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Octave of a Suffering Servant

Nicholas Palmer's avatar Nicholas Palmer

"Octave of a Suffering Servant" is a portrait of Bishop Michael Kozal, a Polish clergyman who perished in the Dachau concentration camp. The 16-18 minute eight movement work features images, spoken word and newly composed music for piano, violin and clarinet. The piece premiered in Warsaw, Poznan and Krotoszyn, Poland last summer, for the Kozal family. Members of the extended Kozal family, who live here in Grand Rapids were present at its Grand Rapids premiere last September in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The work was recorded in early September by OgreOgress Productions and is available for listening at the Women's City Club at the corner of Fulton St. and Lafayette Ave. A live performance will take place on Tuesday, September 27 at 7PM. Performers are: Christina Fong, violin; Michael Kornacki, clarinet; Jarek Kozal, narrator; Nicholas Palmer, piano.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 20 minutes
  • Medium: Air
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  • Year created: 2015
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