Malinowski, Paweł

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born in 1994, in his works he looks for musical objects from the past, which he places in new contexts. His interests include camping, songs by Roxette, story-within-a-story narratives, and everyday life. 

Malinowski completed his studies with Simon Steen-Andersen, Niels Rønsholdt, and Juliana Hodkinson at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, as well as at the Academy of Music in Cracow (honours degree) under Wojciech Widłak, with whom he is currently completing a PhD. He has developed his skills at workshops and masterclasses taught notably with Eivind Buene, Pierluigi Billone, Bernhard Lang, Stefan Prins, Kaija Saariaho, Marco Stroppa, and Jennifer Walshe. 

He has worked closely with contemporary music ensembles such as Airborne Extended, Duo Van Vliet, Kompopolex, Ensemble Modern, Friction Quartet, Hashtag Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, NJYD, Corda Cracovia orchestra, New Music Orchestra, and Contemporary Ensemble Music Cooperative. In 2020/21 he took part in London Philharmonic Orchestra’s LPO Young Composers project. 

His accolades include the 1st Prize in the Tadeusz Baird Young Composers’ Competition (2017) and a scholarship for outstanding students awarded by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2017/18). His Robotron represented Polish Radio at the 66th International Rostrum of Composers (2019). 

Selected works: Canvas for amplified organ (2015; version with video, 2016; version for accordion and electronics, 2019), romantic landscape for ensemble (2015), ...still untitled:( [love songs] for ensemble and electronics (2015), quick guide to contemporary guitar for electric guitar, electronics and video (2016), schwarzeis for bass clarinet, percussion and cello (2016), I <3 Franz for string quartet (2016), Future is calling us for multichannel sound projection (2016), Viens! Maman va te prendre en photo for seven performers, electronics and video (2016), ...über BWV 971 for flute and string trio (2016), Today I ink It’s Better for 11 performers, electronics, and video (2017, rev. 2018), It helps relieve tension for bass flute, double bass and electronics (2017; version for flute and electronics, 2018), Op.50/No1 for piano (2017), C’mon Join to Joyride for three performers, compact cassettes and video (2017), Faites vos jeux for piano trio, electronics and video (2018), Nachtwanderung for orchestra (2018), Robotron for ensemble and sampler (2018), Sommer Resort Darmstadt, video installation (2018), They can’t see you like I can for bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, electronics and video (2018), import/exportfor ensemble and electronics (2018), untitled for amplified recorder and harpsichord (2019), ZMRÓŹ for orchestra and tape (2019), The fear of falling remains a constant for cello, electronics and video (2020), It is way too serious to be in panic (overture) for tape (2020),And it rose and it fell and pulsed like a wave for viola, accordion, electronics and video (2019/20), ...still in the middle of happening for ensemble and tape (2020), Imaginarium Polkolor for three performers, electronics and live video projection (2020), Empty Mall Lo Serenade for stereo sound projection (2021), declined/ restored\elapsed for orchestra (2020–21).