Śmigasiewicz, Mateusz

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born in 1989; sound artist, composer, and musician. He graduated in composition and multimedia from Zygmunt Krauze’s class at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
His multifaceted artistic activity ranges from chamber and symphonic to electroacoustic music as well as illustrative works for theatre and film. His interests include detuning existing harmonies, densification of textures, stretching time and space, also by working closely with performers. He follows intuition but also finds processual thinking close to his approach. He is fond of arranging situations in which the rules of communication are not quite explicit. Music takes the floor after verbal meanings have been exhausted, building a sense of what language cannot describe. 

Since 2016, he has performed improvised electroacoustic music with Izabela Smelczyńska in the Eufonia Pseudolarix collective. He has taken part in composition masterclasses notably with Simon Steen-Andersen, Phillippe Manoury, Johannes Kreidler, Mark Andre, Agata Zubel, Stefan Prins, Marco Stroppa, Marta Ptaszyńska, Maurizio Sotelo, and Ondřej Adámek. His works have been presented in Poland as well as Ukraine, Italy, Indonesia, and Hungary. At present he is a doctoral student at the Chopin University of Music. He lives and works in Warsaw. 

Selected works: The ways of wood for portative organ, audio playback and video (2020), Les Sirènes for orchestra and ambient sounds (2019–20), The Home Is Somewhere Else for violin, cello and orchestra (2019), Rubberfor flute, violin, and accordion (2018), M A G M A 2 for amplified accordion (2017).