Duchnowski, Cezary

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Born in 1971 in Elbląg, composer and pianist. He studied composition with Leszek Wisłocki at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. He was one of the initiators of the Computer Composition Studio at this Academy, where he currently teaches computer music and composition. 

He writes chamber and symphonic works, lm and theatre music. Since many years, he has focused on electroacoustic music. In the ElettroVoce duo with Agata Zubel, he develops projects for voice and electronics. As a great promoter of improvised music, eagerly collaborating with jazz musicians and other artists for whom live music-making is a life’s passion. With Paweł Hendrich and Sławomir Kupczak, he founded Phonos ek Mechanes, an ensemble performing “human electronics,” a special type of improvised electronic music in which computers are controlled by acoustic instruments. 

With Marcin Rupociński, he has founded the Morphai group, which undertakes interdisciplinary artistic initiatives. 

Selected works (since 2005): 10 1, 8 2, 6 3, 4 4 for string quartet (2005), The Gate for symphony orchestra and computer (2005), Beard for cello and computer (2005), Martha’s Garden, chamber opera for female voice, actor, electronic media and instruments to a libretto by Piotr Jasek (2006), Sweater. Broadcast 3 for announcer and electronics (2008), Cello_net for cello octet (2009), City Voices for symphony orchestra, choir and computer (2009), Throw of Dice for three computers (2009), Stazione Termini, music for a Wrocław Pantomime Theatre performance (2010), 1 5 1, 2 4 2, 3 3 3 for violin, cello and electronics (2011), Crossfade for accordion, cello and electronics (2011), for instrumental groups and electronics (2012), Fere vetus canticum for voice and accordion (2012), The End of Poetry for voice, electric cello, orchestra and electronics (2012), acc++ca for accordion and computer (2012), Stone—River—Rhythm for four violas da gamba and electronics (2013), Music of Spatial Forms for voice, cello, strings and electronics (2013), Parallels for piano, MIDI keyboard, percussion and cello (2014), Drone Music for instruments and electronics (2014), Symphony of Sets for instrumental groups and electronics (2015), Sequenza I. Etude for Another Cymbal Strike for cymbal and computer (2016), Ball of Spring Full Moon for instruments and electronics (2017), cROSSFAdE 2 for accordion, viola and electronics (2017), Upbeat (with Rafał Augustyn, 2018); film and theatre music.