1. Krzysztof Topolski & Tomasz Duda Cluster (2014) 2:53
Krzysztof Topolski – no input mixer
Tomasz Duda – saxophone
2. Dariusz Mazurowski One of Many Prague Novembers (2019 / 2020) 3:00
3. Lidia Zielinska Dumchrzquii (2004) 2:59
4. Krzysztof Knittel Knittel_28.07.2020 (2020) 2:51
5. Michał Jacaszek Riverbed (2020) 3:00
6. Edward Sielicki Namu (2020) 2:46
7. Piotr Grella-Możejko Mercurio (Monologhi brevi ed energici in memoria di Fausto Romitelli) – Allegro impaziente (2013) 2:20
Laurent Estoppey – soprano sax
Piotr Grella-Możejko – electronics
8. Michał Janocha Sculpting Space (2020) 2:54
PSeME submissions on CIME 2020 Online
General Assembly with concerts
September 25/26, 2020
Krzysztof Topolski aka Arszyn
Electroacoustic improviser, author of soundart projects, drummer, field recordist . Key concepts in his work are noise and soundscape. He explores the area of percussion and live electronic, improvised and electroacoustic music. He composes with the use of computer, creates interactive and sound installations, organizes presentations and lectures on contemporary music and sound art and also runs workshops. Curator of Soundplay project in CCA Laźnia in Gdańsk. Published his music and sounds on labels: Post_Post, Nefryt, Monotype, Audiotong, Sqrt, Lado Abc, Plg, Konkretourist, Sangoplasmo, Bółt.
He was awarded a sholarship of Museums Quartier in Vienna (2004), Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2007, 2010, 2013),Visegrad Fund residence program at Skolska 28 Gallery, Prague (2011) and ArtsLink residency program in Ohio Sate University Chool of Music, USA (2013). Took part in many festivals: Unsound, Line_in : Line_out, Wien Modern ’03 , Stimul ’05, Echofluxx ’11, ’12, Prague, Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland, ’11, ’12, London, OSA festival 2013, Sopot.
Tomasz Duda Graduate from the State Primary School of Music in Debica, the State Secondary School of Music in Rzeszow and Academy of Music in Krakow where he studied the saxophone with Professor Andrzej Rzymkowski. Participated in workshops led by Bruno Chevillon (2004), workshops and sessions of improvised music at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg (2004), a seminar and a master’s class led by Professor Günter Priesner of the Hochschule für Musik Nürberg-Augsburg (2002), the International Courses of Electronic Music Accanthes/IRCAM in Krakow (2000) as a scholarship holder of the French Government and the Muzyka Centrum Art Society, International Jazz Workshops in Gdansk (1999), International Jazz Workshops in Pulawy (1993) and in numerous Jazz Workshops in Brzozow. Has worked with Bruno Chevillon, Marek Chołoniewski, Tadeusz Sudnik, Frideric Blondy, Tomasz Stańko, Rafał Mazur, Michał Górczyński, Ireneusz Socha, Tworzywo sztuczne, Bassisters Orchestra, m.bunio.s, Fisz, Raphael Rogiński, Paweł Szamburski, Patryk Zakrocki, Kasia Nosowska, Smolik, Tomasz Gwinciński, Krzysztof Knittel. Member of Baaba, Mitch and Mitch, Tołhaje.
Cluster recorded at EMS Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, February 2013. Enginiered by Tomasz Duda. Edited and composed by Krzysztof Topolski and Tomasz Duda. Mixed and mastered by Tomasz Duda at Nagrywex, Otwock, Poland, 2014
Cluster voice recordings by corsica_s taken from freesound.org
EMS studio recording session was made possible by Polish Institute in Stockholm.
Dariusz Mazurowski is a Polish electroacoustic music composer, producer and performer born and residing in Gdansk. His works combine traditional analog instruments with the sonic potential of digital technology and computers, processed microphone recordings, samples. His compositional approach is dynamic in that it involves live electronics and live sound diffusion across multi-speaker systems. Mazurowski’s music has been broadcast by various radio stations all over the world, and he has performed at festivals and other events in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. His installations, visual works and graphics have been exhibited worldwide in numerous galleries. Recent performances / exhibitions include : Audio Art (Krakow 2012 – 2018), MUSICACOUSTICA (Beijing 2012, 2018), Resonance (Krakow 2013), ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen (a sound gallery in Berlin, 2012, 2014), Echofluxx14 (Prague 2014), LEMESG (Saint Petersburg 2014), Music for No Tape / ERARTA (Saint Petersburg 2014),
ICMC / SMC (Athens 2014), Cross-Art 2015 (Saint Petersburg 2015), CIME 2015 (Lisbon), MUSLAB 2015 (Buenos Aires), NYCEMF 2016 (New York), Visiones Sonoras 2016 (Morelia / Mexico), MUSLAB 2016 (Mexico), NYCEMF 2017 (New York), TIES 2017 (Toronto), CIME 2017 (Moscow), the Brussels Electronic Marathon 2017, Screen&Sound 2017 (Krakow), MUSLAB 2017 (Mexico), Festival de Arte Nuevo 2017 (Chihuahua, Mexico), Vox Electronica 2018 (Lviv), EM-VISIA 2018 (Kyiv), Electroacoustic Spring 2018 (Rethymnon, Crete), NYCEMF 2018 (New York), digitIZMir / 4 (Izmir, Turkey), IV Accordion Festival (Krakow), Screen&Sound 2018 (Krakow), ICMC / NYCEMF 2019 (New York), Approaches 2019 (Gdansk), Acousmonium / CIME 2019 (Krakow), Electroacústica del mundo: Polonia 2019 (Mexico) and others. His compositions has been released on numerous discs, including “Pseudaria / Divertimento”, “Different Types of Fallacies”, “Back in Time”, “Non Acoustic Symphony”, “Hidden Dimensions”.
