About Zdzisław Piernik
Interprets contemporary music. He co-operated closely with many composers showing them the potential of natural and prepared tuba. His repertoire is very diverse, from his own transcriptions of the works of old-time masters to the newest achievements of contemporary music. He was the first tuba player in Poland to use harmonics, glissando, flutter-tonguing and synthetic chords while playing this instrument. He prepared his tuba by attaching a trumpet, saxophone or trombone bell, using a bassoon and saxophone mouthpiece as well as all sorts of mutes. This process makes the tuba an instrument with four different tone colours and enables the player to produce sounds far from the tuba’s natural tone.