About me
1972 born in Złotów (Poland)
1980-92 music schools in Złotów and in Piła (Violin)
1992-93 studied musicology at the Poznań University (Poland)
1993-99 studied composition at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań with Andrzej Koszewski and Lidia Zielińska
1997-98 studied theory of music and new media at the Hochschule für Musik und Dastellende Kunst in Stuttgart (Germany) with Matthias Hermann and Helmut Lachenmann (musical analysis) and David Mason (electroacoustic music)
2001-04 postgraduate studies in composition a.o. with Jörg Birkenkötter at the Hochschule für Musik und Dastellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
2004-05 attended courses at the faculty of theatre direction at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main with Hans Hollmann
2005 ordinary member of the Polish Composer's Union
2009 presentation of the own compositions at the international symposium "Contemporary Composers + Composing on the Continent" in Görlitz-Zgorzelec, organized by Meetingpoint Music Messiaen e.V.
2009-2016 jury member in the composition competition for electroacoustic music "Jeu de Temps – Time Play" (JTTP), organized by CEC (Canadian Electroacoustic Community)
since 2015 Edition of musical works at Ebert Musik Verlag Leipzig (Germany) - Link

 

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Courses and workshops:

1995, 1996, 1997 International Workshop for New Music and Computer Stuttgart-Cracow
1996 International Summer Courses for Young Composers in Radziejowice, Poland
1997 International Academy for New Composition in Schwaz, Austria
1998, 2000, 2002, 2006 Darmstadt New Music Summer Courses, Germany
1999 Centre Acanthes Course in Avignon, France
2005 Performance workshop with Anton Lukoszevieze ("Apartment House", Great Britain) in Dresden/Germany
2010 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO ACADEMY Matrix 10 (Freiburg, SWR)

 

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Awards and grants:

1996 2nd prize in the “Tadeusz Baird Composition Competition” in Warsaw/Poland
1997 KulturKontakt Austria scholarship
1997-98 Polish Ministry of Culture and Art scholarship
1999 honourable mention in the “Tadeusz Baird Composition Competition” in Warsaw
1999 Centre Acanthes scholarship
1998, 2000 International Music Institute in Darmstadt scholarships (Summer Courses)
2001-04 Peter Fuld Stiftung scholarship (Frankfurt/Germany)
2003 Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe support prize (Jürgen-Mülder-Prize)
2005-06 music scholarship Hellerau III (Dresden/Germany)
2010 Scholarship of the Experimental Studio SWR for the Experimental Studio Academy Matrix10 in Freiburg
2012 Sholarship in Künstlerhaus Lukas (Ahrenshoop/Germany), sponsored by Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

 

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Festivals:

1996 Music in Old Cracow (Cracow/Poland)
1996 Ryszard Bukowski Music Days (Wrocław/Poland)
1998 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati Music Days (Cracow)
1998 Festival for New Music “Eclat” (Stuttgart/Germany
1998 Bodensee Festival – (Friedrichshafen/Germany)
1999 Festival d‘Avignon (Avignon/France)
2004 Festival International de la Musique et Créations Électroniques "Synthèse" (Bourges/France)
2004 Forum Neue Musik (Hessian Broadcasting Corporation, Frankfurt am Main)
2005 Symphonic Concerts with Thüringer Symphoniker (Rudolstadt and Saalfeld)
2005 Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (USA)
2006 Forum Neues Musiktheater (Dialog - Neue Musik im Römerkastell, Stuttgart)
2006 Dresden Days of Contemporary Music (Dresden/Germany)
2006 Budapest Autumn Festival (Budapest/Hungary)
2006 Festival "Kasseler Musiktage" (Kassel/Germany)
2009 YOUrope togehter - Polen (Philharmonic Essen)
2010 Neue Musik im Ostseeraum (Lübeck)
2012 Tag der offenen Tür (Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop) 

 

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Compositions (selection)

  • Sonata (1992-93)
    for Violin and Piano
    15'

  • Two Preludes (1993/94)
    for Piano
    4'
    Premiere: Poznań 1994; Małgorzata Kurpisz

  • Ars amandi (1994)
    for Baritone and Piano
    Text: Ovid
    4,5'
    P: Poznań 1994; Tomasz Mazur and Katarzyna Kujawa

  • Psalm 88 (1994)
    for Mixed Choir
    3,5'
    P: Poznań 1995; Choir „Fermata”, cond. Mateusz Sibilski

  • Decisions and Hesitations (1994)
    for Violin
    6,5'
    P: Poznań 1995; Urszula Walarowska

