Śniady, Marta

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Composer and music theorist, born in 1986 in Pabianice. She graduated with honours from the composition class of Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski (2010) and the music theory class of Ewa Kowalska-Zając (2011) at the Bacewicz Music Academy in Łódź. She also followed postgraduate studies in film, computer, and audiovisual art in Łódź, and followed masterclasses run by Marek Chołoniewski (Music Academy in Cracow) and Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (Music Academy in Wrocław). In 2013 and 2014, she participated in the Synthesis course in Radziejowice with composers such as Miguel Azguime, Mauricio Sotelo, Mauro Lanza, Zygmunt Krauze, Paweł Hendrich, Alessandro Solbiati, Paul Patterson, and Chen Yi.

She writes instrumental and stage music (notably to Euripides's The Trojan Women directed by Kamila Michalak, Polski Theatre in Poznań) as well as electroacoustic music and audio-video art. In 2016, her work aer (performed at Warsaw Autumn 2015) was submitted by the Polish Radio to the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers. Her works have also been presented at the Uami Live festival in Berlin, Audio Art in Cracow, Musica Moderna and Musica Privata in Łódź, and the Łódź Philharmonic. She has worked with chamber ensembles such as Kwartludium, ElettroVoce, and Spółdzielnia Muzyczna.

Her accolades include the 1st Prize at the Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition in Cracow (2013) and 3rd Prize at a competition for the 60th anniversary of the Music Academy in Gdańsk.

Since 2009 she cooperated with the Dziennik Łódzki daily as a music reviewer and with the Glissando music magazine. Currently she is junior lecturer at the Music Academy in Łódź, where in 2015 she obtained a PhD in the class of Agata Zubel.

Selected works: Dusza z ciała wyleciała for mixed a cappella choir (2007), Closeness for mixed a cappella choir to words by John Paul II (2008), Spectronic for double bass and electronics (2009), Mad Girl's Love Song for soprano, cello and orchestra to words by Sylvia Plath (2010), Three Pictures with Dimensions 10x13 cm for two pianos (2010), Garbage for computer (2010), Pieces of Chopin after a Bottle of Wine, audiovisual installation (2011), Exorta for actor and electronics (2011), s!c for voice, piano and electronics (2012), aSH for violin, clarinet, piano and percussion (2012), Kallisto for computer (2012), Utter Silence for flute (2013), s!c2 for soprano and electronics (2013), Stabat Mater for mixed a cappella choir (2013), aer for clarinet / bass clarinet and chamber orchestra (2014), un for marimba (2015), ore for percussion (2015), closer for cello, video and electronics (2015), l(m) for chamber ensemble (2016), <<<st)i(ll<<< for accordion and viola (2016), Meme Opera for voice, instrumental ensemble and visualisations (2016).