Laskowski, Mikołaj

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Born in 1988 in Gdynia, Poland, he graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague after studying at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. His works have been performed in Poland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, the Netherlands, Russia, Czechia, and the United States, at festivals such as the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, Présences, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Klang Festival, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Musica Polonica Nova, Musica Electronica Nova, Nordic Music Days, Ostrava Days, Tampere Biennale, Unsafe+Sounds, Warsaw Autumn, and Young Composers Meeting. 

He was awarded in composer competitions such as Generace (2012) and the Young Composers Meeting (2013). His other accolades include Witold Lutosławski Scholarship (2014), a recommendation at the 62nd International Rostrum of Composers (2015), and the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis (2016). 

He has worked with ensembles such as Asko|Schönberg, Duo van Vliet, Electronic ID, Adapter, Nikel, Ives Ensemble, Kwadrofonik, Kwartludium, LUX:NM, New European Ensemble, Musikfabrik, Schallfeld Ensemble, Slaagwerk Den Haag, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs, Ostravska Banda, The Black Page Orchestra, TWOgether Duo, Wet Ink, and many others. 

Selected works: Gezaar Aefir for string quartet (2011), Aonvrotn for computer (2012), AO for large ensemble (2012), hsvaoe for computer (2012), Sharfnesses for gamelan and string quartet (2013), Darling in my Deaf for clarinet, piano and cello (2013), Flux in die blomster for accordion, cello and two megaphones (2013), Na for ensemble and two sopranos (2013), Oh, Zoroaster... I Love You, Too... But... for ensemble (2014), Badly Stuffed Hands for piano six hands (2014), Untitled for positive organ (2014), Not for you for chest organ (2014), The tiger left me unsatisfied for bass clarinet, violin, percussion and Hammond organ (2014), ‘neath me, itch! for accordion, microphone, mixer and computer speakers (2014), Atlantis & **** for flute, bass and contrabass clarinets, harp, percussion and electronics (2015), Oh, to Rub the Waxy Buddah for two samplers, piano, percussion and electronics (2015), Limbs of Sun for medieval organ and ensemble (2015), Blushing Clover for ensemble (2015), Korprealism 1. Death and Wellness for ensemble, electronics and video (2016), At the Opening of A Clockwork Orange, 1995 VHSfor flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, sampler, violin and cello (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 1: Accordion & Viola DNA Delete Mode for accordion, viola and electronics (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 2: Accordions & Electronics Causing Situations and Preventing Change for two accordions and electronics (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 3: Isochronic Flute Subliminal Motivation for bass flute and electronics (2016), Safe&Sound®for alto and bass flutes, bass clarinet, harp, percussion, electronics and video (2017), 5 Things at Really Matter for large ensemble and electronics (2018), Outer Space for baritone saxophone, percussion, piano, electric guitar, electronics and video (2018), FIRE UP/ZAPAL SIĘ for flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violin, cello, electronics, and video (2018), Deep Relaxation vol. 4: Self-Care for three performers, selfcare accessories, electronics and participants (2018), Deep Relaxation vol. 5: It’s Your Body for three performers, earplugs, snacks, electronics and participants (2019), Deep Relaxation vol. 6: Sound Isolation for online video, earphones and participants (2020), Infectious (Feel It®) for big band and electronics (2020).