Duo : Karałow/Noetinger | residency, recordings, concert

Duo : Karałow/Noetinger | residency, recordings, concert

Duo : Karałow/Noetinger

This is the first artistic meeting of two such very different personalities : Andrzej Karałow, pianist and composer, and Jérôme Noetinger, experimenter and musical legend. Together, the Karałow/Noetinger duo will explore musical spaces, using such tools as: prepared piano, synthesisers, analogue tape effects and the legendary Revox reel-to-reel tape recorder. You can expect not only planned – even compositional – activities, but also improvisations. The plan is to go beyond conventional music genres, combining elements of noise, ambient, experimental and creative music. The final material will be recorded and released by the Crossroads Centre on vinyl and digital.

The Karałow/Noetinger duo will present the effects of their collaboration during an extraordinary live concert to be held on 11 May 2024 at 7pm in the Władysław Szpilman Studio of the Polish Radio. The concert will be hosted by Ewa Szczecińska.

A rebroadcast of the concert will take place on the night of 18-19 May (at midnight) in the programme Nocna Strefa on Polish Radio Programme 2.

The organiser of the residency, recordings and concert is the Crossroads Centre. Polish Radio Programme 2 is co-organiser of the concert.


The originator and curator of the project is Grzegorz Paluch.




Andrzej KARAŁOW (1991) – composer, pianist, improviser, pedagogue. Doctor of musical arts. Since 2016 he has been teaching at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw at the Department of Composition and Music Theory (since 2020 as an assistant professor). He is a graduate of this university in the composition classes of Prof. Stanisław Moryto and piano classes of Prof. Bronisława Kawalla. Laureate of many national and international piano competitions, including in Paris, Athens and Warsaw. He is also a laureate of international and national composition competitions, including in Katowice, Warsaw, Poznań, Miskolc (Hungary). In 2018/19 he was mentored by the LPO Young Composers Programme, which included the premiere of a composition written for the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre in London. His works are performed nationally and internationally in concerts and festivals in the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Germany, Russia, France, Estonia, Australia, Italy and Hungary. Although classical music is his main area of artistic activity, he is open to experimentation in the field of electronic and alternative music, which influences the formation of his style. Andrei Karalov combines inspirations from a variety of artistic disciplines into his own unique musical language. In 2019, DUX released his first monographic album Through with chamber compositions, and in 2020 his mystery piece De invitatione mortis for 3 soloists, male choir, octet and electronics to words by M. Papierski on a two-disc album published by Chopin University Press. The album was nominated for the 2021 Fryderyk Award in the Album of the Year: Oratorio and Opera Music category. In 2019, his album After All (Requiem Records) was released, featuring a chamber recital in duo with saxophonist Pablo Sanchez-Escariche Gasch. In 2018, he released the album Wir (Requiem Records) with electro-acoustic improvisations recorded in duo with Jerzy Przeździecki. His compositions and interpretations have been released on more than a dozen albums by labels such as Ablaze Records (Australia-USA), DUX, Requiem Records and Kroniki Warszawskiej Jesieni. As a solo pianist, he gives concerts in prestigious halls at home and abroad and performs with renowned symphony orchestras, such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Radio Orchestra. He has received scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Pro Polonia Association (twice), and the Rector of the UMFC. In 2014 he received the Prize of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and in 2015 he was awarded the “Young Poland” scholarship.


Jérôme NOETINGER (1966) is a composer, improviser and sound artist who works with electroacoustic devices such as the Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape recorder and magnetic tape, analogue synthesisers, mixing desks, speakers, microphones, various electronic household/everyday objects and home-made electronica. He performs both solo and in ensembles (Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, Le Un, Hrundi Bakshi, Les Sirènes…), and collaborates often (Sophie Agnel, Angelica Castello, Antoine Chessex, Lionel Fernandez, Lionel Marchetti, Anthony Pateras, Anne-Laure Pigache, Aude Romary). From 1987 to 2018, he was the director of Metamkine, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the distribution of improvised and electroacoustic music. Between 1987 and 2014 Jérôme was a member of the editorial committee of the quarterly journal of contemporary sound, poetry and performance, Revue & Corrigée. For ten years from 1989, he was a member and programming co-ordinator of exhibitions, gigs, and experimental cinema at le 102 rue d’Alembert, Grenoble.


Andrzej Karałow : photo by Zuza Gąsiorowska
Jérôme Noetinger : photo by Yannick Siegel

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