantasy”

“I heartily encourage you to bend over the proposed record because thanks –as it seems to me – to exemplary fulfillment of all assumptions of emotion’s level implementation to compositions during the recording session it will take us to worlds of views on beauty and musical sensitivity fantastically corresponding with each other yet seeming to be far from each other… “I am happy that the whole project was created in Poland and what fills me with admiration is the fact that such young people can do so. Getting closer to publishers like ECM in terms of the level of production is not an easy task. What I heard thanks to Warner Classics studio can compete with them without any complexes.”

Jacek Pazio, Sound rebels Magazine

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“Tempus Fantasy”

“Grand piano and electronic sounds live in symbiosis, they find attractive harmony and sometimes they penetrate so suggestively that we forget about the epoch or even two epochs dividing them.”

Marek Dusza, The Republic

 

PREVIOUS CONCERT REALISATIONS:

2.12.2017 : “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

1.12.2017: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

11.02.2017: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

16.12.2016: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

17.12.2016: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

13.10.2016: “Tempus Fantasy” at the “Theatre Studio” in Warsaw/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

10.11.2016: concert at the Polish Institut in Vienna/Austria (Katarzyna Borek – piano, rhodes & Vojto Monteur – electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

20.05.2016: concert at the National Opera in Warsaw  (Katarzyna Borek – piano & Vojto Monteur – electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

9.05.2016: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

10.05.2016:”Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

23.10.2015:”Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

24.10.2015: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

24.09.2015: concert at the “Kuratorium Gallery” in Warsaw, Poland (Katarzyna Borek- rhodes, Vojto Monteur – electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

18.07.2015: concert „Tempus Fantasy” at the International Festival “Music & Architecture” in Toruń/Poland (Katarzyna Borek – piano, rhodes, Vojto Monteur – electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

28.05.2015: concert “Tempus Fantasy” at the Studio of “Rdio Ram”/Wrocław (Katarzyna Borek – rhodes, Vojto Monteur (electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

16.05.2015: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

15.05.2015: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

18.04.2015: concert “Tempus Fantasy” at the Atlantin Club in Gdynia/Poland (Katarzyna Borek – piano, rhodes/Vojto Monteur – electronics, VJ – Tomek Spera)

01.02.2015: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

31.01.2015:”Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

30.01.2015: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

16.01.2015: concert at the “New Music” Festival in Gdańsk/Poland (Katarzyna Borek – piano, Vojto Monteur – electronics, Tomasz Spera – VJ), Club “Żak”

23.11.2014: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle)

22.11.2014: “Tempus Fantasy” at the Capitol Theatre in Wrocław/Poland (live music & modern dance spectacle) – PREMIERE

Date: January 30 Client: Warner Classics Category: Albums, Classical music, Crossover & post-classical
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