One of Many Prague Novembers. Short etude assembled from selected parts, excerpts and textures taken form the large scale (40 minutes long) radiophonic work 30 Novembers, commissioned by the Czech Radio, to celebrate 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Lidia Zielińska – Polish composer, professor of composition and director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Academy of Music in Poznan; numerous awards for orchestral music, multimedia, electroacoustic works; books, articles, papers, guest lectures (topics: sound and music, acoustic ecology, Polish experimental music, traditional Japan music), summer courses, workshops in Europe, both Americas, China, Japan, New Zealand; electroacoustic compositions realized at the EMS Stockholm, SE PR Warsaw, IPEM/BRT Gent, ZKM Karlsruhe, Experimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg; vice-president of the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music, former vice-president of the Polish Composers’ Union, programming committee member of the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival.
Krzysztof Knittel, b. 1947, former president of the Polish Composers’ Union and Polish Music Council, professor emeritus of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, author of operas, symphonic, chamber and electronic works, member of several improvised music groups.
kk_28.07.2020. The given piece is part of larger suite.
Michał Jacaszek. Composer, producer and sound artist. Creates electroacoustic music combining electronically prepared sounds with acoustic instruments (several solo albums). He also works with other artists, in a variety of media including video, visual art, choreography and photography. Composes movie scores for FILM and live theatre music. Member of Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music. Lives in Gdansk, Poland.
Edward Sielicki (b. 1956 in Warsaw). Studied composition in Warsaw and Amsterdam. Prize-winner at numerous competitions. Author of more than 150 pieces. Lecturer of music composition, theory and electronic music at the Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw. Since 2001 until 2019 he has been teaching composition as a visiting professor in South Korea. He also took masterclasses in France, Russia and Turkey.
Namu in Korean means the tree, one of the Chinese (and also Asian) 5 elements, as well as fire, soil, metal nad water. Tree is very important in traditional philosophy of mutual changes creating the nature. Traditional day of tree is Thursday.
Described by the German press as demonstrating “uncompromising honesty” (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik), praised for his unorthodox aesthetics (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung), and whose work is called “brawny, high-contrast… full of rich counterpoint and compelling textural changes” (The NY Times), “strikingly individual” (The Toronto Star), and “wonderful-sounding” (The Buffalo News), Canadian-Polish composer Piotr Grella-Możejko has written on commissions from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Edmonton Arts Council/Clifford E. Lee Fund, as well as the Canadian Music Centre and The Flanders Festival. Grella-Mozejko holds a Ph.D. and an M.Mus. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. His works have so far been presented in thirty-six countries on five continents.
Mercurio (Monologhi brevi ed energici in memoria di Fausto Romitelli) – Allegro impaziente. The piece – in memory of Fausto Romitelli – represents my concept of «Ultravirtuosity», that is music written deliberately for only the very finest virtuosos in order to avoid mediocre interpretations.
Michał Janocha. Composer and conductor born in Łowicz, based in Poznań. His compositions have been performed in Poland, Spain, Hungary, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia and during festivals like: Warsaw Autumn Festival, Poznań Music Spring Festival, Młode Wilki ’15, CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM Festival, Átlátszó Hang New Music Festival. As conductor he mostly performs (and records) contemporary music. He worked with ensembles such as: Trans-for-Matha Ensemble, Orkest de Ereprijs, E-MEX Ensemble, Essential Ensemble, Poznań Philharmony, Philharmony in Szczecin, Philharmony in Rybnik. He is a member of SMEAMuz Poznań, member of Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music, member of Polish Composers’ Union, founder and conductor of Trans-for-Matha Ensemble, conductor in λ-ensemble (Poznań Laptop Orchestra), academic teacher in Academy of Music in Poznań.
Sculpting Space. Alteration of the object could be done by altering only the surrounding space, especially the space full of shreds, extracts and snippets.