  • Impresja (Impression) (1994-95)
    for Baritone, Oboe, Percussion, Violin and Cello
    Text: Stefan Flukowski
    6'
    P: Poznań 1995; Tomasz Mazur, Dobromira Kur, Natalia Juśkiewicz and Tomasz Lisiecki

  • Powódź (Flood) (1995)
    for Baritone, Oboe, Percussion, Violin and Cello
    Text: Stefan Flukowski
    5'

  • Transgressio (1995)
    for Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Harp and Cello
    8'
    P: Stuttgart 1995; Łukasz Hodor, Jan Pilch, Tomoko Hemmi, Renie Yamahata and Werner Taube cond. Matthias Hermann

  • Meandry Labiryntu (Meanders of the Labyrinth) (1995)
    for Cello and Computer
    7'
    P: Stuttgart 1995; Werner Taube, Marek Chołoniewski and Magdalena Buchwald

  • Arras (1995)
    for Flute and String Orchestra
    8'
    Honourable mention in the Tadeusz Baird Composition Competition (Warsaw 1999)
    score extract

  • Claritas (1996)
    for Trumpet and Tape
    3,5'
    P: Poznań 1996; Marek Galubiński and Magdalena Buchwald

  • Nocturne (1996)
    Electroacoustic Music
    3'
    P: Poznań 1996

  • Intermezzo (1996)
    for String Quartet
    5'
    P: Radziejowice 1996; Silesian String Quartet

  • Trois petites conversations (1996)
    for Guitar and Cello
    6,5'
    P: Stuttgart 1998; Andreas Ogger and Stefan Gräßle

  • Warstwy i węzly (Coats and Knots) (1996)
    for Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Double Bass, Tape and Live- Electronics
    7'
    2nd Prize by Tadeusz Baird Composition Competition (Warsaw 1996)
    P: Stuttgart 1998; Bernhard Schleiß, Oliver Prechtl, Anja Füsti, Markus Steiner, Magdalena Buchwald; cond. Jens Schroth

  • Syrinx (1996)
    for Flute and Tape
    4'
    P: Poznań 1996; Elżbieta Turczyńska and Magdalena Buchwald
    score extract

  • Mane, Thekel, Fares (1997)
    for Symphony Orchestra
    8'
    score extract

  • Apollo and Marsyas (1997)
    Electroacoustic Music
    4'
    P: Poznań 1997

  • Mehr Licht...“ (1997)
    for Viola and Live-Electronics
    5,5'
    P: Stuttgart 1997; Axel Porath, Marek Chołoniewski and Magdalena Buchwald

  • Elegy (1997)
    for Alto Saxophone, Trombone, Piano, Tape and Live-Electronics
    Text: Ecclesiastes
    7'
    P: Schwaz 1997; David Pituch, Mato Santek, Marlies Nussbaumer, Marek Chołoniewski and Magdalena Buchwald

  • Zeit sehen, Farben hören (1998)
    for Violin, Viola, Cello and Percussion
    11'
    P: Stuttgart 1998; members of Ensemble Zementwerk

  • Maris Stella (1998)
    for Orchestra
    6,5'
    Work commissioned by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Research of Baden-Württemberg
    P: Stuttgart 1998; Orchestra of Four Music High Schools: Stuttgart-Poznań-Łódź-Trossingen, cond. Marcin Sompoliński

  • Metamorphose of Syrinx (1998)
    Experimental Radiophonic Piece
    Text: Ovid
    12'
    Work commissioned by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Research of Baden-Württemberg
    P: Marbach, Deutsches Literaturarchiv 1998

  • Entelecheia (1998-99)
    for Large Symphony Orchestra
    15'

  • Berceuse (1999)
    for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Violin, Viola and Cello
    6'
    P: Avignon 1999; members of L’Orchestre Lyrique de la Région d’Avignon-Provence, cond. Sylvio Gualda

  • Angorum catena (2001)
    Electroacoustic Music
    10'
    Work commissioned by the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw,
    dedicated to Krzysztof Szlifirski
    P: Warsaw 2001

  • Perhaps the road is a net of chains“ (2002)
    for Piano
    13'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2003; Tomoko Iizuka
    score extract

  • ex externo (2002)
    for Trombone
    6,5'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2002; Uwe Dierksen
    score extract

  • Zuviel Blau (2002)
    Theater/Ballet Music for Tape
    Text: Reinhard Gehret - Maikäferlikör
    12'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2002; Tobias Mangold (speaker/ actor), students of the Ballet Faculty of the Musikhochschule Frankfurt; Dieter Heitkamp (choreography)

  • Es spricht der Schnee (2003)
    for Soprano and Flute
    Text: Tomas Venclova
    10'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2003; Annette Fischer and Jens Josef
    score extract

  • Adagio des Dahlen-Gorski (2003)
    for Orchestra
    14'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2004; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt; cond. Lucas Vis
    score extract

  • Moment (non) musical (2003)
    Electroacoustic Music
    1,5'

  • ...vom Klang blättert Schatten ab“ (2003-05)
    for Speaking Voice and 4-Channel Tape
    Text: Tomas Venclova
    14'
    Work commissioned by Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe
    P (revised version): Frankfurt am Main 2006; Annette Fischer and Christoph Schulte
    score extract

  • Feuer (2004)
    Installation-Performance for Tape, Video and Dance 
    6'
    P: Frankfurt am Main 2004; Chris Deutsch, Harry Glatz (video), Mirjana Doric (dance), Dieter Heitkamp (choreography)

  • Die Lebenskunst (2005)
    for Soprano and Piano
    Text: Friedrich Schiller and Norbert Oellers
    14'
    Work commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Music of the Musikhochschule Frankfurt
    P: Wiesbaden 2005; Carola Schlüter and John-Noël Attard
    score extract

  • Gespaltene Erinnerung (2006)
    for Piano
    12'
    Work commissioned by the Stuttgart State Opera
    P: Stuttgart 2006; Jürgen Kruse

  • Verzerrter Marsch (2006)
    for Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Double Bass and 6-Channel Tape
    7'
    Work commissioned by the European Centre of Arts Hellerau
    P: Dresden 2006; Martin Posegga, Péter Solymosi, Ewa Korolczyk, Andrea Mudronova, Oleksandr Bersutsky, Daniel Schultze, Stefan Pliquett, Hendrik Manook, cond. Csaba Szakács-Ajtony
    score extract

  • Clamavi (2006)
    for Soprano Saxophone and Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola and Double Bass
    7'
    Work commissioned by the European Centre of Arts Hellerau
    P: Dresden 2006; Martin Posegga, Péter Solymosi, Ewa Korolczyk, Andrea Mudronova, Oleksandr Bersutsky, Daniel Schultze, Stefan Pliquett, cond. Csaba Szakács-Ajtony

  • ...erfüllt...“ (2006)
    for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello
    7'
    Work commissioned by the festival "Kassel Music Days"
    P: Kassel 2006; Ensemble Modern; cond. Manuel Nawri
    score extract

  • Lichtfenster. Auszüge aus einem Tagebuch (2007)
    for Trumpet and Accordion
    8'
    score extract

  • eine gefüllte Leere (2008-10)
    for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon
    30'
    score extract

  • Nocturne & Clearness - zwei nostalgische Impressionen (1996/2009)
    Electronic Music/ Video
    Czesław Buchwald - Video
    7'
    P: Görlitz 2009

  • Labyrinth. Exit (2010)
    for Double-Bell Trumpet
    11'
    Work commissioned by Hanseatic City of Lübeck
    P: Lübeck 2010; Marco Blaauw
    score extract

  • Postcard from Złotów (2011)
    electroacoustic work
    4'

  • Doppelaufnahme (2012)
    for Voice and Soundtrack
    Text: Tomas Venclova
    10'
    Piece composed within the framework of the sholarship of Mecklemburg-Western Pomerania in Künstlerhaus Lukas (Ahrenshoop)
    P: Ahrenshoop 2012, Magdalena Buchwald
    score extract

  • Gespaltene Erinnerung III (2013-2014)
    for Piano
    12'

  • Das Sprechen der Seele (2005, rev 2015)
    for Soprano and Piano
    Text: Friedrich Schiller and Norbert Oellers
    13'
    P: Berlin 2016; Irene Kurka and Martin Schneuing

 

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Publications

  • Biographical entry in the encyclopedic dictionary Kompozytorzy polscy 1918-2000, ("Polish Composers 1918-2000"), Red. M. Podhajski (Gdańsk-Warszawa 2005, ISBN 978-83-89444-83-7), part 2, p. 133-134, in Polish language
  • Article about the works Metamorphose of Syrinx, Nocturne & Clearness and eine gefüllte Leere in the book documenting the symposium Contemporary Composers + Composing on the Continent (Meetingpoint Music Messiaen, 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-036084-8), in German language
  • Article about the work Doppelaufnahme and some score pages in: Ahrenshooper Seiten (Edition Hohes Ufer, Ahrenshoop 2012, ISBN 978-3-934216-63-1), in German language
  • Przyjaciele (bajka bez morału) ("The Friends (A Fable Without Moral)") (1992-93), edited by Instytut Kaszubski, Gdańsk-Złotów 2014, in Polish language, with own illustrations, photos: Czesław Buchwald and Magdalena Buchwald, ISBN 978-83--63368-45-6
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